ExpiredWhen It’s More Than The Winter Blues What Every Home Care Nurse Should Know About Mental Illness

  • February 1, 2016 - April 1, 2016
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

2-Part Webinar Series Available on YOUR schedule!

View Recording between February 1 to April 30, 2016

Mental illness is a common co-occurrence among the homebound elderly yet many patients aren’t diagnosed, and of those that are, few are receiving psychiatric treatment. It’s essential that home care providers know how to assess mental health symptoms, understand how they impact other diagnoses, and develop intervention strategies.

This 2-part pre-recorded webinar series is must-watch for your agency’s clinical staff.

It provides insight into the prevalence of depression and its co-occurrence with other common home care diagnoses – dementia, diabetes and anxiety. When these diagnoses co-exist, they have an additive impact on each other. That’s why it’s critical that nurses recognize the overlap of these diagnoses and know how to manage them. There are proven strategies to assist patients – and you don’t need to be a psychiatric nurse to make a difference for your patients.

Webinar 1 – Depression, Diabetes and Dementia – A Troublesome Threesome

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the physiological link among depression, diabetes and dementia
  • Learn out to assess each and determine whether symptoms are solely depression or both depression and dementia
  • Assess for suicide risk
  • Develop strategies to deal with depression
  • Review mental health assessment tools, and next steps

Webinar 2 – Anxiety, the Nervous Cousin of Depression

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the prevalence of anxiety as an independent diagnosis as well as a co-diagnosis with depression
  • Learn assessment strategies for identifying anxiety
  • Understand at least three effects of untreated anxiety in the elderly
  • Discuss at least five interventions to manage anxiety, including medication, patient and family teaching, and relaxation techniques.

Faculty: Dr. Verna Benner Carson, PMHCNS, BC is the President of C&V Senior Care Specialists and one of the most widely sought-after national speakers on psychiatric home care. She is a board-certified clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric mental health nursing. Dr. Carson has been recognized twice by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association for her pioneering work in psychiatric home care and Alzheimer’s disease. She has authored or co-authored 22 books and manuals, 96 articles, and two research studies that demonstrated the clinical and cost-effectiveness of psychiatric home care.

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