It is estimated that up to 46 percent of nursing home residents display verbal aggression and up to 51 percent display physical aggression. Aggressive behavior is widely recognized as the most common behavioral precipitant to nursing home admissions and can take a devastating toll in terms of physical and emotional injury, personal and property damage and facility liability. Coupled with the fact that most facilities and caregivers are often ill equipped to effectively manage aggression, the problem can quickly reach critical mass with the emergence of even a singe serious case or incident. Typically, aggression is primarily addressed with powerful psychotropic medications which, while sometimes effective, carry significant risks when used with geriatric residents.
This one-day seminar will provide participants with non-pharmacological tools to address geriatric aggression in an informed, safe and effective manner. Research on aggression risk factors, a strategy for assessing and isolating the causes of aggression, techniques for monitoring behavior and selecting and carrying out behavioral interventions will be discussed. During this seminar, clinicians will gain skills to implement highly effective, low-cost, empirically informed interventions. These interventions are applicable to a wide variety of aggression-based resident and facility issues. Using a combination of lecture, discussion, entertaining anecdotes and case-based approaches, this program enables and empowers attendees to not only apply these strategies, but to also train others.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Gain innovative strategies and interventions designed to dramatically reduce the frequency and intensity of geriatric aggressive behaviors
- Recognize why behavioral and other non-pharmacological interventions are the first-line treatment of choice for aggressive behaviors in the geriatric population
- Increase staff and resident safety while reducing facility liability using safe and low-cost methods of behavioral management
- Master the application of the H.E.A.R. strategy of assessing potential causes of geriatric aggression
- Utilize case studies to turn today´s new information into tomorrow´s geriatric aggression solutions
- Discover methods of behavior observation and documentation that promote effective assessment and treatment of aggression while helping guard facilities against potential liability
- Identify the social, cultural, medical, psychological and psychiatric contributions to aggressive behavior
- Realize the prevalence and widespread effects of aggression in the elderly
- Recognize empirically established risk factors for aggressive behavior
- Uncover subtypes of aggression along with assessment and treatment of these subtypes
- Find out why behavioral and other non-pharmacological interventions are the first-line treatments for aggressive behavior in the elderly
- Learn the application of the H.E.A.R. strategy of assessing potential causes of geriatric aggression
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
ANDREW HECK, Psy.D, ABPP, s an experienced seminar leader and clinician within the field of geriatric psychology. A Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Heck serves as the Director of Psychology and the Research Director at Piedmont Geriatric Hospital in Burkeville, Virginia -- one of only a handful of public, geriatric psychiatric hospitals in the nation. Dr. Heck is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and holds Clinical Assistant faculty appointments in the department of both Psychiatry and Gerontology at VCU.
In addition to his work at Piedmont Geriatric Hospital, Dr. Heck provides consultation, training and clinical services to assisted living and nursing facilities, both Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF) and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF). He has testified as an expert witness on geriatric-forensic issues and has provided assistance to legal professionals regarding capacity and competency issues. Dr. Heck also has considerable knowledge of geriatric ethics, geropsychological assessment, differential diagnosis of dementia, behavioral treatment, severe mental illness in the elderly and the Recovery model in mental health that is currently sweeping the nation.
Dr. Heck is a dynamic, entertaining and engaging speaker who uses clinical exemplars to facilitate the practical application of his methods. Participants respond positively to his enthusiasm and his ability to infuse humor and heart into his work with geriatric individuals
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Dr. Heck´s seminars are not only engaging and informative, but they also offer sound, practical techniques that are easily implemented in the clinical setting. A gifted presenter, Dr. Heck´s personality and sense of humor, combined with his clinical expertise and presentation style provides for lively discussion and fast-paced learning." - Patricia A. Campbell APRN, BCClinical Nurse Specialist
"Dr. Heck is one of our star presenters. He has an exceptional ability to combine complex theoretical concepts with practical experience, and present the resulting material to his audience in a way they can understand and use.
Audiences tell us that Dr. Heck´s presentation style greatly enhances the learning experience. He uses case examples and "war stories" to clarify concepts, and one of his trademarks is his humor - always applied appropriately. They also tell us that ´he knows what he is talking about.´ Our audiences ask when he is presenting, and repeatedly attend his sessions. We are fortunate to have him on our team." - Brigitte Pennington, MS Coordinator, Piedmont Geriatric Institute , Burkeville, Virginia
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Activity Coordinators
- Facility Administrators
- Rehab Occupational Therapists
- Rehab Physical Therapists
- Social Workers
- Case Managers
- Geriatric Caregivers and those interacting with the geriatric population
Cross Country Education is a Preferred Provider of professional
continuing education with the National Association of Boards of Examiners of
Long Term Care Administrators (NAB) and has approved this program for the number
of clock hours listed under their sponsor agreement with NAB/NCERS. This program
is approved for 6 continuing education clock hours Approval #2092006-23268-6.
State licensure boards, however, have final authority on the acceptance of
Cross Country Education is a registered social worker continuing
education sponsor approved through the State of Illinois Department of
Professional Regulation (license # 159-000976). This program is offered for six
(6) contact hours of continuing education for social workers. Licensed social
workers in other states should contact their individual state jurisdiction to
review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.
Cross Country Education provider #1005, is approved as a
provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work
Licensure Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program
(approved through 1-27-09). Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for
the program. Social workers will receive 6 continuing education clock hours for
participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their
individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education
requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for
Cross Country Education is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education
Provider (ACEP?) and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet
NBCC requirements. (NBCC Provider #5904) The ACEP solely is responsible for all
aspects of the program. Six (6) contact (clock) hours are being awarded for
completion of this program.
Cross Country Education is a registered counselor continuing
education sponsor approved through the State of Illinois Department of
Professional Regulation (license # 197-000144). This program is offered for six
(6) contact hours of continuing education for counselors. Licensed counselors in
other states should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the
current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider of continuing
nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver by
the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider
#044013109, this course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider by the Florida
Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 7.2 contact
Cross Country Education is approved by the California Board of
Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 13345, for 7.2 contact hours.
Cross Country Education is an approved provider with the Iowa
Board Of Nursing, approved provider #328. This course is offered for 7.2 contact
Cross Country Education is approved by the American
Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
Cross Country Education maintains responsibility for this program and its
content. This program offers 6 CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is
required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for partial
attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.
This program has been approved by the Commission for Case
Manager Certification for 6 clock hours of continuing education (approval
Cross Country Education is an AOTA Approved Provider of
continuing education. This course is offered for .6 AOTA CEUs. The assignment of
AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or
clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Educational level Introductory, Category 2:
Occupational Therapy Process.
The Illinois Chapter Continuing Education Committee has
certified that this course meets the criteria for approval of Continuing
Education offerings established by The Illinois Physical Therapy Association.
This course is approved for 6 Credit Hours.
This program has been approved for 6 contact hours from the
Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association for Physical Therapists and Physical
Therapy Assistants.(Approval #12127)
This seminar qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as
required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional
organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and
contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.
Check-In: 7:30 AM Class Begins 8:00 AM Class Ends 3:30 PM