◂  December 2019

Behavioral Health: Understanding, Assessing and Managing - Spokane

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Rockwood Retirement - Event Center




Cassi Meritt

Trauma Informed Care/Behavioral Health – Understanding, Assessing and Managing the Conditions

Guest Speakers: Barbara A. Bates, MSN, RAC-CT, QCP-MT, DNS-MT; Linda J. Winston, RN, MSN, BS, RAC-CT, QCP-MT, DNS-MT

Behavior health encompasses an increasing number of mental health conditions in long term care (LTC). Traditionally the nursing facility has housed elders with dementia, various mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression. The nursing home population has become more complex and residents are entering the facilities with various forms of Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorders. The aging of the baby boomers has now brought in elders that have substance abuse disorders and post-traumatic stress, all of which require special care needs and disorder management.

The focus of this class is to assist the participants to understand the regulations required for caring for this population and to provide an understanding of what the disorders are and the symptoms that are exhibited. These conditions are not all managed with the same techniques and competencies will be needed to ensure the staff can address these resident’s needs. Discussions will focus on non-pharmacological care that will assist in person centered care for these residents.

Training Objectives

Following completion of the program each participant will:

  1. Identify 3 – 5 behavioral health conditions frequently seen in LTC.
  2. Understand the symptoms and behaviors seen in LTC facilities.
  3. Describe methods of documenting behaviors and identifying potential triggers
  4. Develop person centered interventions to address various forms of behaviors


      1.  Regulatory Review – Phase I, II, III

  1. Identification of Behavioral Health Conditions in LTC – Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Substance abuse, PTSD, etc.
  2. Conducting assessments to determine signs of behavior mental health in LTC
  3. Designing non-pharmacological Person Center Care approaches for Managing Behavioral Health
  4. Documenting/Describing Behavioral Health conditions

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