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Supportive Documentation for Behavioral Health and Mental Illness


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In the dynamic and demanding environment of SNFs/NFs, accurate and comprehensive documentation is paramount. This presentation is designed to equip healthcare professionals with the essential skills and knowledge required to create supportive and nuanced documentation for individuals with behavioral health needs. Participants will be equipped to navigate the intricacies of documenting behavioral health and mental illness and gain a comprehensive understanding of regulatory and ethical considerations, enhanced communication strategies, and practical approaches to creating supportive documentation that promotes individualized and compassionate care for residents with behavioral health needs.

Learning Objectives
1. Participants will understand the importance of specificity and detail in capturing behavioral patterns to support accurate assessments and interventions.
2. Participants will acquire skills to identify potential risks, document de-escalation techniques, and communicate preventative measures.
3. Participants will develop effective communication skills for documenting behavioral health incidents, ensuring clarity and precision in conveying relevant information.

Target Audience:
Nursing staff, DONs, Risk/Behavior management

2:30 pm - 4 pm EST

15 min Explore the dynamics of behavioral health documentation and importance of capturing behavioral patterns, emotional states, and responses to interventions.
15 min Review the importance of communication and collaboration with mental health professionals and IDT to ensure accurate and cohesive documentation.
15 min Discuss strategies for documenting risk assessments and crisis intervention plans including de-escalation techniques and preventive measures.
15 min Emphasize the significance of cultural competence and trauma-informed considerations within documentation.

Additional time available for questions & answers.
Eleisha Wilkes, RN, GERO-BC, RAC-CTA, RAC-CT, DNS-CT, Clinical Consultant

Eleisha Wilkes is a Board Certified Gerontological Nurse and AAPACN certified MDS consultant with over twenty years of experience in long term care.

She has served as a Director of Nursing, Case Manager and Resident Assessment Coordinator with extensive responsibility and success in driving QA in the areas of person-centered assessment and care planning through effective systems, staff development, and interdisciplinary team collaboration. Eleisha specializes in RAI completion, MDS validation audits, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement compliance, competency-based staff education programs, and works with clients extensively to facilitate SNF/NF survey readiness. She also contributes to McKnight?s LTC News as the ?Ask the Payment Expert? columnist.

Eleisha currently serves as an RN Clinical Consultant with Proactive Medical Review & Consulting, LLC.

One (1.0) contact hours each session; Nursing Home Administrators - NAB approved through Proactive LTC Consulting. Ohio Nurses may use this approval toward their licensure renewal.

To earn CE, attendee must log in on time and attend entire program.

How Much Does It Cost?

Individual Webinar Registration Fee:
Members, early $55 per person
Non Members, early, $110 per person

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