Wednesday, August 9, 2017

another video clip + survey

I appreciate your feedback on this 3:30 video clip, which describes seven mental processes of cognition. It's part of a program for clinicians, caregivers, and the public on the topic of caring for patients and families with advanced dementia at end of life.

 

 Thanks for your help. See you on Friday.

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If you want to read more...

Caring for patients and families with advanced dementia at end of life

The intended audience includes clinicians experienced with serious illness and care at end of life; clinicians with little or no such experience; experienced caregivers working at facilities, agencies, or privately; informal and family caregivers with little or no previous training; and the general community.

There will be 16 modules in the completed program, and each module will provide 0.5 nursing contact hours when approved - 8 hours total. The digital media portion of each modules runs between 7 and 17 minutes. The remaining time is spent in group discussion facilitated by a subject expert.

Support materials include assessment tools and bibliography, provided in digital format, can be printed.

Part 1: Concepts of care (completed)
 - The normal brain and cognition **clip is from here**
 - Assessment scales and advanced dementia
 - Connecting in advanced dementia
 - Goals of care: Safety and the 3-step dysphagia screen

Part 2: When pain becomes suffering (completed)
 - To approach suffering
 - Planning for goals: Comfortable and content
 - Ways that comfort
 - An opioid essential

 Part 3: Confronting delirium (script development)
 - Know the enemy
 - On the battlefield
 - And so it begins...
 - Using weapons wisely

 Part 4: Keeping up with Jeanne - a love story (story development)

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