Ending Misuse of Antipsychotic Medications in Long-Term Care

Source: The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care

Published: 2012


In September 2012, the National Ombudsman Resource Center hosted a webinar entitled “Ending Misuse of Anti-Psychotics in Long-Term Care.” This webinar included a discussion of the dangers and signs of inappropriate psychotropic drug use, successful alternative person-centered treatments and therapies, resources for more information and current national and state-level efforts to reduce inappropriate medications. Expert speakers included Mary Evans, a Geriatrician/Medical Director; Morris Kaplan, a Nursing Home Administrator; and Claire Curry, a Consumer Advocate. See also¬†http://theconsumervoice.org/issues/issue_details/misusing-antipsychotics.

Link: Ending Misuse of Antipsychotic Medications in Long-Term Care

Topics: Cognition/Capacity, Long-term Care

Access: Web-based

Intended Use: Self-directed Learning, Teaching Others

Audience: Advocates, Caregivers, Community, Finance, Health Care, Legal/Law Enforcement, Social Services

Level: Intermediate