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Behavioral Health Module #5 - Appropriate Use of Meds

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  • Original Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Presented by: John Brose, Ph.D., LP, LMFT, LADC and Director and Justin Miles, Ph.D., Psychiatrist, Associated Clinic of Psychology, Minneapolis SUGGESTED AUDIENCE Staff in care center, assisted living and adult day programs • Administrators • Housing Managers • LTC Directors of Nursing • Assisted Living Home Care Nurse Managers • Adult Day Program Directors • Social Workers • Therapeutic Recreation/Activity Professionals • Other interested staff LEARNING OBJECTIVES • Learn about the various categories of medications and the mental illnesses they are designed to treat so that you have a basic understanding of current prescribing practices. • Discuss when it is most appropriate to treat a mental illness with medication versus therapy or other non-pharmacological approaches. • Know what questions you should be asking prescribers to get the best care for their residents/clients – such as the minimum effective dose, the target symptoms and what you want them to be, etc. • Receive best practices for regular and periodic evaluation of medications used for behavioral health purposes.