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Medical Director Training for Managing Dementia-Related Behaviors


Victoria Walker, MD, CMD, is chief medical and quality officer with the Good Samaritan Society. Working with our Medical Director Advisory Group, Dr. David Sandvik and Dr. David Brechtelsbauer, she has created a video training series focused on the role of the medical director in managing dementia related behaviors.


After viewing all six videos in the course, Good Samaritan Society medical directors are asked to complete the survey on page 2 of this course listing. CMD credits are available for those who finish the training and the survey.

Caring for patients with dementia-related behavior

Our opening presentation features introductions of
Drs. Walker, Sandvik and Brechtelsbauer. Dr. Walker introduces dementia behaviors and the benefits of completing this course.



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Objective 1: An effective nursing home team

Caring for these patients requires a special kind of teamwork among medical and caregiving staff members.



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Objective 2: The nursing home system

An amazing number of parts have to work together to produce the outcomes we expect from a quality nursing home.



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Objective 3: Electronic medical record

Good, comprehensive documentation can help the team individualize care to improve the lives of residents.



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Objective 4: The medical director’s role

Our presenters use case studies to highlight practical approaches for medical directors.



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Determining treatment goals

We know there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach, but how do we help our patients feel comfort, dignity and respect?



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