Improving Emergency Services for Dementia Patients Learning Kit
Use Teepa Snow’s, Improving Emergency Services for Dementia Patients, to transform your in-service meetings into collaborative learning sessions for your organization. PAC In-Service Learning Kits were designed to facilitate learning in small group and classroom-type settings.
Learning Kits include a physical DVD, Online Streaming access, and downloadable PDF Learning Materials paired with a renewing annual Usage License to use the video and materials for internal staff education.
This Learning Kit includes the following:
- Improving Emergency Services for Dementia Patients on DVD and via Online Streaming
- Duration: 2 hours (120 minutes)
- Content Outline and Learning Objectives (pdf)
- Quiz for Pre and Post Assessments (pdf)
- Answer Key (pdf)
- Additional Resource Materials (pdf) covering:
- The GEMS State Model
- The Umbrella of Dementia
- Six Pieces of the Puzzle
- Positive Physical Approach/Action Starters/Personal Connections
- PAC Core Values
- Certificate of Completion Template (pdf)
Using this Learning Kit will increase staff awareness on how much their approach and interactions impact people living with dementia. It will help them understand that dementia is not a choice, but a condition that affects a person’s ability to function “normally.” As care partners, it is possible to adapt what we do to improve care interactions and outcomes. The practical and well-designed techniques demonstrated in these videos can be used by any member of your staff, volunteers, or family members.
Improving Emergency Services for Dementia Patients (Duration: 2 hours/120 minutes)
In this video, you will learn about dementia risk factors, and how lifestyle choices affecting brain health, even after diagnosis. Topics include brain exercises, physical and cognitive activity, nutrition, and diet.
Recognizing symptoms of dementia and knowing how to reduce stress and resistance of people affected with the disease during precarious situations is vital for emergency personnel. Improving Emergency Services for Dementia Patients shows law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs, 911 dispatchers, and emergency room personnel how to best handle challenging behaviors and issues related to abuse or neglect.
- about Alzheimers disease and other forms of dementia
- how to recognize that dementia might be present
- how to best help the person with dementia in cases of abuse, neglect, fraud, theft, wandering/elopement, or medical emergencies
- how to best communicate with a person living with dementia
- to use a Positive Physical Approach™ in interactions for improved outcomes
- how to get a person living with dementia to cooperate and follow instructions
- Over two hours of information, tips, and techniques
- link to a downloadable handout, so you can easily recall the learned information