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Neurocognitive Disorders: Alzheimer’s and Dementia Related Disease & Building Better Screening Tools for Early Detection and Prevention

This module is self-paced and available to any user that registers with the Qualidigm Learning Lab. The estimated time to complete is approximately 90 minutes. This module will be eligible to grant 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credit. This module is intended to address cognitive impairment in primary care. At the end of this module, users should have an understanding of the importance of and approaches to screening for cognitive impairment in primary care, clinical criteria for diagnosing dementia and appropriate evaluation, and prevention and treatment interventions. The module will identify strategies, best practices and resources for neurocognitive Disorders focusing on Alzheimer’s and dementia related disease and building better screening tools for early detection and prevention.

12 STUDENTS ENROLLED

Intended Audience:   This learning module is intended for primary care practice as well as neurocognitive screening program providers, practice staff, and practice administrators.

 

Learning Objectives:   

At the end of this module, participants will:

  1. Provide an overview of neurocognitive disorders (mild, major, delirium) with a description of the 4 most common types of major neurocognitive disorders (NCD)
  2. Describe benefits and barriers to screening
  3. Review approaches to screening and the clinical criteria for diagnosis
  4. Discuss intervention strategies for prevention and treatment

 

Module Structure:

This module is self-paced and available to any user that registers with the Learning Lab. The estimated time to complete is approximately 90 minutes. This module will be eligible to grant 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits.  The module consists of multiple sub-sections or units that contain video lessons, readings, tools, web links and pre-and post-assessments needed for CME accreditation.

 

Duration & Fee:  FREE

CME Credits Offered:  1.5

Estimated Time to Complete: 90 minutes

(note:  the module is divided into short digestible units (10-30 minutes) which can be completed in small increments)

 

Hardware/Software Requirements:

  • Computer with Internet connection
  • Current version of Chrome, Firefox or Safari browser. You must have javascript enabled.

 

Assessment and Grading:

This learning module begins with a Pre-Test that will test your knowledge and allow you to gauge your baseline understanding of the topics to be covered. Your pre-test score will not count toward your overall grade. At the end of the module, there is a Post-Test that will determine your final grade. A comparison of your Pre-Test score and Post-Test score will help to assess how much knowledge you’ve gained. You will have three attempts to complete the Post-Test. Your score must be 75% or better in order to receive a certificate for CME credit. Please complete the evaluation survey at the conclusion of the learning module.

 

To Obtain CME Credits:

  • Complete the entire learning module.
  • Complete the Pre-Test, Post Test, and Evaluation Survey at the end of the module.
  • You must earn a score of 75% or higher on the Post-Test in order to qualify for CME credits. You will have three attempts to complete the Post-Test.
  • After confirming that the entire learning module is complete and you have received a score of 75% or higher on the Post-Test, a generic certificate of completion will be displayed and available for you for download.
  • The official CME Documentation Form will be available to download from within the evaluation survey, after you answer all the questions and enter in your contact information.
  • The module will contain seven sub-sections or units and will contain various elements, including hyperlinks to readings and web resources, video lessons, and pre-and post-assessments needed for CME accreditation.

Table of Contents:  The units will consist of the following:

  1. Introduction
  2. Pre-Assessment
  3. Introduction to Age-Friendly Health Systems, barriers and benefits to screening for cognitive impairment, and approaches to screening
  4. Case Study
  5. An overview of neurocognitive disorders (mild, major, delirium), clinical criteria for diagnosis, and a description of the 4 most common types of major neurocognitive disorders (NCD)
  6. Dementia evaluation
  7. Intervention strategies for prevention and treatment and components of treatment plan
  8. Pharmacologic Treatment
  9. Post-Assessment
  10. Closing

Staff Contact: Kayla Cole, CSP-SM

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