LOST: When Wandering Turns Dangerous

Pittsburgh, PA US
April 13, 2021

This program introduces the subject of wandering behavior that can be exhibited in individuals living with dementia. Features include a discussion of the reasoning and risk factors for wandering behavior, family education, and prevention strategies.           

Time

Content

Presenter

1:00-1:20pm

Report on statistics and prevalence of wandering behavior and review of prompts to understand wandering behavior

Ronnie Edwards MSW, LSW

1:20-1:35pm

Discussion of safety measures as well as tools and strategies for family education

Ronnie Edwards MSW, LSW

1:35-1:55pm

Discussion of search and rescue strategies along with review of tools and technology advances to prevent wandering or intervene with searches

Ronnie Edwards MSW, LSW

1:55-2:00pm

Case study review

Ronnie Edwards MSW, LSW

Target Audience

RNs / SW / Health Coaches / Dieticians

Learning Objectives

  1. Define high risk wandering and why it occurs in older adults with dementia
  2. Differentiate wandering from high risk wandering and lost or missing incident
  3. Discuss methods of prevention 
  4. Explore principles of search and rescue
  5. Define the necessary educational approaches for caregivers
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
04/06/2021
Course expires: 
05/14/2021
Event starts: 
04/13/2021 - 10:00am
Event ends: 
04/13/2021 - 11:00am

Time

Content

Presenter

1:00-1:20pm

Report on statistics and prevalence of wandering behavior and review of prompts to understand wandering behavior

Ronnie Edwards MSW, LSW

1:20-1:35pm

Discussion of safety measures as well as tools and strategies for family education

Ronnie Edwards MSW, LSW

1:35-1:55pm

Discussion of search and rescue strategies along with review of tools and technology advances to prevent wandering or intervene with searches

Ronnie Edwards MSW, LSW

1:55-2:00pm

Case study review

Ronnie Edwards MSW, LSW

UPMC Health Plan
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States

Ronnie Edwards MSW, LSW    UPMC Senior Services, Aging and Disability Coordinator

Ms. Edwards has a Masters in Social Work with concentration in Gerontology (Hartford Fellow), Licensure in Social Work, Ageless Wisdom trainer, Powerful Tools trainer
She has previous experience in care management- assessing individuals for Area Agency on Aging services; and providing counseling to individuals with Medicare questions or concerns.  In addition Ms. Edwards has previous training experience on topics including psychosocial assessment, community resource navigation, advance directives, working with complex families, disability awareness, and more.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

CCM CE will be provided:  1 CE and sent from UPMC Health Plan nurse planner

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 1.00 ASWB
  • 1.00 Attendance
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