Residents with a Schizophrenia Diagnosis: Now What?

31may12:00 pm1:00 pmResidents with a Schizophrenia Diagnosis: Now What?SDAHO Webinar

Event Details


Cross over symptoms of schizophrenia and dementia create challenges in assuring residents receive the appropriate diagnosis. A sharp rise in the number of reported schizophrenic cases in long term care centers across the nation has prompted CMS to conduct audits. This presentation will review the diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia and dementia. Participants will work through cases scenarios to help assist them in the internal audit process.


Participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least two diagnostic criteria for schizophrenia
  • Name at least two risk factors for inaccurate diagnoses
  • Recall the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach in the internal audit process
  • Demonstrate ways to approach medical directors about the need to evaluate schizophrenic diagnoses

CE’s: NHA & SW

Presenter: Amy Siple, Nurse Practitioner, Educator, Speaker

Amy Siple is a national speaker on healthcare issues that impact older adults and the empowerment of healthcare givers.  She has been serving the primary care needs of residents in long-term care as a nurse practitioner for over 23 years.  Amy has been appointed by three Kansas Governors to serve on boards and task forces to represent the needs of older adults and currently serves on the Kansas board for Adult Care Home Executives. Amy is a TEDx speaker and a content expert for Project Echo. Under her leadership as President of the Kansas Advanced Practice Nurses Association, Kansas became the 26th state to pass full practice authority for APRNs in 2022.


Registration is free for SDAHO Members and $49 for Non-Members.

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(Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm(GMT-05:00)