Recorded On: 01/30/2023
Identifying causative factors that may precipitate a behavioral response such as a catastrophic reaction is important for caregivers in the process of preventing and/or addressing behaviors in residents. A catastrophic reaction is not uncommon when direct care staff initiate interventions to discourage disruptive behaviors however, how these interventions are initiated can and often be the precipitating factor to the reaction. This program will assist in identifying ways to prevent catastrophic reactions. This 30 minute program was developed to assist you in ensuring that the care you provide meets best practices.
Angie Szumlinski, LNHA, GERO-BC, RAC-CT, BS
Director of Risk Management
HealthCap Risk Management Services
Ms. Szumlinski is a nationally-recognized leader in long-term care, with a wealth of experience in virtually every operational and clinical aspect of the industry. She has experience as an Owner/Provider, Administrator, Director of Nursing, Corporate Quality Assurance Coordinator, and independent consultant. In the last 8 years, she has personally conducted over 1,000 on-site risk management visits at facilities across the country, touching every acuity level within the long-term care spectrum. As a nationally recognized presenter for health care associations on current trends and best practices in the long-term care industry, Ms. Szumlinski is the author of hundreds of best-practice bulletins, in-service modules, and has hosted hundreds of risk management seminars across the country. Respected for success in assisting facilities in achieving and maintaining regulatory compliance, Ms. Szumlinski served two terms as an Associate Board Member for NCAL, is a member of the AHCA Survey/Regulatory Committee and served as a team leader for the AHCA/NCAL Quality Award program for 8 years. Ms. Szumlinski is the Nurse Planner for HealthCap Risk Management’s American Nursing Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) accredited education program.
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