Effective Investigations in the ICF/IID and Related Conditions (CMS Webinar December 2010)

Please click on the link to access the webinar presented by Susan LeBlanc, CMS Region VI, in December 2010. This webinar teaches an ability to describe elements of an effective investigation as well as to ability to determine if a facility conducted a thorough investigation and is in compliance with ICF/IID (formerly ICF/MR) requirements. This link will take you to the site and open up the presentation through Adobe Presenter.

Link: Effective Investigations Webinar

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Down Syndrome, Aging and Dementia (CMS Webinar September 2011)

Please click on the link to access the webinar presented by Dr. Wayne Silverman and Kennedy Krieger in September 2011. This webinar was sponsored by the Division of Continuing Care Providers. This webinar is intended to describe the characteristics associated with aging for individuals with Down’s Syndrome, to explore the impact of dementia on individuals with Down’s Syndrome as well as discuss treatment options. This link will take you to the site and open up the presentation through Adobe Presenter.

Link: Down Syndrome, Aging and Dementia Webinar

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Common Drugs and Side Effects in ICF/IIDs (CMS Webinar October 2011)

This webcast was sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid as part of surveyor training, but provides great information about drugs commonly taken by individuals supported in ICF/IIDs (formerly ICFs/MR). The webinar looks at six classes of medications that are commonly used in ICFs/IID and considers their most common or problematic side effects, including antipsychotics, anxiolytics, anticonvulsants, pain relievers, bronchodilators, and proton pump inhibitors. Please click on the link to access the archived webcast presented by Dr. Walt Schalick in October 2011.

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Link: Drugs and Side Effects Webinar

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The Active Treatment Loop: ICF/IID Surveyor Basic Training (CMS Webinar June 2010)

This webinar was sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and presented as part of the basic ICF/IID surveyor training, but is a useful resource for all ICF/IID (formerly ICF/MR) providers. In the 1 hour and 40 minute presentation, Ms. Hayes covers the basic components of the Active Treatment Loop: Assessment, Individual Plan, Implementation, Documentation and Monitoring. She highlights key points for ICF/IID surveyors to remember as they survey for active treatment in an ICF/IID. This link will take you to the site and open up the presentation through Adobe Presenter.

Link: The Active Treatment Loop Webinar

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