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Dementia‐related Responsive Behaviours: Putting it All Together using P.I.E.C.E.S. and the BC BPSD Algorithm

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A Workshop for Physicians
Physicians who care for patients with dementia in residential or community settings are invited to a free workshop to learn about P.I.E.C.E.S. TM – a care model for those who have the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) which is being introduced into all care homes in BC – and participate in an important conversation about priorities and opportunities for quality improvement work in residential care.

The workshop is hosted by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council as part of their support for CLeAR – the Call for Less Antipsychotics for Residential Care that has supported 85 care homes across British Columbia to reduce antipsychotic use through evidence-based management of the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.

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What is P.I.E.C.E.S.TM?
P.I.E.C.E.S.TM is a framework for assessing and treating the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia. It considers the person’s PhysicalIntellectual, and Emotional health, supportive strategies to maximize Capabilities, his/her social and physical Environment, and his/her Social self (cultural, spiritual, life story). This framework complements and can be integrated with other best practices in the care of complex residents and patients.

Why Should Physicians Attend?
By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Carry out their role as part of the inter-professional team with respect to P.I.E.C.E.S.TM assessment of dementia-related responsive behaviours in older adults;
  • Utilize the P.I.E.C.E.S. TM three question approach in assessment and intervention planning for dementia‐related responsive behaviour;
  • Use the BC Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD) interactive web‐based algorithm to provide assessment and treatment for dementia‐related responsive behaviours;
  • Appropriately prescribe medication in the treatment of specific dementia‐ related responsive behaviours.

CME Accreditation
This workshop is eligible for up to 3.75 Mainpro M1 credits of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and up to 3.75 Maintenance of Certification Section 1 credits of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Date & Time
March 17, 2017; 1000 – 1530

Location and Compensation
The workshop will be held at 201- 750 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC. Travel expenses up to $500 will be reimbursed by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council.

During the workshop, registrants will also be invited to participate in a one hour discussion about priorities and opportunities for quality improvement work in residential care. Participants will receive one hour sessional compensation (current PMA rate) for their participation during this discussion.

Program Developers & Presenters
Carol Ward (MD, FRCP(C)) and Elisabeth Drance (MD, FRCP(C))

For more information, please contact Tara Fitzgerald at 250-830-3734 or tfitzgerald@bcpsqc.ca

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