HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE
The following articles and test are designed to provide psychiatrists with continuing medical education opportunities. Category 1 credits can be earned by reading the material and successfully answering the quiz. Complete instructions are given with the quiz located at the end of the articles.
To assist you in studying the material, this Pretest indicates some of the areas to be covered and will enable you to challenge your present knowledge of these subjects before reading further
Upon reading this issue of Psychiatric Annals, psychiatrists will have increased knowledge of the epidemiology and impact of psychiatric symptoms and disorders in nursing homes. They will have increased knowledge of the impact of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA) upon psychiatric care in this setting, as well as of various roles psychiatrists can play in management of nursing home patients. They will also have increased awareness of the special needs of this population for the management of depression, agitation in the context of dementia, and schizophrenia.
1. The most prevalent reversible psychiatric disorder in the nursing home is:
C. Delusional disorder,
2. Which of the following is true regarding psychiatric disorders in nursing homes?
A. They are uncommon in nursing homes.
B. They tend to be accurately diagnosed and treated.
C. Nursing home staff are usually trained to diagnose and treat them.
D. They are a source of significant disability.
3. All of the following were factors prompting Congress to enact nursing home reform measures except
A. Concerns that states had incentives to admit mentally ill older adults to nursing homes, thereby shifting the fiscal burden to Medicaid.
B. Underrecognition and inadequate diagnosis of mental health problems.
C. Shortage of nursing home beds in the US.
D. Inappropriate use of psychotropic drugs and physical restraints.
1.B 2.D 3.C