3034-18: Dementia - A Case Study in Differential Diagnosis

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3034-18: Dementia - A Case Study in Differential Diagnosis

This case study based presentation provides participants with skills to differentiate Lewy Body Dementia from the other major dementias and to identify appropriate treatment strategies. Participants will be engaged in critiquing the consequences of misdiagnosis on the patient, family and caregivers.

  Stella J. Logan, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC; Camille Watson, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC

Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:
  44 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Differentiate Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) diagnosis from other major dementias.

Keywords:  Dementia, Lewy Body, Misdiagnosis

Continuing Nursing Education:
0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 32nd Annual Conference
Columbus, Ohio
Friday, October 26, 2018
3:45pm - 4:30pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2020

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