The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is offering a new, web-based training for skilled nursing providers.
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The training provides an overview of the general and key clinical considerations important for conducting standardized cognitive and mood assessments in residents. The courses include:
Course 1: Approaches to Cognitive & Mood Assessments for SNF Providers
Course 2: Assessment of Cognitive Function for SNF Providers (BIMS)
Course 3: Assessing Delirium in the SNF Care Setting (CAMO)
Course 4: The Resident Mood Interview (PHQ-90) for SNF Providers
The courses are virtual and on demand and while they are intended to be taken in order, users can take them however they choose. Each course runs approximately 30 – 45 minutes.
Information on these courses can be found on the cms.gov website and the courses are available here.