Intervening when it comes to dementia behaviors is no easy task! You are expected to provide compassionate care while achieving optimal patient outcomes, maintaining a secure/safe environment, while at the same time recognizing that the healthcare team may well be suffering from compassion fatigue symptoms themselves. This video based training by Catherine Wollman, DNP, CRNP, GNP-BC, will give you the tools to regain some control in the day. With new and effective tips and ideas, you can help patients and families to identify the underlying cause of the presenting behavior. Armed with that important information, a plan can be devised to decrease the overall incidence of the behaviors that have become a concern. Don’t delay….you will return to work, armed with a brand new skill set to truly provide assistance for your patients with dementia!
M. Catherine Wollman, DNP, CRNP, GNP-BC
M. Catherine Wollman, DNP, CRNP, GNP-BC, has been a gerontological nurse practitioner for over 30 years, caring for older adults in acute care, long-term care and home care. Catherine currently provides geriatric consultation services. Her expertise is often sought for the care of particularly challenging dementia cases.
She worked as the director of senior health for a large hospital system offering a full spectrum of services, including comprehensive interdisciplinary dementia care. Catherine has travelled the country, offering her clinical expertise through various trainings to experienced healthcare audiences. Additionally, she has published articles and book chapters about relevant issues affecting older adults.
Financial: M. Catherine Wollman is a visiting professor with Chamberlain College of Nursing. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: M. Catherine Wollman is a member of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association.