Five Part Webinar Series

Schizophrenia in Long-Term Care

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This five-part webinar series is ideal for primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, certified nursing assistants and nursing home administrators working in long-term care facilities.


Basics and Diagnosis

May 2, 2024 | 2 p.m. ET

Explore the diagnostic criteria of schizophrenia and steps to make a clinical diagnosis.

Learning objectives:

  1. Describe core DSM 5 TR criteria for schizophrenia
  2. Discuss four key steps to make a diagnosis of schizophrenia


Differential Diagnosis and Workup

May 9, 2024 | 2 p.m. ET

Learn common conditions and disorders that may mimic schizophrenia-like symptoms and how to differentiate them from schizophrenia.

Learning objectives:

  1. Identify at least three conditions that mimic schizophrenia symptoms
  2. Discuss workup that may help differentiate schizophrenia from other conditions presenting with schizophrenia-like symptoms.



May 16, 2024 | 2 p.m. ET

Explore the biopsychosocial approach to treatment and discuss the risks and benefits of antipsychotics.

Learning objectives:

  1. Describe the biopsychosocial approach to comprehensive treatment of schizophrenia
  2. Discuss common adverse effects of antipsychotics used to treat schizophrenia


Dual Diagnosis: Schizophrenia with Substance Use Disorder

May 23, 2024 | 2 p.m. ET

Learn the unique challenges posed by co- occurrence of schizophrenia and substance use disorder and simple, practical strategies to address the challenges and successfully treat both conditions.

Learning objectives:

  1. Discuss signs and symptoms that help early identification of substance use disorder in individuals with schizophrenia
  2. Identify at least two best practices in management of substance use disorders in persons with schizophrenia


Schizophrenia in Long-term Care Series Wrap-Up

May 30, 2024 | 2 p.m. ET

Join this final session of the schizophrenia in long-term care series to wrap-up and review the key points of the information shared throughout the series.

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Established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the COE-NF offers Certified Medicare and Medicaid Nursing Facility Staff a centralized resource hub with easy access to trainings, technical assistance and additional resources, at no cost.

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We provide direct technical assistance, evidence-based training, and resources that are appropriate for every member of your long-term care facility — from those providing day-to-day direct care, to clinical and administrative staff.