DISCUS: Tardive Dyskinesia Monitoring
Date(s) - 08/13/2020
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Learn the skills for monitoring the development and progression of tardive dyskinesia (TD). Tardive dyskinesia is a potentially persistent side effect of taking antipsychotic (neuroleptic) medications. TD consists of specific involuntary movements in seven different areas of the body.
This training course is designed to teach nurses, social workers, and direct care staff to screen for the presence of tardive dyskinesia in all clients taking antipsychotic medication. During the course you will learn how to use the DISCUS rating scale, the medical standard used to measure TD. A series of videos enables participants to practice using the DISCUS and demonstrate skills for DISCUS rating.