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APA, TJC, 123, Baby You and Me: Integrating Standards of Care at All Levels of Eating Disorder Treatment


Thursday, March 23, 2017: 3:45 PM-5:15 PM

Background: This workshop will review the new Joint Commission standards in the context of the APA guidelines providing examples of assessment and treatment documentation that meet both standards. Participants will leave with practical information to apply to treatment and documentation across the continuum of care.

Objectives: Following this presentation, participants will be able to summarize the Joint Commission Regulations for Residential and Outpatient Programs. Following this presentation, participants will be able to apply the TJC standards to their own practice. Following this presentation, participants will be able to integrate the TJC standards in the context of the APA Guidelines for the Treatment of Eating Disorders when appraising care.

I. Introduction

II. Review of The Joint Commission Requirements for Organizations Providing Care for Individuals with Eating Disorders

A. Assessments

B. Plan of Care

C. Outcomes assessment

D. Data collection and analysis

E. Transitions of care

F. Components of care

G. Roles of key staff and clinicians

H. Supervision of individuals with eating disorders

I. Family involvement

J. Organizational Policies

III. Integrating the TJC requirements with the APA Guidelines for the Treatment of Eating Disorders

A. Review of APA criteria for each level of care

B. Mapping the APA level of care criteria onto the TJC requirements

IV. Recommendations for documentation including examples across the treatment continuum

V. Conclusions and questions

The Joint Commission recently released new Requirements for Organizations Providing Care for Individuals with Eating Disorders. Along with the American Psychiatric Association Guidelines for the Treatment of Eating Disorders providers now have specific guidance to inform care. This workshop will review the new TJC standards in the context of the APA guidelines providing examples of assessment and treatment documentation that meet both standards. Participants will leave with practical information to apply to treatment and documentation across the continuum of care.
Primary Presenter:
Leah Graves, RDN, LDN, CEDRD, FAED

Leah Graves is the Senior Director of Nutrition Services for Veritas Collaborative and has been treating patients with eating disorders for over 30 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Dietetics, with highest distinction, from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Leah is a founding member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and has served on the Academy’s Executive Committee, Board of Directors and was honored as a Fellow in the Academy for Eating Disorders. She is highly respected within the eating disorders field for her expertise in medical nutrition therapy, nutrition counseling, clinical supervision, and research.



Co-Presenter:
Kerry Landry, MD, MS, CEDS

Dr. Kerry Landry serves as Corporate Medical Director at Veritas Collaborative, a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders. Dr. Landry earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology, Masters of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences, and Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Vermont. She completed post-graduate trainings in General Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center. During her residency, she was a member of Counseling and Psychological Services and the Eating and Body Image Concern team at Duke. She is board certified in General and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.



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