The rationale for using the BIMS assessment tool and its relationship to the Minimum Data Set (MDS) assessment are described in this course. A demonstration of accurate administration of the BIMS, including effective scoring, is provided. Case studies are utilized to illustrate appropriate selection of screening and assessment measures for patients in cognitive decline.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the rationale for BIMS and how it relates to MDS assessment.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to effectively score the BIMS assessment, and the impacts of incorrect scoring.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify appropriate cognitive screening and assessment measures to use in case examples of patients with cognitive decline.
|Background and rationale for the BIMS
|Administration of BIMS
|Frequent errors and scoring
|BIMS and other assessments for cognitive decline
Amber B. Heape
ClinScD CCC-SLP, FNAP, CMD, CMDCP
Amber Heape is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Health Professions Education Track in the SLPD program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Dr. Heape serves in multiple volunteer committees at the state and national levels. She is a Fellow of the National Academies of Practice , is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and is a topic co-chair for Business and Practice Management for the 2024 ASHA Convention. She is also Coordinator for ASHA SIG 15 (Gerontology). Dr. Heape has a passion for clinical education and mentoring future leaders.
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