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11/1/2017

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Please, Don't Say THAT To a Family! What To Say Instead (Nov 01, 2017 07:00 PM)

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Multimorbidity in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care

Nov 6, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Nov 6, 2019 8:30pm

Credits: None available.

The term “multimorbid” refers to co-occurrence of two or more chronic medical or psychiatric conditions. The majority of residents in post-acute and long-term care facilities are considered multimorbid, and more than 50% of older adults have 3 or more chronic conditions. Management of multimorbid patients is complex, with limited acknowledgement in Clinical Practice Guidelines. Clinicians must learn to approach multimorbid patients with attention to best available evidence, risks, benefits, and burdens of interventions and overall goals of care for the patient and family caregivers. Effective management includes a systemic approach to which includes evaluation of patient preferences, application of best available evidence, estimations of prognosis, consideration of treatment feasibility, and optimization of therapies and care plans. This webinar will utilize sample cases to illustrate this approach to multimorbid patients and will also use available evidence and prognostic tools to assist the practitioner in a post-acute and long-term care setting.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define multimorbidity and identify associated risks
  • Explain why most clinical practice guidelines are not appropriate for older adults with multimorbidity
  • Apply five steps for evaluating older adults with multimorbidity and managing their care
  • Identify challenges that clinicians must try to overcome when caring for older adults with multimorbidity

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Being the Change You Want to See: Influencing Leadership to Do the Right Thing

Oct 2, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Oct 2, 2019 8:30pm

Credits: None available.

There is heightened awareness that in order to become excellent and to succeed in quality initiatives, a facility must have excellence in leadership and communication. It is also beneficial for a facility to have a method to assure staff feel engaged, valued, recognized and have a chance to grow in the organization. However, there is little penetration of leadership expertise, or mentoring of new leaders, in the nursing home environment. Whether you are a leader hoping to develop new skills, or you want to be a leader or to influence the leaders in your facility, this webinar will address your needs. Dr. Ferrini will bring own experiences (and mistakes) and provide a practical introduction to leadership concepts like managing up, teaming, rounding with purpose, and current best practices in leadership and communication.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate “managing up”
  • Analyze your facility for examples of team and teaming and plot a strategy to improve teaming
  • Define “rounding with a purpose” and demonstrate how rounds can meet five critical employee needs
  • Evaluate your own leadership strengths and identify strategies to improve your skills and to improve efficacy

Speaker(s):
  • Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD, Medical Director, County of San Diego, Health and Human Services, Edgemoor DP SNF

A Review of the Current Clinical Practice Guidelines

Aug 28, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Aug 28, 2019 8:30pm

Credits: None available.

Hypertension is an extremely common disorder and affects over 60% of adults over the age of 65 years. There has been much controversy regarding the target values in management, as well as marked variations in physicians approaches to management based on age and setting of the patient. Current evidence base guidelines, backed by the results from numerous studies, seek to offer more precise information on the matter. This webinar will disseminate the new information and help the audience gain an understanding of the clinical practice guidelines.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an understanding of the new definition and classification of hypertension based on the 2017 CPGs
  • Examine data from the SPRINT study to illustrate the changes in approach to hypertension
  • Review the current approaches to management, including life style and medications
  • Offer clarification and answers to any questions from the audience

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Integration of Medical Marijuana in Long-Term Care: Positives and Pitfalls

Jun 26, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Jun 26, 2019 8:30pm

Credits: None available.

As medical cannabis use becomes more popular and prevalent in the US population, it is important to address the specific logistical considerations when attempting to integrate medical cannabis into the care plans for patients in long-term care. Because of the regulatory environment in long-term care and the patient population, recommendations concerning medical cannabis must be tailored to meet the needs of this environment. This webinar will address the state of science concerning medical cannabis that is specific to the long-term care population. The program will also address legal and regulatory issues that will need to be traversed before integrating medical cannabis into care plans safely.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify challenges that Long-term facilities/services may face as they are incorporating medical cannabis into their patient care plans
  • Understand why medical cannabis may be effective in symptom management for pain, dementia, Parkinson disease, anxiety, and multiple sclerosis
  • Address pharmacology and potential medication interactions of medical cannabis, and make basic dosing recommendations

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Spring Online Core Q and A Webinar #1

Jun 20, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Jun 20, 2019 8:30pm

Credits: None available.


Spring Online Core Q and A Webinar #1

Jun 12, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Jun 12, 2019 8:30pm

Credits: None available.


Spring Online Core Q and A Webinar #1

Jun 4, 2019 7:00pm ‐ Jun 4, 2019 8:30pm

Credits: None available.


Sepsis: Practical Pearls in Diagnosis and Treatment Decisions in Long-Term Care

May 15, 2019 7:00pm ‐ May 15, 2019 8:30pm

Credits: None available.

Sepsis has a very high mortality rate, with an even higher rate in the subset of patients in long-term care (LTC). Sepsis is also a medical emergency. In this environment of resource constraint in LTC, as well as attention to rehospitalization, how can the post-acute long-term care (PALTC) providers arm themselves with the basic principles of sepsis diagnosis and management in order to give timely and effective treatment to out LTC patients? This session will address the presentation of sepsis in older adults and early recognition of sepsis in PALTC residents. The webinar will also discuss realistic expectations for managing sepsis based on the staff, training, and resources available in most PALTC settings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify which screening tool is best for the participant’s post-acute long-term care (PALTC) facility.
  • Learn the principles of sepsis clinical management.
  • Understand the role of communication cascade.
  • Discern whether to treat in long-term care (LTC) or to transfer.

Speaker(s):
  • Robin Jump, MD, PhD, Physician, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center
  • Swati Gaur, AGSF, MD, MBA, CMD, Medical Director, Northeast Georgia Health System
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The Quest for Quality: Red Flags in Skilled Therapy and the Changes Required by the Planned Transition to the New Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM)

May 1, 2019 7:00pm ‐ May 1, 2019 8:30pm

Credits: None available.

This presentation, using case examples, will focus on two major issues facing skilled nursing facility care: the risks and opportunities created by the combination of the current Resource Utilization Groups (RUGS) reimbursement system and the federal government’s increasing use of “Big Data” to identify potential outliers using a set of metrics; and the changes involved with the soon-to-be-implemented Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM).

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the concepts of medical necessity, false claims and worthless care in relation to the quality of care in the skilled nursing facility setting, and how to apply these concepts
  • Describe the processes The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and other governmental entities use to evaluate medical necessity, potentially false claims and potentially worthless care in post-acute care
  • Discuss how post-acute long-term care providers and medical directors may be asked to participate productively in these processes to provide clinical insight and interpretation to both resolve concerns and proactively minimize risk going forward
  • Define the soon-to-be-implemented Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) and improve participants’ readiness to respond to this new reimbursement system for skilled care in skilled nursing facilities

Speaker(s):
Standard: $99.00
Members: $0.00

Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM): An Opportunity for PALTC Clinician

Apr 18, 2019 6:00pm ‐ Apr 18, 2019 7:30pm

Credits: None available.

Self-assessment will be available shortly​

This session will discuss the details of the upcoming Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) that will take effect on October 1, 2019 and impact the way skilled nursing facilities are reimbursed for the first time in 20 years. In addition to focusing on the regulatory details of the new model, this webinar will provide guidance to PALTC clinicians on how they can become an integral resource to their facilities. It will cover tools clinicians can use to prepare themselves for this important transition.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how the PDPM Model differs from Resource Utilization Group System (RUGS)
  • Identify the importance of accurate physician/NP/PA engagement in new Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) PDPM payment system
  • Identify tools to help with the transition to the new payment model

        Moderator(s):
        • Alex Bardakh, MPP, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care
        Speaker(s):
        • Steven Buslovich, MD, Geriatrician, TeamHealth
        • Rajeev Kumar, MD, FACP, CMD, Chief Medical Officer, Symbria
        • Walter Lin, MD, MBA, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Generation Clinical Partners
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