AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1.5 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity fora maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Presenter(s): Gwendolen T. Buhr, MD, CMD;Mitchell T. Heflin, MD; Anthony J. Caprio, MD; Tiffany E. Shubert, MPT, PhD; Irene Hamrick, MD Disclosure(s): All presenters reported they had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Session Description: In light of the recent Institute of Medicine Report, Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce, AMDA members need to be armed with innovative educational strategies in order to grow. This session presents four dynamic, innovative, and interactive educational strategies and curriculum for participants to readily adapt to their own long term care teaching venue whether that includes medical students,nursing students or nursing facility staff. Yes, it can be fun to learn long term care, geriatric assessment and geriatric syndromes. Tools and handouts for replication will be provided. Learning Objectives:
Describe and identify the value of innovative educational strategiesto teach long term care
Explain the principles of patient home safety and the need for homesafety assessments
Utilize developed educational curriculum to train physicians andstaff for improved patient care
Select innovative educational strategies when planning to teach longterm care in the future
References: Committee on the Future Health Care Workforce for Older Americans Board on Health Care Services, & Institute of Medicine.(2008). Retooling for an aging America:Building the health care workforce. Washington, D. C.: National Academies Press.
MD, MEd, CMD,
Associate Professor of Geriatrics,