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): J. Kenneth Brubaker, MD,CMD; David D Cravens MD, MSPH, CMD; Noel A DeBacker MD, CMD; Rebecca L FerriniMD, MPH, CMD Disclosure(s): All presenters reported they had no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Session Description: This session consists of a panel discussion moderated by Dr.Kenneth Brubaker, the 2008 Medical Director of the Year (MDOY), with nominee-panelists presenting their respective tools and best practices for success in their critical role as medical director in enhancing the quality of care in the organization. The importance of communication with the interdisciplinary team to fulfilling their role will be a focal point of the discussion. Learning Objectives:
Identify the value and importance of having current geriatricknowledge and medical directorship training to succeed as a medicaldirector
Describe how the medical director can participate in geriatriceducational opportunities within the nursing facility and examine theimportance of the medical director's committee participation in improvingthe quality of nursing home care
Discuss how the success of a medical director depends upon successfulcollaboration with the management team in their continuous qualityimprovement programs
Share both the successes and failures of medical directors who were2007 finalists for the Medical Director of the Year award
References: Malloy, T., Hutcheon, G., Kerr, J., Wadsworth, L., Robinson, B. AMDA Symposium2008 - Medical Director Panel Discussion: Stories and Strategies of MedicalDirectors Who Make an Impact on their Facilities. American Medical Directors Association Position Statement:The Role and Responsibilities of the Medical Director in the Nursing Home. Carey, R., Lloyd, R. (2001). Measuring Quality Improvement inHealthcare: A Guide to Statistical Process Control Applications. ASQ QualityPress, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Collins, J. (2001). Good to Great: Why some companies makethe leap and others don't. HarperCollins. New York.