AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 1 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 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Presenter(s): Steven A. Levenson, MD, CMD Disclosure(s): Steven A. Levenson, MD, CMD has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Session Description: This session reviews the diverse responsibilities that require a medical director to be an efficient and competent investigator. It discusses the challenges and pitfalls of conducting investigations and trying to define and address problems. It offers attendees many tips and tactics,based on real-life experience, about conducting investigations and using the results to fulfill medical director responsibilities. Learning Objectives:
Discuss medical director roles and situations in the long termfacility requiring skills as a competent investigator
Identify tactics for conducting efficient, effective investigationsin diverse areas
Review steps to using information and conclusions drawn from that information to meet medical director responsibilities
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