Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 3.5 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session combines didactic instruction with interactive educational methods to present an overview of practical approaches to communication, advance care planning, and assessment and control of pain and other distressing symptoms experienced by patients in long term care.
Define palliative care as it relates to each resident within the long term care continuum.
Examine a systematic approach to assessing and managing pain and non-pain symptoms.
Describe comprehensive assessment and treatment of pain in the nursing facility.
Enhance communication with patients, families, and caregivers regarding goals of care and advanced care planning.
Speakers(s): Willliam D. Smucker, MD, CMD; Peter Winn, MD, CMD; Jennifer Heffernan, MD, CMD
Disclosure(s): Jennifer Heffernan, MD, CMD has no disclosures to report. William D. Smucker, MD, CMD has no disclosures to report.Peter Winn, MD has no disclosures to report.
References: These presentations are all based on the AMDA Palliative Care Curriculum, the AMDA Palliative Care Toolkit, the AMDA Pain CPG, and relevant updates to the literature.