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 1 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 1 Clinical credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: In 2007, the John A Hartford Centers of Geriatric Nursing Excellence (HCGNEs) began a collaboration to develop methods to strengthen the professional practice of nursing in nursing homes and to improve the quality of care and life for people in these facilities. In 2008, The Institute of Medicine's "Retooling for an Aging America" recommended that all professionals who provide care to older adults need additional geriatric competencies. This session will provide the audience with an overview of the products and services being developed by the HCGNEs with a specific focus on two products: Gerontological Nursing Knowledge Assessment Tool and Clinical Resources and Tools: Pain Management.
Review findings in the literature related to professional nursing practice in nursing homes.
Discuss the scope of RN practice in NHs.
Describe the programs developed by the HCGNEs to improve RN practice in NHs.
Identify opportunities for collaborative learning between physicians and RNs in the Nursing Home.