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 1.5 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 1.5 Management credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: This session will focus on dissemination and translational research issues relevant to the QI interests of AMDA members. Through presentations of projects ranging from interventions to reduce acute transfers to a study aimed at improving the accuracy and consistency of the nursing home survey process, accomplished researchers will describe effective strategies for implementing multi-facility quality improvement projects, identify the basic characteristics of an effective QI system, identify federal/state survey factors that limit or enhance QI efforts in the nursing home, and describe how nursing home internal QI and external survey efforts can be better coordinated.
Describe effective strategies for implementing multi-facility quality improvement projects.
Identify the basic characteristics of an effective QI system.
Identify Federal/state survey factors that limit or enhance QI efforts in the nursing home.
Describe how nursing home internal QI and external survey efforts can be better coordinated.
Speakers(s): Daniel Swagerty, Jr., MD, MPH, CMD, Joseph Ouslander, MD, John F. Schnelle, PhD, and David Polakoff, MD, MSc, CMD
Disclosure(s): Daniel Swagerty, MD, CMD has no disclosures to report. John Schnelle, PhD has no disclosures to report. Joseph Ouslander, MD, CMD has no disclosures to report. David Polakoff, MD has no disclosures to report.