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 first time offering will create a forum for members of the IDT to share their innovative programs and policies. Come hear how other teams have overcome barriers and challenges in their practice. Five programs will briefly present their best practices, and then offer expert advice to attendees and share the materials which have contributed to their program's successes in roundtable format. This session provides excellent opportunity to network with colleagues who have turned challenges into golden opportunities.
Moderator: Suzanne Gillespie, MD
A Depression Support Service for the Frail Elderly
This presentation will describe the implementation of a collaborative care model for primary care treatment of depression in the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center long-term care facility. Topics to be covered include: the rationale for and evidence supporting collaborative care depression treatment, essential components of the collaborative care model (the "toolkit"), and unique challenges posed by the long-term care environment. Particular attention will be devoted to issues of staffing, cost effectiveness, and financial sustainability. Participants will be provided handouts which include depression screening and treatment tools.
Eran Metzger, MD, Medicine, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center
Identifying Patterns during Incident Investigations: Diabetes Management and Incident of Falls
This presentation will share the journey of fall investigations that expanded, and opened up a process to include the entire interdisciplinary team.
Suzanne C. Cryst, RD, CSG, LD, Nutrition, Maria Joseph Center
Doing the Right Thing in the Right Way, Northwest Missouri Proposes a New Plan for Nursing Home Staff Retention
Long term care in northwest Missouri is in desperate need of professional support and resources for improvement of care. Working conditions are poor and retention of staff is nearly impossible. A strategic plan has been developed to assist these homes with staff retention. It will be offered to the homes willing to actively participate in the Advancing Excellence campaign so the residents will benefit most.
Jackie Boan, Primary Care Associates, Heartland Regional Medical Center
Management of Sex Offenders in Long Term Care
A guideline that addresses many of the considerations raised by the admission of sex-offenders in LTC will be discussed. Among these are assessment of risk, ways to mitigate risks posed, factors to consider when a sex-offender is housed in your facility, and the balancing of the rights of the patient with safety concerns.
Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD, Edgemoor DP SNF
Psychotropic Medication Management: A Successful Interdisciplinary Systematic Model of how to Reduce them in the Long Term Care
We will discuss the actual process of implementation of the interdisciplinary team, the roles responsibilities related with the psychotropic task force and participants. The intense collaboration with psych consultants will be described in detail. We will present the impressive data of the results after two years of implementation. Specific pearls in how to negotiate and implement protocols that affect the use of psychotropic will be emphasized as well as the role of nursing in carrying through with the protocols and working closely with pharmacy. We will also share our "dementia" training program for CNA, LVN, RN and a "managing difficult behaviors card" that we created.
S. Liliana Oakes, MD, Family Community Medicine, UTHSCSA
Speakers(s): Moderator: Suzanne Gillespie, MD
Eran Metzger, MD; Suzanne C. Cryst, RD, CSG, LD; Jackie Boan; Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD; S. Liliana Oakes, MD
Disclosure(s): Jackie Boan has no disclosures to report. Suzanne C. Cryst, RD, CSG, LD has no disclosures to report. Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD has no disclosures to report. Suzanne Gillespie, MD has no disclosures to report. Eran Metzger, MD has no disclosures to report. S. Liliana Oakes, MD - Brookdale Senior Living: Employee/Stockholder