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 address medial directors who are interested in expanding their roles in medial direction. Topics with interactive discussion will include the following: leadership and management issues, development and sustaining a person-centered culture change, strategies to deal with physicians who are not compliant with state and federal regulations, risk management issues such as the black box labeled drugs, outreach/marketing for your institutions, and the initiation of successful quality improvement programs. The presenter will also share complex cases that include resident behavioral issues, levels of appropriate care, end-of-life problems, and determination of decision-making ability among residents with dementia. We also will examine an ideal medical director's contract that enables one to more easily expand the medial director's role. Attendees will have an opportunity to share their successes and failures in areas such as moving to a restraint free environment, transitioning to a smoke-free environment, and reducing the use psychotropic medications.
Discuss how to create opportunities to expand the medical director's role in the nursing home.
Provide examples of difficult medical director issues and how to resolve them.
Explain the importance of establishing a contract with the nursing facility that allows expanding the medial director's role.
Describe successful ways to expand the role of a medical director.
Speakers(s): Kenneth Brubaker, MD, CMD
Disclosure(s): Kenneth Brubaker, MD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report.