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 be anchored by an experienced researcher from the AMDA Foundation Scientific Council who will present remarks on the relationship of individual QI initiatives in long term care to larger research projects that strengthen work across the field. Presentations will follow by the 2010 AMDA Foundation/Pfizer Quality Improvement Award winners who received grants to implement QI project proposals and the 2011 AMDA Foundation/Evercare® Award winners who received awards for projects that had been internally generated and funded by their nursing facilities. All award winning projects were judged to be feasible on a relatively small budget, provide measurable outcomes and objectives, and be easily replicated at other long term care facilities and organizations to promote best practices.
Identify quality improvement as both a research activity and faculty based care improvement process.
Demonstrate how evidence and data collection can involve the IDT in quality improvement activities.
Describe consistent care process that is the basis for making care improvements.
Speaker(s): Rebecca Boxer, MD; Murthy R. Gokula, MD, CMD; William D. Smucker, MD, CMD; Brenda K. Keller, MD, CMD; Suzanne M. Gillespie, MD
Disclosure(s): William D. Smucker, MD, CMD has no financial disclosures to report. Suzanne M. Gillespie, MD has no financial disclosures to report.