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Long Term Care Medicine-2011


C45 - Everyday Risk Management in Long Term Care: Tips to Improve Quality and Reduce Liability


Mar 26, 2011 11:00am ‐ Mar 26, 2011 12:30pm

Standard: $24.00

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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 facilitate a lively exchange among an experienced medical director, defense attorney and consultant nurse, discussing everyday strategies for your care and documentation to improve quality and reduce liability exposure. It will discuss high-risk clinical and psychosocial scenarios in the nursing home and share strategies to avoid "red flags" of charting care.

Learning Objectives(s):

  • Recognize high-risk clinical and psychosocial scenarios in the nursing home (such as pressure ulcers, falls, dehydration, malnutrition, medication adverse effects, changes of condition), and optimize care and documentation to address these scenarios.
  • Share strategies with your team to avoid ""red flags"" of charting and care, including rote charting, failure to follow up on changes or abnormalities, notification failures, inadequate assessments, and value judgments.
  • Evaluate a chart with an eye to risk management, recognizing entries that an attorney would consider as risk-reducing /protective versus risk-increasing/adverse from a legal liability standpoint.

Speakers(s):
Karl E. Steinberg, MD, CMD; Carl Bryant, RN; William C. Wilson, JD

Disclosure(s):
Karl E. Steinberg, MD, CMD - Stone Mountain Medical Associates, Inc.: President and CEO
William C. Wilson, Esq., JD has no financial disclosures to report.
Carl Bryant, RN - Cornerstone Medical Legal Consulting: CEO

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