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 management 1.5 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: The “Teaching Nursing Home” has been offered as a framework to integrate teaching and research in the long term care setting, and in the process align academia with health care at the bedside. While funding of such entities has been a challenge in the past, governments around the world have begun to test new paradigms. The Province of Ontario Canada has funded three Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation with a five year mandate to enhance the quality of senior’s care through education, research, innovation, evidence-based service delivery, design, and knowledge transfer. Goals include the building of sector wide capacity through best practice dissemination and enhanced competency of the interdisciplinary workforce. Each of the three Centres (Baycrest in Toronto, Schlegel in Waterloo and Bruyere in Ottawa) are committed to collaboration and the forging of new partnerships. Unique components of the Centres include an Interprofessional Learning Unit, research that focuses on health system delivery, workforce and quality and life, and the establishment of living classrooms for learning. Lessons learned will be reviewed with a focus on dissemination of best practices. In addition, parallels with the US federally funded Geriatric Education Centers will be highlighted with a focus on sustainability.
Discuss how adult learning theory may be translated into the delivery of best practices at the bedside.
Describe how to apply model curriculum to their practice settings.
Apply key evaluation metrics in order to gauge the effectiveness of specific teaching techniques.
Identify the similarities and differences between Centres for Learning in both Canada and the United States.
Speaker(s): Josie d'Avernas; Peter Walker, MD; John E. Morley, MB, BCH; Jurgis Karuza, PhD; Raquel Meyer, PhD, RN
Disclosure(s): Raquel Meyer, PhD, RN: BayCrest: Employee, Research Grant (No Salary or Monetary Payment), Co-Investegator