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 Internet Enduring Material 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: This highly interactive session will focus on describing the interprofessional competencies and team-based competencies that geriatric health care professionals need to have a high quality interdisciplinary practice and to apply the principles to case studies. Session participants will be encouraged to share their successes and challenges in their practices and to use the competencies to better understand reinforcing and restraining factors that impact the success of their practices, particularly from a patient safety and person-centered care perspective. Attendees will be able to apply the concepts for practice improvement.
Recognize the impact of Clostridium difficile infection on residents in long term care.
Examine the current literature on the effect of intestinal flora on Clostridium difficile infection and explore the use of probiotics for prevention and treatment of this infection.
Determine the most common infections and pathogens seen in long term care and examine rationale for proper antibiotic selection.
Reference(s): 1. A National Interprofessional Competency Framework. Vancouver: Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative, 2010. (No authors given.)2. Interprofessional Education Collaborative Expert Panel, 2011. Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: Pre-publication recommendations. Washington, D.C.3. Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century. Washington: National Academy of Sciences, 2000. (No authors given.)4. Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice. Geneva: World Health Organization, 2010. (No authors given.)5. Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality. Washington: The National Academies Press, 2003. (No authors given.)6. Institute of Medicine. (2010). The future of nursing: Leading change, advancing health. Retrieved from http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=12956&page=R17. Team-Based Competencies: Building a Shared Foundation for Education and Clinical Practice In partnership with the Interprofessional Education Collaborative. Retrieved from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/education-resources/IPECProceedings.pdf