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 1.0 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 1.0 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: The secret to person-centered care ‘culture change’, has been found by the conveners and participants of the 2012-2103 Pioneer Network National Learning Collaborative on Using the MDS 3.0 as the Engine for High Quality Individualized Care? Maybe…or maybe not, but in this session you will learn how through the implementation of four organizational practices (huddles, consistent assignments, CNAs in care plans and QI closest to the resident) combined with an individual approach to care, your community can move forward on their culture change journey and improve the quality of care and life of their residents. The session will also explore how a medical director can support your community on this journey.
Identify and recognize changes in the foot and its related structures associated with aging and chronic disease.
Identify primary foot and related complications associated with the long-term care patient, including fall risk.
Define clinical strategies to assess the "at risk" patient and understand primary management options, including service indicators, primary care oversight, and managing ongoing consultation.
Develop management programs that stress assessment, education, and prevention, including referral and continuing educational programs.
Speaker(s): Joan Devine, RN, BSN; Catherine Kush, GNP
Reference(s): The national learning collaborative was designed to define the impact of the four organizational practices which has been done through antidotal accounts and individual community improvements, but currently there is no data beyond a community's individual QI outcomes. The collaborative was designed to identify processes that will support the ability of nursing homes to replicate the work of the collaborative homes. There are currenlty being prepared for distribution through the Pioneer Network.