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Session Description: This session will focus on the collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of improving the quality of care and life for long-term care residents. It will feature presentations by a past AMDA Foundation/Pfizer Quality Improvement award winner on Enhancing the Implementation of a New Advance Directive Policy. In addition, there will be presentations from the winners of the 2015 Quality Improvement & Health Outcome award which are centered on programs that facilities have successfully implemented that improve the quality of life for their residents. These presentations will form the basis for discussion by Drs. Paul Katz and Daniel Swagerty. Their discussion will serve to highlight the relationship between individual Quality Improvement initiatives and larger research projects and trends that strengthen the quality of life across the post-acute/long-term care continuum.
Appreciate the diversity and impact of quality improvement and quality of life projects in the post-acute/long-term setting
Describe the difference in project design and implementation of quality of care and quality of life projects
Explain the challenges in impacting the quality of care and life in the post-acute/long-term care setting
Speaker(s): Daphna Grossman MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP Paul R. Katz, MD, CMD Zachary Palace, MD, CMD Daniel Swagerty, MD, MPH, CMD
Reference(s): The Use of Data for Process and Quality Improvement in Long Term Care and Home Care: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Anne E. Sales PhD, RN; Anne-Marie Bostrom PhD; Tracey Bucknall PhD, RN; Kellie Draper BS; Kimberly Fraser PhD, RN; Corinne Schalm MSG, MPA, FCCHSE; Sharon Warren PhD. JAMDA 13 (2012) 103e113. Conferences, tablecloths and cupboards: How to understand the situatedness of quality improvements in long-term care. Annemiek Stoopendaal, Roland Bal. Social Science & Medicine 78 (2013) 78e85. Retooling the RN workforce in long-term care: Nursing certification as a pathway to quality improvement. Mary E. Cramer, PhD, APHN-BC, FAAN; Robin High, MBA, MA; Beth Culross, RN, GCNS-BC, CRRN; Deborah Marks Conley, MSN, APRN-CNS, GCNS-BC, FNGNA; Preethy Nayar, MD, PhD; Anh T. Nguyen, MSPH; Diptee Ojha, MBA, BDS. Geriatric Nursing 35 (2014) 182e187.
Chair Department of Geriatrics,
Florida State University, College of Medicine