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Friday, March 23

11:00am MST

FR9 | Breaking Science: Presentations from Leading Researchers in PA/LTC Medicine
The session will highlight the latest scientific evidence through a series of brief oral presentations from leading researchers in the field of PA/LTC medicine. 10 minute oral presentations will be followed by a 5 minute dialogue between the audience and speakers.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe recent research studies conducted in the PA/LTC settings.
(2) Disseminate research results and conclusions with peers in the PA/LTC field.
(3) Direct clarifying questions to researchers about studies performed in PA/LTC settings.

avatar for Julie Gammack, MD, CMD

Julie Gammack, MD, CMD

Julie Gammack, MD, CMD, is a Professor of Medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. She is the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, past Program Director for the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, and a Medical Director at a teaching nursing home. She is a member... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Bellantoni, MD, CMD

Michelle Bellantoni, MD, CMD

Michele Bellantoni, MD, CMD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is the Clinical Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, and Medical Director of the Specialty Hospital Programs, at... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
San Antonio 5-6

3:30pm MST

FR25 | Reports from the Front: Updates On the Approach to UTI From Three Stewardship Projects
This session will provide participants with emerging information regarding urinary tract infection (UTI) management from national and international antimicrobial stewardship projects. The session will discuss implementation of new guidelines for the diagnosis of UTI, the development of new guidelines for the diagnosis and management of uncomplicated cystitis, and the presenter's experience in implementing a post-prescribing antibiotic time out as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Learning Objectives:
(1) Discuss facilitators and barriers with regard to implementation of a restrictive antibiotic prescription policy for UTI.
(2) Describe new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of uncomplicated cystitis in nursing home residents.
(3) Discuss factors to consider in the implementation of a post-prescribing antibiotic time out.

avatar for David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD

David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD

David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He serves as the Director of LTC and Influenza Programs for the division and as Chief of Medical Affairs for UPMC Senior Communities. Dr. Nace chairs... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Crnich, MD, PhD

Christopher Crnich, MD, PhD

Christopher Crnich, MD, PhD, is Chief of Medicine at the Madison Wisconsin VA and an Associate Professor of Medicine in Infectious Disease at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Crnich is the principal or co-investigator on a number of federally funded... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm MST
San Antonio 4
Saturday, March 24

11:00am MST

SA7 | Quality Improvement Awards and Expert Panel Discussion
This session will focus on the collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of improving the quality of care and life for PA/LTC residents. It will feature presentations by the Foundation's 2017 Quality Improvement Award winner on the "Quality of Dementia End-of-Life (EOL) Care in Nursing Homes using Quality Data Collection Tool for Palliative Care (QDACT-PC) Registry," as well as presentation from the winners of the 2018 QI & Health Outcome (QIHO) Award. These awards are centered on programs that facilities have successfully implemented to improve the quality of life for their residents. These presentations will form the basis for discussion by Robert Kaplan, MD, CMD, Thomas Caprio, MD, CMD, and Dulce Maria Cruz Oliver, MD. The discussion will serve to highlight the relationship between individual QI initiatives and larger research projects and trends that strengthen the quality of life across the PA/LTC continuum.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Appreciate the diversity and impact of quality improvement and quality of life projects in the PA/LTC setting.
(2) Describe the difference in project design and implementation of quality of care and quality of life projects.
(3) Discuss the challenges in impacting the quality of care and life in the PA/LTC setting.

avatar for Thomas Caprio, MD, CMD

Thomas Caprio, MD, CMD

Thomas Caprio, MD, CMD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Dentistry, Clinical Nursing, and Public Health Sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York. He serves as director of the geriatric medicine fellowship training program, director of the... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm MST
Dallas 7

2:30pm MST

SA15 | Improving Dementia Care Through MUSIC and MEMORYsm Program: The California Experience
This session will present the methodologies and findings of a 3-year study that examined the effects of MUSIC and MEMORY on reducing antipsychotics and improving behaviors of residents with dementia in over 250 California nursing homes. Additionally, we will discuss in detail the experiences of nursing home staff in the implementation of this program as a quality assurance performance improvement (QAPI) initiative. Time will be spent with the audience members to discuss ways to improve QAPI implementation based on the findings from this study.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Discuss the impact of MUSIC and MEMORY as a non-pharmacological intervention for residents with dementia.
(2) Describe the collaboration between California Association of Health Facilities and UC Davis in conducting this study.
(3) Examine facilitators and challenges to the implementation of a QAPI initiative.
(4) Recognize how to adapt and apply the methodologies used in this program to other situations and topics.

avatar for Debra Bakerjian, PhD, APRN

Debra Bakerjian, PhD, APRN

Debra Bakerjian PhD, FNP, FAAN, FAANP, is associate clinical professor, at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She has over 25 years of nursing homes practice experience and has served as a consultant to many nursing homes in the area of quality of care and patient... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm MST
Dallas 5-6

4:00pm MST

SA20 | Making it Happen: Research Updates on Cultural Challenges to Antimicrobial Stewardship in PA/LTC
The session will present updates and outcomes from research about antimicrobial stewardship in PA/LTC settings, including cultural facilitators and barriers to improving antibiotic use and ongoing work that promotes antimicrobial stewardship as part of a culture of safety. Outcomes, challenges, and lessons learned shared in this session can support attendees seeking to innovate antimicrobial stewardship in their buildings.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Recognize features of community PA/LTCs settings that appear to correlate with lower rates of overall antibiotic use.
(2) Discuss outcomes from research that supported PA/LTC settings in using their own data and forming collaborative antimicrobial stewardship teams.
(3) Explain the relevance of implementing antibiotic stewardship as a part a culture of safety that includes leadership, administration and front-line staff.

avatar for Robin Jump, MD, PhD

Robin Jump, MD, PhD

Robin Jump, MD, PhD, is an Infectious Disease physician at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University.  She has research support from the VA and AHRQ.  Her long-term academic interests are to... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm MST
Texas 1-2
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