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Austin 4-6 [clear filter]
Friday, March 23

11:00am MST

FR6 | Rural LTC: A Crossroads in Medical Director Management and Clinical Support
Rural LTC is a challenge for medical directors at a number of levels, including: coordinating regulation with practice, systems development and process, and staff mind set. Rural facilities that are community supported and single entities have a unique set of issues as do rural facilities that are part of corporate chains. Clinical outcomes and care delivered should be raised to acceptable levels. This session will discuss the challenges encountered in rural LTC facilities and provide successful strategies to overcome these challenges.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Discuss challenges that Medical Directors and PCPs encounter in rural LTC settings.
(2) Describe strategies successfully used in rural settings to remain current with new regulations and evolving practice principles in Geriatric Medicine.
(3) Explain approaches that have been successful in rural settings to keep staff focused on LTC initiatives and QAPI supervision.
(4) Utilize strategies to reach out to rural families to educate them on the aging process and LTC expectations.

Friday March 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm MST
Austin 4-6
  Medical Direction

1:30pm MST

FR15 | Navigating the Turbulent Waters of Wound Care
This session will provide an update on the current practice guidelines and recommendations for delivery of wound care in the post-acute setting. Various etiologies, assessment, and treatments will be discussed. Additionally, information on the development of a wound care team and establishing a center of excellence in wound management will be addressed.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Understand various wound types and classifications.
(2) Recognize the importance of correct etiology identification.
(3) Identify various roles of the wound care team.

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Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD

Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD, has been a nursing home and hospice medical director, attending physician and educator in San Diego for over 20 years and is editor-in-chief of Caring for the Ages in addition to serving on AMDA's Board of Directors and multiple committees. He is a frequent... Read More →
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Shark Bird, MD, CMD

Shark Bird, MD, CMD, has been practicing post acute medicine since completion of his residency in 1996. In addition, he has served on multiple missions in Benin, West Africa at the Hospital Evangelique a Bembereke. He has been practicing in wound care full time since 2004 and currently... Read More →
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Scott Bolhack, MD, MBA, CMD

Scott Bolhack, MD, CMD, speaks nationally on the subject of wound care, palliative care and hospice, rehabilitation in nursing homes, and quality improvement processes. Dr. Bolhack has additional experience as a medical director for wound centers, nursing homes, assisted living facilities... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm MST
Austin 4-6
  Clinical Medicine

3:30pm MST

FR23 | ASCP Session
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Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD

Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD, is a geriatrician and Certified Medical Director with board certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. In her role as Associate Director of the Denver-Seattle Center for Veteran-Centric and Value-Driven Care, she works with over 30 health services researchers... Read More →
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Chad Worz, PharmD

Chad Worz, PharmD, received his Bachelors of Science and post-B.S. Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Cincinnati in 1996 and 1998. In July of 2007, Chad established Medication Managers, LLC, whose mission is to educate and serve nursing home residents, nursing home administration... Read More →

Friday March 23, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm MST
Austin 4-6
  Clinical Medicine
Saturday, March 24

11:00am MST

SA8 | Lessons from Litigation: A Tool for Performance Improvement in PA/LTC Facilities
This session features two experienced medical directors of PA/LTC facilities with many years of experience in providing consulting and expert witness services to providers and attorneys involved in various types of litigation in the PA/LTC arena. They have distilled unique teaching points from many cases and will discuss how providers and facilities can learn from these and implement various interventions, policies, and process improvements pertinent to their own facilities to improve exposure to common areas of liability and potentially avoid litigation.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe the main areas of litigation commonly encountered in PA/LTC facilities.
(2) Discuss ways the medical director, attending physician, administrator and DON can glean lessons from PA/LTC litigation to use for performance improvement activities in their facilities that can serve to lessen the chance of being involved in litigation.
(3) Recognize the importance of recognition of 'near miss' events and subsequent implementation of follow-up action to prevent liability with adverse outcomes.
(4) Describe the importance of updated care plans that reflect appropriate goals of care for nursing facility residents in reducing the chance of litigation involving nursing facility residents.

Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm MST
Austin 4-6
  Medical Direction

2:30pm MST

SA16 | The Emergency Department Joins the Interdisciplinary Team: Strategies to Improve Acute Care Transitions and Reduce ED Capture
This session will explain how PA/LTC nurses, providers, and administrators can partner with receiving emergency departments (EDs) to improve the transitions between their sites, enhance resident safety in the ED, and reduce potentially avoidable hospitalizations.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Design a program to enhance collaboration with the emergency department.
(2) Evaluate their site's PA/LTC to ED transition process and identify areas of improvement.
(3) Explain the unique challenges of treating PA/LTC residents in the emergency department.
(4) Discuss the Geriatric ED Guidelines as they relate to the PA/LTC to ED transition.

Saturday March 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm MST
Austin 4-6
  Clinical Medicine

4:00pm MST

SA24 | Creating Memorable Experiences for Residents, Families, and Staff: What Nursing Facilities can Learn From Disney
Whether or not you’re a fan of Disney theme parks, LTC can learn valuable lessons from the success of the Magic Kingdom. Like the theatre or a musical performance, Disney is in the business of creating an experience, rather than merely providing a service. Ironically, health care is not so different (we just don’t realize it yet!). In an effort to integrate a more proactive, positive, and creative focus, this session will offer a paradigm shift in language, culture, and experience for all LTC stakeholders, based on the book "If Disney Ran Your Hospital - 9 ½ Things You Would Do Differently" (Fred Lee, 2004). By focusing team efforts on initiative, empathy, courtesy, and communication, all embraced so effectively by the Disney team, patients and families will focus on their experiences rather than the services provided in participant facilities. Hop in your roller coaster and join us for a unique, fun, and dynamic session...Disney characters welcome!

Learning Objectives:
(1) Discuss the Disney SHARE acronym and explain its utility in long term care.
(2) Identify at least two current practices in their LTC facility that could be improved by integrating the Disney paradigm.
(3) Describe the difference between providing a service and creating an experience and ways to create experiences in PA/LTC care.
(4) Identify two exercises that attendees can facilitate with staff in their LTC facility.

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Paige Hector, LMSW

Paige Hector, LMSW, is a clinical educator with over 25 years’ health care experience. Ms. Hector gives workshops and seminars across the country on diverse topics related to post-acute and long-term care. Published in 2016, she authored two chapters for a textbook titled Managing... Read More →
avatar for Patricia Bach, PsyD, MS, RN

Patricia Bach, PsyD, MS, RN

Patricia Bach, PsyD, RN is a consulting clinical gero/neuropsychologist in Roseville, California and active AMDA member for the past nine years. She currently serves on the Boards of CALTCM and ABPLM, and is president of Psychologists in Long-Term Care.

Saturday March 24, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm MST
Austin 4-6
  Professional Development
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