Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Learning Collaborative 9.28.23
The Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Learning Collaborative is open to all nursing facilities, fostering the exchange of best practices among Pennsylvania-based facilities. Its primary aim is to promote interprofessional collaboration and skill development among nursing facility staff, ultimately leading to more consistent practices and an improved quality of life and care for residents. The program's themes align with the Nursing Facility Quality Incentive Program, as administered by the Department of Human Services, Office on Long-Term Living (DHS/OLTL).
In the third quarter of 2023, the focus is centered on enhancing clinical skills, particularly for managing complex conditions. This phase of the Learning Collaborative features presentations that highlight promising practices in infection control, fall prevention programs, and improving staff vaccination rates. Additionally, two workforce-related presentations are scheduled: addressing new nursing facility staffing mandates, and the Pennsylvania Teaching Nursing Home Collaborative.
Attendees will have the opportunity to hear insights from various associations, representatives from the Department of Human Services | Office of Long-Term Living, and the Department of Health, offering a glimpse of what to expect in Quarter 4 of 2023.
1. Describe innovative approaches from across the state to enhance clinical skills and quality improvement efforts in infection control, fall prevention, and staff vaccination rates, drawing from promising practices.
2. Discuss the new federal and state regulatory staffing mandate regulations affecting nursing facilities in Pennsylvania
3. Explain the Pennsylvania Teaching Nursing Home Collaborative, which seeks to enhance clinical outcomes for nursing home residents, elevate nursing education, and facilitate the dissemination of workforce initiatives throughout Pennsylvania.
4. Identify industry updates from PA Professional Organizations that facilitates peer-to-peer learning and identifies changes aimed to help improve the quality of care for residents.
The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.
Larry Appel, MD, SFHM, Medical Director
Abagail Coleman, Director, Division of Program Analytics PA Department of Human Services / Office of Long-Term Living
Chris Fisher, MS, NHA, Vice President, Operations
Gail Weidman, Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs Pennsylvania Health Care Association
Wendy Hildenbrandt, BSN, RN, CNDLTC, CDCP , Director of Nursing, Linnie Clark, RN Infection Control Preventionist Morningstar Living
Cara D. Todhunter, MA, CCC/SLP, MPM, NHA, Executive Director, Reformed Presbyterian Home
Molly, Langford, CRNP, President, Pennsylvania Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine
Megan Stedjan, MSW, Vice President, Member Excellence, LeadingAge PA
Brian Stever, RN, BSN, RAC-CT, Clinical Reimbursement Consultant, Vice President of the Board Stever Advisors, LLC
Nicole Watson, BSW, RN, WCC, Vice President of Clinical Excellence SpiriTrust Lutheran
Nancy Zionts, MBA, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Program Officer Jewish Healthcare Foundation
The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed: Nicole Watson, BSW, RN, WCC, Vice President of Clinical Excellence SpiriTrust Lutheran is a consultant for Accora.
No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Accreditation and credit designation
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh School designates this blended activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.75 contact hours.
Social Work (ASWB)
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.75 continuing education credits.
Other Healthcare Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.75 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.75 ASWB
- 1.75 Attendance