Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Learning Network Quarterly Learning Collaborative 12.8.22
- Describe how to implement a successful alarm education program to improve quality of care for residents
- Discuss effective strategies and staff engagement for residents living with dementia in the nursing home community
- Explain the importance of a resident exercise program to prevent physical and cognitive decline
- Describe how the nursing home, through the implementation of palliative care along with the use of community resources, promotes quality end-of-life care for its residents
- Explain how one nursing home improved staff influenza vaccination rates and how it adapted to new COVID vaccine mandate/exemption regulations
- Discuss tools and resources available for nursing homes to utilize in quality improvement efforts
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
Angela McCray, RN, Director of Nursing
Jennifer Monahan, RN, Shift Supervisor Concordia at Villa St. Joseph
Anthony Chin, MS, Social Worker, Director of Social Services
Quality Life Services - Apollo
Jennifer Mullins, MA, Nursing Home Transitions Service Coordinator PA Health and Wellness
Renee Abbs, RN, BSN, Sr. Statewide Manager Nursing Facility Service Coordination
Nancy Stiffler, CHC Service Coordinator Supervisor RN UPMC Community HealthChoices
Dominique Oputa, LPC, Manager, LTSS
Amerihealth Caritas Pennsylvania Community HealthChoices and Keystone First Community HealthChoices
Sophie Campbell, MSN, RN, CRRN, RAC-CT, CNDLTC, Executive Director Educational Programming and Services
Pennsylvania Association of Directors of Nursing Administration
Mary Langford, MSN, CRNP, Vice President of Clinical Practice, Genesis Physician Services and President PMDA
Pennsylvania Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (PMDA)
Brian Stever, RN, BSN, Clinical Consultant, Board Member, Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators (PANAC)
Nancy Zionts, MBA, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Program Officer Jewish Healthcare Foundation
Jill Vovakes, MHA/INF, Director Bureau of Quality Assurance & Program Analytics
Larry Appel, MD, SFHM, Medical Director
Jamie Buchenauer, MPA, Deputy Secretary
Abigail Coleman, MS, Director, Division of Program Analytics PA Department of Human Services / Office of Long-Term Living
Matthew Chambers, MD, Physician Public Health Consultant PA Department of Health
No 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 with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients 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 2.0 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 2.0 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 2.0 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.
- 2.00 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.
- 2.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 2.00 ASWB
- 2.00 Attendance