Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Learning Network Quarterly Learning Collaborative 6.22.23
The Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Learning Collaborative is open to all nursing facilities and includes best practice sharing from facilities in Pennsylvania. The program has been designed to enhance interprofessional collaboration and skill development of nursing facility staff to promote more consistent practices and improve the quality of life and care of nursing facility residents. Topics will support the Nursing Facility Quality Incentive Program offered by the Department of Human Services, Office on Long-Term Living (DHS/OLTL).
During the second quarter of 2023, the focus has been Transitions of Care. Presentations will feature best practices from service coordination in the nursing facilities with Community HealthChoices (CHC), nursing facilities and healthcare organizations across the state, and an update on the Revisiting Teaching Nursing Home Pilot and Phase II of this work. Attendees will hear from several Associations, the Department of Human Services | Office of Long-Term Living, Department of Health and learn a glimpse of what is to come in Quarter 3 of 2023.
- Discuss best practices across the state: Bridge to Home, Palliative Care in the Long-term Care and POLST that enhance interprofessional collaboration and skill development of nursing facility staff to promote resident quality goals and transitions of care
- Describe the Pennsylvania Teaching Nursing Home Collaborative and the aim to engage organizations across the state and beyond to improve residents’ quality of care in nursing facilities, transform nursing education and enhance the nursing facility workforce
- Recognize the role of Community HealthChoices Service Coordination working with nursing facilities to support both resident and staff needs and awareness in transitions of care
- Industry Updates: Discuss updates in the nursing home industry for 2023 that facilitates peer-to-peer learning and identifies changes aimed to help improve the quality of care for residents
- DHS|OLTL Updates
- Best Practices from the Field: 15 min each
- “POLST Implementation in a SNF: Best Practice”
- Service Coordination in the Nursing Facility
- Bridge to Home
- Palliative Care in Long-Term
- Teaching Nursing Home Collaborative
- Updates from the Associations
- MDS Updates
- PADONA Updates
- Wrap up and Closing
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 Juliet Marsala, MS, MBA, CRC, Deputy Secretary PA Department of Human Services / Office of Long-Term Living
Tiffany Bloom, BSW Senior Program Manager & Susan Stemmerich, Service Coordinator UPMC Community HealthChoices
Sophie Campbell, MSN, RN, CRRN, RAC-CT, CNDLTC, Executive Director Educational Programming and Services Pennsylvania Association of Directors of Nursing Administration
Richard Hoffmaster, MD, Director of Palliative Medicine UPMC St. Margaret Medical Director Presbyterian SeniorNetwork, Longwood at Oakmont
Amie J. Hull, DNP, CRNP, Supervisor CRNP UPMC Senior Communities
Sue Ann Priemer, BA, Social Services Director South Fayette Nursing Home/ QLS Markleysburg
Brian Stever, RN, BSN, RAC-CT, Clinical Reimbursement Consultant Stever Advisors
Rollin M. Wright, MD, MS, MPH, Division of Geriatric Medicine/Dept of Medicine Penn State Health at Hershey Medical Center
Nancy Zionts, MBA, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Program Officer Jewish Healthcare Foundation
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