Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Learning Network Quarterly Learning Collaborative 9.15.22
- 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
Tracy Roman, RN, MBA, NHA, SVP/COO,
Lisa Vercusky, RAC-CT, RA-CTA, QCP, Corporate Quality Director,
Erika Mascia, BA, CDP, ADC, Activities Director, Harmon House Care Center
Audrey Fernald, RN, BS, Director of Infection Prevention and Occupational Medicine, Fellowship Community
Debra Wright, RN, BSN, Quality Improvement Specialist, Quality Insights
Taylor McMahon, RN, DON,
Presbyterian SeniorCare Network, The Willows
Christina Lopez, LBSW,
Social Services Manager
Sophie Campbell, MSN, RN, CRRN, RAC-CT, CNDLTC, Executive Director Educational Programming and Services,
Pennsylvania Association of Directors of Nursing Administration (PADONA)
Anneliese Perry, MS, NHA, CECM, Program Manager, Aging Initiatives
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