UPMC Mercy 2nd Annual 4Ms Conference: Age-Friendly Committed to Care Excellence for Older Adults
UPMC Mercy has aligned with the national Age-Friendly initiative from the IHI. In 2021, the collaborative interdisciplinary efforts led to achieving the designation of Age-Friendly Committed to Care Excellence to improve the care of older adults at UPMC Mercy.
This program will describe UPMC Mercy's interdisciplinary efforts to achieve the Age-Friendly Committed to Care Excellence designation from the IHI as part of the national Age-Friendly health systems movement. The program will focus on the success of What Matters Most and Medications and the associated lessons learned. The program will also feature a discussion about Age-Friendly care transitions among acute care and outpatient settings for older adults.
This program is appropriate for all members of the healthcare team, including physicians, nurses, and discharge planners.
By the completion of this session, participants should be able to:
1. Identify UPMC Mercy as an Age-Friendly Committed to Care Excellence health system.
2. Evaluate opportunities for Age-Friendly care during transitions of care.
3. Describe best practices for managing sleep in older adults.
Stasa D. Tadic, MD, MS is an Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at University of Pittsburgh. He is also an Academic Chief of Geriatric Medicine at UPMC Mercy hospital and provides consult service on hospitalized elderly and teaching of medical residents.
Elizabeth Mohan, MD is a Board Certified Family Physician and Geriatrician at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital. Dr. Mohan is the Associate Program Director UPMC St Margaret Hospital Geriatric Fellowship Program and the Medical Director, UPMC St Margaret Hospital Geriatric Care Center. She is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College. She completed her training at UPMC St Margaret Family Medicine Residency Program and the Geriatric Fellowship at UPMC St Margaret as well. She sees patients in outpatient, inpatient, and nursing facility settings. Her interests include delirium, medical ethics, prognosis and nursing home care. Her undergraduate degree is from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.
Melissa Jones is the geriatric programmatic nurse specialist with UPMC. Mercy. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner through the NCCDP and is a board certified gerontological nurse. She holds a Masters in Nursing Education and has practiced nursing in various care settings including nephrology, developmental disabilities, community and medical education. Melissa is also part time adjunct clinical faculty with Duquesne School of Nursing.
Abigail Steele,PharmD, BCPS, BCGP is a Clinical Pharmacist at UPMC Mercy. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences at Cornell University, and obtained her PharmD at the University at Buffalo. She completed a PGY-1 pharmacy practice residency at UPMC Mercy in 2014. In 2020 she finished the University of Pittsburgh Gerontology Certificate Program, and is currently Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy and Geriatric Pharmacy. Her clinical interests include age-associated changes in pharmacokinetics and reducing adverse drug effects and medication burden in older patients.
Susan Pearson LCSW, ACM-SW is the supervisor of Clinical Care Coordination And Discharge Planning at UPMC MERCY. She holds a Bachelors and Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh and is a third-generation Pitt grad. Susan has worked at Mercy since July 1997 as a SW in the Emergency Department. As the Supervisor of Clinical Care Coordination and Discharge Planning, she oversees the ED and ERC staff. Susan is married with three children and two rescue pups.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 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 entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, 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 designates this live webinar activity for a maximum of 4.0 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 4.0 contact hours.
This program is offered for 4.0 hours of social work continuing education through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education-accredited school and, therefore, a PA pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for
LSW/LCSV LPC and LMFT biennial license renewal. For information on social work continuing education call (412) 624-6902.
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.
- 4.00 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.
- 4.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 4.00 ASWB
- 4.00 Attendance