LTC Medical Practitioners and Pharmacists Conference
For assistance completing the online registration process, call 800.422.3106. All attendees must register and pay applicable fees. Walk-in registrations are accepted only if space permits. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.
This one-of-a-kind educational conference is for nursing facility administrators, nurses, medical directors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and pharmacists. The education will focus on bringing medical professionals and facility leadership together to discuss ways to improve the quality of care for nursing facility residents. Today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment includes new payment methodology tied to quality performance metrics and increased regulatory requirements to participate in federally funded health care programs. These changes require all members of the professional interdisciplinary team to be knowledgeable and engaged to facilitate the successful realignment of post-acute and long term care delivery systems to meet these pressing needs.
|Friday, July 21|
The New Requirements of Participation: What it Means for Medical Directors, Pharmacist and Other Practitioners
David R. Gifford, MD, MPH
In October 2016 CMS released the most comprehensive overhaul of the nursing facility Requirements of Participation since the implementation of the OBRA rules in 1987. The new rules focus heavily on person-centered care approaches, the reduction of unnecessary drugs and the reduction of preventable hospitalizations. The new requirements include a comprehensive facility assessment, much increased infection control requirements which include a formal antibiotic stewardship program, and the implementation of a formal QAPI process that includes the entire disciplinary team. This session will help participants understand the scope and detail of the requirements and how the participants will need to engage in their provider roles with nursing facilities as implementation of the rules advances through Phases I, II and III.
|2:45 pm||Panel Discussion: Current State and Federal Issues for Practitioners|
Decisions made by the Iowa 2017 General Assembly and U.S. Congress have a direct impact on day-to-day operations in both your practice and patient care. Our panel members will share state and federal updates and insights on issues impacting PA/LTC practices in Iowa’s nursing and rehab centers. Attendees will also learn about resources the QIO/QIN and AMDA/PALTC have developed to help practitioners successfully adapt to regulatory changes and practices to be successful in the changing healthcare delivery and payment reform landscape.
|Saturday, July 21|
Breakfast and Networking
Medication-Related Changes and Antimicrobial Stewardship Guidance in MegaRules
Allen Bell, RPh, CGP, FASCP
Antibiotic stewardship will be a new concept to licensed nurses who have been working exclusively in long term care. Nursing facility staff members will be looking to medical providers, medical directors and consultant pharmacists to provide information and guidance to draft programs and implement procedures to ensure that antibiotics and other drugs are used effectively and not unnecessarily among the elderly population they serve. This session will help prepare participants to help nursing facilities implement programs that effectively reduce the use of unnecessary drugs.
Opioid Use in Long Term Care
This presentation will cover the use of opioids in the treatment of persistent non-cancer pain in the older adult with emphasis on consideration for residents of nursing facilities. The evidence of the use of opioids will be examined as well as strategies to enhance patient safety when opioid therapy is indicated or required.
Early Detection and Treatment of Sepsis
Sepsis in the leading cause of infectious disease mortality in the U.S. The incidence and mortality of sepsis increases as patients age resulting in long term care residents being at particular risk of developing this condition. Early recognition and treatment of sepsis can significantly improve outcomes. This session will review the new screening criteria for sepsis, the 2017 Surviving Sepsis Guidelines and suggest simple, but effective, interventions for screening and the treatment in the long term care setting.
The following speakers and planning committee members have no conflicts with commercial interests to disclosure.
- Cindy Baddeloo, PhD, Planning Committee Member and Speaker
- Allen Bell, RPh, CGP, FASCP, Speaker
- Katy Brown, PharmD, Speaker
- Ryan Carnahan, RPhD, Planning Committee Member
- Mary Jane Carothers, RN, Activity Director, Planning Committee Member
- David R. Gifford, MD, MPH, Speaker
- Christopher Hill, DO, Speaker
- Jeff Reist, PharmD, Speaker
- Dave Tomlin, Activity Director and Planning Committee Member
- Geoffrey C. Wall, PhD, Speaker
The following speakers and planning committee members have a conflict(s) with commercial interests to disclosure.
- Paul Mulhausen, MD, Planning Committee Member and Speaker - Employee of Telligen
- Samuel E. Stanton, MD, Speaker - Consultant for The Community Doctor, LLC
The speakers will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Determination of educational content for this program and the selection of speakers are responsibilities of the activity director. Firms providing financial support did not have input in these areas.
Cancellation and Refunds
If a registrant cannot attend, an alternate registrant may attend in his/her place. Refunds will be granted only to those who cancel in writing to the IHCA∙ICAL office by 4 p.m. three business days prior to the program date. Cancellations after this time/date, no-shows due to weather, acts of God or illness, will be charged the full registration fee. This cancellation and refund policy does not apply to online courses. Refer to the course online brochure on the IHCA ICAL website for the specific cancellation and refund policy.
IHCA has secured a room block at the West Des Moines Marriott Hotel on the night of July 21, 2017 with special discounted sleeping room rates for the conference.
1250 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
IHCA Room Rate: $129 Single /Double + tax
To receive the special rate, you must request the “Iowa Health Care Association rate” when you make your reservation.
RATE CUT-OFF DATE: June 29, 2017
Continuing Education Credit
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the Iowa Health Care Association. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 7.5 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
- Other: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
The information provided at this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.
- 7.50 AOA Category 2A
- 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 7.50 CE Contact Hours