LTC Medical Directors, Medical Practitioners and Pharmacists Conference
This conference has been canceled.
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, June 1, 2018|
The Role of the Medical Director and Consultant Pharmacists in Todays PA-LTC
David R. Gifford, MD, MPH, AHCA/NCAL
The world of post-acute medicine and the delivery of pharmacy services has become increasingly complex and increasingly intertwined. As acuity of residents increase and new payment models change how hospitals utilize SNFs, the role of the physician and pharmacist has increased. The new Medicare and Medicaid regulations also increase the involvement of both the physician and pharmacist in a number of areas. Adverse events in the post-acute care setting have been increasing with medications a leading cause. This session will discuss the increasing role physician and pharmacist play in medication prescribing in LTC with a focus on antibiotic stewardship and the use of medications that increase the risk of adverse events in the elderly. This session will help medical practitioners and consultant pharmacists understand their roles in today’s long term and post-acute environment that is demanded by regulators and third-party payors alike.
Successful Non-Pharmaceutical Approaches in Dementia Care
Marianne Smith, PhD, RN
Challenging behaviors in dementia often result from unmet needs that the person can no longer communicate in spoken language. This program reviews a stepwise approach to problem-solving that focuses on underlying causes and contributing factors to dementia behaviors, evidence-based interventions to reduce distressed behaviors, and the importance of team approaches to change the culture of using medication interventions vs. spending time on person-centered approaches.
|3:45 pm||Annual Meeting of IPALTC|
|Saturday, June 2, 2018|
Role of Palliative Care in Person-Centered Care
Ann Broderick, MD, MS
What palliative care principles do you use every day with patients in the care center? How can you hone those skills to provide health care that meets the goals of your patients and their families? In this interactive session, attendees will learn some techniques that attend to the complex emotions of patients and families and that align a treatment plan with the goals and values of the patient. In addition, we will address how palliative care addresses the symptoms of the patients without necessarily adding to pill burden. Finally, we will address how deprescribing can be achieved based on evidence and alignment with the patients and families.
Managing Chronic Mental Illness in Older Adults
Colleen S. Brems, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC
Mental and emotional distress is a common problem among older adults who live in long-term care settings. Late-life mental illness and threats to mental health too often trigger a downward spiral of disability. This presentation will review signs and symptoms of mental distress and illness, which is the first step in resolving problems. Discussion will focus on the role of interdisciplinary team to assess common disorders and adapt care approaches to help enhance comfort, function, and wellness.
Reducing Re-Hospitalizations through Pharmacist-Physician Collaboration
Diane Reist, PharmD, RPh
The implementation of HRRP & SNFRM for SNF VBP has many of us asking WITW (what in the world?) As we deal with newly implemented rules and the threat of financial penalties for our patients making return trips to acute care how do we address these readmission issues? What are the issues? Who, what, and where are the stumbling blocks to a smooth transition across the post-acute care continuum and how can we improve this journey for our patients without adding time and work to an already overflowing workload? What is Transitional Care – another buzz word? This presentation will discuss local studies and projects that have looked at what the issues are and some methods for dealing with them.
The following speakers and planning committee members have no conflicts with commercial interests to disclosure.
- Colleen S. Brems, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC, Speaker
- Ann Broderick, MD, MS, Speaker
- Mary Jane Carothers, Activity Director and Planning Committee Member
- David R. Gifford, MD, MPH, AHCA/NCAL, Speaker and Planning Committee Member
- Diane Reist, PharmD, RPh, Speaker
- Marianne Smith, PhD, RN, Speaker
- Dave Tomlin, Activity Director and Planning Committee Member
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.
Sleeping Room Information
Iowa Health Care Association has negotiated special sleeping room rates for its members at several West Des Moines area hotels. IHCA members can utilize these discounts whenever they are staying in the Des Moines area. All hotels are located within three miles of the IHCA office and education center.
To get the special room rate you must request the “Iowa Health Care Association room rate”.
7060 Lake Drive
West Des Moines, IA
Room rate: $78 single/double
6905 Lake Drive
West Des Moines, IA
Room rate: $92 plus tax – King Studio Suite or $129 plus tax – 2 Queen Suite
For additional discounted hotels, please refer to EDUCATION section of our website.
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 company 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 Hour(s)
Register on-line at www.ipaltc.org. Find the registration form under the “Upcoming Events” tab.
On-line registration is ONLY available for Physicians, Medical Directors, Doctors and Nurse Practitioners.
All others please register by completing the registration form on the back of this brochure.
- Please complete the REGISTRATION FORM and FAX, MAIL, or SCAN and e-mail it by May 30, 2018.
- Credit card payments are available.
- A billing statement for the registration fee will be sent directly to your facility/company.
- Cancellations will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Cancellations after this date, no-shows due to weather, acts of God or illness, will be charged the full registration fee. The Iowa Health Care Association reserves the right to cancel the education program; in the event of such a cancellation, all registration fees will be refunded.
- IPALTC or IHCA Members: $165 per person
- Pharmacists: $165 per person
- Non Members: $275 per person
Registration fee includes: handouts, continuing education credit, reception, breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks on June 2.