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Thursday, March 22 • 1:30pm - 5:00pm
TH10 | An Evolution in Transitions: Improving the Skilled Nursing Facility and Emergency Department Relationship

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This session will lay the foundation for understanding, appreciating, and improving the compromised relationship that has existed between the emergency room and the skilled nursing facility. Experts from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine will describe the current state of affairs and how these two institutions can begin to work together in a meaningful and collaborative way as advocates for their mutual patients, based on enhanced communication, education, and the recognition of common goals.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe the challenges that exist in the transitions of care environment that act to compromise a purposeful relationship between the skilled nursing facility (SNF) and emergency department (ED).
(2) Realize how the ED, through the work of ACEP, is understanding how it needs to re-define itself in it's care of patients and it's relationship to PA/LTC providers,
(3) Consider how "best practices" in transitioning patients between the ED and SNF can be implemented in both locales
(4) Appreciate how the "geriatric" emergency room can augment the care of patients and positively impact Population Health programs and the Triple Aim.

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD

Wayne Saltsman, MD, PhD, CMD

Wayne Saltsman, MD, CMD, PhD, completed a clinical fellowship in Geriatric medicine at Harvard Medical School and is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric medicine, and Hospice and Palliative medicine. He is an assistant professor of Medicine at Tufts medical school, and... Read More →
avatar for Leslie Eber, MD, CMD

Leslie Eber, MD, CMD

Leslie Beth Eber, MD CMD, received her MD degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed her residency at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, Colorado. She is board certified in internal medicine and is a certified Medical Director. She divides her time between... Read More →
avatar for Marianna Karounos, DO

Marianna Karounos, DO

Marianna Karounos, DO, MS, FACEP, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from New York University and her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She did her residency training in Emergency Medicine at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center... Read More →
avatar for William Jaquis, MD

William Jaquis, MD

William Jaquis, MD, FACEP, is the Senior Vice President for the East Florida Division of Envision physician services where he oversees both Emergency Medicine and Hospital Medicine in a partnership with HCA. Prior to this, he was the Chief of Emergency Services for LifeBridge Health... Read More →
avatar for Robert Burke, MD, MS

Robert Burke, MD, MS

Robert Burke, MD, MS, is a Hospitalist at the Denver VA Medical Center, where he was a former Chief of the Hospitalist service and former acting associate Chief of Medicine. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the U of Colorado Medical School. He has a Master's Degree in Clinical... Read More →


Thursday March 22, 2018 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Texas Ballroom D