Loading…
Please use the scheduler to select and access session information. You can filter session information by selecting the attributes listed on the right hand side of the page. To personalize this tool, you must create an account. Please note this account is separate and not linked to your AMDA membership account. 
Click here for instructions on how to use the scheduler and/or to contact the support team.

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Research [clear filter]
Thursday, March 22
 

11:30am

PSTR | Poster Session Opens
The Scientific Posters may be viewed from 11:30 AM Thursday, March 22 through 7:00 PM Friday, March 23. Poster presenters will be on hand to answer questions on Thursday evening from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Attendees who view the posters may claim up to 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Thursday March 22, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Texas Ballroom Pre-Function
 
Friday, March 23
 

11:00am

FR9 | Breaking Science: Presentations from Leading Researchers in PA/LTC Medicine
The session will highlight the latest scientific evidence through a series of brief oral presentations from leading researchers in the field of PA/LTC medicine. 10 minute oral presentations will be followed by a 5 minute dialogue between the audience and speakers.

Presentations:
Development and Evaluation of a Clinical Practice Guideline to Improve Antibiotic Stewardship in a PA/LTC Care Setting
Nadia Khan

Innovative Approaches to LTSS Rebalancing: Perspectives from Medicaid Administrators, Service Agencies, and Patient Advocates
Virginia Kotzias, MPP

Effects of a Story-Sharing Intervention on Depression and Well-Being in Older Adults Transitioning to Long-Term Care
Gail Sullivan, PhD, MSN, ARNP-BC, CCRN

Measuring Team Effectiveness in the Veterans Health Administration’s Home-Based Primary Care Program
Suzanne Gillespie, MD, RD, CMD

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe recent research studies conducted in the PA/LTC settings.
(2) Disseminate research results and conclusions with peers in the PA/LTC field.
(3) Direct clarifying questions to researchers about studies performed in PA/LTC settings.

Moderators
avatar for Michele Bellantoni, MD, CMD

Michele Bellantoni, MD, CMD

Michele Bellantoni, MD, CMD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Clinical Director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She serves as Medical Director of the Specialty Hospital Programs of the Johns Hopkins... Read More →
avatar for Julie Gammack, MD, CMD

Julie Gammack, MD, CMD

Julie Gammack, MD, CMD, is a Professor of Medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. She is the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, past Program Director for the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, and a Medical Director at a teaching nursing home. She is a member... Read More →
avatar for Philip Sloane, MD, MPH

Philip Sloane, MD, MPH

Philip Sloane, MD, MPH, is the Elizabeth and Oscar Goodwin Distinguished Professor of Family Medicine and co-director of the Program on Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jointly... Read More →
avatar for George Wang, MD, PhD, CMD

George Wang, MD, PhD, CMD

George Wang, MD, PhD, CMD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Aging at Columbia University, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at Johns Hopkins University, a former recipient of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gail Sullivan, PhD, MSN, ARNP-BC, CCRN

Gail Sullivan, PhD, MSN, ARNP-BC, CCRN

Gail Sullivan, PhD, MSN, ARNP-BC, CCRN, began her nursing career in 1983 when she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of Mt. St. Vincent in New York City. Her expertise includes an extensive history of nursing practice that extends over a thirty year period. As... Read More →
avatar for Suzanne Gillespie, MD, RD, CMD

Suzanne Gillespie, MD, RD, CMD

Suzanne Gillespie MD, RD, CMD, is Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics/Aging and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and... Read More →
avatar for Nadia Khan, RN, MPH

Nadia Khan, RN, MPH

Nadia Khan, RN, MPH, has practiced as a critical care registered nurse in a variety of settings. She has also served as a public health practitioner focusing on social epidemiology, community-based participatory research, and program evaluation for community health programs. Currently... Read More →
avatar for Virginia Kotzias, MPP

Virginia Kotzias, MPP

Ginny Kotzias, BA, BS, MPP, is a Health Policy Analyst at the RAND Corporation. Her primary research interest is public health program design, implementation, and outcomes, with a special focus on LTSS and HCBS programs. Ms. Kotzias previously worked for the State of Maryland in their... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
San Antonio 4-6

3:30pm

FR25 | Reports from the Front: Updates On the Approach to UTI From Three Stewardship Projects
This session will provide participants with emerging information regarding urinary tract infection (UTI) management from national and international antimicrobial stewardship projects. The session will discuss implementation of new guidelines for the diagnosis of UTI, the development of new guidelines for the diagnosis and management of uncomplicated cystitis, and the presenter's experience in implementing a post-prescribing antibiotic time out as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Learning Objectives:
(1) Discuss facilitators and barriers with regard to implementation of a restrictive antibiotic prescription policy for UTI.
(2) Describe new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of uncomplicated cystitis in nursing home residents.
(3) Discuss factors to consider in the implementation of a post-prescribing antibiotic time out.

Speakers
avatar for David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD

David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD

David Nace, MD, MPH, CMD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He serves as the Director of LTC and Influenza Programs for the division and as Chief of Medical Affairs for UPMC Senior Communities. Dr. Nace chairs... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Crnich, MD, PhD

Christopher Crnich, MD, PhD

Christopher Crnich, MD, MPH, PhD, is Chief of Medicine at the Madison Wisconsin VA and an Associate Professor of Medicine in Infectious Disease at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Crnich is the principal or co-investigator on a number of federally... Read More →
avatar for Cees Hertogh, MD, PhD

Cees Hertogh, MD, PhD

Cees Hertogh, MD, PhD, is professor of elderly care medicine and geriatric ethics at the department of General Practice & Elderly Care Medicine of the VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam. He chairs the University Network for Organizations of Elderly Care of the VU University Medical... Read More →


Friday March 23, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Grapevine 1-2
 
Saturday, March 24
 

11:00am

SA5 | Making it Happen: Research Updates on Cultural Challenges to Antimicrobial Stewardship in PA/LTC
The session will present updates and outcomes from research about antimicrobial stewardship in PA/LTC settings, including cultural facilitators and barriers to improving antibiotic use and ongoing work that promotes antimicrobial stewardship as part of a culture of safety. Outcomes, challenges, and lessons learned shared in this session can support attendees seeking to innovate antimicrobial stewardship in their buildings.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Recognize features of community PA/LTCs settings that appear to correlate with lower rates of overall antibiotic use.
(2) Discuss outcomes from research that supported PA/LTC settings in using their own data and forming collaborative antimicrobial stewardship teams.
(3) Explain the relevance of implementing antibiotic stewardship as a part a culture of safety that includes leadership, administration and front-line staff.

Speakers
avatar for Ghinwa Dumyati, MD

Ghinwa Dumyati, MD

Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, is an infectious disease physician and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She has research support by the CDC and the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). Her interests focus on surveillance and prevention of healthcare... Read More →
avatar for Morgan Katz, MD, MHS

Morgan Katz, MD, MHS

Morgan Katz, MD, MHS, is an infectious disease physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. She works as a consultant in several long-term care buildings and has research support from AHRQ to implement antibiotic stewardship in nursing homes using a... Read More →
avatar for Robin Jump, MD, PhD

Robin Jump, MD, PhD

Robin Jump, MD, PhD, is an Infectious Disease physician at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. She has research support from the VA and AHRQ. Her long-term academic interests are to support... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Texas 5-6

11:00am

SA7 | Quality Improvement: How to Achieve Better Outcomes in Your Facility
This session will focus on the collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of improving the quality of care and life for PA/LTC residents by looking at a nationally recognized facility as a model of excellence in providing high quality care, and a QI project on antibiotic stewardship by SeaView Hospital Rehabilitation Center, the 2018 QIHO award winner.

Edgemoor DP a 192-bed county-run safety net facility cares for individuals with complex medical, behavioral and psycho-social needs received the 2017 AHCA/NCAL Gold Level Quality Service Award. Their medical director Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD will discuss this award and the Baldrige criteria, describe how the facility achieved excellent outcomes for its residents and staff, and provide tools you can implement to develop systems to create a top tier organization.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Appreciate the diversity and impact of quality improvement and quality of life projects in the PA/LTC setting.
(2) Describe the difference in project design and implementation of quality of care and quality of life projects.
(3) Summarize the Baldridge categories and criteria and how they apply to the nursing home environment.
(4) Analyze your organization’s systems or overarching plans for relationship management, communication and safety separately from the policies and procedures you have developed in those areas.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Caprio, MD, CMD

Thomas Caprio, MD, CMD

Thomas Caprio, MD, CMD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Dentistry, Clinical Nursing, and Public Health Sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York. He serves as director of the geriatric medicine fellowship training program, director of the... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD

Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD

Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD, is a full-time medical director for the County of San Diego 192-bed distinct part skilled nursing facility serving a younger, safety net population for 18 years. Her facility is 5 stars (CMS 20/20), has been named a top nursing home in US News and World... Read More →
avatar for Robert Kaplan, MD, CMD

Robert Kaplan, MD, CMD

Robert Kaplan, MD, CMD, FACP, has an extensive background in Long-Term Care, and serves as a Multi-Facility Medical Director and Attending Physician. He is a Past President of the Florida Medical Directors Association and for several years, he has been an AMDA Faculty member teaching... Read More →
MM

Marian McNamara, RN, MSN

Marian McNamara, RN, MSN, has been a registered professional nurse for the past 38 years. She has held many positions including Manager of an Intensive Care Unit and Director of Ambulatory Care Services. Presently, she is the Associate Director of Nursing at Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
San Antonio 4-6

2:30pm

SA15 | Improving Dementia Care Through MUSIC and MEMORYsm Program: The California Experience
This session will present the methodologies and findings of a 3-year study that examined the effects of MUSIC and MEMORY on reducing antipsychotics and improving behaviors of residents with dementia in over 250 California nursing homes. Additionally, we will discuss in detail the experiences of nursing home staff in the implementation of this program as a quality assurance performance improvement (QAPI) initiative. Time will be spent with the audience members to discuss ways to improve QAPI implementation based on the findings from this study.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Discuss the impact of MUSIC and MEMORY as a non-pharmacological intervention for residents with dementia.
(2) Describe the collaboration between California Association of Health Facilities and UC Davis in conducting this study.
(3) Examine facilitators and challenges to the implementation of a QAPI initiative.
(4) Recognize how to adapt and apply the methodologies used in this program to other situations and topics.

Speakers
avatar for Debra Bakerjian, PhD, APRN

Debra Bakerjian, PhD, APRN

Debra Bakerjian PhD, FNP, FAAN, FAANP, is associate clinical professor, at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. She has over 25 years of nursing homes practice experience and has served as a consultant to many nursing homes in the area of quality of care and patient... Read More →
avatar for Jocelyn Montgomery, RN

Jocelyn Montgomery, RN

Jocelyn Montgomery, RN, is the Director of Clinical Affairs at the California Association of Health Facilities and was the Project Lead for this project. She has extensive experience in quality of care in nursing home as a nurse surveyor and in leading the efforts to improve quality... Read More →


Saturday March 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Dallas 5-7