CALTCM 2017 Fall Conference

“Propel” into the Future: Updates for the Busy Professional

Saturday, October 28, 2017
8:00am – 1:00 pm 
UC Davis, Betty Irene Moore Hall
2570 48th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817
Room BIMH 1800
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Program Introduction

Don’t fall back! Come join us for our 2nd Annual Fall CALTCM conference at UC Davis in a new state-of-the-art teaching center that takes the teacher off the podium and puts learners in charge of applying the material to their work-life right away. Phase II of the new CMS regulations are here – are you ready?

Get ready for brief lectures and interactive exercises that will keep you off your phone through our “Propeller” learning stations. Each station seats 6-7 people with a screen for viewing the teaching material, cases, and questions. The screen can then be used for your team’s response when a computer is connected to it. In this format, you will not only be a student, but also a teacher, active learner, and team builder. Each instructor will provide a summary with links to resources and tools for your expanded future use.

This learning experience will cover common problem areas in the PA/LTC (Post-Acute and Long-Term Care) setting paired with a curriculum that is fast-paced and practical. You can expect to learn about pain assessment and management, comprehensive depression care, individualized diabetes care, minimizing MDROs (Multi-Drug-Resistant Organisms), advances in heart failure and anticoagulation, and of course an update on regulatory and public policy issues that impact the fast-changing PA/LTC environment and the patients you serve.

This meeting has elements appropriate for all members of the PA/LTC team. As a Saturday morning meeting, your facility “Survey Window” shouldn’t be a barrier to attendance. This is a great time of year for performance improvement. Come be part of the future with CALTCM's first experience with "21st Century learning" and get some PA/LTC updates.  (CME and CE credits are available to conference participants, please see accreditation page for details.)

Target Audience

Physicians, advanced practice nurses, geriatric psychiatrists, pharmacists, nurses (DON/RN/LVN/DSD), administrators, physician assistants, rehabilitation special-ists, social services designees, and other members of the interdisciplinary team who care for patients/residents in the PA/LTC setting. 

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the course, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the components of an effective and compliant QAPI program
  2. Identify 3 specific concerns with the new guidelines for pain management in the PA/ LTC setting
  3. Recognize the difference between partial and full remission of major depressive disorder
  4. Develop individualized glycemic care plans for their patients with diabetes
  5. Determine changes in public policy and regulations that require adjustments to facility policies and strategic plans.
  6. Identify changes in your facility’s infection prevention program to reduce the prevalence of MDROs.
  7. Create care processes to support the safe use of advances in heart failure and anticoagulation.

Program Schedule: Saturday, October 28, 2017

7:30 A.M.
8:00 A.M.
Welcome & Opening Comments – Deb Bakerjian, PhD, APRN, FAAN, FAANP, FGSA
8:10 A.M.
Pain Management: First, Do No Harm – Rebecca Ferrini, MD, CMD
8:35 A.M.
Beyond Projects: Developing a QAPI Culture – Rebecca Ferrini, MD, CMD 
9:00 A.M.
Treatment Strategies for Depression – Glen Xiong, MD
9:25 A.M.
Challenges in Diabetes Management – Timothy Gieseke, MD, CMD 
9:50 A.M.
QAPI Workgroup /Action Planning – 
Rebecca Ferrini, MD, CMD and Deb Bakerjian,
10:20 A.M
10:50 A.M.
Antibiotic Stewardship – Susan Huang, MD, MPH 
11:15 A.M.
Regulatory and Policy Pearls – Karl Steinberg, MD, CMD 
11:50 A.M.
CHF and Anticoagulation – Sandy Venugopal, MD MS-HPEd FACC 
12:45 P.M.
Closing Comments and Evaluations – Mike Wasserman, MD, CMD
1:00 P.M.