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Comment Period is Open: 2022 AGS Beers Criteria®

The public comment period for reviewing the draft updated 2022 AGS Beers Criteria® for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults is now open. Last updated in 2019, the opportunity for comments ends December 9, 2022. To read the full document, please click here to be directed to the document, and post your comments here

 
New Requirement to Submit Immunization Data to a California Registry

There is a new law that goes live January 1, 2023 that will require reporting all vaccinations provided by any provider to the state vaccine registry, CAIR2. Providers will need to join CAIR to become a reporter.  Prior to this date, reporting was only mandatory for the acute hospital and community pharmacies.  This reporting doesn't link with the NHSN (National Healthcare Safety Network) mandatory reporting for immunizations, so this requirement is in addition to that requirement.  For more information, see the CAIR2 website:   California Immunization Registry

 
CALTCM Book Club

The Wellness Committee invites you to participate in the CALTCM Book Club.  

What is a Book Club?

Book clubs provide an opportunity for readers to share information and the pleasure of reading. The main purpose of establishing book clubs is to encourage people to read and share information. One of the most critical steps in establishing a book club is identifying people who are already passionate readers. If you like to read, we want you to join us.

The CALTCM Book Club discussions will be held virtually.  The first book has been selected by the Wellness Committee, but future books will be selected by the CALTCM Book Club.  

Atlas of the Heart
by Brene Brown, PhD, MSW
The book is available in libraries (see note below), audiobooks, and all major bookstores and retail stores.  If purchasing online, consider ordering through AmazonSmile and designate CALTCM as your charity of choice - CALTCM will receive a small percentage of your purchases - at NO cost to you.  Note: Libby is an app for your smartphone that connects you to multiple libraries, you can borrow both e-copies and audiobooks.
 
The CALTCM Wellness Committee is giving away 3 hardcover books at the 2022 CALTCM Summit for Excellence. Look for the Book Club sign and visit the registration desk for a raffle ticket.
 
Discussion Information
Happy Hour Book Club
Thursday, November 17, 2022
6:30pm
 

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckc-qpqzksGNdwJYG_lPmSaVN_tW68Hi_r

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. See you there!

 
2022 Call for Posters
by Jennifer Birdsall, Ph.D., ABPP and Dominic Lim, MPH
Interim Co-Chairs, CALTCM Education Committee
 

Submit your poster abstract for the 2022 CALTCM Summit for Excellence Now!

It is not too late to submit your poster presentation abstract for the CALTCM’s 2022 Summit for Excellence.  The deadline is June 22, plenty of time to prepare your submission!  The initial abstract is very brief (no more than 250 words) and your final poster data and development are not due until this year’s conference in October.  CALTCM also offers support and has quality mentors available to assist you with your topic selection, writing/reviewing your abstract, and helping to create the poster.  (And did we mention the top three posters are awarded prizes at the summit?!). 

The range of appropriate poster content is vast, and we encourage you to consider submitting a poster on either your qualitative or quantitative research, quality improvement projects and endeavors, clinical vignettes (case studies), or grassroots/new approaches to addressing challenges in long-term care.

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CALTCM Applauds Governor Newsom and Assemblymember Nazarian for Supporting Clinical Leadership in Long Term Care Medicine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 7, 2021

CALTCM Applauds Governor Newsom and Assemblymember Nazarian for Supporting Clinical Leadership in Long Term Care Medicine

AB 749 sets critical, minimal training requirements for medical directors by requiring nursing home medical directors to be certified by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine in response to elevating standards of care due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sacramento, CA – Governor Newsom has signed AB 749 authored by Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D-Van Nuys), Chair of the California State Assembly Aging and Long-Term Care Committee.

"Aging Californians and our most frail living in SNFs have been a tragic highlight of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Assemblymember Nazarian. “The standard of care is insufficient, and the standard of care did not serve the health and well- being of California’s elders during the pandemic. AB 749 increases accountability, costs the state nothing and professionalizes a position of great importance."

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