Preconference: Best Practice Summit

CALTCM Best Practice Summit

Pre-Conference Overview

This pre-conference serves as a platform for sharing and disseminating best practices in long-term care.  Implementing the five best practices with proven results will help spread innovation throughout the long-term care community.  Experienced coaches will work with the attendees to develop action plans supplemented with structured coaching to foster sustainable adoption of these best practices.

Pre-Conference Learning Objectives

At the completion of this training participants will be able to:

  1. Describe best practices on managing chronically ill patients;
  2. Articulate objectives and identify metrics to measure an implementation plan;
  3. Identify barriers for implementation of best practices;
  4. Develop a contingency plan to overcome barriers for implementation. 

Pre-Conference Fee

Thanks to the generosity and support from SCAN Health Plan, the $125 Pre-Conference fee is REDUCED to $50 for Members and $75 for Non-Members. Seating is limited for this event, early registration is recommended.

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Pre-Conference Program Schedule

Friday, May 18, 2018

7:00 A.M.
7:45 A.M.
Welcome and Introductions
Dan Osterweil, MD, FACP, CMD; CEO and Past President, CALTCM
7:50 A.M.
Introduction of Best Practices Presentations
Introduction to the 2018 Best Practice Nominees
8:00 A.M.
Presentation Session
Top 4 Best Practices of 2018
8:05 A.M. - Psychotropic Drug Review: It Takes a Team…
Presented by: Leavel Nelson
8:30 A.M. - “Out for Lunch”: Reducing Unintended Weight Loss Through
a Structured Mealtime Program
Presented by: Maria Yefimova, PhD RN
8:55 A.M. - Managing Coumadin in the Post-Acute Setting
Presented by: Flora Bessey, PharmD, BCGP 
9:20 A.M. - Best Practices for Veterans Affairs - Greater LA Health System Wellness Spa: Secrets to Wellness, One Healing Touch at a Time for Aging Veterans
Presented by: Debra L. McCoy, C.N.A., Cosmetologist, C.H.T.P.
9:45 A.M.
10:00 A.M.
How Can I Do What They Did?  Panel Q&A Session
Moderator: Heather D'Adamo, MD  Panel: Best Practice Presenters
10:30 A.M.
Choosing your Focus: Understanding Metrics
Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD
 11:00 A.M.
Voting for the 2018 Best Practice Award 
 11:10 A.M.
QAPI Bootcamp:  Your Own Action Planning Activity
Moderator: Heather D'Adamo, MD  Facilitators: CALTCM Facilitators
11:40 A.M.
Closing Remarks and Evaluations
11:45 P.M.


Best Practices Summit Accreditation Statement

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

California Association of Long Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

California Association of Long Term Care Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

This course complies with Assembly Bill 1195 Continuing Education: Cultural and Linguistic Competency.

American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM)(formerly AMDA)

This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 3.75 TBD (clinical or management) hours toward certification or recertification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM.  Each physician should claim only those hours of credit spent on the activity.

Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)

The California Association of Long Term Care Medicine (CALTCM) is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP-16690). This activity has been approved for up to 3.75 contact hours.

Nursing Home Administrators Program (NHAP)

This activity has been approved by the Nursing Home Administrator Program for up to 4.0 hours of NHAP credit. Course approval number: 1797004-6309/P

This course meets multiple requirements of the California Business and professions Codes 2190–2196.5 for physician CME, including cultural competency and geriatric credits.

Accreditation Statement will be updated as determinations are received. Updated 02/15/2018.