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Lecture Locations: Salon C – Assisted Living, Salon E – Skilled Nursing or Combined

DAY 1 – 15 April 2020

8:30 AM / Salon C
Assisted Living Staff
Scott Tittle

National Assisted Living Update

SUMMARY: This session offers updates on emerging industry trends, state regulatory requirements, changing payment models, Medicaid funding for long term care services and supports, and the implementation of the final rule defining home- and community-based settings under the Medicaid waiver program. Several initiatives being undertaken by federal departments and agencies that affect assisted living will be presented. Risk management and key quality initiatives that help assisted living providers thrive in a changing marketplace will also be discussed.

OBJECTIVES: Attendees will learn the following: 1) An understanding of what activities federal policymakers are undertaking that impact assisted living; 2) State and national industry, regulatory, and legislative trends and developments; and 3) Current quality initiatives and data collection efforts to help assisted living professionals succeed now and in the future.

8:30 AM / Salon E
Skilled Nursing Staff
Topic Summary

9:45 AM / Salon E
Demi Haffenreffer
Quality, Ethics & Compliance

SUMMARY: This workshop will provide top level management with the strategies for leading the development and implementation of such a program. Current regulatory environment views on QAPI and Compliance will be examined by reviewing the OIG’s guidance for compliance & the CMS proposed elements of an Ethics and Compliance Program.

OBJECTIVES: Examine effective strategies and objectives for the implementation of a Compliance Program, review and discuss the effective components of a high performing Compliance Program, analyze effective measures for assessing project performance

1:30 PM / Salon C
Assisted Living Staff
Jennifer Williams-Woods
Role of the Ombudsman in Assisted Living

SUMMARY: An informal discussion on the purpose of the Ombudsman in today’s Assisted Living. How the Ombudsman program could be an assistance for members dwelling in Assisted Living facilities?

OBJECTIVES: Understand the complexity of the Ombudsman program and how it impacts the Assisted Living community.

1:30 PM / Salon E
Skilled Living Staff
William Davids
Antibiotic Stewardship Practices for Prevention & Treatment of C Diff Infections

SUMMARY: An informative discussion about Clostridioides Difficile infection (CDI) is classified by the CDC as an urgent healthcare threat, the agencies most severe warning. CDI is commonly associated with antibiotic use and healthcare facility exposures. Reducing CDI is a goal of all antibiotic stewardship programs, primarily by decreasing inappropriate antibiotic use, thus reducing the risk of CDI infections. This session will provide an overview of the epidemiology, prevention, and treatment of CDI. The goal of the session is to motive change from the current status quo to prevent and decrease further CDI episodes.

OBJECTIVES: Recognize the epidemiology and impact of CDI, Apply antibiotic stewardship practices in the prevention of CDI, Identify CDI laboratory testing and testing stewardship principles, and Review recommended CDI treatment regimens

2:30 PM / Salon C
Assisted Living
Amir Bringard
Role of The Surveyor in Assisted Living

SUMMARY: An informative discussion about how the role of the surveyor plays an important role in the daily operations of the Assisted Living facility. An understanding of the process & procedures on how the surveyor approaches a facility visit.

OBJECTIVES: Understand the surveyor process. Inside look for preparing for a surveyor’s visit. Reviewing the overall role of the surveyor.

2:30 PM / Salon E
Skilled Nursing
Jennifer WIlliams-Woods
Discharge Documentation & Process

SUMMARY: An informative discussion on the overall discharge process within Skilled Nursing Facilities. How it impacts the provider, what steps are required and how to transition the patient to ensure efficiency in entering the daily routine outside of the healthcare facility. Determine paperwork that must be filed in a timely manner to the state and federal agencies for all discharged patients.

OBJECTIVES: Understand the overall discharge process and its impact to the facility staff, understand steps that can make the discharge transition a more efficient process. Understand the paperwork required and the timelines for reporting to the various state and federal agencies.

3:45 PM / Salon E
Andy Masters
Healthcare Leadership Lessons in Hollywood

SUMMARY: An interactive program that provides attendees with not only a memorable multi-media experience, but also with immediate take-home value to help develop future leaders in today’s new economy.

OBJECTIVES: Attendees will understand the current crisis in Healthcare leadership—urging leaders to invest in talent development, focus on succession planning, and cultivate both millennials and Gen Z future leaders. Attendees will understand the positives from developing and delegating to employees, which include increased morale, lower turnover, sparked innovation/creativity, and improved succession planning. Attendees will understand the power of being able to get MORE done, in LESS time, with HIGHER quality, and LESS stress—when focusing each day on this leadership style.

Day 2 – 16 April 2020
Skilled Nursing Staff Only

8:30 AM / Salon E
Ellen Strunk
PDPM Update

SUMMARY: This session will talk about what the industry has learned so far.  What is working?  What hasn’t worked as well as we might have thought?  Appropriate care delivery is at the core of SNF care and monitoring the outcomes of care will insure that goal is met.

OBJECTIVES: Attendees will be presented with current status of the PDPM program. Understand the program and its overall impact to the facility billing. Discuss lessons learned from various other facilities experiences with working within the PDPM program. Provide some best practices for consideration to be incorporated into the daily operations.

9:45 AM / Salon E
Cary Craton
Quality Care through Proper Vascular Access

SUMMARY: Informative discussion about the practices, procedures & equipment required to ensure that vascular access is accomplished accurately and precisely.

OBJECTIVES: Placing the correct type of line for the ordered therapy. Peripheral IV’s & Central Venous Catheters. Line confirmation X-Ray or ECG. Cost and Benfits

10:45 AM / Salon E
Buffy Lloyd-Krejci
Don’t Let Antibiotics Stewardship and Infection “Bug” You

SUMMARY: An informative discussion that will ensure your success in preventing and containing community and healthcare-associated infections. We will be using the new CMS Long-term Care Infection Control worksheet and the CDC’s Infection Control Assessment Tool (ICAR) to ensure your success with the new CMS regulations.

OBJECTIVES: Attendees will obtain the following; Review the national landscape of HAIs in LTCFs (Long-term Care Facilities) Discuss quick tips to implement or advance your antibiotic stewardship program. Describe relevant and practical Infection Prevention and Control policies and practices, and Provide Infection Control resources

1:00 PM / Salon E
Dorothy Sims
Reporting Facility Incidents

SUMMARY: An informational discussion on the process, procedures and protocols in handling reportable incidents. This will covert latest CMS guidance on the onsite investigative actions for each incident. There will be examples of reportable incidents, the investigation process and required paperwork and the properly way to fill it out.

OBJECTIVES: Understand the process using the latest CMS guidance on reportable incidents. Understand the types of incidents that should be reported. Be able to successfully complete associated paperwork and documentation towards the incident.

2:15 PM / Salon E
Dr Quinn
Behavioral Concerns

SUMMARY: Interactive discussion to discuss common concerns and issues involved with treatment and documenting behavioral situations in today’s facility environments.

OBJECTIVES: Understand triggers for resident anger, understand non-verbal de-escalation techniques, understand verbal de-escalation techniques, and understand positive support and interventions