AMDA ON-THE-GO

FMDA | COVID-19 Impact: Our Ongoing Journey

FMDA's Journal Club host, Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, provides a high-level review of our current status in this pandemic, revisiting where we have been and where we are going; discusses guidance from the CMS Commission, medical societies, academic institutions, and some state’s departments of health; defines the best care practice recommendations that have been revealed; discusses how we move these concepts and recommendations forward; and takes time to reflect, and openly discuss our personal journeys while living through this pandemic.

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Understanding Long-Term Care Residents’ Perceptions on Interdisciplinary Care Plan Meetings

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2020 AMDA QI Award winner Dr. Fatima Sheikh is chief medical officer of FutureCare Health and Management, which is a for-profit organization that owns and manages multiple skilled nursing facilities and long-term care facilities in Baltimore-Washington area. She is also medical director of multiple skilled nursing/long-term care facilities. She was trained at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Geriatrics and currently holds a part-time faculty position as assistant professor with Division of Geriatric Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is also a clinician, educator, and researcher in post-acute and long-term care (LTC) settings. Dr. Sheikh is a recipient of American Geriatric Society Clinician of the Year award 2017, for her clinical work, mentorship of her inter-professional team and learners from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and, efforts to improve care transitions for older adults.

Recording Date:  10/2/2020

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FMDA | COVID-19 Impact: The Next Wave of Challenges

Special Guest: Muhammad Salman Ashraf, MBBS

Presenter: Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD

Recorded: September 23, 2020

Special guest, Muhammad Salman Ashraf, MBBS; Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, at University of Nebraska Medical Center, joins your host Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, for this edition of FMDA’s Journal Club, COVID-19 Impact: The Next Wave of Challenges.

This session: reviews the latest testing guidance from CMS for nursing facilities; discusses reopening guidance, and the steps we need to consider to assure the safety of our residents and staff; addresses preparedness to manage both COVID-19 and the flu in our facilities; describes where we are currently with this pandemic, and the vaccination trials that are ongoing; and analyzes what needs to be next in terms of infection control and prevention policies for PALTC.

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JAMDA On-The-Go | September 2020

Dr. Philip Sloane and Dr. Mallory Brown, Editors of JAMDA.

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Recorded on: 9/16/2020

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FMDA | Creating and Managing a COVID-19 Designated Unit

Special Guests: Connie Cheren, RN, MSW, LeadingAge Florida Clinical and Compliance Specialist; Dr. Karl Dhana, SVP Medical Affairs;  Robert Morin, Director of Facilities; Carmen Shell, SVP Health Center; and Stephen Shell, Risk Manager

Host: Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD

Special guests Connie Cheren, RN, MSW, LeadingAge Florida Clinical and Compliance Specialist; Dr. Karl Dhana, SVP Medical Affairs; Robert Morin, Director of Facilities; Carmen Shell, SVP Health Center; and Stephen Shell, Risk Manager, joined Dr. Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, for this edition of FMDA's Journal Club.

This session addressed: the steps to take when starting or improving a COVID-19 unit; identifying the major infection control, operational, and staffing features that should be included in the planning process; learning about initiatives to avoid staff burnout, stress, and fear of contracting the virus; identifying ways to use PPE more efficiently without compromising the safety of staff; and how the medical director can support the COVID-19 care team.

Recorded: September 9, 2020

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Influenza Vaccination Fact Sheets

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Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP is a Professor in the Department of Organizational Systems and Adult Health at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, co-directs the Biology and Behavior Across the Lifespan Research Center of Excellence, holds the Sonya Ziporkin Gershowitz Chair in Gerontology, and does clinical work at Roland Park Place. Her research program is focused on optimizing function and physical activity and other health promoting behaviors among older adults and testing implementation of interventions in real world settings.  Dr. Resnick has over 250 published articles, numerous chapters in nursing and medical textbooks, and books on Restorative Care and Resilience. She is the editor of Geriatric Nursing, an associate editor and on editorial board for numerous journals.  She has held leadership positions in multiple organizations including Presidency of the American Geriatrics Society and the Gerontological Society of America and has been recognized for numerous national awards.  

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Recording Date: 8/27/2020

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JAMDA ON-THE-GO | AUGUST 2020

Dr. Philip Sloane and Dr. Mallory Brown, Editors of JAMDA.

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FMDA | Pharmaceutical Updates and Emerging Research

Special guest Dana Saffel, PharmD, DPh, CGP, FASCP, joins host Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, for the this edition of FMDA’s Journal Club. This session examines: emerging pharmaceutical research regarding treatments and vaccinations, current medications being utilized for the management of COVID-19 both in acute and subacute settings, compassionate medication use including how to address conflicting research, and insights into how we should be working with consultant pharmacists in our facilities.

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Recording Date: 08/12/2020

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FMDA | COVID-19 Impact: Addressing the Public Health Challenge

Special Guest: Sean Cannone, DO, CMD

Presenter: Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD

Special guest, Sean Cannone, DO, CMD, joined Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, on this edition of FMDA’s Journal Club to discuss: the development of a population health strategy to meet the demands of this pandemic, the unique challenges presented by Nursing Homes and ALF’s, advocating for your health system at the local and state level, the steps required to meet the needs of a diverse population, and how Dr. Cannone’s team addressed social determinants of health and healthcare disparities.

Recorded: August 5, 2020
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