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Saturday, March 24 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
SA7 | Quality Improvement: How to Achieve Better Outcomes in Your Facility

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This session will focus on the collaborative and interdisciplinary nature of improving the quality of care and life for PA/LTC residents by looking at a nationally recognized facility as a model of excellence in providing high quality care, and a QI project on antibiotic stewardship by SeaView Hospital Rehabilitation Center, the 2018 QIHO award winner.

Edgemoor DP a 192-bed county-run safety net facility cares for individuals with complex medical, behavioral and psycho-social needs received the 2017 AHCA/NCAL Gold Level Quality Service Award. Their medical director Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD will discuss this award and the Baldrige criteria, describe how the facility achieved excellent outcomes for its residents and staff, and provide tools you can implement to develop systems to create a top tier organization.

Learning Objectives:
(1) Appreciate the diversity and impact of quality improvement and quality of life projects in the PA/LTC setting.
(2) Describe the difference in project design and implementation of quality of care and quality of life projects.
(3) Summarize the Baldridge categories and criteria and how they apply to the nursing home environment.
(4) Analyze your organization’s systems or overarching plans for relationship management, communication and safety separately from the policies and procedures you have developed in those areas.

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Thomas Caprio, MD, CMD

Thomas Caprio, MD, CMD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Dentistry, Clinical Nursing, and Public Health Sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York. He serves as director of the geriatric medicine fellowship training program, director of the... Read More →
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Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD

Rebecca Ferrini, MD, MPH, CMD, is a full-time medical director for the County of San Diego 192-bed distinct part skilled nursing facility serving a younger, safety net population for 18 years. Her facility is 5 stars (CMS 20/20), has been named a top nursing home in US News and World... Read More →
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Robert Kaplan, MD, CMD

Robert Kaplan, MD, CMD, FACP, has an extensive background in Long-Term Care, and serves as a Multi-Facility Medical Director and Attending Physician. He is a Past President of the Florida Medical Directors Association and for several years, he has been an AMDA Faculty member teaching... Read More →

Marian McNamara, RN, MSN

Marian McNamara, RN, MSN, has been a registered professional nurse for the past 38 years. She has held many positions including Manager of an Intensive Care Unit and Director of Ambulatory Care Services. Presently, she is the Associate Director of Nursing at Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation... Read More →

Saturday March 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
San Antonio 4-6