Webinars

UPCOMING WEBINARS

Infection Control, Infection Prevention – Is your Foundation on a Solid Rock or Floating Down River?

Presented By: Laurie Johnsen, RN, CRNI, FCN and Jesse V. Kinsey BS, RN
Date: August 11, 2020 at 1:00PM ET
This a zero cost webinar offering 1 CEU.

Key Webinar Learnings

  • Review differences between Infection Control vs. Infection Prevention
  • Discuss current state of affairs and facility management processes; screenings
  • Address the proper use of PPE and competencies facility wide
  • Identifying and obtaining resources available

CE Statement: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467. Approved for all Registered Nurses
Approved for Continuing Education for 1 total participant hour by NAB/NCERS—Approval 20210810-1-A68628-DL

Part 2 of a 3-Part Summer Webinar Series
Meeting the Dual Challenge of a Combined COVID and Flu Season

Presented By: David Gifford, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President of Quality & Regulatory Affairs, AHCA
Date: August 25, 2020 at 1:00PM ET
This a zero cost webinar offering 1 CEU.

This webinar is Part 2 of a collaborative summer webinar series between AHCA and PharMerica reflecting on COVID-19’s impact on nursing homes and the actions of the government and industry leaders as a result. Speakers will examine the outlook for regulatory and policy changes as the COVID pandemic heads into the final quarter of 2020.

Key Webinar Learnings

  • What clinical steps are best to meet the dual challenges of flu season and COVID.
  • What has been done to restock and prepare for the possible second wave of COVID.
  • How to prep and educate staff on what has been learned from COVID in the spring as it relates to moving forward with practical steps to prevent infection and or manage residents who have been infected.

CE Statement: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467. Approved for all Registered Nurses
Approved for Continuing Education for 1 total participant hour by NAB/NCERS—Approval 20210824-1-A68599-DL

Part 3 of a 3-Part Summer Webinar Series
What Happens Next: Regulatory and Policy Outlook for the Pandemic

Presented By: David Gifford, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President of Quality & Regulatory Affairs, AHCA
Date: September 29, 2020 at 1:00PM ET
This a zero cost webinar offering 1 CEU.

This webinar is Part 3 of a collaborative summer webinar series between AHCA and PharMerica reflecting on COVID-19’s impact on nursing homes and the actions of the government and industry leaders as a result. Speakers will examine the outlook for regulatory and policy changes as the COVID pandemic heads into the final quarter of 2020.

Key Webinar Learnings

  • What the regulatory environment looks like moving forward in terms of CMS and CDC changes and the steps to take to protect residents and staff.
  • What steps facilities will need to take to prepare as the country reopens and how to managed new routines and protocols.
  • What will the contrast be like between an open world outside the facility and a less restricted, and still not fully open nursing center?
  • Learn the latest clinical steps to aid those with COVID and how continued attention on infection control is being managed.
  • Learn how telehealth and other virtual tools have remained effective and helpful in the COVID world.

Part 1 of a 3-Part Fall Webinar Series
COVID Impacts and Focus: The Emerging Landscape

Presented By: Andy Edeburn, MA, Premier, Inc.
Date: September 10, 2020 at 1:00PM ET
This a zero cost webinar offering 1 CEU.

This webinar is Part 1 of a collaborative Fall Webinar Series between Premier and PharMerica examining the immediate impacts and learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic, in the context of regulatory and industry trends already transforming skilled nursing. Speakers will address impacts of COVID on SNFs overall, accelerated downsizing in the industry, calls for faster shifts to risk, a looming customer deficit, and irrelevancy for those that cannot adapt quickly.

Key Webinar Learnings

  • Summarize key impacts of COVID on nursing homes
  • Discuss regulatory and statutory changes impacting the nursing home industry
  • Recognize changes required to be a successful nursing home in the future

CE Statement: Continuing Education for 1 total participant hour. Approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467 and approved by NAB/NCERS—Approval 20210909-1-A68856-DL

Part 2 of a 3-Part Fall Webinar Series
COVID Impacts and Focus: Clinical Imperatives Moving Forward

Presented By: Lori Koeppel, RN, BSN, NHA, DNS-CT, WCC, Koeppel Healthcare Solutions, LLC
Date: September 24, 2020 at 1:00PM ET
This a zero cost webinar offering 1 CEU.

This webinar is Part 2 of a collaborative Fall Webinar Series between Premier and PharMerica examining the immediate impacts and learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic, in the context of regulatory and industry trends already transforming skilled nursing. Speakers will address impacts of COVID on SNFs overall, accelerated downsizing in the industry, calls for faster shifts to risk, a looming customer deficit, and irrelevancy for those that cannot adapt quickly.

Key Webinar Learnings

  • Identify key clinical imperatives stemming from the COVID crisis
  • Differentiate between current and advanced SNF clinical models
  • Summarize other organizational practices around data-driven quality improvement

CE Statement: Continuing Education for 1 total participant hour. Approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467 and approved by NAB/NCERS—Approval 20210923-1-A68857-DL

Part 3 of a 3-Part Fall Webinar Series
COVID Impacts and Focus: Positioning to Survive and Excel

Presented By: Andy Edeburn, MA, Premier, Inc.
Date: October 8, 2020 at 1:00PM ET
This a zero cost webinar offering 1 CEU.

This webinar is Part 1 of a collaborative Fall Webinar Series between Premier and PharMerica examining the immediate impacts and learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic, in the context of regulatory and industry trends already transforming skilled nursing. Speakers will address impacts of COVID on SNFs overall, accelerated downsizing in the industry, calls for faster shifts to risk, a looming customer deficit, and irrelevancy for those that cannot adapt quickly.

Key Webinar Learnings

  • Outline key strategic actions essential for long-term organizational success
  • Define how to execute those strategic actions to drive positive outcomes
  • Provide essential strategic options to better prepare for the post-COVID landscape

CE Statement: Continuing Education for 1 total participant hour. Approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467 and approved by NAB/NCERS—Approval 20211007-1-A68859-DL

PAST WEBINARS

Part 1 of a 3-Part Summer Webinar Series
Creating Solutions: How Nursing Care Moves Ahead Amidst COVID

Presented By: Mark Parkinson, AHCA and Robert Dries, PharMerica
Date: July 28, 2020 at 1:00PM ET
This a zero cost webinar offering 1 CEU.

This webinar is Part 1 of a collaborative summer webinar series between AHCA and PharMerica reflecting on COVID-19’s impact on nursing homes and the actions of the government and industry leaders as a result. Speakers will examine the outlook for regulatory and policy changes as the COVID pandemic heads into the final quarter of 2020.

Key Webinar Learnings

  • What the state of the nursing home industry is now and what the near-and intermediate-term hold in store for owners and operators.
  • How does financial assistance from the government, new waivers from regulators, and the commercial marketplace factor into bottom-line decisions by providers.
  • Occupancy trends and how the pandemic has affected the economics of long- and short-stay residents.
  • What the upcoming presidential and congressional elections may mean for long term care, both on the policy front and the possible impact on the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
  • New ways of doing business in the social distancing world and heightened infection control.

CE Statement: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467. Approved for all Registered Nurses
Approved for Continuing Education for 1 total participant hour by NAB/NCERS—Approval 20210727-1-A68627-DL -DL

Making Sense of Medications

Presented By: Rebecca Wingate, PharmD and Adrienne Hearn, RPh
Date: July 14, 2020 at 1:00PM ET
This a zero cost webinar offering 1 CEU.

Key Webinar Learnings

  • Review Alzheimer’s disease and dementia symptoms, stages, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Discuss the various strategies and treament options used for different stages of cognitive impairment behaviors
  • List alternative therapies used to treat dementia
  • State the care tools and supportive resources available

CE Statement: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.
This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1 total participant hour by NAB/NCERS—Approval #20210713-1-A68018-DL.

Palliative Care in LTC – Quality of Life Care for Serious Illness

Presented By: Gary Greenspan, MD
Date: June 23, 2020 at 1:00PM – 2:00PM ET
This a zero cost webinar offering 1 CEU.

Key Webinar Learnings

  • Gain an understanding of the key differences in Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care
  • Learn the models of Palliative Care delivery in LTC
  • Examine the importance of symptom management expertise
  • Understand the value of complex communication skills in the delivery of quality Palliative Care in LTC

CE Statement: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.
This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1 total participant hour by NAB/NCERS—Approval #20210428-1-A66528-DL.

The Opioid Crisis and Managing Pain in Senior Living

Presented By: Rebecca Wingate, PharmD
Date: May 28, 2020 at 1:00PM ET

Key Webinar Learnings

  • Review of the opioid epidemic
  • Pain overview with management and strategies in the senior living setting
  • Treatment options-pharmacological/non-pharmacological
  • Genetic and medical marijuana considerations

COVID-19 Hindsight 2020 – Challenges That Lead to Change

Presented By: Jeanne Boschert RN, BS
Date: May 27, 2020 at 1:00PM ET

Key Webinar Learnings

  • Understand how the challenges of Covid -19 will create effective long term changes
  • Identify the gaps that were exposed during the pandemic
  • Examine the importance of flexibility during a crisis
  • Explore how to set goals to minimize negative outcomes for the future
  • Apply lessons learned to create proactive future planning process.

Collaborative Strategies for COVID-19: Literature Review & Identifying Frailty Risk

Presented By: Steven Buslovich, MD, MSHCPM
Date: April 29, 2020 at 1:00PM ET

Key Webinar Learnings

  • Explore current literature and international evidence surrounding COVID-19.
  • Discuss the collaborative strategies between subscribers, nursing staff, and pharmacists with COVID-19.
  • Discuss the use of a frailty score to stratify patients into different risk categories.

Managing Falls Risk: Improving Quality in Senior Living

Presented By: T.J. Griffin, RPh, Chief Pharmacy Officer and Rebecca Wingate, PharmD., Director of Clinical Operations
Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2019

Key Webinar Learnings

  • Market forces that can strain a community’s resources to keep residents safe and lead to higher fall rates
  • Common causes and risks related to falls
  • Interventions that have shown to be effective deterrents and ways to increase safety
  • Red flags that could indicate increased fall risk or frequency and point to larger issues so they can be resolved
  • The role that factors such as history, environment, medications and underlying conditions play in assessing and evaluating
  • Support and resources – where to find them

Medication Management: Mitigating the Effects of Polypharmacy

Presented By: Marti Wdowicki, PharmD, Director of Clinical Operations, PharMerica Corporation
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Key Webinar Learnings

  • What is polypharmacy?
  • Factors leading to polypharmacy
  • Examples of polypharmacy
  • Effects of innappropriate polypharmacy
  • Tools to screen for polypharmacy
  • Strategies to mitigate polypharmacy

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