“Gero Council: Hot Topics in Caring for the Older Adult “
November 2, 2022
10:00am – 1:30pm
1st Annual Hot Topics in Caring for the Older Adult
TOTAL 2.5 CH
|10:00am||Welcome/ Introductions||Gero Council|
|10:10 - 10:40am||Hot Topics in Dementia||Melanie Bunn, MS, RN, Bunn Consulting, NC||
Identify strategies to optimize quality of life of older adults living with dementia during the reign of COVID.
|10:40 - 10:50am||BREAK||
|10:50 - 11:20am||Prevention of Multidrug Resistant Organisms in the Geriatric Population||
Ashley Jackson, BSMT, MPH, CIC
Clinical Infection Prevention Consultant with NC SPICE
|Describe the current landscape and prevention strategies for Multidrug Resistant Organisms (MDROs) specific to the geriatric population|
|11:20 - 11:30am||BREAK|
|11:30am - 12:00pm||
Effect of Implementing a Rapid Response Team (RRT) on a Skilled Nursing Facility’s Hospital Readmission Measure
Ram Rengel, DNP, MHA, MBA, RN, BSCSRegional Director of Clinical Services, Clear Choice Health Care
Determine how implementing an RRT in a SNF setting can affect the hospital readmission measure in a time when SNF are admitting higher acuity patients and the recent Medicare reimbursement changes.
|12:00 - 12:10pm||BREAK|
|12:10 - 12:40pm||
Increasing Awareness of Health Disparities & Outcomes in End-of-Life Care
Hilary Mendel, MSN, RNNursing Instructor, Campbell University
Identify at least two reasons why minority patients receive lower-quality end-of-life care.
|12:40 - 12:50pm||BREAK|
|12:50 - 1:20pm||Medications Considerations for Older Adults. Lesser is Often Better||
Autumn Henson, DNP, GNP-BCUNCG/Physicians Eldercare
Identify strategies to evaluate and educate older adult patients and caregivers of medications and supplements considerations to reduce inappropriate long-term use.
|1:20 - 1:30pm||Wrap Up||Gero Council|
Free for NCNA Members/Student Subscribers.
Non-member registration rate: $62.50
The North Carolina Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.