2020 Webinar series – check it out!

2020 Symposium is Now Virtual

2020 Symposium

Upcoming webinars

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th

Noon – 1PM CST

The Power of First Impressions

Sponsored by: Reside

Healthcare consumerism is putting the economic purchasing power and decision-making in the hands of residents and caregivers. Prospective residents are demanding more and better engagement with providers. First impressions originate and are rooted during admissions. This program is dedicated to examining these issues and solutions from all sides: the resident/family, facility staff, and owners/operators. Armed with facts, providers will be able to better leverage technology and talented employees to ensure positive first impressions with every new admission.

+ At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
+ Ari Shabat, MBS, LNHA Bio
+ Continuing Education Details:

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FRIDAY OCTOBER 9th 

Noon – 1PM CST

Practical Pearls for Geriatric Assessments

Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP
Symposium Opening Keynote Speaker

This webinar provides an overview and discussion of essential aspects of the of geriatric patient. Designed for nurses who provide care to older adults in the long-term care setting, this program will assist in developing assessment skills to identify urgent problems that commonly occur in older patients/clients.

+ Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, NP Bio
+ Continuing Education Details:

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2020 Virtual Symposium was a success.

This year’s symposium was presented as a series of six free one-hour webinars – all for CE credit.* The webinars were held on Fridays, during June and July.  The series will be available on demand soon. 

Platinum Sponsor

acadia

Silver Sponsors

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 FRIDAY AUGUST 21st

Plants or Pills? The Truth About Dietary Supplements

The use of dietary supplements, such as vitamins, minerals, plant products, and herbal therapies has become a routine part of the American lifestyle. But often, these items are marketed as having benefits that are unsubstantiated; do not carry adequate warnings about when they interfere with lab tests; interfere with prescribed drugs; and may be completely misused by the patient because they are “all-natural” and “must be safe, right?” Health and senior care professionals are relied upon by patients/residents and their families to have accurate information about the uses and effects of these products. Using evidence-based research, we will review the current clinical findings and safety profiles of numerous over-the-counter products used by seniors for various medical and psychological conditions. Armed with these facts, health/senior care providers will be able to advise their residents and families with more confidence.

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+ Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, NP Bio
+ At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
+ Continuing Education Details:

 

FRIDAY JUNE 5th

Take This Job And Love It

Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, PNP
Symposium Opening Keynote Speaker

Take a lively and humorous look at the wonderful world of healthcare – comparing what’s old, what’s new, and why healthcare is one of the most respected and trusted professions in the world. Take This Job and Love it will have you laughing your way to reducing stress, improving team collaboration, and managing a healthy and prosperous year in nursing.

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+ At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
+ Barb Bancroft, RN, MSN, NP Bio
+ Continuing Education Details:

 


 

FRIDAY JUNE 12th

Utilizing Lean Six Sigma to Improve Quality, Reduce Cost & Transform your Culture

Joanne Marie Cu, BS, MBA, CHC, LPhT Vice President, Billing & Corporate Compliance, Forum Extended Care Services

Pamela Bryan Kramer, BA, LPhT Executive Vice President, Forum Extended Care Services

Today’s challenging economic times are forcing healthcare organizations to reconsider every aspect of their operations. Offering an alternative to staff layoffs and other expense-cutting measures, Lean Six Sigma has been shown to reduce costs, increase the quality of care, and improve customer satisfaction. Join pharmacy leaders to learn about the key Lean Six Sigma tools that operators and staff can initiate to create quick wins while engaging staff and transforming their workplace culture.

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+ At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
+ Joanne Marie Cu, BS, MBA, CHC, LPhT Bio
+ Pamela Bryan Kramer, BA, LPhT Bio
+ Continuing Education Details:

 


 

FRIDAY JUNE 19th

Know your Costs to Manage your Costs - Properly Pricing Senior Living Rent and Services to Mitigate Shrinking Margins

Patrick McCormick, CPA Plante Moran Partner, Strategy & Operations

James R. Stradiot, CPA Plante Moran Senior Manager, Strategy & Operations

View your organization from a comprehensive business lens incorporating general cost accounting business principals into day-to-day operations. This session will help identify which rental units and services generate a profit or loss and the measures to adjust pricing, improve delivery of services, and ultimately strengthen net operating income.

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+ At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
+ Patrick McCormick, CPA Bio
+ James R. Stradiot, CPA Bio
+ Continuing Education Details:

 


 

FRIDAY JUNE 26th

Appropriateness of Drug Therapy

Lisa O’Hara, PharmD, CGP President and Owner, Comprehensive Therapy Specialists

Modern medicines have contributed to longer life spans and improved quality of life. However, when not used appropriately, effectively, and safely, medications can have devastating consequences. There are several risk factors that can lead to polypharmacy, including having multiple medical conditions managed by multiple prescribers. Monitoring patients’ active medication lists and deprescribing any unnecessary medications are recommended to reduce pill burden, risks of adverse drug events, and financial hardship. This session will review medications with increased risk of complications in the elderly and presents a process for patient active medication list monitoring and deprescribing as a therapeutic intervention.

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+ At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
+ Lisa O’Hara, PharmD, CGP
+ Continuing Education Details:

 


 

FRIDAY JULY 10th

Pain Management in Older Adults

Lisa O’Hara, PharmD, CGP President and Owner, Comprehensive Therapy Specialists

An estimated 50% of older adults living at home and up to 80% of those living in nursing homes have significant pain that is often persistent. There are many challenges that can make it difficult to treat pain in this age group, most notably the presence of other significant health problems and the difficulty of assessing pain in those with cognitive impairment. This session will review different pain types and discuss the misconceptions and consequences of untreated pain in the elderly. Analgesic therapies are examined and the current Illinois laws and regulations, and considerations for use of Cannabis are presented.

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+ At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
+ Lisa O’Hara, PharmD, CGP
+ Continuing Education Details:

 


 

FRIDAY JULY 17th

Update on COVID-19 - Learnings to Date

Panelists: Thomas Annarella, LNHA, Administrator, Valley Hi Nursing and Rehab Terran Salbego, MA, LPC, Regional Director of Operations, Spectrum Retirement Communities

Moderator: Johnson Abraham, PharmD, BCGP, Director of Clinical Services, Forum Extended Care Services

Worldwide, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of everyone and greatly impacted the economy. As experts predict one or more additional waves of the pandemic moving into the summer and winter, our panelists will discuss lessons learned, mistakes made, and how we can prepare for the future.

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+ At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
+ Thomas Annarella, LNHA Bio
+ Terran Salbego, MA, LPC Bio
+ Johnson Abraham, PharmD, BCGP Bio
+ Continuing Education Details: