Integrating Palliative Care in Continuum of Care Operations (On-Site Conference)

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Join us in Germantown, New York for our long-term care conference on October 7-8, 2019. This year the conference will focus on topics in palliative care and compliance and offers 11.0 continuing education hours for healthcare professionals. Register for one day or both. Day one will focus on palliative care, self-care and communication skills for caregivers with Betty Ferrell and Pam Malloy. Our second day will cover operational, advocacy and trending long-term care topics ageism and dementia.

Administrators, Nurses, New York Social Workers, Dietitians, Recreational Therapists, and Catholic Chaplains are eligible to receive up to 11.0 continuing education units based on in-person attendance. 

To learn more about sessions, speakers and up-to-date continuing education approvals, please visit our website.

  • DAY 1-Integrating Palliative Care in Continuum of Care Operations (On-site)

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Day 1 (Monday, October 7, 2019) on-site attendance of our long-term care conference in Germantown, NY will focus on palliative care. Speakers Betty Ferrell and Pam Malloy of the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) will present six sessions on topics central to palliative care, placing special focus on the effective use of communication and the role of the interdisciplinary team. This day will offer 6.0 continuing education hours for healthcare professionals.

    On-site Conference Attendance for Day 1 - Monday, October 7, 2019 of "Integrating Palliative Care in Continuum of Care Operations"

    In these sessions, attendees can expect to learn about and discuss resident needs, difficult areas of communication, strategies for teaching communication, and the function of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI). They will also examine issues of mental health, providing examples of psychological and psychiatric suffering as well as strategies and tools for caring for those needs. Additional sessions will review how to screen residents and families to assess beliefs, values, rituals, and practices, as well as treatment plans. In “Self-Care,” the challenges of balancing work and personal life, and the stress that results, are discussed; self-assessments and strategies of self-care will also be addressed. Two labs will be included for further exploration and practice.

    1. Structures and Processes of Care
    2. Psychological and Psychiatric Aspects of Care
    3. Lab Session: Teaching Communication Skills for Psychological and Psychiatric Aspects of Care
    4. Spiritual, Religious and Existential Aspects of Care 
    5. Lab Session: Teaching Communication Skills to Support Spiritual, Religious and Existential Aspects of Care
    6. Thriving in a Stressful and Sometimes Traumatic Environment: Taking  Responsibility to Promote and Adapt  Excellent Self-Care

    Administrators, Nurses, New York Social Workers, Dietitians, Recreational Therapists, and Catholic Chaplains are eligible to receive up to 6.0 continuing education units based on attendance. 

    This conference is located in Germantown, NY.

    For session descriptions and to learn more, visit our conference web page.

    Betty Ferrell, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN

    Director and Professor, Division of Nursing Research and Education, Department of Population Sciences, City of Hope National Medical Center

    Betty Ferrell has been in nursing for 42 years and has focused her clinical expertise and research in pain management, quality of life, and palliative care. Dr. Ferrell is the Director of Nursing Research & Education and a Professor at the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, California. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and she has over 450 publications in peer-reviewed journals and texts. She is Principal Investigator of a Research Project funded by the National Cancer Institute on “Palliative Care for Patients with Solid Tumors on Phase 1 Clinical Trials” and Principal Investigator of the “End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC)” project. She directs several other funded projects related to palliative care in cancer centers and QOL issues. Dr. Ferrell is Co-Chairperson of the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care.   

    Dr. Ferrell completed a Masters degree in Theology, Ethics and Culture from Claremont Graduate University in 2007. She has authored eleven books including the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing (5th Edition, 2019) published by Oxford University Press. She is co-author of the text, The Nature of Suffering and the Goals of Nursing published in 2008 by Oxford University Press and Making Health Care Whole: Integrating Spirituality into Patient Care (Templeton Press, 2010). In 2013 Dr. Ferrell was named one of the 30 Visionaries in the field by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Health Association.

    Pam Malloy, MN, RN, FPCN, FAAN

    Director and Co-Investigator of the ELNEC Project; Special Advisor on Global Initiatives, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

    Pam Malloy is an oncology clinical nurse specialist with over 35 years of experience in clinical medical/surgical and oncology nursing, staff development, education and administration. Ms. Malloy is currently the Director and co-investigator of the ELNEC Project, as well as Special Advisor on Global Affairs at the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Washington, DC.  She serves as faculty for all the national ELNEC courses and has presented ELNEC in eleven international countries.  

    Ms. Malloy directed the California Endowment project for AACN on developing cultural competencies for undergraduate and graduate nursing students.  In addition, Ms. Malloy serves on the Board of Directors of Living Room International, which provides hospice services in Kipkaren, Kenya.  She serves as an advisor for several grants involving education, quality of life, and palliative care. Ms. Malloy is also a Florence Wald Fellow, Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing (FPCN) and Fellow at the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN).  She has written and had published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and has written chapters for various textbooks.  Email contact: pmalloy@aacnnursing.org

  • DAY 2- Integrating Palliative Care in Continuum of Care Operations (On-site)

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Day 2 (Tuesday, October 8, 2019) on-site attendance of our long-term care conference in Germantown, NY focuses on issues we face every day in administering long-term care. Compliance with regulations and the continuum of governmental supports in long-term care will be discussed. We’ll take a closer look at dementia-care models and their effectiveness as well as ageism and its impacts on resident care. This day will offer 5.0 continuing education hours for healthcare professionals.

    On-site Conference Attendance for Day 2 - Tuesday, October 8, 2019 of "Integrating Palliative Care in Continuum of Care Operations"

    The four sessions in day two will focus on issues we face every day in administering long-term care. Compliance with regulations and the continuum of governmental supports in long-term care will be discussed. We’ll take a closer look at dementia-care models and their effectiveness as well as ageism and its impacts on resident care. 

    1. Legal and Regulatory Updates:  The Changing Post-Acute Care Landscape
    2. Washington Update 2019
    3. Theoretical Models and Modalities Utilized in Dementia Care
    4. Exploring Ageism: Are We Guilty? 

    Administrators, Nurses, New York Social Workers, Dietitians, Recreational Therapists, and Catholic Chaplains are eligible to receive up to 5.0 continuing education units based on attendance. 

    This conference is located in Germantown, NY.

    For session descriptions and to learn more, visit our conference web page.

    Janet Feldkamp, RN, BSN, LNHA, CHC, JD

    Partner, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, LLP

    Janet Feldkamp is a nurse attorney with more than 25 years of legal experience representing long-term care providers. During her first nine years practicing as a Registered Nurse, Feldkamp worked in intensive care and then with long-term care providers. She gained experience as a facility surveyor, director of nursing, administrator and nurse consultant for a multi-state long-term care management firm, but she always yearned for an advanced degree. Feldkamp now specializes in health law with an emphasis on long-term care regulatory matters, such as survey certification and informal review requests, compliance and fraud and abuse. She also counsels clients about handling family conflicts and end-of-life decisions as well as a variety of challenging issues for post-acute care providers.

    Julie Trocchio, RN, BSN, MS

    Senior Director, Community Benefit and Continuing Care, Catholic Healthcare Association (CHA)

    Julie Trocchio is a senior director of community benefit and continuing care for the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA). She coordinates CHA activities related to planning and reporting community benefits and leads CHA advocacy related to the well-being of aged and chronically ill persons in need of long term care and home and community-based services. She is co-author of CHA’s Social Accountability Budget and Guide for Planning and Reporting Community Benefit and CHA/ AAHSA’s Social Accountability Program: Continuing the Community Benefit Tradition of Not for Profit Homes and Services for the Aging. Prior to joining CHA, Julie was director of standards and quality for the American Health Care Association. She has held nursing positions in acute care, long term care, public health and school health programs. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in community health nursing from the University of Maryland.

    Edward Owen Jr., BS, PGDip, MA, LNHA

    Faculty, Avila Institute of Gerontology, Inc.

    Ed is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in two states, with more than 40 years of both clinical and administrative experience in healthcare. He holds a BS in Health Care Administration from Excelsior College, a PGDip in Dementia Studies from the University of Bradford, and an MA of Theology from Saint Leo University. Additionally, Ed is an ordained permanent deacon in the Catholic Church and is assigned to Saint Benedict Catholic Church in Richmond, Virginia.

    Michelle M. Pandolfi, LMSW, MBA, LNHA

    Director, Consulting Services at Qualidigm

    Ms. Pandolfi has seventeen years experience in the long-term care profession and is a licensed nursing home administrator in the state of Connecticut. She is a director with twelve years experience managing the national nursing home quality improvement projects, patient safety and care transitions projects at Qualidigm. Michelle helped create the Connecticut’s Culture Change Coalition in 2006 and maintains an active leadership role. She is a TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer and developed the long term care TeamSTEPPS curriculum under an AHRQ funded contract. She has spoken nationally about patient safety culture change and person-centered care in nursing homes. 

    Michelle’s professional areas of specialization are in performance measurement, clinical systems improvement, root cause analysis, professional education, and patient safety. She is currently managing several nursing home quality improvement and patient safety projects that tie in with national priority areas. Some previous work of Michelle’s includes managing Alzheimer/Dementia Units in nursing homes in Connecticut and Rhode Island and she worked for the Alzheimer’s Association-Connecticut Chapter, for many years as a volunteer support group facilitator and as Director of Client and Family Services. She holds master degrees in Social Work Administration and Business Administration from the University of Connecticut. She holds a bachelor degree in Social Work from Providence College.