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A. The Journal Club:


COVID-19 Impact: The Next Wave of Challenges

Special guest, Muhammad Salman Ashraf, MBBS; Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, at University of Nebraska Medical Center, joins your host Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, for this edition of FMDA’s Journal Club, COVID-19 Impact: The Next Wave of Challenges.

This session: reviews the latest testing guidance from CMS for nursing facilities; discusses reopening guidance, and the steps we need to consider to assure the safety of our residents and staff; addresses preparedness to manage both COVID-19 and the flu in our facilities; describes where we are currently with this pandemic, and the vaccination trials that are ongoing; and analyzes what needs to be next in terms of infection control and prevention policies for PALTC.

Click here to view the September 23, 2020 Edition of the Journal Club

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COVID-19 Impact: Creating and Managing a COVID-19 Designated Unit

Special guests Connie Cheren, RN, MSW, LeadingAge Florida Clinical and Compliance Specialist; Dr. Karl Dhana, SVP Medical Affairs; Robert Morin, Director of Facilities; Carmen Shell, SVP Health Center; and Stephen Shell, Risk Manager, joined Dr. Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, for this edition of FMDA's Journal Club.

This session addressed: the steps to take when starting or improving a COVID-19 unit; identifying the major infection control, operational, and staffing features that should be included in the planning process; learning about initiatives to avoid staff burnout, stress, and fear of contracting the virus; identifying ways to use PPE more efficiently without compromising the safety of staff; and how the medical director can support the COVID-19 care team.

Click here to view the September 9, 2020 Edition of the Journal Club

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COVID-19 Impact: All Things Missed

In this edition of FMDA’s Journal Club, special guest Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP, joins Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, to discuss the health impact to the non-COVID patient and concerns regarding delaying care, emerging and impactful research outside of the COVID scope, and the longstanding psychosocial impact of COVID-19 to both patients and providers.

Click here to view the August 26, 2020 Edition of the Journal Club

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COVID-19 Impact: Pharmaceutical Updates and Emerging Research

Special guest Dana Saffel, PharmD, DPh, CGP, FASCP, joins host Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, for the this edition of FMDA’s Journal Club. This session examines: emerging pharmaceutical research regarding treatments and vaccinations, current medications being utilized for the management of COVID-19 both in acute and subacute settings, compassionate medication use including how to address conflicting research, and insights into how we should be working with consultant pharmacists in our facilities.

Click here to view the August 12, 2020 Edition of the Journal Club

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COVID-19 Impact: Addressing the Public Health Challenge

Special guest, Sean Cannone, DO, CMD, joins Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, on this edition of FMDA’s Journal Club to discuss: the development of a population health strategy to meet the demands of this pandemic, the unique challenges presented by Nursing Homes and ALF’s, advocating for your health system at the local and state level, the steps required to meet the needs of a diverse population, and how Dr. Cannone’s team addressed social determinants of health and healthcare disparities.

Click here to view the August 5, 2020 Edition of the Journal Club

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COVID-19 Impact: Clinical Trends, Advances, and Healthcare Disparities

Join Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, for this edition of FMDA’s Journal Club where we reviewed all relevant updates and research around COVID-19, clinical advances and emerging best care recommendations, and discussed healthcare disparities related to COVID-19 and the impacts across the PALTC Continuum.

Click here to view the July 29, 2020 Edition of the Journal Club

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COVID 19 Impact: Clinical Trends, Advances, and Healthcare Disparities

Special guest panelists Elaine Healy, MD, CMD, and Elizabeth Vandevelde, ARNP, join host Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, in their return to FMDA's Journal Club to discuss what conditions we're seeing s/p recovery from COVID-19, rehabilitation changes following this condition, and how we prepare to treat and manage patients who have persistent symptoms following recovery.

Click here to view the July 21, 2020 Edition of the Journal Club

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COVID-19 Impact: Clinical & Regulatory Updates, July 15, 2020

This session, hosted by Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, featured special guest Kimberly Smoak, MSH, QIDP, Chief of Field Operations, Health Quality Assurance, Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration.

Click here to view the July 15, 2020 Edition of the Journal Club

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COVID-19: Leading the Battle, July 8, 2020

This session includes: operationalizing the response in skilled nursing facilities; the impact on the morale of nurses and staff, and the difficulties of maintaining a workforce through this pandemic; managing a SNF through an outbreak and addressing the possibility of achieving and maintaining “COVID-free” status; the role of the Medical Director during this pandemic and the responsibility of PALTC clinicians; how SNFs should be managing visitation and vendors; the evolution of Telehealth in facilities; and the variability and variance from county-to-county and state-to-state.

Hosted by: Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD
Special Guest: Elizabeth Borer, RN

Click here to view the July 8, 2020 Edition of the Journal Club

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COVID-19: In the Trenches, June 24, 2020

This session looks at the opportunities and challenges of providing primary/geriatric care to patients in the outpatient and LTC setting during this pandemic – including practice limitations, the evolving roles and responsibilities of a medical director in PALTC, and practice management insights and strategies.

Hosted by: Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD
Special Guest Panelists: Dr. Thomas Edwards, Dr. Elizabeth Hames, Dr. Brian Kiedrowski, and Dr. Dan Kaplan

Click here to view the June 24, 2020 Edition of the Journal Club

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COVID-19 Overview: Current State, Challenges, and Opportunities, June 17, 2020

This session, hosted by Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, features special guest Bernardo J. Reyes, MD, CMD, Assistant Professor of Integrated Medical Science, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University.

Click here to view the June 17, 2020 Edition of the Journal Club

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COVID-19: Telehealth in the Time of Pandemic in PALTC, June 10, 2020

This session, hosted by Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, features special guest Robert A. Zorowitz, MD, MBA, FACP, AGSF, CMD, as he discusses telehealth in post-acute and long-term care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to view the June 10, 2020 Edition of the Journal Club

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COVID-19: Evolving Our Infection Control Policies and Response, June 3, 2020

This session, hosted by Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, features special guest Joseph Mylotte, MD, Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.

Click here to view the June 3, 2020 Edition of the Journal Club

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COVID-19: Behavioral Health Impacts, May 27, 2020

This session, hosted by Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, features special guest Marc Agronin, MD, as the Journal Club addresses the behavioral health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here to view the May 27, 2020 Edition of the Journal Club

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COVID-19: Clinical Deep Dive into the Research – Part II, May 20, 2020

1. Review all relevant updates and literature around COVID-19
2. Discuss data and revelations from ongoing clinical trials
3. Review emerging best practices

Click here to view the May 20, 2020 Edition of the Journal Club

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COVID-19: Stories from the Front Lines, May 13, 2020

Hosted by Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, this session features special guests: Gregory James, DO, MPH, CMD; Renee Lebon, RN, NHA; ; Elizabeth VandeVelde, RN, MSN, ANP-CRN, MSN, ANP-C; and Bertha Carrion, ARNP, DNP, FNP. Topics include challenges around obtaining PPE, successes and barriers to treating in place and delivering care via telehealth, and the uphill battle of unnecessary hospitalizations.

Click here to view the May 13, 2020 Edition of the Journal Club

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COVID-19: Advance Care Planning, April 29, 2020

This session, hosted by Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, features an expert panel discussion with Maria Gonzalez, MD, FAAFP, CMD, and Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD, FACP.

Click here to view the April 29, 2020 Edition of the Journal Club

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Treating COVID-19+ Patients in Place: Clinical Deep Dive into the Research, April 22, 2020

This session reviews all relevant updates and literature around COVID-19 with emphasis on typical and atypical clinical presentation, innovations around testing, evolving pharmaceutical landscape, and of course, practical implications.

Click here to view the April 22, 2020 Edition of the Journal Club

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Treating COVID-19+ Patients in Place in PA/LTC: Part III: Facility Readiness, April 16, 2020

  1. Cohorting Patients
  2. Reducing Transmission
  3. Safely Using and Conserving PPE

Click here to view the April 16, 2020 Edition of the Journal Club

Treating COVID-19+ Patients in Place in PA/LTC: Part II – Pharmaceutical Management, April 8, 2020

    Click here to view the April 8, 2020 Edition of the Journal Club
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The Opportunities and Challenges of Treating COVID-19 Positive PALTC Residents in Place, April 1, 2020

    Click here to view the April 1, 2020 Edition of the Journal Club
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COVID-19 Update: Guidance from the State and Teleheatlh Coding, March 25, 2020

    Click here to view the March 25, 2020 Edition of the Journal Club
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B. Organizational Efforts:


C. Published Peer Reviewed Journal Articles:

 

D. Government Rules & Regulations Updates:

1. AHCA


2. CDC


3. CMS


4. Florida DOH

 

E. Other States:

 

F. Webinars:


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