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A. The Journal Club:


COVID-19 Impact: The Roundup

Join our host Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, for this episode of FMDA's Journal Club, COVID 19 Impact: The Roundup.

Our learning objectives for this session were:

  1. Provide an in-depth State of the State for COVID-19 impact in the US and Florida.
  2. Review national and state trends, and discuss the surging cases in COVID-19
  3. Discuss local, state, and national vaccination strategies.
  4. Provide insight into utilization of monoclonal antibodies in our communities and facilities.
  5. Review research and provide clinical updates concerning COVID-19 and Non-COVID conditions.
  6. Click here to view the April 14, 2021 Edition of the Journal Club
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COVID-19 and Advocacy: Advocacy for the PALTC Clinician

Join special guest, Christian Bergman, MD, CMD, and our host Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, for this episode of FMDA's Journal Club, COVID-19 Impact: Progress Report.

Our learning objectives for this session were:

  1. Better understand methods and ways of engaging in advocacy.
  2. Access tools necessary to effectively engage in public policy.
  3. Distinguish between advocacy and lobbying.
  4. Engage with media in a best practice manner while focusing on delivering a concise message.
  5. Network with colleagues and build a network of PALTC "change agents".
  6. Click here to view the March 31, 2021 Edition of the Journal Club

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    COVID-19 Impact: Progress Report

    Join special guest, Kimberly R. Smoak, MSH, QIDP, and our host Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, for this episode of FMDA's Journal Club, COVID-19 Impact: Progress Report.

    Our learning objectives for this session were:

    1. Review the progress we have made since the onset of this pandemic.
    2. Discuss the challenges faced by our SNFs and ALFs and the steps taken to resolve those issues.
    3. Describe the gains we have made with vaccinations in our facilities and the obstacles we still need to overcome.
    4. Evaluate the future state for our facilities and the improvements we need to make to our PALTC infrastructure.
    5. Click here to view the March 17, 2021 Edition of the Journal Club

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      COVID-19 Special Edition: Revisiting Vaccinations – Are We There Yet?

      Join special guest, Leslie Beth Eber, MD, CMD, and our host Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, for this episode of FMDA's Journal Club, COVID-19 Special Edition: Revisiting Vaccinations – Are We There Yet?

      Our learning objectives for this session were:

      1. Address continued vaccine hesitancy and strategies to achieve vaccine confidence
      2. Review the three options presented by CDC for continued vaccination in LTC
      3. Discuss AMDA’s ongoing efforts to continue vaccination offerings in our facilities
      4. Click here to view the March 3, 2021 Edition of the Journal Club

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        COVID-19 Impact: Monoclonal Antibody Use in PALTC

        Join special guests, Corinne Bishop, RN, CRRN, CRNI; Christopher Lemelle, MD, MBA; and our host Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD; for this episode of FMDA's Journal Club, COVID-19 Impact: Monoclonal Antibody Use in PALTC.

        Our learning objectives for this session were:

        1. Review current perspective and current research related to the use of monoclonal antibodies
        2. Discuss operational considerations when starting this treatment program in PALTC facilities
        3. Describe the challenges and opportunities seen statewide and nationally with the delivery of this treatment in PALTC facilities
        4. Click here to view the February 24, 2021 Edition of the Journal Club

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          COVID-19 Impact: Vaccines, Variants, and More

          Join our host, Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, for this episode of FMDA's Journal Club, COVID-19 Impact: Vaccines, Variants, and More.

          Our learning objectives for this session were:

          1. Review current state and national trends
          2. Provide clinical updates regarding vaccination distribution and administration
          3. Discuss our current understanding around COVID-19 variants and the impact they are having on COVID-19 treatments and vaccine effectiveness
          4. Discuss vaccine confidence and strategies to target vaccine hesitancy among residents, staff, and the greater population
          5. Click here to view the February 10, 2021 Edition of the Journal Club

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            COVID-19 Impact: Skin Manifestation

            Join special guest, Pamela Scarborough, PT, DPT, CWS, FAAWC, and our host, Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, for this episode of FMDA's Journal Club, COVID-19 Impact: Skin Manifestation.

            Our learning objectives for this session were:

            1. Call for action for specific COVID-19 skin related education;
            2. Propagate awareness of COVID-19 skin manifestations in the medical and lay communities;
            3. ICD-10 code for COVID-19 skin manifestations for proper reporting to CMS;
            4. Collect meaningful numbers of specific skin manifestations of silent COVID-19 from the long-term care setting.
            5. Click here to view the January 27, 2021 Edition of the Journal Club

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              COVID-19 Impact: Today & Tomorrow

              Join our host, Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, for FMDA's first Journal Club session of 2021, COVID-19 Impact: Today & Tomorrow.

              Our learning objectives for this session were:

              1. Provide an in-depth State of the State for COVID-19 impact in the US and in Florida
              2. Review rates of infection and strategies around identifying the new variant strain of COVID-19
              3. Discuss Florida’s vaccination strategy and goals for achieving vaccination targets
              4. Review the challenges we have seen around vaccine aversion and the ongoing opportunity to build vaccine confidence
              5. Provide insight into the healthcare disparities seen within our nursing facilities and geriatric populations as it relates to COVID-19 infection rates and outcomes
              6. Click here to view the January 13, 2021 Edition of the Journal Club

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                COVID-19 Impact: Building Vaccine Confidence

                Join special guest, Leslie Eber, MD, CMD, and our host, Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, for FMDA's last Journal Club session of 2020, COVID-19 Impact: Building Vaccine Confidence.

                Our learning objectives for this session were:

                1. Discuss what we need to do to build Vaccine Confidence across the PALTC continuum, and review current strategies and guidance
                2. Provide an update around current vaccinations, Emergency Use Authorizations, and our next steps regarding vaccine distributions
                3. Review what we know now after initial vaccine administration in other countries
                4. Review the Vaccine pipeline and new updates regarding current and emerging therapeutics
                5. Discuss the State and Federal Vaccination distribution plans and phases and how it impacts PALTC clinical providers
                6. Click here to view the December 16, 2020 Edition of the Journal Club

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                  COVID-19 Impact: Headwinds

                  This episode describes current clinical trends and the differences that we are seeing with this current surge in cases, discusses recent clinical updates and relevant literature regarding vaccinations and monoclonal antibodies, reviews what we now know about COVID-19, it's manifestations, and the impact that we are seeing months later, and discusses ongoing facility preparedness, immunity, and revisits the plans to distribute the vaccine in our facilities.

                  Click here to view the December 2, 2020 Edition of the Journal Club

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                  COVID-19 Impact: Preparing for a Vaccine

                  Join special guest, Ginny Hoar, PharmD, as she joins our host, Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, for this episode of FMDA’s Journal Club, COVID-19 Impact: Preparing for a Vaccine.

                  This episode provides an update around the current vaccination trials and the reported progress, discusses the federal and state vaccination distribution plans, reviews the role of the LTC consultant pharmacist in distributing the vaccine, and describes the preparedness strategies that facilities will need to engage in to distribute this vaccine to their residents and staff.

                  Click here to view the November 18, 2020 Edition of the Journal Club

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                  COVID-19 Impact: Navigating the Potholes

                  Join special guest, Alfonso Gonzalez-Rodriguez, MD, as he joins our host, Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, for this episode of FMDA’s Journal Club, COVID-19 Impact: Navigating the Potholes.

                  This episode reviews the latest stats and trends impacting our facilities during this pandemic, provides clinical updates and reviews relevant clinical literature, discusses operationalizing state and national guidance in our facilities, addresses the changes to our clinical providers workflow, and describes solutions and strategies implemented by our clinicians on the front lines.

                  Click here to view the November 4, 2020 Edition of the Journal Club

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                  COVID-19 Impact: Our Ongoing Journey

                  FMDA's Journal Club host, Diane Sanders-Cepeda, DO, CMD, provides a high-level review of our current status in this pandemic, revisiting where we have been and where we are going; discusses guidance from the CMS Commission, medical societies, academic institutions, and some state’s departments of health; defines the best care practice recommendations that have been revealed; discusses how we move these concepts and recommendations forward; and takes time to reflect, and openly discuss our personal journeys while living through this pandemic.

                  Click here to view the October 7, 2020 Edition of the Journal Club

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                  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


                  5. HHS

                   

                  E. Other States:

                   

                  F. Webinars:


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