SDAHO is committed to engaging our partners across the continuum including hospital, long-term care, home care, and hospice agencies to improve the way care is delivered to the patients we serve. Within the care continuum, patients and providers work together to ensure patients are engaged in their care, follow treatment plans and get help before chronic conditions take a turn for the worse. When healthcare teams work together, better long-term health outcomes can be achieved, resulting in higher quality scores, enhanced patient satisfaction and reduced costs.

On Friday, February 21, 2020, join your colleagues in Deadwood to facilitate communication and cultivate collaboration among South Dakota health care providers.  Participants will learn how to identify the medical risk of a patient, their vulnerability to adverse outcomes and the appropriateness of their goals and expectations, through the evidence-based metric, frailty. Frailty is the best metric for determining risk thus framing a truly person-centered plan of care. As a patient’s frailty becomes more severe, it is important for clinicians to deliver palliative care focused on relief of discomfort and optimal quality of life. There will be an overview of palliative care and interventions and impacts across the continuum will be discussed. In closing, participants will engage in an open dialogue with the presenters and their colleagues on the topic of frailty and palliative care.

When: Friday, February 21, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm (Lunch); 1:00pm – 4:30pm (Event)

Where: Deadwood, SD – Cadillac Jack’s

Target Audience: Physician & Care Continuum Providers (Hospital, Nursing Home, Home Health & Hospice)

Speakers: Dr. Steven Buslovich, MD, MSHCPM, Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Buffalo School of Medicine & Dr. Andrea Baier, MD, Medical Director, Palliative Care and Hospice, Monument Health

Continuing Education Credits are Available for Physicians, Nursing Home Administrators and Social Workers.