SDAHO is excited to share our education and professional development opportunities for the month of June. As a reminder, all SDAHO-hosted virtual education will be provided to SDAHO members for no additional cost and these opportunities will be housed on SDAHO’s Member Portal. We encourage you and those within your facility to register within SDAHO’s Member Portal to view upcoming education and recorded sessions, access the membership directory, and register for events. To sign in, visit here.
June 2 | Antipsychotics and Gradual Dose Reduction | Presenter: Anna Meyer, Avera LTC Pharmacy (CE’s: NHA & SW)
To continue or not to continue? In an effort to enhance the quality of life for post-acute care residents, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in recent years has adopted regulatory guidelines that target the use of psychotropic medications. These regulations have encouraged clinicians to minimize the use of “unnecessary medications” in post-acute care settings and, whenever possible, rely on non-pharmacological interventions to treat mood and behavioral issues. Meeting these expectations can be challenging for post-acute facilities – especially those with limited access to mental health professionals – and can lead to survey problems.
This presentation will discuss strategies to effectively reduce antipsychotic medications and the importance of good documentation and a supportive interdisciplinary team. Attendees will also learn about the relationship between pain management and psychotropic medication.
June 7 | Managing Up | Presenter: Mary Sand, Sand Consulting (CE’s: NHA & SW)
One of the biggest areas of risk in practices today is complying with top employment laws. You don’t have to be an expert, but knowing the fundamentals of each law and how they interact is crucial to knowing when you need help.
June 14 | Leadership for Dining Success: Maximize Your Communities Potential | Presenter: Strategic Dining Services (CE’s: NHA & SW)
June 21 | Who Can Act for Your Resident? What Are They Required to Do? Guardianships, Powers of Attorneys and Supported Decision Making in Post-Acute Care | Presenter: Sean Fahey (CE’s: NHA & SW)
June 30 | Organizational Ethics in Healthcare: an Executive Perspective | Presenter: Mick Gibbs (CE’s: NHA & SW)
Healthcare is rewarding, complex and sometimes challenging. When making decisions on whether something is safe or unsafe, right or wrong…these can become an ethical dilemmas. This session will examine ethical principles and awareness of how you and organizations approach ethical decision making. Then, using case-based scenarios and learned principles, attendees will challenge or validate ethical thought processes.
To register for sessions, click here.