Presummit: Best Practice Summit

CALTCM Best Practice Summit

Pre-Summit Overview

This pre-conference serves as a platform for sharing and disseminating best practices in long-term care.  Implementing the five best practices with proven results will help spread innovation throughout the long-term care community.  Experienced coaches will work with the attendees to develop action plans supplemented with structured coaching to foster sustainable adoption of these best practices.

Pre-Summit Learning Objectives

At the completion of this training participants will be able to:

  1. Describe best practices on managing chronically ill patients;
  2. Articulate objectives and identify metrics to measure an implementation plan;
  3. Identify barriers for implementation of best practices;
  4. Develop a contingency plan to overcome barriers for implementation. 

Pre-Summit Fee

Thanks to the generosity and support from donations from the CALTCM Board of Directors and other generous donors, the $125 Pre-Conference fee is REDUCED to $65 for all attendees. Seating is limited for this event, early registration is recommended.

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Best Practice Summit Program Schedule

Friday, April 5, 2019

7:00 AM
Registration / Exhibits Open
7:45 AM 
Welcome & Introductions; Dan Osterweil, MD, FACP, CMD
7:50 AM
Introduction of Best Practices Presentations
Introduction of the 2019 Best Practices Nominees
Dan Osterweil, MD, FACP, CMD and Heather D’Adamo, MD
Presentation Session: Top 5 Best Practices of 2019
8:00 AM
Presentation 1: Shhh. Passing Meds. Do Not Disturb
Presented by: Ofelia Martinez, RN, BS
8:20 AM
Presentation 2 - The Hidden Danger of Chemo
Presented by: Maribeth Nono, RN, MA
8:40 AM
Presentation 3 - Primary Source Care Plans
Presented by: Michelle Tello, RN
9:00 AM
Presentation 4 - Managing Pain in Short Term Stay Patients
Presented by: Erika Castile, MSG, LNHA, RCFE
9:20 AM
Presentation 5 - Turn Around: Focusing on Reducing Re-Hospitalizations
Presented by: Ma. Teresa SV Caipang, MSN, RN
9:40 AM
9:55 AM
Panel Discussion: 2019 Best Practice Q & A
10:15 AM
Voting for the 2019 Best Practice Award
10:25 AM
Overview of QAPI;
Albert Lam, MD and Debra Bakerjian, PhD, APRN, FAAN, FAANP, FGSA
10:40 AM
QAPI: Root Cause Analysis; 
Albert Lam, MD and Debra Bakerjian, PhD, APRN, FAAN, FAANP, FGSA
11:10 PM
QAPI Project: Roundtable Session
Moderator: Albert Lam, MD; CALTCM Facilitators
11:40 AM
Closing Remarks and Evaluations
11:45 AM


Best Practices Summit Accreditation Statement

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

California Association of Long Term Care Medicine is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

California Association of Long Term Care Medicine designates this Live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

This course complies with Assembly Bill 1195 Continuing Education: Cultural and Linguistic Competency.

American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM)(formerly AMDA)

This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 3.75 management hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit spent on the activity. 

American Board of Internal Medicine MOC Statement

Successful completion of this activity enables the participant to earn 3.75 Practice Assessment points [and patient safety MOC credit] in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the sponsor’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ABIM for the purpose of granting the MOC points.

Board of Registered Nursing (BRN)

The California Association of Long Term Care Medicine (CALTCM) is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #CEP-16690). This activity has been approved for up to 3.75 contact hours.

Nursing Home Administrators Program (NHAP)

This activity has been approved by the Nursing Home Administrator Program for up to 4.0 hours of NHAP credit. Course approval number: 1797004-6923/P


This course meets multiple requirements of the California Business and professions Codes 2190–2196.5 for physician CME, including cultural competency and geriatric credits.

Accreditation Statement will be updated as determinations are received. Updated 02/26/2019.