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|2017 Virtual AAHCM Annual Meeting - Home Care Medicine Conference|
Experience American Academy of Home Care Medicine (AAHCM) 2017 with the Virtual Meeting
Transforming Our Past, Building Our Future
Can’t make it to the meeting in person? Join us online! The AAHCM Virtual Meeting gives you live-streamed access to 11 educational sessions presented at the meeting. You will not only hear the speakers and view the slides, you will interact with presenters and members in real-time, asking questions of the speaker and voting in polls alongside live audience members. In addition, recordings of the live-streamed sessions will be available to you on-demand until November 13, 2017.
Continuing Education Credit
AAHCM 2017 Virtual Meeting offers CME credit for all sessions upon completion of a post-test and evaluation.
Friday, October 13
Welcome and Keynote: Finding Hope and Humor in Caregiving
Elaine K. Sanchez
What’s funny about caregiving? Absolutely nothing! But based on her own experience of caring for family members, Elaine K Sanchez knows that it is entirely too difficult to take seriously all of the time. Her keynote, “Finding Hope, Humor, and Heart in Caregiving,” is based on her unflinchingly honest and surprisingly funny book, Letters from Madelyn, Chronicles of a Caregiver. You will laugh through your tears as she provides insights into coping with caregiver anger, guilt, depression, and grief, along with strategies for managing dementia-related challenging behaviors, including inappropriate sexual behavior.
Improving Utilization of Hospice Through Home-Based Palliative Care
Ed Ratner, MD
The addition of home based, interdisciplinary palliative care to an ALS clinic will be described, including models for discussions of goals of care, integration with clinic-based ALS care and collaboration with hospice. Data describing increased enrollment in hospice and longer lengths of stay will be presented, along with evidence that hospice enrollment does not appear to affect survival.
Interdisciplinary Team Care: Case-Based Presentation Illustrating Interdisciplinary Care Across the Continuum
Helena Ross, LCSW-R, Suzanne Gilleran, MS AGPCNP-BC, Elizabeth McCormick, MD, Lisa McFarlane
Legislative – Improving Your Practice’s Quality Care in the World of MACRA
Bruce Leff, MD, Christine Ritchie, MD
This session will cover the importance of quality improvements efforts for provider reimbursement and how to integrate quality improvement into day-to-day home-based medical care practice. The session will also cover tools to engage in meaningful quality improvement.
Clinical – New Oral Anticoagulants Provide Another Option to Treat Venous Thromboembolism and Atrial Fibrillation in Home Patients
Evaluating the Potential for Usability of Technology for Home Health
Kimberly Shea, PhD RN CHPN
The session will describe a method of evaluating the likelihood that a patient will use and benefit from a technology-based application or device in their home. The modified usability evaluation has been adapted from processes used by design engineers to examine human-computer interactions. The evaluation combines exploratory learning, cognitive walkthrough, domain knowledge and heuristic documentation. Unlike design engineers who use usability evaluations to determine if a prototype is acceptable for manufacturing, the modified usability evaluation would be used to determine if the manufactured technology has the potential to be used by a patient in their home.
Saturday, October 14
Preparing the Next Generation of Home Health Providers
Carla Perissinotto, MD, Helen Kao, MD
Keeping a home-based medical practice growing and sustainable requires the ability to recruit new providers and staff, orient and train them effectively, and keeping your valued team members engaged and up-to-date. Most providers are not adequately trained or comfortable with the many unique aspects of providing care in the home, and insufficient training and education both upon hire and ongoing can lead to burnout and poor retention. Using the AAHCM clinical competencies as a reference, this session will provide strategies for large and small practices to identify and cultivate sources for provider and staff recruitment, implement a robust orientation program, educational curricula for learners and ongoing provider and staff development.
Concurrent Sessions- Repeat