Connecting the Dots: Continuing Education for the Clinical Team Working in Long-Term Care Facilities

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Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of registered nurses, social workers and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients in long term care facilities.

Program Overview
The healthcare professional, subsequent to participation in this activity, will be able to apply acquired knowledge to their current practice to improve performance, develop more effective communication techniques, ensure proper documentation, and strengthen their function as a member of the multi-disciplinary team. This will ensure effective treatment of individuals and allow for better patient outcomes. It is important for the healthcare professional to be cognizant of their respective roles within the multidisciplinary team to ensure safety and the provision of optimal care to geriatric and developmentally disabled individuals. During this program, the nurse, physician, pharmacist or other medical professional will be instructed in utilizing best practices in documentation, assessment and treatment of individuals. They will receive specific training and education regarding medical/mental health conditions and risk indicators for abuse and neglect that are common among the senior and special needs populations. They will also have sound knowledge of medications and potential side effects that are compounded by age or a dual-diagnosis.


Friday, February 15, 2013
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM


Courtyard by Marriott, LaGuardia Airport
9010 Ditmars Blvd
East Elmhurst, NY 11369