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Upcoming Webinars & Events

Collaborative Strategies for COVID-19: Literature Review & Identifying Frailty Risk with Dr. Steven Buslovich

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Time: 5 pm EST

This webinar will explore current literature and international evidence surrounding COVID-19. Discussion will focus around the collaborative strategies between prescribers, nursing staff, and pharmacists than can be taken as well as the use of a frailty score to stratify patients into different risk categories. 

Learning Objectives in our Webinar:

  • COVID-19 mechanism of action
  • Literature and medication strategies for COVID-19 based on current international evidence
  • Frailty as a physiological measure of “true” age
  • Understanding how to use frailty to reduce poor patient outcomes

CE Statement:

  • Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP 15467.
  • This program has been approved for Continuing Education for 1 total participant hour by NAB/NCERS—Approval #20210428-1-A66528-DL.

Past Webinars & News

COVID-19: Strategy and perspective from the front lines

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020
Time: 1-2 pm CDT

As COVID-19 began to spread, the focus was on hospitals in the scramble to ensure adequate staffing, beds, equipment, and resources to care for coronavirus patients. In an ill-advised move to help address this, CA and NY State officials announced that nursing homes couldn’t refuse patients coming from the hospital, even if they were COVID-19 positive, and we couldn’t demand testing prior to admission. Given the limited resources our PALTC facilities have to begin with, everyone has been scrambling trying to discern what they should be focusing on.

Hear from Dr. Steven Buslovich, MD, CMD, Co-founder of Patient Pattern and Dr. Michael Wasserman, MD, CMD, President of CALTCM about their front line experience on both coasts.

What you’ll learn:

  • Strategies for minimizing exposure in COVID-19 negative facilities
  • Containment strategies for COVID-19 positive facilities, including testing, staffing and clinical management
  • Top three practical recommendations for facilities facing the COVID crisis

How I Practice Now: Addressing Situations in Nursing Facilities Not Designed for a Pandemic

Date: Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Steven Buslovich, MD, and Margaret Sayers, MS, GNP, discuss the current stress nursing facilities are under and explain the importance of assessing frailty to determine appropriate care for chronically ill residents. 

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Frailty and Palliative Care Event: South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO)

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020