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New Jersey Long-Term Care Leaders Coalition


8:00 -  8:45

Breakfast/Exhibit Hall

8:45 -  9:00

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 -  10:00

Developing an Approach to Quality Improvement in Long-Term Care

Brijen Shah, MD

  • Outline one quality improvement project for the learner's facility.
  • Describe the IHI Model for Improvement.
  • List the current gaps and measures for quality improvement.

10:00 - 10:30


10:30 - Noon

The IMPACT Act: Quality & Safety - The Final Rule

Gail E. Rader, RN, MSN, GNP, CALA

  • Assess appropriate placement for post-acute patients.
  • Improve care coordination with other post-acute providers.
  • Review and revise policies and practices to assure short-term stay patients experience timely and safe discharge.

Noon - 1:15

LUNCH - Supported by Sonovion*

"COPD - in the Ling-Term Care Setting:

A Case-Based discussion of Nebulized Therapy"

Speaker: Richard Stefanacci, DO, MGH,, MBA, AGSF, CMD

                            NO CEU CREDITS FOR LUNCH PROGRAM           .  

1:15 - 2:15

Applying Palliative Care Guidelines to the LTC/SNF Setting

Sheila Lill, MSN, APN

  • Appraise patients who may benefit from palliative care and recommend a consult.
  • Reduce rehospitalization rates and increase POLST compliance.
  • Develop and utilize guidelines for delivery of palliative care.

2:14 - 2:45

DESSERT BREAK - Visit the Exhibit Hall

2:45 - 4:15

Antibiotic Stewardship Program in the Post-Acute Long-Term Care Setting

Alex Makris, MD, CMD

  • Demonstrate support and commitment to safe and appropriate antibiotic use.
  • Recognize the process and benefits of implementing an Antibiotic Stewardship Program
  • Identify ways to reduce unnecessary antibiotic usage.


In person-centered care residents and patients are supported in achieving the level of physical, mental, and psycho-social well-being that is individually practical.

Focus is on keeping the “person” at the “center” of the “care” planning and decision-making process. Active listening and observation help staff adapt to each person’s changing needs regardless of cognitive abilities.