In partnership with post-acute and long-term care experts, Saint Louis University's Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program has produced a set of brief, recorded presentations that focus on optimizing care for older adults living in post-acute care (PAC) and long-term care (LTC) settings.
The goals for these trainings include providing insight into the education needs of staff in long-term care settings; and increasing awareness of an easily accessible resource for individual and/or group education opportunities.
To achieve our goal of providing practice-focused and accessible education on delivering care for older adults residing in long-term care settings, we:
- Developed partnerships with nursing homes and community-based organizations to provide value-based care that improves health outcomes for nursing home residents impacted by COVID-19.
- Partnered with the University of Missouri Show-Me Post-acute/Long-term Care (PA/LTC) ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) to educate and train members of the nursing home workforce so they may utilize the information to work with residents with dementia and their families and care partners impacted by COVID-19.
- Developed educational modules to address health disparities at regional and national levels that contribute to a COVID-19 management and treatment curriculum.
The module format and benefits include:
- 10 to 15 (narrations) and four to five (videos) minutes for maximum attention
- QR code accessibility for easy dissemination
- Convenient viewing from a phone or computer
- Easy integration into training curricula or other modules
- Automatic redirection for evaluation to track the completion of the modules
- Permanent signage with QR codes for digital access in community partner locations
- Printed card stock with QR codes for promotion at events
The recordings are formatted as 10- to 15-minute video presentations and three- to five-minute practice skills videos. The recordings may be accessed individually. They can also be viewed as a module or incorporated into long-term care employee orientation and in-service trainings.
Earning CME Credit
You can earn a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. If you would like to learn more about earning this CME credit online, please download this document (PDF) and read it before watching the videos below.
Contemporary Issues in Long-Term Care Presentations
These brief recordings focus on current issues and strategies to address the challenges experienced by staff in post-acute and long-term environments.
Seven recorded presentations developed by members of the Saint Louis University Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program team include the following:
- Addressing Loneliness and Isolation in Long-term Care Through Circle of Friends, presented by Marla Berg-Weger, Ph.D., LCSW
- Cognitive Stimulation Therapy in the Long-term Care Setting, presented by Debbie Blessing, B.A.
- Dementia Assessment in the Long-term Care Setting, presented by Angela Sanford, M.D., CMD
- Meaningful Activities in Post-Acute Long-Term Care, presented by Susan Elliott, D.N.P., APRN, FNP-C
- Suspected Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) in Post-Acute Long-term Care, presented by Susan Elliott, D.N.P., APRN, FNP-C
- Diet Downgrades, Resident Rights, and Feeding Tube (FT) Placement in Post-acute Long-term Care, presented by Susan Elliott, D.N.P., APRN, FNP-C
- Polypharmacy, Potentially Inappropriate Medications and Deprescribing in Older Adults, presented by Susan Elliott, D.N.P., APRN, FNP-C
- Nursing in Post-Acute/Long-Term Care, presented by Susan Elliott, D.N.P., APRN, FNP-C
- Why CNA Care is Most Important, presented by Susan Elliott, D.N.P., APRN, FNP-C
- Deprescribing in Older Adults, presented by Susan Elliott, D.N.P., APRN, FNP-C
Practice Skills Video Series for Dementia Care
Memory Care Home Solutions, a St. Louis-based dementia care organization, partnered with us on this project to develop eight brief videos demonstrating strategies for staff and caregivers working with older adults experiencing cognitive impairment. The educational videos in this module depict best practices for dementia communication, common challenges, and how to succeed with managing vitals, hygiene, mealtimes, dressing, and daily activity:
- Best practices in communication
- Common challenges in dementia communication
- Meeting the basic needs of People Living with Dementia
- Mealtimes for People Living with Dementia
- Toileting Tips for People Living with Dementia
- Activities and Redirection
- Bathing Tips for People Living with Dementia
- Dressing Tips for People with Dementia
Visit our YouTube page to view the educational videos about best practices for dementia communication, common challenges, and how to succeed with managing vitals, hygiene, mealtimes, dressing and daily activities.