University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging will be hosting a live webinar on June 2, 2020 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm CST discussing the Impact of COVID19 in Skilled Nursing Facilities with special discussion of residents with dementia. This webinar is free and will offer 1.25 continuing medical education credits. All staff and providers of certified nursing facilities throughout the nation are invited to attend.
Older adults and those with medical conditions, such as cognitive impairment and dementia have demonstrated increased risk of morbidity and mortality associated with COVID-19. Certified nursing facilities are experiencing drastic effects due to confined spaces and vulnerable populations. Increased recognition and implementation of best-practices in hygiene, medical indicators for concern, and behavioral adjustments for social distancing are urgently needed.
Training opportunities in the understanding of precautions are increasingly present in online trainings, yet these rarely address the specific needs of certified nursing facilities and residents of these facilities. There is lack of trainings specific to the needs of residents with cognitive impairment and dementia. Due to the unprecedented challenges associated with COVID-19, best-practices training is needed for staff at every level of care and administration for certified nursing facilities.
Kevin Hatton, MD, FCCM
Chief, Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine UK HealthCare Associate Professor, Anesthesiology and Surgery University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Gregory Jicha, MD, PhD
Professor, Neurology Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center Sanders-Brown Center on Aging University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Registration is required. For more information on this learning opportunity and to register, visit this Web page.