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PMDA Fall Webinar: COVID in LTC – Downstream Effects

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The logo for the Pennsylvania Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine includes concentric blue circles in different shades, the letters pmda in lowercase, and the organization's full name.


This webinar will cover aspects of the long-term effects of COVID-19 in long-term care, focusing briefly on both clinical and administrative concerns.


Health care staff in post-acute and long-term care settings, including medical directors, physicians managing long-term care patients, advanced practice professionals and nursing staff, may benefit from attending this program. Non-PMDA members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Overall Objectives

  • Discuss long-term impacts of COVID-19 on a skilled nursing facility/long-term care (SNF/LTC) population.
  • Develop strategies to best care for and address the complex needs of recovered COVID-19 patients in the SNF/LTC setting.
  • Describe changes in federal and state regulatory enforcement regarding infection control prevention programs and COVID-19.
  • Develop strategies to improve collaboration between medical staff and facility staff to improve survey outcomes.
  • Explore ways to enhance communication between stakeholders, including regulators, government officials, families, residents and staff.

Keynote Speakers

Molly Langford, MSN, CRNP, received her BS and MS degrees in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania. She has more than 20 years of experience as a certified gerontological nurse practitioner. Langford has spent her nursing career caring for the older adult population in a variety of settings, including long-term care, outpatient practice, home care and acute inpatient. She is the Senior Director of Clinical Practice at Genesis Physician Services and is currently president-elect of PMDA.

Paula Sanders, Esq., is a Principal, Co-Chair of Post & Schell’s national health care practice and Chair of Post & Schell’s COVID-19 Taskforce. She focuses her practice exclusively on health care law and is an appointed member of the American Health Care Association’s legal committee and a member of the LeadingAge’s national legal committee. Her clients include long-term care facilities, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living providers and many others.


  • 6:15 p.m. | PMDA Announcements/Welcome
  • 6:30 p.m. | Presentations
  • 7:30 p.m. | Adjournment



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Penn State College of Medicine and PMDA. Penn State College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Penn State College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses Using AMA Credit

Nurses will receive a certificate from Penn State College of Medicine verifying their participation in 1 hours of approved continuing medical education. Continuing education activities which are approved by accredited institutions of higher education and that are relevant to patient care or professional nursing meet the requirements of mandatory continuing education for registered nurses in Pennsylvania, as required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. The Board of Nursing recommends that nurses retain their certificates for a period of at least five years. Additional information is available through the State Board of Nursing website.


This live activity has been pre-approved by the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) for a total of 1 management hour toward certification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) in post-acute and long-term care medicine. The CMD program is administered by the ABPLM. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit actually spent on the activity.


Application has been made for Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) credit.


  • $25 for members
  • $30 for non-members


A completed evaluation is required in order to receive a certificate for attending this activity. Please complete and submit the evaluation within the specified time frame.


The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund any program registration fees paid but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

Program registrants who are experiencing illness or have been exposed to anyone who is ill should contact the Continuing Education office before attending any in-person activities.


Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.


On-campus educational activities provided by Penn State College of Medicine Continuing Education are required to follow healthcare facility guidelines. Off-campus events provided by Penn State College of Medicine Continuing Education follow the COVID-19 requirements of that venue. We ask that all participants respect that some attendees may still choose to wear masks for activities. Check the venue website for the latest requirements and recommendations. Please do not attend this activity if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. By attending the activity, you attest that you do not have any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, which may include fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste, loss of smell or any other sign of illness.

Access (ADA)

Penn State encourages people with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Participants who anticipate needing any type of special accommodation or who have questions about the physical access provided should contact the Continuing Education office at least one week in advance of participation or visit.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and Educational Balance)

It is Penn State policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to mitigate any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

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