PMDA Regional Meeting: Improving Transitions of Care from the Nursing Home to the Community

This program happened in the past, and no dates are currently scheduled.

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This meeting will include an update on PMDA professional issues, as well as a presentation on key issues for leadership and staff related to transition of care.


Medical Directors in post-acute and long-term care settings, along with administrators, nurses, and other physicians and advanced practice professionals may benefit from attendance.


  • Review barriers to optimal transition out of the nursing home setting
  • Discuss new models of care that impact transitions of care from the nursing home to the community
  • Describe best practices for discharging patients from the nursing home to the community



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 The Pennsylvania Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. 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 hour 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 Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing.


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.


This program is approved for 1 clock hour through the PA State Board of Nursing Home Administrators, Penn State Provider number PR000201L and Board approval number NHCE102060.


6:15 to 8 p.m.

  • 6:15 p.m. | Exhibits and Dinner
  • 6:40 p.m. | PMDA Business Update, Announcements and Highlights
  • 6:45 p.m. | Improving Transitions of Care from the Nursing Home to the Community
  • 7:45 p.m. | Speaker Q&A and Wrap-up
  • 8 p.m. | Adjournment


Kenneth S. Boockvar, MD, MS
Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine; Icahn School of Medicine; The Mount Sinai Hospital Associate Director, Research; James J. Peters VA Geriatrics Research Education, and Clinical Center; Director, Clinical Studies Jewish Home Lifecare; New York, NY

Kenneth S. Boockvar, MD, MS, studies health care delivery for older adults, focusing on patient transitions between sites of care, medication reconciliation, and changes in health in long-term care patients.

Elizabeth G. Weingast, RN, MSN, GNP
Vice President, Clinical Excellence
The New Jewish Home
New York, NY

Elizabeth G. Weingast, RN, MSN, GNP, is a gerontological nurse practitioner and nurse manager. She brings quality improvement focus to ensuring high standards of care for the elders. Under her leadership, evidence-based best practices have been developed and implemented by interdisciplinary and inter-program clinical leadership; and best practice process and outcome measures have become integral to quality management teams.


There is NO CHARGE for this program, however registration is required


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