PMDA Regional Meeting: Nursing Home Pneumonia Diagnosis and Management in the 21st Century

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Joseph M. Mylotte, MD
Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Buffalo State, The State University of New York

Dr. Joseph Mylotte was a full-time faculty member of the School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University at Buffalo from 1980 to 2010 retiring with the rank of Professor. From 1988 to 2010 he was an infection control consultant for several hospitals and nursing homes in Western New York.

In terms of geriatric experience, Dr. Mylotte served as an attending physician on the Acute Geriatrics Service at Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, NY from July 1997 to January 2006; he was the director of the unit from 2000-2006.  From 2006 until 2015, he was a full-time attending physician for several nursing homes in Western New York primarily doing post-acute care. He also served as a medical director for several nursing homes.

Dr. Mylotte’s research interests in the past 20 years have focused on the study of nursing home pneumonia, antibiotic use in long-term care with an emphasis on metrics, and C. difficile infection in long-term care.

Dr. Mylotte is a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Fellow, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and Fellow, American College of Physicians.  He retired from the practice of medicine in July 2015.


This meeting will include an update on long-term care professional issues as well as a presentation on diagnosing and managing nursing home pneumonia.

All health care staff in post-acute and long-term care settings, medical directors, physicians managing long-term care patients, advanced practice professionals, nursing staff, nursing home administrators and non-PMDA members are welcome to attend.

  • Discuss the role of resistant organisms as a cause of nursing home-associated pneumonia (NHAP)
  • Provide a bedside approach to identify NHAP
  • Distinguish aspiration pneumonia from aspiration pneumonitis
  • Discuss the etiology of NHAP
  • Review treatment options in the nursing home including duration of treatment




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 State Board of Nursing at:

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 clinical 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.

The State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators has approved this program for 1 clock hour under provider number PR000201L.


6:15 – 8 p.m.

  • 6:15 p.m. | Exhibits and Dinner
  • 6:30 p.m. | PMDA Business Update, Announcements and Highlights
  • 6:45 p.m. | Nursing Home Pneumonia Diagnosis and Management in the 21st Century
  • 7:45 p.m. | Speaker Q&A and Wrap-up
  • 8 p.m. | Adjournment


There is no charge for this program, though registration is required.

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