PMDA Regional Meeting: “Setting Up Your Infection Control Program: Pearls for the IDT”

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

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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.


  • Describe what the infection prevention and control program (IPCP) for nursing facilities should look like.
  • Discuss the roles of long-term care (LTC) practitioners and the interdisciplinary team (IDT) in the IPCP.
  • Define tips and tools regarding common disease states that should be addressed by the IPCP.


  • 6:15 p.m. | Exhibits and Dinner
  • 6:45 p.m. | PMDA Business Update, Announcements and Highlights
  • 7 p.m. | Setting Up Your Infection Control Program: Pearls for the IDT
  • 8 p.m. | Speaker Q&A and Wrap-up
  • 8:15 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 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.

Certified Medical Director (CMD)

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.

Nursing Home Administrators (NHA)

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


David A. Nace, MD, MPH, CMD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Long-Term Care and Influenza Programs
Division of Geriatric Medicine
Chief of Medical Affairs
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Senior Communities
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Nace is a geriatrician and faculty member in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at UPMC. Dr. Nace serves as the director of long-term care and influenza programs for the division, and is the chief of medical affairs for UPMC Senior Communities, a network of 21 LTC facilities located in western PA. He also serves as the medical director of Asbury Heights, a multilevel senior campus located in Mt. Lebanon, PA. In his administrative roles, he chairs the UPMC Senior Communities’ pharmacy and therapeutics and infection control committees.

Firas A. Saidi, MD, CMD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University
Geriatrician; Mainline Health System
Wynnewood, PA

Dr. Firas Saidi is a board-certified internist and geriatrician. He is the section chief of geriatrics for Mainline Health System, and is an assistant professor of medicine at the Thomas Jefferson Medical School, Philadelphia PA. He also serves as the medical director for multiple facilities and is the president-elect for PMDA.


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


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