Earn 1 hr. CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is an approved Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)
With: Roberta Meyers, MD, MPH; Stacey J Brown, BSN, RN, PHN, RAC-CTA; and David Uselman
In late October 2020 extending into January 2021 case rates of COVID-19 in Minnesota surged and greatly affected Minnesota skilled nursing facilities. Coping with the COVID-19 pandemic has affected long-term care residents and their families and long-term care staff in ways we are just beginning to understand. As we reflect on this experience, lessons learned can transform practice in long-term care.
- Understand the challenges of infection prevention during any pandemic in long-term care facilities
- Review the impact of the lockdown during the pandemic on residents, families, and caregivers, and staff
- Current state (November 2021): lessons learned and implications for the future
Roberta Meyers is a geriatrician with over thirty years of experience providing care in a variety of settings including skilled nursing facilities, ambulatory outpatient settings, and community-based physician home visits. She is a member of the Department of Medicine at Hennepin Healthcare (HCMC) and president-elect of the Minnesota Gerontological Society.
Stacey Brown is the Director of Quality and Reimbursement at Minnesota Masonic Home’s 5-Star facility in Bloomington, MN. She has dedicated the last 20 years to Long-Term Care nursing and has been integral to their team’s success through the COVID-19 pandemic with a focus on developing policies and procedures, survey readiness and response, and working with frontline caregivers on infection control, COVID-19 care, and safety.
David Uselman is the Executive Director of the Bayshore Residence and Rehabilitation Center in Duluth MN, a role he has held since 2016. David earned his bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Concordia College. Servant leadership has always been a core trait of David’s work as Assistant Executive Director and Executive Director in a variety of settings sizes both proprietary and not-for-profit; devoting his entire career to serving seniors in Skilled Nursing. David used to keep a list of awards and recognitions he and his teams have earned over the years. However, having successes during a pandemic and seeing a team come together for the most vulnerable is more rewarding than a list of trophies and accomplishments.