COVID-19 Workshop Series on May 7: Crucial Elements of End-of-life Conversations

Thursday, May 7, 10:30-11:00am

Based on the success of the IPRO QIN-QIO April 30 webinar, we’re pleased to announce that we will be hosting a series of 30-minute webinars on Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:00 am, beginning on Thursday, May 7. Learn more.

We’re committed to helping you provide the best care for your residents, a task even more challenging due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us for a weekly workshop series to hear about strategies that will help you address some of the real challenges you’re dealing with in your day-to-day work.

Join us on May 7 and learn to:

  • Review principles of humanitarianism: save lives and prevent/alleviate human suffering
  • Describe the process for having honest, compassionate conversations that result in medical orders that clarify resuscitation, respiratory support, and hospitalization preferences and a resident-centered care plan
  • Apply effective communication skills and self-care strategies with residents, family, caregivers and staff

All are welcome to attend, especially Administrators, Directors of Nursing, Medical Directors, NPs, PA’s, Social Workers, and Chaplains.


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About our Speakers

Patricia Bomba, MD, MACP
Vice President and Medical Director, Geriatrics
Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield

A nationally recognized palliative care and end-of-life expert who designs and oversees the implementation of community projects, Dr. Bomba is passionately focused on educating the medical community, and the public at large, with a goal of improving the quality of life for seniors and their families.

Carolyn Kazdan, MHSA, NHA
Assistant Director, Health Care Quality Improvement

Carolyn is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and the Assistant Director of Health Care Quality Improvement for IPRO. Carolyn worked closely with Dr. Bomba on a two year CMS Special Innovation Project to Transform End of Life Care on Long Island and currently serves on the NY MOLST Executive and State-wide Implementation Teams.