Age-Friendly Nursing Home ECHO

Each of our Age-Friendly ECHO sessions will be devoted to case presentations by a community support professional team member, followed by a 40-minute informational presentation delivered by the ECHO Hub Team. We will focus on the 4Ms of age-friendly care: What Matters Most, Medications, Mentation and Mobility. When implemented together, the 4Ms represent a commitment to focus on the unique needs of older adults. The ECHO Hub Team will also provide community-based resources to improve the care of older adults.

Upcoming Age-Friendly Nursing Home ECHO Series


    ECHO Series 5


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    Session 6: Dementia & Diabetes
    Lee Jennings, MD, MSHS Section Chief, Geriatric Medicine, OU College of Medicine

    • Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 10:30 am
    • Thursday, September 22, 2022, 10:30 am

    Echo Series 6


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    Session 1: The Connection between Hearing Loss and Dementia: What You Can Do about It
    Carole Johnson, PhD., AuD., CCC-A, Professor, Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

    • Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, 10:30 a.m.
    • Thursday, Oct. 13, 2022, 10:30 a.m.

    Session 2: Effects of Medications: Falls & Major Injuries
    Teri Round, MS, BSN, RN, NE-BC, Executive Director of Clinical Operations, Fran& Earl Ziegler College of Nursing, OU Health Sciences Center

    • Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, 10:30 a.m.
    • Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, 10:30 a.m.

    Session 3: Effects of Medications: Sleep Problems
    Diana Sturdevant, PhD, BCNS-BC, APRN, CWS, Assistant Professor of Research and Program Director of Long-term Care Quality Improvement Projects

    • Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022, 10:30 a.m.
    • Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, 10:30 a.m.

    Session 4: Opioids & Marijuana use among Aging Adults & LTC
    Keith Swanson, Pharm. D., Associate Professor, University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy

    • Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, 10:30 a.m.
    • Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, 10:30 a.m.

    Session 5: Pain Management in LTC
    Lee Jennings, MD, MSHS, Section Chief Geriatric Medicine, OU College of Medicine

    • Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, 10:30 a.m.
    • Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, 10:30 a.m.

    Session 6: Medication Effects: Dementia &Delirium
    Seki Balogun, MD., FACP, AGSF, Professor of Medicine, Vice Chief of Education, Director, Geriatric Fellowship Program

    • Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, 10:30 a.m.
    • Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, 10:30 a.m.

    Past ECHO Series Resources

    ECHO Series 5

    Session 1: Maintaining and Improving Mobility for Dementia Residents
    Bobbette Miller, DPT, NCS, Clinical Assistant Professor, Co-Director, PT Clinical Educations

    • August 17 & 18
      • Didactic: Maintaining & Improving Mobility in Dementia Residents (PDF)
      • Didactic: Maintaining & Improving Mobility in Dementia Residents (VIDEO)
      • QI: Don't Fall Behind on Quality Improvement (PDF)
      • QI: Don't Fall Behind on Quality Improvement (VIDEO)

    Session 2: Social & Romantic Relationships in Dementia Residents
    Kimberly Cassie, PhD, MSSW, MA
    Researcher & Educator, Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work

    • August 24 & 25
      • Didactic: Social & Romantic Relationships in Dementia Residents (VIDEO)
      • Didactic: Social & Romantic Relationships in Dementia Residents (VIDEO)
      • Social & Romantic Relationships in Long-Term Care(PPT)

    Session 3: Improving ADLs with RT, OT, and PT
    Lisa Milhan, OTR/L, CHT, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

    • August 31 & September 1
      • Helping Residents Maintain Meaningful Occupations (PPT)
      • Helping Residents Maintain Meaningful Occupations (VIDEO)
      • Quality in ADLs = Success in Quality (VIDEO)

    Session 4: Reducing ED visits and Hospitalizations: Working with Discharge Planners
    Teri Round, MS, BSN, RN, NE-BC, Executive Director, Case Management Clinical
    Operations, HIPAA Officer, Assistant Director, Reynolds Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence, Fran and Earl Ziegler OU College of Nursing

    • September 7 & 8
      • Reducing ED Visits & Hospitalizations: Working with Discharge Planners (PPT)
      • Reducing ED Visits & Hospitalizations: Working with Discharge Planners (VIDEO)
      • QI- Care Transitions (VIDEO)
      • QI- Care Transitions (PPT)

    Session 5: Hospice Care, Death & Dying
    Crystal Stewart, BSN, RN, ACD Health Institute, Tulsa Tech, Hospice Services

    • September 14 & 15
      • Hospice Care, Death & Dying (VIDEO)
      • QI: Advanced Care Planning (VIDEO)

    Session 6: Dementia & Diabetes
    Lee Jennings, MD, MSHS Section Chief, Geriatric Medicine, OU College of Medicine

    • September 21 & 22
      • Diabetes & Dementia Residents (VIDEO)
      • Diabetes and Dementia in LTC (PPT)
      • QI: QAPT Hypoglycemia (VIDEO)

    ECHO Series 4

    Session 1: Dietary
    Diana Sturdevant, PhD, BCNS-BC, APRN, CWS
    Asst. Director & Program Director of Nursing Home Quality Improvement Projects, OUHSC

    • June 8 & 9, 2022
      • Dietary Considerations for Dementia Care (Video)
      • Dietary Considerations for Dementia Care (PPT)
      • QI — What Matters is What Matters Most (Video)
      • What Matters Most — Nutrition (PPT)

    Session 2: Medicaid Fraud in LTC
    Kelly Birch, Office of Attorney General, Medicaid Control Fraud Unit

    • June 15 & 16, 2022

    Session 3: Oral Health in Dementia-Related Residents
    Jana Winfree, DDS, MPH, OSDH, Dental Health Services, Oklahoma State Dental Director
    Shelly Mitchell, RDH, M.Ed, OSDH, Dental Health Services Dental Educator for the OK Smile Projects

    • June 22 & 23, 2022
      • Oral Health for Dementia-Related Residents (Video)

      • Dental Health (PPT)

      • QI: Lose It: Excessive Weight Loss Prevention (Video)

      • QI: Excessive Weight Loss: Quality Measure Overview (PDF)

    Session 4: LGBTQ Plus Consideration in LTC
    Kim Cassie, PhD, MSSW, MA
    Researcher & Educator, Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work

    • June 29 & 30, 2022
      • Didactic: LGBTQ+ Considerations in LTC (Video)

      • Didactic: LGBTQ+ Considerations in LTC (PDF)

      • QI: Improving Quality Care (Video)

    Session 5: Generational Differences
    Pam Spanbauer, RN, BSN, M.Ed.
    RN Independent Consultant

    • July 6 & 7 2022
      • Didactic: Generational Differences (Video)
      • Didactic: Generational Differences (PDF)
      • QI: Staffing Ethics & Quality Perspectives (Video)
      • QI: Staffing Ethics & Quality Perspectives (PDF)

    Session 6: Activities & Falls Prevention in LTC
    Teri Round, MS, BSN, RN, NE-BC
    Executive Director of Clinical Operation, Fran & Earl Ziegler College of Nursing, OUHSC

    • July 20 & 21, 2022
      • Activities & Falls Prevention in LTC (Video)
      • Activities & Falls Prevention in LTC (PDF)

    ECHO Special Session: COVID Update with Dr. Dale Bratzler

    Presenter: Dean, Dale W. Bratzler, D.O, M.P.H.

    • Wed., July 27 & July 28, 2022
      • A Discussion of New COVID Variants and Infection Control (Video)
      • A Discussion of New COVID Variants and Infection Control (PDF)

    ECHO Series 3

    Session 1: Improving UTI Care in LTC
    Teri Round, MS, BSN, RN, NE-BD
    Executive Director of Clinical Operations, Fran & Earl Zielgler College of Nursing, OU Health Sciences Center

    • March 30 & 31, 2022

      • Improving UTI Care in LTC – TR (PPT)

      • Preventing UTI in LTC (Video)

      • Infection Prevention — The Cornerstone of QI (PPT)

      • QI Presentation (Video)

    Session 2: Caring for Residents with Dementia in Long-Term Care
    Diana Sturdevant, PhD, BCND-BD, APRN, CWS
    Asst. Director & Program Director of Nursing Home Quality Improvement Projects, OU Health Sciences Center

    • April 6 & 7, 2022

      • Caring for Residents with Dementia (PPT)

      • Caring for Residents with Dementia (Video)

      • Dementia and the Importance of Sleep (PPT)

      • Dementia and the Importance of Sleep (Video)

    Session 3: Cultural Consideration for Dementia Residents in Long-Term Care
    J. Neil Henderson, PhD
    Emeritus Professor, Department of Family Medicine & BioBehavioral Health, University of Minnesota

    • April 13 & 14, 2022

      • Cultural Consideration for Dementia Residents in LTC (PPT)

      • Cultural Consideration for Dementia Residents in LTC (Video)

    Session 4: Communication Between Residents & Staff: Understanding Verbal & Non-Verbal Cues
    Patricia Shidler
    Omudsman Supervisor, Oklahoma State Health Department

    • April 20 & 21, 2022
      • Communication Between Residents and Staff: Verbal & Non-Verbal Cues (PPT)
      • Communication Between Residents and Staff: Verbal & Non-Verbal Cues (Video)
      • Cultural Consideration in Quality (PPT)
      • Quality Care Equals Quality Teams: Huddles & Rounding (Video)

    Session 5: Maintaining Skin Integrity
    Andrea Golden-Pogue, MSN, RN
    OU Health Sciences Center

    • April 26 & 27, 2022
      • Skin Integrity (Video)
      • PDSA's & Root Cause (Video)

    Session 6: What Dementia Looks Like: 10 Warning Signs of Dementia
    Erica Tatum, M.HR, CPG
    Family Outreach Coordinator, Alzheimer's Association

    ECHO Series 2

    Session 1: Pay For Performance
    Jennifer Wynn, Manager, LTC Quality Assurance Coordinator

    Session 2: Activities & Quality of Life for Dementia Residents
    Bridges Health, Sadie Kubick, AD, SSD

    Session 3: Monoclonal Antibody Treatment
    Karen Kinney, MD, Infectious Disease OU Health University of Oklahoma Medical Center

    Session 4: Managing Behavior with Dementia Residents
    Lee Jennings, MD, MSHS Chief, Geriatric Medicine OU College of Medicine

    Session 5: Adult Protective Services in LTC
    Jim Merritt, Program Manager for Long Term Care Investigations

    Session 6: Staff Retention, Magnet Culture

    ECHO Series 1

    Session 1: Person Centered Care
    Andrea Golden-Pogue (Oct. 6 & 7, 2021)

    Session 2: Falls Prevention
    Teri Round (Oct. 13 & 14, 2021)

    Session 3: Medication Reduction in LTC
    Diana Sturdevant (Oct. 20 & 21, 2021)

    Session 4: COVID-19 Updates
    Dr. Dale Bratzler (Oct. 27 & 28, 2021)

    Session 5: Leading in Turbulent Times
    Rodney Westbrook (Nov. 3 & 4, 2021)

    Session 6: Advanced Care Planning
    Tara Lemmon, JD (Nov. 10 & 11, 2021)