Age-Friendly Nursing Home ECHO

Each of our Age-Friendly ECHO sessions are devoted to case presentations by a community support professional team member, followed by a 25-minute informational presentation delivered by a guest speaker and a 15–minute QI 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 7


Registration for ECHO Series 7

Registering for one of the ECHO series below will sign you up for the whole series.
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Session 3: Professional & Family Caregivers Resources
Devon Murray, MBA, BA, Education Director, Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative, OUHSC

  • Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023, 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, 10:30 a.m.

Session 4: Dietary Measures to Prevent Weight Loss in
Dementia Residents

Rachel Hand, PA-C, MPAS Associate, Reynolds Section of Geriatric Medicine

  • Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, 10:30 a.m.

Session 5: Role of the Restorative Aide & Guidelines in LTC
Carrie Ciro, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Elam-Plowman Chair of Rehabilitation Science Assoc. Professor, Occupational Therapy Senior Assoc. Dean, OU College of Allied Health

  • Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023, 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, 10:30 a.m.

Session 6: Parkinson Disease Psychosis
Flora Y. Bessey, PharmD, BCGP Senior Medical Science Liaison for Acadia Pharmaceuticals

  • Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, 10:30 a.m.

ECHO Series 8

Session 1: Real Life Situations for Floor Staff
Diana Sturdevant, Panel discussion with staff

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 20, 2023, 10:30 a.m.

Session 2: Aggressive Behaviors: Preventative Tools for Staff Working with Older Adults
Dr. Germaine Odenheimer, Neurologist, Professor Emeritus

  • Wednesday, April 26, 2023, 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 27, 2023, 10:30 a.m.

Session 3: Mental Health in LTC Approaches & Illnesses
Wanda Robinson, PhD, APRN-CNS, PMHCNS-BC, CNE, Clinical Assistant Professor PASRR II Specialist, Mental Health

  • Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 4, 2023, 10:30 a.m.

Session 4: Trauma Informed Care in LTC
Kristen Sorocco, PhD, Psychologist, Program Manager VA, Associate Professor, OU College of Medicine, Geriatrics
Kristi Bratovich, PhD Clinical Psychologist, OKC. VA Medical Center

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 11, 2023, 10:30 a.m.

Session 5: The Oklahoma CMP State Plan
Alexandria Hart-Jones - CMP State Plan, sponsored program

  • Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 18, 2023, 10:30 a.m.

Session 6: Maintaining Resident Independence
Teri Round, MS, BSN, RN, NE-BC, Executive Director of Clinical Operations, Fran & Earl Ziegler College of Nursing, OU Health Sciences Center

  • Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 10:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, May 25, 2023, 10:30 a.m.

Past ECHO Series Resources

ECHO Series 7

Session 1: Social Work Role in LTC
Kim Cassie, PhD, MSSW, MA, Researcher & Educator, Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work

  • January 11 & 12
    • Social Work in LTC (VIDEO)
    • Social Work in LTC (PPT)
    • QI: New Year Quality Resolution (VIDEO)
    • QI: New Year Quality Resolution (PDF)

Session 2: Wound Care
Diana Sturdevant, PhD, BCNS-BC, APRN, CWS, Assistant Professor of Research and Program, Director of Long-Term Care Quality Improvement Projects. Its also University of Oklahoma, College of Nursing.

  • January 18 & 19
    • Pressure Injury Prevention for Older Adults (VIDEO)
    • Pressure Injury Prevention for Older Adults (PPT)
    • QI: High Risk Pressure Ulcers (VIDEO)
    • QI: High Risk Pressure Ulcers (PDF)

ECHO Series 6

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

  • October 12 & 13
    • Hearing Loss, Hearing Aids, and Dementia (PPT)
    • The Connection Between Hearing Loss Dementia: What You Can Do About It (VIDEO)
    • QI: Quality Staffing (PDF)
    • QI: Quality Staffing (VIDEO)

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

  • October 19 & 20
    • What Can We Do About Medications and Falling? (PPT)
    • What Can We Do About Medications & Falls? (VIDEO)
    • QI: Quality In Medications (PDF)
    • QI: Quality In Medications (VIDEO)

Session 3: Pain Management in LTC
Lee Jennings, MD, MSHS, Section Chief Geriatric Medicine, OU College of Medicine

  • October 26 & 27
    • Pain Management in Older Adults in LTC (VIDEO)
    • QI: Quality Pain Management (VIDEO)

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

  • November 2 & 3
    • Opioid and Marijuana Use Among Older Adults (PPT)
    • QI: Cannabinoid & Opioids Use in Older Individuals (VIDEO)

Session 5: 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

  • November 9 & 10
    • Sleep Problems & Effects of Medication in Older Adults (VIDEO)
    • Sleep Problems & Effects of Medication in Older Adults (PDF)
    • QI: Quality Sleep (VIDEO)
    • QI: Quality Sleep (PDF)

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

  • November 16 & 17
    • Medication Effects: Dementia & Delirium (VIDEO)
    • Medication Effects: Dementia & Delirium (PDF)
    • Medication Stewardship (VIDEO)
    • Medication Stewardship (PDF)

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)