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2016 Fall Symposium


Medications Made Manageable in Assisted Living

September 14 + 15, 2016

Madison Marriott West





Reality Workforce Solutions for Healthcare

Clinical Track


Drug – Vitamin and Drug – Food Interactions for the Caregiver

Matthew Mabie, RPh, Partner, Hometown Pharmacy, Rio, WI

With the popularity of vitamins, minerals, and other nutritional supplements growing, this session will help you identify common drug/vitamin interactions and how to help your resident continue to take their supplements for the greatest benefit. This session will also help to identify medications that have interactions with common foods.

Psychotropic Medications - Understanding the Use of and Monitoring Required

Ann Coyle, LPN, Administrator, Gardenview Assisted Living, Menasha, WI

This session will discuss the whole process of when to obtain an order for a psychotropic medication, what to monitor, the regulations on Physician and RN review. We will also cover the documentation and development of the ISP.


The Very Best Care: Recognizing and Reducing Pain

Andrea Wipperfurth, RN, BSN, CHPN, Director of Clinical Services, Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care, Madison, WI

This session will focus on pain recognition, medication, and interventions for residents in assisted living communities. We will explore the different ways that pain presents and its causes. Medication and non-pharmacological management of pain will be discussed, as well as how to know when to seek additional help.

Operations Track

It’s Your Pharmacy…Use Them!

Brenda Krueger, RPH, Consultant Pharmacist, Morton LTC, Neenah, WI

Sue Williamns, RN, BSN, BC, HCMC, CLTC, Nurse Consultant, Morton LTC, Neenah, WI

Medication management is a vital part of your day to day operations. Learn to identify common challenges to appropriate medication management, narcotic compliance, medication errors, and proper storage. Learn to best utilize your pharmacy to build a successful medication management program.


Ways to Curb Medication Errors

Tina Thull, RN, BSN, Owner, Kettle Moraine Gardens Assisted Living, Kewaskum, WI

The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies estimated that approximately 800,000 drug-related injuries occur in long-term care facilities every year. We will look at ways to ensure your staff are providing a safe and accurate medication pass.


Assessment of Your Medication Management Operations

Jacqueline Arthur, RN, LNHA, Senior Consultant, Wipfli, LLP, Westchester, IL

Medication management starts at admission. Many residents who enter Assisted Living need medication oversight, medication assistance or medication administration. Nursing management must ensure the level of assistance needed, ensure that Physicians orders are signed and forwarded to the pharmacy timely, as well as refilled timely. Nursing management must also ensure that the medications are properly labeled and stored. Nursing managements should make certain if residents are receiving oversight, assistance or administration of medications documentation must be complete, PRNs have results documented and last but not least staff should be aware of possible side effects and/or adverse reactions.




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