CME Course

COVID-19 Management in a Nursing Home in Southern California

Dr. Meena Makhijani will discuss the COVID-19 response in her practice, how they have been able to manage the situation in nursing homes, how technology has changed her practice, and what the new norm looks like moving forward.

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References & Resources

  1. Wang H, Li T, Barbarino P, et al. Dementia care during COVID-19. Lancet 2020;95:1190-1191. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30755-8/fulltext?fbclid=IwAR0JeO9Q3l4bdF1yUmRq3so6n07z7asVbbCrvxd2q-xCeX_ZS6JCnP_vYZ0
  2. Portnoy J, Waller M, Elliott T. Telemedicine in the Era of COVID-19. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. https://www.jaci-inpractice.org/article/S2213-2198(20)30249-X/fulltext
  3. AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine: https://paltc.org/

Target Audience

All healthcare providers.

Goals and Objectives 

Dr. Meena Makhijani will discuss the COVID-19 response in her practice, how they have been able to manage the situation in nursing homes, how technology has changed her practice, and what the new norm looks like moving forward.

Course Information

CME Release Date: May 1, 2020
Valid for credit through: May 1, 2021
Course type: Audio Podcast
Estimated time of completion: 1 hour 

Credits Available

Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Southern Medical Association designates this Internet Activity (Enduring Material) for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

AANPCP: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Healthcare Professionals: For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.  All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated; learners should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period noted, following these steps:

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Upon successful completion of the test, evaluation and attestation, your certificate will be processed and emailed from customerservice@sma.org within approximately 1 hour. Credits will be archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you may login to your account to print a duplicate copy of your certificate.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

The content of the CME certified activity does not relate to products or services of an ACCME defined commercial interest. Therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to identify and no conflicts of interest to identify or resolve.

Special Guests:

Meena Makhijani, DO
Dr. Meena Makhijani is a Geriatrician in the Los Angeles area. She works for UCLA in an outpatient clinic and doing nursing home work. She is also the Chief of Staff of the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital. Dr. Makhijani is triple board certified, in Geriatric Medicine, Family Medicine, and Integrative Medicine. She had a prior career as an engineer, and has a passion for global relief work. 

Fred Newmark
Fred Newmark has seventeen years of experience in healthcare consulting, recruiting, medical staff planning and development.  His diverse background includes recruiting oversight of 24 hospitals within a large healthcare system, Vice-President of Recruitment for a national Emergency Medicine/Hospitalist Medicine company and Operations Manager for a large national recruiting agency.  Fred also created a Residency Outreach Education program to assist Residents with their post training job search process.  Talks included CV preparation, effective interviewing techniques, how to select and work with recruiters, understanding compensation models, leveraging value and contract negotiation.  Fred now consults as co-founder and Managing Partner of  Newmark Healthcare Services, working with physicians, hospitals and group practices.  He also has a video series called Behind the Curtain of Healthcare that can be found on YouTube.

Andy Mohan, MD, MBA, MSc
Dr. Anand “Andy” Mohan has been working as a physician informaticist for the past 7 years in over 40 + implementations with major hospital systems including Cedars Sinai, PeaceHealth, Inova, UCLA, Johns Hopkins, Massachusetts General, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic amongst other notable healthcare systems.  Dr. Mohan has worked on the inpatient and ambulatory side with all specialties throughout the lifecycle of an implementation. His focus is on clinical workflow optimization, utilizing EHR systems efficiently, and provider adoption. He has been involved in population health initiative technology implementations.  Additionally, he has also led EHR clinical build teams to ensure quality and clinical integrity. He is also one of the Chairs of the Digital Health and Innovation Committee.

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