Annual Conference

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AALNA’S Virtual Conference for 2021
“COVID Recovery & Healing”
June 24, 2021 through December 9, 2021

Presenters: Sheri Easton-Garrett,
Presenters: Anurag Gupta,



Session 1 – June 24, 2021

9:00 – 10:00 AM PST
“Telehealth & Technology”
Telemedicine/Telehealth boldly emerged as a critical tool for providing care during COVID-19. This webinar provides an overview of opportunities, obstacles, successes and sustainability steps as we move past COVID-19. As clinical leaders we must meet head-on the dynamic challenges of providing resident care in the midst of an ever changing environment and telemedicine/telehealth is one tool to consider.
Approved for 1 CEU- BRN provider #16724


Presenter: Hillary Hei, MPH, CIC, LSSGB

Session 2 – July 19, 2021

9:00 – 10:00 AM PST
“Respiratory Protection Programs and OSHA Compliance”
This webinar will engage participants by illustrating frequently-cited COVID-19 violations as reported by OSHA. By better understanding these citations, participants can better ensure that they are adequately protecting workers and remaining compliant with all OSHA standards. This 60 minute session will also provide the participants a brief overview of all the necessary elements of a comprehensive RPP and end with a 10 minute Q&A session.
Approved for 1 CEU- BRN provider #16724


Presenter: Jeffrey Gorter, MSW, LMSW

Session 3 – August 24, 2021

9:00 – 10:00 AM PST
“Care for the Caregivers in a COVID Context”
Approved for 1 CEU- BRN provider #16724

Cameron Camp, PhD
Gary Johnson

Session 4 – September 24, 2021

9:00 – 11:00 AM PST
“Using Montessori Principles to Engage Residents & Staff
in Dementia Care”
The purpose of this course is to educate members of Residential Care Communities on the application of Montessori Principles as a means of engaging both residents and staff in dementia are settings. The key underlying values of this approach involve respect, dignity, equality and trust. Key principles for enabling these values to become incorporated into a person-centered care culture will be discussed as they relate to both residents and as a management approach for staff. Encouraging autonomy, engaging individuals in personally meaningful and purposeful activity, and creating a sense of community are a result of implementing this approach. Outcomes from implementation include decreased use of psychotropic medications, increased health and safety, reduced staff turnover, and higher positive engagement for residents, staff members, and families. Examples from Residential Care Communities where this method has been implemented will be provided, including communities in the U.S. and in other countries.
Approved for 2 CEU’S- BRN provider #16724


Presenter: Sheryl Zimmerman, PhD
Session 5 – October 29, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 AM PST
“COVID-19 Experiences/Implications Across LTC”
Approved for 1 CEU- BRN provider #16724


Presenter: Kevin O’Neil, MD, FACP, CMD
Session 6 – November 23, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 AM PST
“Geriatric 4 M’s”
Approved for 1 CEU- BRN provider #16724

Presenter: Barbara Resnick, RN
Session 7 – December 9, 2021
9:00 – 10:00 AM PST
“Engaging Residents in Function & Physical Activity Post Pandemic”
Approved for 1 CEU- BRN provider #16724

Conference attendees will receive 1.00 CEU for each session attended, with the exception of Dr. Camp and Gary Johnson’s session when the attendee will receive 2.00 CEU’s.
8 CEU’s will be awarded for attending ALL 7 conference sessions held from June 24 through December 9, 2021.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16724 for CEU Contact Hours.
*RCFE provider CEU’S pending approval
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