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Upskilling Your Entire Staff in Post-Acute Care

Thursday, February 23, 2023
2:00 p.m. ET
1 hour

Not everyone on your staff needs to be an expert, but every team member should know how to best navigate challenging situations. According to leading dementia expert Teepa Snow, “If we want our team to be better, we’ve got to make sure they’re aware. Some of them will be more knowledgeable, some are actually going to be skilled, and you’re going to have a few that are going to be incredibly confident and competent.” This approach not only applies to dementia/memory care but is also relevant to a myriad of topics.

By upskilling your employees through knowledge in dementia/memory care, wound care, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB), and professional development, you set yourself apart from the competition. You can offer person-centered care at an unmatched level and give your employees the skills and career growth they desire.

Join Relias experts Vince Baiera, Rola Aamar, Eskinder Zewdu, and Janene Brubaker as they discuss the following learning objectives and answer your questions live. 

Learning objectives:

  • Gain insight into how dedicated training in dementia/memory care, wound care, DEIB, and professional development offers your residents world-class care.
  • Learn what topics to cover in these areas of focus.
  • See how investment in education can increase the retention of your workforce.

Vince Baiera, BSN

Partner, Post-Acute Care

Vince Baiera started his career at The Cleveland Clinic and Duke University Hospital as a Cardiothoracic ICU Nurse. Moving on to work as a traveling ICU nurse, Baiera worked in more than 15 hospitals across the U.S. and U.S. Virgin Islands. He went on to become the lead faculty member at Central Nursing College, a one-year, accelerated LPN school. After years of consulting, Baiera switched to the business side of healthcare and now strives to make a measurable difference working with organizations to solve their biggest problems around staffing, retention, and patient care. Baiera is also an international best-selling coauthor of The Nurses Guide To Innovation, which teaches nurses how to develop and launch their business and product ideas. Baiera is also the founder of step2health, which offers proprietary assistive devices for seniors to help them reduce their risk of falls and age in place. The step2health products are sold nationwide with partners like Walmart, Lowe's, Amazon, CVS, Walgreens, and more. Vince currently lives in San Diego and is married and has twin boys.

Rola Aamar, PhD

Partner, Behavioral Health Solutions

Rola Aamar completed her PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University, where she focused her clinical research on vulnerable populations and the importance of treatment alliance between patients, the family, and healthcare providers. Aamar was a SAMHSA Minority Fellowship Program fellow from 2014-2015. She has years of behavioral health clinical experience working with multidisciplinary healthcare teams in primary and specialty treatment where she implemented clinical protocols to address social and relational barriers of care. She is currently a Partner for Behavioral Health Solutions at Relias, bringing her clinical and operational knowledge of integrated care, clinical research, and behavioral healthcare to support client use of population performance data to improve clinical performance and patient health outcomes. In this role, she provides clinically informed, data-driven consulting to clients to promote performance improvement.

Eskinder Zewdu

Senior Product Manager

Eskinder is a Senior Product Manager at Relias, where he focuses on meeting the needs of skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and continuing care retirement communities. With over a decade of experience in the technology industry, he has spanned industries across business analytics, media, and healthcare, where he has had the opportunity to work with organizations such as SAS, Google, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Janene Brubaker, MSW, MBA, CWCMS

Senior Product Manager

Janene Brubaker is a Senior Product Manager at Relias. She brings 30 years of experience to the company in the post-acute care and wound care manufacturing space. Currently, Janene leads and is responsible for the development and management of specialty certification courses that lead to credentials in wound care, diabetic wound care, and ostomy management. As a senior product manager, Janene's goal is to ensure the WCEI programs are built to advance clinical knowledge, offer an evidence-based approach to wound management, and help clinicians stay current with wound care standards while remaining legally defensible at the bedside. Janene holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University, a Master’s in Social Work from Indiana University, and is Certified as Wound Care Market Specialist through WCEI.