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ASPMN Pain Management Conference

April 11, 2015:  Improving Pain Management for Older Adults
Location:  Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College in St. Louis, MO

This conference will be beneficial for all professionals including Administrators, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists and Social Workers who work in any setting with older adults.  This conference has been awarded 6.25 contact hours by the Missouri Nurses Association and 6 Patient Care Hours by the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators.

Please visit ASPMN at www.aspmnstlouisregional.org to view the brochure and register for this conference.

Nursing Home Administrators 2015 Winterfest Conference

February 11-13, 2015:  Sweet Success Starts with MANHA
Location:  Ameristar Hotel & Spa, St. Charles, MO

This conference will deliver long-term care administrators and staff practical and inspirational education hours along with the opportunity to network and socialize.  This conference will also offer you a chance to view the latest technology, products, and services accessible by suppliers.

Please view the brochure here for more information and register.  You may also visit the Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators’ website at www.mlnha.org/conventions-1-day-seminars/.

Person-Centered Care Tip

Tip #4:  “Consistent Staffing”

Think of yourself in a new and unfamiliar situation, surrounded by unfamiliar faces. Imagine this happens almost every day.  It feels like starting out in a new high school over and over again.  Who are all these other people?  How will I remember their names? There are so many strangers-what do they really know about me?  Now, imagine you also have dementia.

Please see the attached tip for more information.

Guidelines for Antipsychotics in Dementia

Dr. Al Powers explores guidelines for prescribing antipsychotics to persons living with dementia.  In this 2 part blog series, he shares his understanding and some resources to implement an antipsychotic-free environment.

Guidelines for Antipsychotic Drugs in Dementia-Part 1
Guidelines for Antipsychotic Drugs in Dementia-Part 2

Hot Topics: Culture Change in Action

February 26, 2015:  A Person Centered Approach to Eliminating Personal Alarms and Physical Restraints
Presenter:  Sue Ann Guildermann, Director of Nursing and Quality Improvement at Empira

Join this webinar to learn how homes have accomplished removing restraints and alarms, what their challenges were, and the outcomes they have achieved.

Please visit www.pioneernetwork.net/Events/HotTopics for more information and to register for this webinar.

FCSR Fee Increase

Effective March 1, 2015, the Family Care Safety Registry Worker Registration fee will increase to $12.00.  The fee increase results from a change in state law and is required by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Worker Registration forms submitted with the incorrect fee, postmarked on or after March 1, 2015,will be returned. Updated Worker Registration Forms will be available no later than February 15, 2015, or may be obtained by contacting the FCSR toll free at 866-422-6872.

Director of Nursing Institute

March 10 – 11, 2015:  DON Institute: Essential Tools for the DON in Long-Term Care
Location:  Courtyard by Marriott, Columbia, MO

Both new and seasoned directors of nursing are encouraged to join us for this conference!  You will be given the confidence, knowledge, direction, and motivation you need to help you better preform your important role as a DON.

Please see the brochure here for registration.