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World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day

November 19, 2015:  History of Pressure Ulcers and Wound Care: Past, Present, & Future

The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) is proud to announce that World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day will be November 19, 2015.  The objective of World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day is to increase national awareness for pressure ulcer prevention and to educate the public on this topic.  NPUAP has developed an extensive media materials package appropriate for all healthcare settings and organizations.  This free material is available here.

In honor of World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day, the NPUAP is pleased to offer a free webinar, hosted by NPUAP Director Dr. Jeffrey Levine, titled “History of Pressure Ulcers & Wound Care: Past, Present and Future.”  Please visit the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel’s webinar page here for more information.

Age of Disruption Tour

October 9, 2015:  Aging: Life’s Most Dangerous Game
Location:  Kranzberg Arts Center-Black Box Theater, St. Louis, MO

Join Dr. Bill Thomas and musical guest Nate Silas Richardson for an entertaining and highly disruptive evening exploration of aging as part of his national Age of Disruption Tour.  His message is invigoratingly simple – the transition into our elder years should not be spent in frenzied disharmony.  In order to play “life’s most dangerous game” successfully we need to re-imagine and create clear and satisfying purpose to how we spend the rest of our lives.

Please see the flyer attached for more information or visit Dr. Bill Thomas’ St. Louis events page here to register.

26th Annual Gerontology Clinical Update

December 3-4, 2015:  MU Gerontology Clinical Update
Location:  Peachtree Banquet Center, Columbia, MO

This gerontology conference is two days of evidence-based and application-oriented educational programming based on a combination of suggestions from past participants, current literature and hot topics suggested by the conference planning committee.  Experienced gerontology nurses from hospitals, LTC settings, rehabilitation, home and community health, as well as gerontology nursing faculty, a licensed nursing home administrator, social worker and a LTC facility surveyor, have determined the topics for this year’s event.  Every effort has been made to translate the latest evidence into practical and useful knowledge for the gerontology practitioner.

Please see the brochure attached or visit the MU Gerontology Clinical Update conference page here for more information.

Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators Workshop

October 27, 2015:  MANHA’s Compliance & HIPAA Workshop
Location:  Ameristar Convention Center, St. Charles, MO

Whether new to compliance or a pro looking to fine tune your program, this workshop will help you take it to the next level.  Identify strategies for avoiding and responding to compliance falls.  Learn practical approaches for developing and keeping an effective approach to compliance.  And problem solve and strategize to improve your compliance program and keep it effective.

Please see the brochure here for more details or visit the Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators Convention & 1 day Seminar’s page here.

Center for Patient Safety’s Long-Term Care Safety Improvement Program

The Center for Patient Safety has a new program to gather data to help Missouri providers address two major concerns:  falls with injury and adverse events with high-risk medications.  Participants in the program will spend a few minutes per event on a web-based data-gathering platform.  CPS will process the information and, together with Primaris, develop solutions for issues identified in the reports.  In addition to their contribution to safety, participants will benefit in several ways:

  • Access to a data platform that can function as an internal electronic incident reporting system,
  • Federal confidentiality protection for the participant’s work on the reported areas, and
  • Access to an excel-based tool to record root cause investigations and CPS resources for effective investigation.

For more information, please see the flyer here or contact Kathy Wire at

Readmissions/Medication Safety/Behavioral Health Webinar

October 21, 2015:  Transitional Care in a Small Rural Community: The Effects on Reductions of Readmissions
Speaker:  Debbie Burchfield, RN, Director of Nursing and Chief Operations Officer with Grayson County Home Health

Join this webinar to explore the differences between a transitional care nursing program and usual care post-discharge, as well as the effect all-cause re-admissions has on geriatric patients with LACE risk scores of 9 or greater.

Please visit the event page here to register for this webinar.

Nursing Home Quality Improvement Collaborative Learning Session II

October 1, 2015:  Collaborative Learning Session II:  Activities for Daily Living, Incontinence and Antipsychotic Medications

Join this webinar to learn more about key interventions, strategies for improving activities of daily living, incontinence and antipsychotic medication quality measures through experiences shared by nursing home peers.

Please visit the event page here to register for this webinar.