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Accelerating Antipsychotic Reduction While Improving Quality of Life With Personalized Music

October 2, 2014:  Noon – 1:00 p.m. CT

This is a FREE webinar, presented by Dan Cohen, MSW, Executive Director, Music & Memory, to learn how music benefits and reduces the need for antipsychotic medications for those with dementia.  For more information, please visit www.tmfqin.org/Networks/Nursing-Home-Quality-Improvement and to register.

The Pivotal Role of Nurses in Assuring Quality and Person-Directed Care

This 4-part webinar series introduces evidence-based framework including person-directed care principles targeting current issues for residents living with dementia.

September 23, 2014:   Nursing Practice Model for Long-Term Care Settings
October 21, 2014: Preventing Hospitalizations of Nursing Home Residents-Focus on the role of the Nurse
November 20, 2014: Eliminating the Use of Antipsychotic Medications- It Can’t BE Done Without Professional Nurses
December 11, 2014: Teamwork: Nurses and Nursing Assistants Working Together to Provide Person-Centered Care

Please visit www.pioneernetwork.net/Events/HotTopics for more information about this webinar series.

Dementia CPG for Prescribers and Non-Prescribers

AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine presents a free 5-hour professional development course focusing on the overall quality of care given to persons with dementia.  Please visit www.amda-training.com for more information and registration.

The New Face of Leadership in the Household Model

October 21, 2014:  The New Face of Leadership in the Household Model presented by LaVrene Norton, MSW
Location:  Cider Hill Family Orchard’s Event Barn, Kansas City, KS

Please see the attached flyer or visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e9tfvfiy809044a6&llr=aievf5bab for more information or to register for this one-day workshop.

Understanding the Culture Change: Why organizational design is important – Conversations with Carmen

October 17, 2014:  Understanding the Culture Change: Why organizational design is important
Guest:  LaVrene Norton, MSW, Founder and Executive Leader, Action Pact

To learn more and register for this web-based talk show, please visit www.actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/conversations_with_carmen_webinar.

RAI Process & Medicare from Start to Finish Workshops

October 7 – 8, 2014:  RAI Process from Start to Finish
November 12, 2014:  Medicare from Start to Finish
Please visit the Missouri League for Nursing at www.mlnmonursing.org/MDS.

Updated RAI Manual

CMS has posted the updated version (v.1.12.0) of the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) User’s Manual, which goes into effect on October 1, 2014.

Go to https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/MDS30RAIManual.html, and then look under Downloads where you can view/print the entire manual or only the replacement pages.  Change tables are also available which summarize the deleted and added wording.

You may also sign up for any of the following FREE webinars done by Carol Siem, MSN, RN, BC, GNP, Clinical Educator, QIPMO.
Monday, September 22, 2014: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Tuesday, September 23, 2014: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 25, 2014: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Friday, September 26, 2014: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Friday, September 26, 2014: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
To sign up go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/rt/8072217808620282113.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Along with the updated manual is a new version of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) Item Set (v.1.12.0).  Software vendors should be making contact with providers to update/patch the MDS software.  In order to successfully transmit the MDS on and after October 1, 2014, providers will need to use the new version Item Set with Assessment Reference Dates (ARDs) of October 1, 2014 and later.

Questions may be directed to the MDS unit at 573-751-6308 or 573-522-8421.