April – October 2015: Springfield and Kansas City area
Enrollment is now open for the next MU Leadership Development Academy for Nurse Leaders and Nursing Home Administrators in Long Term Care in the Springfield and Kansas City area. Long-term care can be challenging, but the Academy will help you better manage daily crises and get the most out of your employees, all while earning over 40 hours of CE credit. The Academy has been proven to increase leadership skills and improve confidence, which will help to create a working environment that encourages teamwork and quality improvement.
Please see the brochure attached or visit their website here.
March 6, 2015: Goals of Care as Guiding Stars: Working with Family Members in Long-Term Care
Guest: Mercedes Bern-Klug, PhD, MSW
This webinar is free to attend, but registration is required. Please see the flyer or click here to register.
March 3-4, 2015: Missouri Health Care Association
Location: Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City, MO
MHCA strives to provide excellent and high quality service in the health care profession. Please join us as we continue to ensure Missouri’s seniors are receiving the proper care and attention they so much deserve, the right way, the first time. This conference will feature 10 hours of continuing education.
Please visit the Missouri Health Care Association’s conference registration web page here for more information.
February 20, 2015: Conflict: The Fuel of Change
Guest: LaVrene Norton, Executive Lead, Action Pact
This webinar will inspire participants to begin an expedition of learning the skills of gentle conflict provocation as well as conflict management and conflict resolution. Attendees will recognize the importance of growing conflict skills in culture changing organizations.
March 20, 2015: Promoting Sleep IS Good Nursing Care
Guest: Marilyn Oelfke, RN, LNHA, Action Pact Consultant
There are numerous benefits to being well rested: better mood, less depression and anxiety, increased alertness, even fewer falls. When medication and night checks with residents happen according to residents’ schedules, patterns and needs, there are many benefits.
Please visit actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/conversations_with_carmen_webinar for more information and to register.
Just Culture is a framework that helps providers identify resident safety issues while also letting them address poor behavioral choices by employees. It can help improve morale and reduce turnover. This day-long managers’ training includes a thorough introduction to Just Culture and a workbook and other tools to take home. Attendees will work together to apply the principles and determine appropriate actions to address real scenarios.
February 18, 2015: Ozark, MO
March 4, 2015: Sunset Nursing Home, Maysville, MO
March 11, 2015: Health Systems, Inc. Office, Sikeston, MO
March 25, 2015: Health Systems, Inc. Office, Osage Beach, MO
For more information and to register, please visit here.
CMS has announced that they are preparing to make changes to the Nursing Home Compare website this month. Specific changes include:
- Addition of two (2) quality measures for antipsychotic medication use in nursing homes to the Five Star rating system calculations.
- Raising the standard for nursing homes to achieve a high rating on all measures publicly reported in the Quality Measure (QM) dimension on the website
- Adjustment of the algorithm used for calculating staffing ratings to more accurately reflect staffing levels.
CMS discussed these important changes and the impact on the Five Star rating system during the CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum that was held Thursday, February 12, 2015.
Please visit here on the CMS website where you will find more information.
April 8-10, 2015: Be Extraordinary
Location: Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach, MO
This year’s convention offers fun and energetic speakers: Bobbe White, Try Laughter…Just for the Health of It; Brian Powers, Be Extraordinary Without the STRESS!; and Jack York, Grandma Stole my iPAD. Up to 14 clock hours for nursing home administrators may be awarded by attending this convention.
Please see the brochure here. You may also visit the Missouri League for Nursing’s website here for more information about this workshop.