The theme for Residents’ Rights Month 2014 is, “Better Staffing: The Key to Better Care” with the goal of encouraging residents and others to be educated about staffing and long-term care. Each year, the Consumer Voice develops a packet to help you plan your Residents’ Rights events. The packet is completely downloadable and features ready-to-use items, including promotional materials, activities to celebrate Residents’ Rights Month, training tools and resources. Visit www.theconsumervoice.org/events/residents-rights-month-2014.
August 24 – 27, 2014: Branson Convention Center, Branson, Mo.
Visit the Missouri Health Care Association (MHCA) at www.mohealthcare.com/convention.
August 15, 2014: Conversations with Carmen
Guest: Linda Bump, RD, LNHA, Action Pact Consultant, first administrator of the Household Model. To learn more and register for this web-based talk show, please visit www.actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/conversations_with_carmen_webinar.
The Quality Improvement Program for Missouri (QIPMO) has published MDS Tips and Clinical Pearls – Volume 1, Issue 4. Topics include Little Known Facts about the MDS, Interesting Websites, and features Dave Walker’s Questions from the Field. Please visit www.nursinghomehelp.org/qipmo.html.
Missouri nursing homes are invited to join a national collaborative to improve safety culture and reduce infections in long-term care, including Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs). This collaborative is being led through a partnership between the Center for Patient Safety and the Missouri Hospital Association. Please view the flyer here: Long-Term Care Opportunity Reduce Infections or visit www.centerforpatientsafety.org/ltc-cauti.