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Nursing Home Quality Improvement Webinar

September 3, 2015:  Reducing the Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Medications (12:00 Noon-1:00 p.m. CT)

Join this webinar to learn more about key interventions, strategies and the importance of reducing antipsychotic medications.

For more information, please visit the TMF website here and sign in.  You may also register on the event page here.

The Other Talk

September 22, 2015:  Tim Prosch presents “The Other Talk”
Location:  The Bridge at Florissant, Florissant, MO

Tim Prosch, author of the book “The Other Talk” will give a presentation about decision-making advice designed to help older adults and their kids develop a plan to finance the future.  He will discuss legal documents, living wills, living arrangements, and medical expenses.

Please see the brochure and registration details here and on the MC5 website here.

Person-Directed Webinar Series

September 21, 2015:  Opening Our Eyes to a Person-Directed Culture
October 1, 2015:  Communicating in a Person-Directed Culture
October 27, 2015:  Rolling Out the Person-Centered Care Tool with Advancing Excellence
November 5, 2015:  Learning from the Experts: Using Data to Improve Care with Abramson Center
November 19, 2015:  Engaging Lives – It’s So Much More than Bingo!

MOLANE (Missouri Local Area Network for Excellence) is part of the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Home Campaign.  MOLANE and MC5 are sponsoring this five part webinar series on the topic of person-directed culture.  And it’s FREE!

Please see the brochure here or visit the MC5 website here for details including registration and speaker information.

CMS Open Door Forum

Electronic submission of staffing data for long-term care facilities – Payroll Based Journal (PBJ).

Registration is OPEN and ALL Long-term Care facilities are encouraged to register for the voluntary data submission period.  Please use the resources listed below to register:

Registration Training:

Registration:

  • Obtain a CMSNet User ID for PBJ Individual, Corporate and Third Party users, if you don’t already have one for other QIES applications (https://www.qtso.com/cmsnet.html).
  • Obtain a PBJ QIES Provider ID for CASPER Reporting and PBJ system access (https://mds.qiesnet.org/mds_home.html).
  • PBJ Corporate and Third-Parties must use the current form based process to register for a QIES ID.  Registration forms are available under the Access Request Information / Forms section on the right side of the page (https://www.qtso.com/).

For technical questions on how to register, please email NursingHomePBJTechIssues@cms.hhs.gov.

Additionally, CMS has posted an updated PBJ Policy Manual Draft and a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers about PBJ instructions and policies.  Please visit https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/Staffing-Data-Submission-PBJ.html for more information.  For policy related questions, please email NHStaffing@cms.hhs.gov.

Advancing Excellence in Long-Term Care Collaborative Presents Disrupt Infections

October 9, 2015:  Disrupt Infections:  Creating a Community of Prevention
Location:  Meramec Bluffs, Ballwin, MO

This workshop explores how creating commUNITY immUNITY in the care setting can help break the web of infection in simple, practical ways.  It also describes a continuum of organizational infection prevention, raising awareness of how acceptance of some current practices inhibits additional practical actions that would better disrupt infections.  Attendees will have an opportunity to start developing an organizational plan for infection prevention with elevated steps to apply to their usual infection care routines.  Lynda Crandall (CEO of Pioneer Network), Carol Scott (Executive Director of Advancing Excellence), and Dr. Bill Thomas (founder of the Eden Alternative and Green Houses) will be presenting the 2-hour production.

Please see the brochure here or the link on Advancing Excellence’s website here, or the Dr. Bill Thomas’ Disrupt Infections web page here.  You may also click here to go directly to the registration page.

Advancing Excellence’s Do you…Webinar Series

September 16, 2015:  Do you…Want your Residents to Remain Mobile?
September 30, 2015:  Do you…Minimize Infections & Hospitalizations in Your Community?
October 15, 2015:  Do you…Know the Impact of Green House on Medicare Spending and Nursing Home Quality of Care?
October 28, 2015:  Do you…Know How High Tech Meets High Touch?
November 18, 2015:  Do you…Know Your Residents’ Preferences?

Sign up for the Advancing Excellence 2015 Do You Webinar Series.  Latest insights, trends and tips on hot topics in the field to be presented by AELTCC-affiliated power-house thought leaders.  Learn from top experts in areas ranging from dementia care to wellness, staff engagement and beyond.  Most webinars dig deeper into an Advancing Excellence Goal plus a couple more spotlight some of the hot topics to LTC and LTSS.

Please visit the Advancing Excellence’s at www.AELTCC.org/ for more details including immediate registration.

Not sure you’ll be available for one or more or has the webinar already happened?  No worries.  We’ll send the link to the webinar to those who don’t get on the live event.  Note: no administrator CEUs will be given for those not watching the live event.

Learning to Use Dementia Care Mapping

November 9-12, 2015:  Basic Level – Edition 8
Location:  Primaris, Columbia, MO

Dementia Care Mapping (DCM) is a process of evaluating the delivery of person-centered care and, in general, to improve the quality of care delivered to persons with dementia.  DCM goes to the real heart of caring by striving to assess care from the viewpoint of the person with dementia and provides valuable, clear and reliable information for those concerned with quality care.  This four-day course assists participants becoming thoroughly familiar with the method and theory of DCM in order to immediately apply learning in practical ways.  The course is designed for care partners of persons with dementia and those responsible for improving care practice.

Please see the brochure here for more information including registration details.