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Category Archives: Nursing Home Administrators

MALA Spring Conference

April 19-21, 2015:  Reaching New Heights
Location:  DoubleTree Hotel, Chesterfield, MO

Registration for attending the Missouri Assisted Living Association’s 2015 Spring Conference is now available.

Please visit MALA’s website here for registration forms for this conference.

MU Leadership Development Academy for Nurse Leaders and Nursing Home Administrators in Long-Term Care – April 2015

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.

Lunch & Learn Opportunity

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.

MHCA Mid-Year Conference

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.

Conversations with Carmen

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.

Center for Patient Safety’s Just Culture Training

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.

RAI Manual Update

On February 5, 2015, CMS posted a new Errata document on the RAI manual page of their website.  It is designed so that you can remove the old page of the RAI and insert the new corrected page.  The revisions to pages in Chapter 2 & 3 clarify the meaning of entry/reentry and the coding for A1600, A1700, A1800 and A1900.  You can find the revised pages on CMS’s website by clicking here.

If you have any questions, please contact Stacey Kempker, BSN, RN, State RAI Coordinator for DHSS, by calling 573-751-6308 or via email at stacey.kempker@health.mo.gov.