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Category Archives: Nursing Home Administrators

ASPMN Pain Management Conference

April 11, 2015:  Improving Pain Management for Older Adults
Location:  Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College in St. Louis, MO

This conference will be beneficial for all professionals including Administrators, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists and Social Workers who work in any setting with older adults.  This conference has been awarded 6.25 contact hours by the Missouri Nurses Association and 6 Patient Care Hours by the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators.

Please visit ASPMN at www.aspmnstlouisregional.org to view the brochure and register for this conference.

Nursing Home Administrators 2015 Winterfest Conference

February 11-13, 2015:  Sweet Success Starts with MANHA
Location:  Ameristar Hotel & Spa, St. Charles, MO

This conference will deliver long-term care administrators and staff practical and inspirational education hours along with the opportunity to network and socialize.  This conference will also offer you a chance to view the latest technology, products, and services accessible by suppliers.

Please view the brochure here for more information and register.  You may also visit the Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators’ website at www.mlnha.org/conventions-1-day-seminars/.

Person-Centered Care Tip

Tip #4:  “Consistent Staffing”

Think of yourself in a new and unfamiliar situation, surrounded by unfamiliar faces. Imagine this happens almost every day.  It feels like starting out in a new high school over and over again.  Who are all these other people?  How will I remember their names? There are so many strangers-what do they really know about me?  Now, imagine you also have dementia.

Please see the attached tip for more information.

Guidelines for Antipsychotics in Dementia

Dr. Al Powers explores guidelines for prescribing antipsychotics to persons living with dementia.  In this 2 part blog series, he shares his understanding and some resources to implement an antipsychotic-free environment.

Guidelines for Antipsychotic Drugs in Dementia-Part 1
Guidelines for Antipsychotic Drugs in Dementia-Part 2

New Resource on Resident to Resident Mistreatment

Aggression between residents of long-term care facilities is a serious, yet often hidden, problem.  All residents have the right to be free from all forms of abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and have rights if they have been subject to mistreatment.  Newly released from the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care and the National Center on Elder Abuse, this brochure identifies types of mistreatment, shares information about an individual’s rights, and offers resources on where they can go for help.

Please visit the National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center for more information and to view the brochure.

BNHA Survey

The Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators (MBNHA) requests your input regarding changing the criteria to be qualified to take the nursing home administrator (NHA) exams.  This does not impact the current licensed NHAs.

Anyone in the long-term care industry is welcome to complete the following short survey regarding nursing home administrator criteria: www.surveymonkey.com/s/JQZ9VNN.  MBNHA values your time and input!

MDS Training Announced for 2015

RAI Process from Start to Finish

  • February 18-19:  Columbia
  • June 17-18:  St. Louis
  • October 6-7:  Columbia

Medicare from Start to Finish

  • April 23:  Columbia
  • August 11:  St. Louis
  • November 11:  Columbia

Please see the brochure here or visit www.mlnmonursing.org/MDS  for more details and registration information.