A committee has formed to revise and improve the manual titled “Guidelines for End-of-Life Care in Long-Term Care Facilities.” The current manual is available at http://health.mo.gov/seniors/nursinghomes/lawsregs.php.
The committee values your input! Would you help to improve this manual by taking a minute to complete a short online questionnaire? Please visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/MOEOLC.
If you have any questions, please contact Rita Summers, Missouri Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, at email@example.com or 573-751-6335.
A Certificate Program offered by the University of Missouri to strengthen the RN-NHA Leadership Connection for Better Outcomes in Long-Term Care
April 2014 – October 2014: Kansas City and Springfield
The next MU Leadership Development Academy for Nurse Leaders and Nursing Home Administrators in Long Term Care starts in April. 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. Registration is open – please visit http://nursingoutreach.missouri.edu.
QIPMO’s newsletter MDS Tips and Clinical Pearls – Volume 1, Issue 2 is now available online. Topics include Multidrug-Resistant Organisms (MDROs); MDS Coding – Sections I and O; and features Dave Walker’s Questions from the Field. Please visit www.nursinghomehelp.org/qipmo.html.
April 13 – 15, 2014: Ever Upward with MALA
Please visit the Missouri Assisted Living Association (MALA) at www.malarcf.org.
This workshop is for long-term care staff, including MDS coordinators, medical records personnel, therapists, home health nurses, and others who currently assign and/or use ICD-9 codes.
June 5 – 6: Cape Girardeau
June 10 – 11: Kansas City
June 16 – 17: St. Louis
June 18 – 19: Springfield
June 23 – 24: Maryland Heights
June 26 – 27: Columbia
June 30 – July 1: Blue Springs
Please view the brochure here: ICD-10 CM June 2014, or visit www.mlnmonursing.org/ICD%2010.
On October 1, 2014, the ICD-9 code sets will be replaced by ICD-10 code sets.