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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Section for Long-Term Care has published New Generations – Volume 12, Issue 3, Fall 2014. This issue is now accessible here. Please visit our website here to view this edition along with an archive of previous newsletters.
April 8-10, 2015: Be Extraordinary
Location: Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach, MO
This year’s convention offers fun and energetic speakers: Bobbe White, Try Laughter…Just for the Health of It; Brian Powers, Be Extraordinary Without the STRESS!; and Jack York, Grandma Stole my iPAD. Up to 14 clock hours for nursing home administrators may be awarded by attending this convention.
Please see the brochure here. You may also visit the Missouri League for Nursing’s website here for more information about this workshop.