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Missouri League for Nursing (MLN) Summer Fest!

  • May 7 – 8, 2014:  Stoney Creek Inn, Columbia, Mo.
  • June 10 – 11, 2014:  Ameristar Casino, St. Charles, Mo.
  • June 17 – 18, 2014:  Holiday Inn Coco Key, Kansas City, Mo.

Topics include:

Elder Abuse:  Calming the Sea of Violence

Management Skills for Proven Success

The Three R’s of Culture Change: Residents, Rights, and Responsibilities

To view all upcoming events, please visit MLN at www.mlnmonursing.org.

Special Offer from the Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change (MC5)

Special Offer from the Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change (MC5)

The Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change (MC5) would love to see every senior care organization in Missouri represented at the annual Pioneer Network Culture Change Conference.

MC5 would like to help every community / organization in Missouri.  Here’s how:

  • If you send one person to the conference, you will receive a $50.00 gift certificate, good at the Pioneer Network Bookstore and participating vendors.
  • If you send four or more people, you will receive an additional $50.00 gift certificate.
  • If one of the people you send is a direct caregiver, you will receive an additional $25.00 gift certificate.

MC5 would love to see everyone come back home from the conference fired up and ready to move forward with new and innovative ideas for their Culture Change journey!  For more information, please visit the MC5 website at www.momc5.com.

Pioneer Network’s 14th Annual Culture Change Conference, “Journey to the Heartland,” will be held Aug. 4 to 7, 2014, at the Sheraton Kansas City-Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo.

      Early Bird Registration now through April 18 – visit www.pioneernetwork.net

Changing Antipsychotic Thinking (CAT) Tip #7

Cat Without a Tail

Do you see a TIGER in your percentages when you expect a KITTEN?  Are unexpected names on your Quality Measure (QM) Report for antipsychotic drug usage? Even the “appropriate” diagnosis of Schizophrenia will trigger the measure if not correctly reported. Schizophrenia, Tourette’s, and Huntington’s are the three accepted diagnoses for the use of an antipsychotic. Report these on the pre-printed section of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) Resident Assessment by checking I6000 for Schizophrenia, I5350 for Tourette’s Syndrome, and/or I5250 for Huntington’s Disease. In I8000 Additional active diagnoses, you may manually input “Schizophrenia with a tail.” One example is “Schizophrenia with Psychosis.” Please view CAT Tip #7 here: CAT_Tip_7.  View more tips at http://primaris.org/tool.  The Missouri Local Area Network for Excellence (MOLANE) is the state coalition for Advancing Excellence.

New High School Equivalency is Acceptable Prerequisite to Enroll in CMT Training Programs

January 1, 2014 was the deadline for passing the GED® High School Equivalency (HSE) exam.  The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has replaced the GED® with a new HSE exam, the HiSET™.  To learn more about the new exam, please visit http://dese.mo.gov/alrs/hse/.

Regulation 19 CSR 30-84.020 Certified  Medication Technician Training Program (6) (A) 1., indicates that a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) Certificate is required to be eligible to enroll in the course.  Since the HiSET™ exam has replaced the GED® exam in Missouri, passing the HiSET™ exam is also acceptable.

If you have any questions, please contact the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation, Health Education Unit at 573-526-5686.

LPN License Renewal

Missouri LPN licenses expire May 31, 2014.  For more information, please visit the Missouri Division of Professional Registration at http://pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp.

National Nursing Home Week ®

May 11 – 17, 2014:  Living the Aloha Spirit – Celebrate with a Hawaiian Theme

The American Health Care Association has announced the theme Living the Aloha Spirit for National Nursing Home Week 2014.  To learn more, please visit www.nnhw.org.

End-of-Life Care Manual: Online Questionnaire

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 rita.summers@health.mo.gov or 573-751-6335.

MU Leadership Development Academy for Nurse Leaders and Nursing Home Administrators in Long Term Care – April 2014

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.