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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.

Hearing the Voice of Persons Living with Dementia – Conversations with Carmen

Hearing the Voice of Persons Living with Dementia

April 18, 2014: Conversations with Carmen…  A Monthly Webinar

Guest:  Megan Hannan, MS, Action Pact Consultant, Developer of PersonFirst®, author of Becoming Who They Were.  To learn more and register for this web-based talk show, please visit www.actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/conversations_with_carmen_webinar.

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.

Primaris to Host American Society of Quality Training in June

Primaris will host The American Society of Quality (ASQ) and offer a customized quality improvement training, specific to long-term care, at the Primaris office in Columbia, Mo.  Primaris is committed to planting the seeds of true quality improvement and investing in Missouri’s long-term care professionals.  To be considered for this training, your home must submit a scholarship application by May 5, 2014.  Space is limited to 34 homes.  A scholarship requirement is that each home sends two people.  After applications are submitted, and requested dates are selected, the Primaris team will assign scholarship recipients with a training date.  To learn more, please visit http://primaris.org/nh-lan/primaris-to-host-american-society-of-quality-training.

LTCEA Meeting: PseudoBulbar Affect (PBA)

April 11, 2014:  Location:  Barathaven Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, 1030 Barathaven Blvd., Dardenne Prairie, Mo.  For more information, please visit the Long Term Care Educators Association (LTCEA) at www.ltcea.org.

QAPI Super Users Groups – April 2014

Discussion groups for nursing home professionals interested in Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI).

  • April 10, 2014:  Hannibal, Mo.
  • April 16, 2014:  Harrisonville, Mo.
  • April 17, 2014:  St. Joseph, Mo.
  • April 24, 2014:  Chillicothe, Mo.

View all upcoming events on Primaris’ website at http://primaris.org/calendar/categories/show-mequality.