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2015 and 2016 Hot Topics Webinars available as a bundle!

Pioneer Network’s Hot Topics: Culture Change in Action on demand webinars are a great resource for in-service training.  You can watch/show these webinar recordings as many times as you’d like and copy the handouts if you so desire.  The On-Demand version of our ten 2015 webinars are available for a special bundle price of $500 (a $990 value!).  Some of the webinar titles for sale include: Moving Past the 3Bs of a Traditional Activities Calendar; A Person-centered Approach to Eliminating Alarms and Physical Restraints; Safety vs. Autonomy for Elders: What if Maslow was Wrong?  For a complete list of On Demand webinars, click here.  If you’re not interested in the bundle purchase for the 2015 webinars, they are still available for $99 each. The 2014 webinars listed are available for $99/each.  To take advantage of the bulk discount, contact

The dates, topics and presenters are set for Pioneer Network’s 2016 webinars!  We are offering all 12 webinars for a discounted bundle price of $890 (that’s3 free webinars from the individual webinar rate).  Many of these webinars are from our most highly rated 2015 conference sessions.  Topics are always highly relevant to person centered care/person directed living.  The 2016 webinar titles are listed here.  To take advantage of the bulk discount, contact

63rd MLN Annual Convention

April 20-22, 2016:  Gateway to Empowered Service
Location:  Sheraton Plaza Westport, St. Louis, MO

The MLN conference theme this year is “Gateway to Empowered Service!”  MLN strives to provide educational opportunities to help you and your organization design and deliver evidence based person centered care in all settings. MLN believes that through commitment to the organizational values of caring, integrity, diversity and excellence, they are able to empower you to provide extraordinary service to your communities, residents, and their family members who deserve no less.

Please see the brochure including registration information on MLN’s Conferences web page here.

Hot Topics: Culture Change in Action

February 11, 2016:  Building Community Through Meaningful Engagement
Presenters:  Angie McAlister, Director of Cultural Transformation-Hometown, Signature HealthCARE and Linda McDaniel, Director of Clinical Care-Hometown, Signature HealthCARE

How can you build true community by engaging elders and the care team in new and innovative ways?  Join us for this webinar as we discuss concepts that have worked in our homes to build vibrant communities that promote growth for all.  We will discuss new ways to strengthen individualized approaches to protect and honor personal preferences through innovative programming methods.  We will also define intentional spontaneity and outline the benefits and discuss how to build flexibility into the day.

Please visit the Hot Topics event registration page here for more details.

Resident-to-Resident Mistreatment Webinar

February 2, 2016: Resident-to-Resident Elder Mistreatment in Nursing Homes:  Findings from the First Prevalence Study

Join us for a webinar hosted by Consumer Voice in collaboration with the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) to discuss the prevalence of resident-to-resident mistreatment and learn how to identify, prevent, and respond to these incidents

Click here to register.

LeadingAge Webinar Opportunities

January 27, 2016:  Navigating Bundled Payment Programs: Lessons Learned
Presenter:  Kathleen Weissberg from Select Rehabilitation
Considering the magnitude of participation by skilled nursing facilities in bundled payment arrangements and available data, we have an opportunity to look retrospectively at what has worked well in bundled arrangements and what areas may require improvement.  Using this information and “lessons learned” from participation, SNF providers can look to the future of health care delivery with a more positive outlook for success.
This training program will review the background and rationale behind bundled payments.  Using available data, this session provides lessons learned from the initiative and strategies and tactics for participating in bundled payment initiatives.

Click here to register – Deadline is January 22, 2016.


February 18, 2016:  System Improvement Webinar Series:  Safety and Supervision (F323)
Presenter:  Liz Davidson from LeadingAge Iowa
F323, Free of Accident Hazards/Supervision/Devices, is one of the most frequently cited deficiencies nationally.  The intent of the requirement is to ensure that the long-term care (LTC) provider maintains an environment free from hazards and provides appropriate supervision for each resident to prevent avoidable accidents.  Implementation of key systems and processes can avert potential accidents, improve quality of care, and boost compliance with the regulation.  The implementation of key systems and processes helps improve the quality of care delivered and increase compliance.

Registrants for this webinar will be given the opportunity to submit questions on the topic in advance of the program.

Click here to register – Deadline is February 15, 2016.


March 2, 2016:  Interdisciplinary Approach to Continence Improvement
Presenter:  Kathleen Weissberg from Select Rehabilitation
All health care disciplines have a role in skilled intervention to treat continence.  This webinar provides an overview of anatomy and physiology of normal voiding as well as normal function related to continence.  Different types of incontinence are identified and assessment/treatment strategies are offered for each.  This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to continence improvement and demonstrates roles of each team member.  Emphasis is placed on the role of nursing in completing an assessment of voiding, identifying triggers and bladder stimulants, voiding habits and patterns, and implementing individualized care approaches.  Restorative and compensatory strategies for continence management are reviewed as well as the unique role of physical/occupational therapy in this program.  Documentation and care planning related to behavioral aspects of continence improvement are reviewed.

Click here to register – Deadline is February 29, 2016.


March 17, 2016:  Differentiating Stage 2 Pressure Ulcers from Moisture Associated Skin Damage
Presenter:  Pamela Scarborough from AMT
This webinar is designed to provide you with knowledge to assist you and your skin team in recognizing the differences between moisture associated skin damage (MASD) and stage 2 pressure ulcers, which often look very similar. Content will also include considerations for putting together a functional plan of care for your patients/residents for the prevention and treatment of MASD.

Click here to register – Deadline is March 14, 2016.

MDS Training

RAI Process from Start to Finish

                April 12-13, 2016:  Independence, MO
                June 28-29, 2016:  St. Louis, MO
                August 10-11, 2016:  Columbia, MO
                October 11-12, 2016:  Columbia, MO

This workshop will look at the RAI process from beginning to end.  The MDS is used for both a clinical assessment and a financial assessment and this workshop will discuss the rules on scheduling these assessments and meeting the requirements individually and combined. Item-by-item coding will be reviewed.  From coding the MDS, we will then look at the CAA to care plan process.

Medicare from Start to Finish

               March 22, 2016:  Columbia, MO
May 24, 2016:  Columbia, MO
July 13, 2016:  Blue Springs, MO
September 20, 2016:  St. Louis, MO
November 15, 2016:  Columbia, MO

This one day workshop will begin with how to gain access to and read the MDS reports from CASPER in order to self-audit your RAI process. The completion of the MDS is becoming more and more difficult and confusing. This workshop will help the MDS coordinator and other members of the interdisciplinary team to understand the admitting criteria and the ongoing documentation needs of the Medicare resident. The RAI process in relationship to Medicare is also confusing and errors can be a financial nightmare for facilities. This workshop will help clear up the confusion surrounding this process.

Please see the brochure here for more information.

ICD-10 CM Refresher

February 8-9, 2016:  Blue Springs, MO
February 10-11, 2016:  Springfield, MO
February 15-16, 2016:  St. Louis, MO
February 17-18, 2016:  Columbia, MO
This workshop is for long-term care staff, including nursing home administrators, MDS coordinators, medical records personnel, therapists, home health nurses and others who currently assign and/or use ICD-10 codes.

Please see the brochure here for more information including registration.