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Nursing Home Quality Improvement Webinar

July 1, 2015:  Improving Nursing Home Quality through Communication, TeamSTEPPS and Family/Resident Engagement
Presenters:  TMF Quality Innovation Network Quality Improvement Organization Staff:  Sandy Dailey, BS, Program Coordinator; Debi Majo, BSN, RN, Quality Improvement Consultant; and Melody Malone, PT, CPHQ, MHA, Quality Improvement Consultant

Attend this webinar, hosted by the TMF Quality Innovation Network, to learn more about the importance of communication, TeamSTEPPS strategies, and how to engage your residents and family members in their care.

Please visit the TMF website here for more information.  You may also directly register for this webinar here.

AADD’s 25th Annual Conference

May 18-19, 2015:  Aging with Developmental Disabilities Conference
Location:  St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, MO
Keynote Speakers:  Joseph H. Flaherty, MD, Assistant Director Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program, St. Louis University Division of Geriatric Medicine; Sheli Reynolds, PhD, Director, Individual Advocacy and Family Support, UMKC Institute for Human Development; and Carolyn Philpot, GNP , St. Louis University School of Medicine

Explore and understand what we need to look for to ensure the best health and wellness for people with developmental disabilities who are aging.  Sessions are designed to support caregivers and professionals in enhancing the lives of people with developmental disabilities who are aging.

Please visit the Association on Aging with Developmental Disabilities’ event page here for more information.

Hot Topics: Culture Change in Action

May 26, 2015:  Safety vs. Autonomy for Elders:  What if Maslow was Wrong
Presenter:  Theresa (Terri) A. Harvath, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

During this webinar, we will examine case studies and generate ideas and strategies to help care providers make well-reasoned decisions when the values of autonomy and safety collide.

Please visit for more information and to register for this webinar.

Hot Topics: Culture Change in Action

April 23, 2015:  QI Closest to the Resident:  Engaging Staff to Prevent Avoidable Hospitalizations and Use of Antipsychotic Medications
Presenter:  Barbara Frank, co-founder of B&F Consulting, Warren, RI and Clare Hays, MD, Medical Director, Birmingham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Birmingham, AL, and Medical Director of Alabama CMS Innovation Center Project to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Home Residents, an AQAF initiative

This webinar provides the how-to for a simple, potent process of moving QI out of the conference room to the staff closest to the residents. During the webinar, speakers apply QI closest to the resident to preventing avoidable hospitalizations and use of antipsychotic medications for residents living with dementia but the practice can be used for any quality improvement effort.

Please visit for more information and to register for this webinar.

Conversations with Carmen

April 17, 2015:  Alarms:  The New Deficient Practice?  Eliminating and Preventing Falls by Engaging in Life
Guest:  Carmen Bowman, co-author of new book with same title published by Action Pact
Special Guest Host:  Glenn Blacklock, LNHA, Action Pact Consultant

Alarms – an idea whose time has come and gone.  The results may shock you.  Remove alarms and avoid falls with new approaches.

Please visit for more information and to register.

MANHA’s 2015 Annual Convention

May 31 – June 3, 2015:  Create a “Monopoly Empire” of Care with MANHA Education
Location:  Camden on the Lake, Lake Ozark, MO

Registration for attending the Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators’ 2015 Annual Convention is now available.

Please see the brochure here or visit the MANHA’s Conventions & 1 day Seminars’ web page here for more information.

Missouri Assistive Technology Conference & Expo 2015

April 13-14, 2015:  Power Up 2015
Location:  Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia, MO
Speakers:  Mark Richert and Josh Blue

This year’s conference features a host of national and regional presenters to appeal to disability organizations, rehabilitation and other health professionals, case coordinators, social workers, state and local agencies, and more.  Sessions include a wide variety of AT topics like what’s new with mobile devices, augmentative communication devices and apps, remote monitoring systems, AT for intellectual disabilities, AT in the community, electronic health records, and more.  Transition will be another big focus this year.  And don’t miss this year’s Expo which will include more assistive technology and disability exhibitors than ever.  A limited number of scholarships for individuals with disabilities and family members are available.

Please visit Missouri Assistive Technology’s conference site here for all of the details including on-line registration, conference schedule, and session descriptions.