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 email@example.com.
CMS has announced that they are preparing to make changes to the Nursing Home Compare website this month. Specific changes include:
- Addition of two (2) quality measures for antipsychotic medication use in nursing homes to the Five Star rating system calculations.
- Raising the standard for nursing homes to achieve a high rating on all measures publicly reported in the Quality Measure (QM) dimension on the website
- Adjustment of the algorithm used for calculating staffing ratings to more accurately reflect staffing levels.
CMS discussed these important changes and the impact on the Five Star rating system during the CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)/Long Term Care (LTC) Open Door Forum that was held Thursday, February 12, 2015.
Please visit here on the CMS website where you will find more information.
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.
March 13, 2015: Safe Care: Our Focus 24/7/365
Location: Crown Plaza Hotel, St. Louis, MO
This day-long program includes presentations by national speakers dedicated to the improvement of patient/resident safety throughout the continuum of healthcare. Free administrator clock hours will be available.
Please visit the Center for Patient Safety’s website here for more registration information.