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MLN Institute for Nursing Home Administrators

March 5-7, 2015:  24th Annual MLN Institute for Nursing Home Administrators
Location:  Camden on the Lake, Lake Ozarks, MO

This conference will provide administrators with the essential information to effectively serve residents and successfully preform their leadership role and responsibilities.  This program was specifically designed to provide 20 hours of CE including patient care hours in just 2 ½ days.

Please see the brochure here.  You may also visit Missouri League for Nursing’s convention web page here for more information.

SAVE THE DATE: MC5 2015 Conference

May 5-7, 2015:  Where the Rubber Meets the Road
Location:  Hilton Garden Inn, Columbia, MO

As the leader in promoting person-centered care and personal choice, MC5 provides this annual opportunity for care professionals and businesses to network in an exciting, and partnership-building event to bring the best ideas and services to the seniors of our state.

Please see the flyer here and stay tuned to MC5 for more registration details coming soon.

Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies Report – 4th Quarter 2014

Please view the quarterly report from the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation attached.

QIPMO Newsletter – January 2015

The Quality Improvement Program for Missouri (QIPMO) has published MDS Tips and Clinical Pearls – Volume 2, Issue 2.  Topics in this issue include MDS Spotlight: Common Questions and Mistakes, Responsible Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections, the 3-D Picture, Let’s Hear it for Chapter Two, and Nicky Martin’s Questions from the Field.  Please visit QIPMO’s website here for this and other previous newsletters.

ASPMN Pain Management Conference

April 11, 2015:  Improving Pain Management for Older Adults
Location:  Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College in St. Louis, MO

This conference will be beneficial for all professionals including Administrators, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists and Social Workers who work in any setting with older adults.  This conference has been awarded 6.25 contact hours by the Missouri Nurses Association and 6 Patient Care Hours by the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators.

Please visit ASPMN at www.aspmnstlouisregional.org to view the brochure and register for this conference.

Nursing Home Administrators 2015 Winterfest Conference

February 11-13, 2015:  Sweet Success Starts with MANHA
Location:  Ameristar Hotel & Spa, St. Charles, MO

This conference will deliver long-term care administrators and staff practical and inspirational education hours along with the opportunity to network and socialize.  This conference will also offer you a chance to view the latest technology, products, and services accessible by suppliers.

Please view the brochure here for more information and register.  You may also visit the Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators’ website at www.mlnha.org/conventions-1-day-seminars/.

Person-Centered Care Tip

Tip #4:  “Consistent Staffing”

Think of yourself in a new and unfamiliar situation, surrounded by unfamiliar faces. Imagine this happens almost every day.  It feels like starting out in a new high school over and over again.  Who are all these other people?  How will I remember their names? There are so many strangers-what do they really know about me?  Now, imagine you also have dementia.

Please see the attached tip for more information.