Long-Term Care Just Culture Training
The Center for Patient Safety is offering Long-Term Care Just Culture training this spring. Just Culture is a program that supports the effective investigation of events and safety concerns, maximizing the organization’s ability to identify opportunities to improve both system safety and effectiveness, and the behavioral choices of staff. It can be incorporated into QAPI processes, and can pinpoint areas for improvement. All participants will receive a workbook and other key materials, including timeline implementation and policy templates. The sessions will run from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- April 17, 2014: Stoney Creek Inn – St. Joseph, Mo.
- April 29, 2014: Primaris – Columbia, Mo.
- May 15, 2014: Citizen’s Memorial – Bolivar, Mo.
These sessions are free to all associates of Missouri-licensed long-term care providers. For more information about Just Culture and the upcoming sessions, please visit the website at www.centerforpatientsafety.org/ltc.
No more paper surveys to fill out, fax, scan, or mail every quarter!
Starting April 1, 2014, the required Certificate of Need (CON) quarterly occupancy surveys can be completed online. The First Quarter 2014 Certificate of Need Survey is due by April 15, 2014.
An informational letter containing instructions and a unique Personal Identification Number (PIN) to access the online system will be mailed on April 1, 2014 to each licensed skilled nursing, intermediate care, assisted living, and residential care home.
Please refer to the article “Certificate of Need Quarterly Survey Goes Green this Spring” published in New Generations – Volume 12, Issue1, Winter 2014. Visit http://health.mo.gov/seniors/nursinghomes/providerinfo.php.
If you have any questions regarding the CON quarterly occupancy survey, please contact the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation at 573-526-8514, or send an email to email@example.com.
March 21, 2014: Conversations with Carmen
Guest: Dan Cohen, MSW, Founder and Executive Director of Music & Memory
Rooted in neuroscience research, the results are described as “nothing short of miraculous” and certainly contribute to efforts to reduce anti-psychotics. To learn more and register for this web-based talk show, please visit www.actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/conversations_with_carmen_webinar or click here to register.
May 11 – 17, 2014: Living the Aloha Spirit – Celebrate with a Hawaiian Theme
The American Health Care Association has announced the theme “Living the Aloha Spirit” for National Nursing Home Week 2014. To learn more, please visit www.nnhw.org.
April 23, 2014: Kansas City, Ks.
This workshop focuses on resident-directed dining, bringing the principles and practices of the New Dining Best Practice Standards to your organization in an experiential and practical manner. If you are in households or neighborhoods, it will spark new energy in your teams and generate an excitement about resident-directed life. If you are committed to resident-directed life but still operate in a traditional organization, this workshop help you identify first steps and serve as a guide for your journey. Please visit http://actionpact.com/calendar/event_details/food_for_thought.
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Advancing Excellence, in partnership with the National LTC Ombudsman Resource Center, Administration for Community Living/Administration on Aging, and the Centers for Disease Control, held a webinar for long-term care ombudsmen on infection prevention. The February 25, 2014 webinar centered on infection prevention in nursing homes. Topics include: understanding how infections can be spread and how the Ombudsman can be a part of the solution (hand washing, etc.), addressing issues with residents who are in isolation due to an infection, and encouraging the nursing home to use this tool if infections are an issue. Handouts from the webinar are also available. Visit the National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center at http://ltcombudsman.org/node/1262.