MC5 2016 Annual Conference – Registration Now Available!
May 3-5, 2016: Honoring the Past: Challenging the Future of Culture Change
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.
Readmissions, Medication Safety and Behavioral Health Open Forum
May 4, 2016: Noon – 1:00 p.m. CT
Attend this free WebEx event to meet with TMF QIN-QIO Readmissions, Medication Safety and Behavioral Health quality improvement consultants who will be available to answer questions and provide technical assistance. During this monthly Open Forum, your team can network with other providers and TMF QIN-QIO staff, ask questions and problem-solve on topics such as:
- Care Transitions
- Readmissions Reduction
- Medication Safety
- Adverse Drug Events
- Behavioral Health
- Other issues your project may have
Registration is not required for this event.
Day of Event: Please join 10 minutes prior to the presentation to ensure proper set up.
Call-in Number: 888-884-2150. An operator will greet you and place you into the conference.
Note: This open forum will only have audio. Participants will not need to access a visual component.
Sexuality in Long Term Care: Open Your Mind (And Shut the Door, Please)
May 11, 2016: Webinar 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT
Presenter: Kathleen Weissberg from Select Rehabilitation
Registration Deadline is May 6, 2016
What is sexuality and why is it so seldom spoken of when talking about older adults, particularly those in long-term care? This session explores the perspectives of residents, staff, and family members related to sexuality and intimacy. Through case studies, it helps staff consider their views, identify barriers, and facilitate solutions and strategies when sexual expression becomes problematic. Strategies for meeting resident sexuality needs without intercourse are explored. Sexuality and intimacy as these relate to dementia, issues with consent, problematic behaviors, and the dilemma of “adultery” are addressed. Finally, concepts important for guiding policy and procedure development are reviewed.
Introduction to Payroll Based Journal CMS
May 11, 2016: Ramada Oasis Hotel, Springfield, MO
May 12, 2016: Stoney Creek Conference Center, Independence, MO
May 18, 2016: Comfort Inn, Macon, MO
All SNF’s will be required to submit electronic payroll data which will then be used for the CMS Nursing Home Compare and the Nursing Home Five Star Quality Rating system. The counting period will begin in the 4th quarter of this year July 1-September 30 and the first submission will be due by November 14, 2016. (Note that quarter data is not a typo-for PBJ our fourth quarter will be the July through September period). Why is this important to you and your facility?
Reducing Adverse Drug Events and Readmissions
May 19, 2016: Webinar Noon – 1:00 p.m. CT
Presenter: Niki Carver, PharmD, CPPS Pharmacy Director, Arkansas Continued Care Hospital of Jonesboro
In this webinar, Niki Carver, PharmD, CPPS, will discuss adverse drug events (ADEs) related to warfarin, hypoglycemic drugs and opioids, and how they contribute to readmissions; she will also provide recommendations to address key factors contributing to ADEs related to these drugs. In addition, participants will walk away with practical strategies for enhancing care transitions and preventing medication-related readmissions. Continuing education credits will not be awarded for this presentation.
Please visit the event page here for more information and to register.
Mental Health First Aid
May 19, 2016: Jefferson City, MO
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it does build mental Health literacy, helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness.
Please visit MALA’s event page here for more information and to register.
Coordination of Care
May 25, 2016: Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City, MO
Join us for this session that will cover the beginning-to-end journey between Hospice and Nursing Facilities. Learn how to know when it’s time for hospice, how hospice can benefit the facility, the resident, and the family. There will be panel discussion on Care Planning and End of Life Decisions, as well as providing grief counseling for family and facility employees.
The Aging Services Workforce: The Key to Our Success
May 25, 2016: Brooking Park, Chesterfield, MO
May 26, 2016: Adam’s Mark of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
Workforce is one of the most difficult issues aging service providers face in today’s environment. LeadingAge Missouri and LeadingAge Kansas are excited to partner to bring you a day of learning and networking around the topic of Workforce. It is important that we understand the components of this crisis so we can develop practices that support and attract workers who provide excellent care to seniors. This joint Summit will provide insights and opportunities for discussion about what it takes to position yourself as an employer of choice in your community. Dr. Robyn Stone, Cara Silletto and Steve Cohen will be a few of our exciting speakers.
LPN Licenses Expire May 31, 2016
LPN licenses expire May 31, 2016. Approximately 25,000 renewal postcards were mailed to LPNs in early March. The postcard provides online renewal instructions, including the PIN you need to renew online.
Please visit the Missouri Division of Professional Registration, Board of Nursing’s web page here for details.
Action Pact 1-Day Workshop
June 9, 2016: From Good Sleep to Wellness
Location: Kansas City, KS
Participants will take an in-depth look at the impact of sleep or lack of sleep on the life of those they serve. They will consider the causes and contributing factors, identifying those that can be changed and develop plans for addressing them based upon the concepts of high involvement and resident-directed care.
Please see the even details and registration info here.
System Improvement Webinar: Pressure Ulcers (F314)
June 23, 2016: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CT
Presenter: Liz Davidson from LeadingAge Iowa
Registration Deadline is June 21, 2016
The F-tag related to Pressure Ulcers is cited when a facility fails to ensure that a resident who enters the facility without a pressure sore does not develop pressure sores unless the individual’s clinical condition demonstrates that they were unavoidable; and a resident having pressure sores receives necessary treatment and services to promote healing and prevent new sores from developing. During this webinar, we will take a closer look at the regulatory language included in F314, review the Evidence Based Practice and guidelines supported by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP), and review actual citations to help leverage a better understanding of how to maintain compliance with this key system.
ALF Resident Assessment Training
June 27-29, 2016: Best Western Capital Inn, Jefferson City, MO
November 7-9, 2016: Best Western Capital Inn, Jefferson City, MO
Anyone who wants training on issues relating to the elderly, aging, certain people with mental illness, and community-based assessments can attend this training.
Please see the brochure and registration information on the Missouri Assisted Living Association’s event page here.
RAI Process from Start to Finish
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.
Please see the brochure here for more information.
Administrator Licenses Expire June 30, 2016
Administrator licenses expiring June 30, 2016 are up for license renewal. Renewal reminder postcards were mailed early April. Please visit the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrator’s web page for the renewal instructions and renewal application at health.mo.gov/bnha.
Evidence Based Falls Risk Assessment and Intervention
August 10, 2016: Webinar 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT
Presenter: Kathleen Weissberg from Select Rehabilitation
Registration Deadline is August 8, 2016.
Fall risk assessments are a crucial tool in identifying which residents could be at risk for falling and, therefore, a candidate for a fall prevention program. Fall risk assessments not only identify residents at risk, but also aid in recognizing the type of intervention that should be utilized. They also assist in increasing staff knowledge in fall risk prevention and intervention strategies. This webinar reviews the definition of a fall and intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors related to falls. Evidence-based assessments demonstrated to be predictive of risk are reviewed as they relate to nursing and therapy practice with elderly clients. This webinar reviews evidence-based intervention strategies applicable to a balance and fall management program including environmental modification, patient and caregiver education, and balance retraining activities. Falls management program rationale and implementation is also discussed as well as interdisciplinary techniques and strategies to reduce fall risk in the elderly.