Office Hours and Frequently Asked Questions Webinar for the Optional Event-Level

The NHSN Vaccination Team is providing two webinars on Tuesday, April 12th and Tuesday, April 19th at 2:00 PM Eastern Time to provide additional training on the Event-Level COVID-19 Vaccination Forms in the COVID-19 Vaccination Modules and to answer frequently asked questions. These worksheets are available in the NHSN application for long-term care facilities (other modules coming soon!) to manage person-level vaccination data and simplify data for weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Modules.

During this session, the team will review key points about the forms and provide answers to frequently asked questions raised during the training webinars held in March 2022. Users attending the training can also ask questions in in the Q&A box.

Registration information for both webinars is listed below. The content for both webinars will be the same, but individuals are welcome to register for and join both for additional reinforcement if they choose.

When: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Event-Level COVID-19 Vaccination Forms: Office Hours and FAQs

Register in advance for this webinar: https://cdc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_CQN5faRJTRictvPA512RmA
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

When: Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Event-Level COVID-19 Vaccination Forms: Office Hours and FAQs

Register in advance for this webinar: https://cdc.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_asYca_YuTj2gzJbMiFM7ow
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

For specific questions about registration for this webinar, please e-mail NHSN@cdc.gov and place in the subject line: Event-Level COVID-19 Vaccination Form Office Hours.

CNA Upcoming Testing

Headmaster D & S: 1-800-393-8664 – Please ask for the Missouri Team!

  • April 9, 2022 – St. John
  • April 12, 2022 – St. Louis(Knowledge) & Jefferson City
  • April 13, 2022 – Trenton & Kansas City
  • April 14, 2022 – Gladstone & St. John
  • April 15, 2022 – Kansas City
  • April 21, 2022 – Gladstone, Kansas City & St. John
  • April 23, 2022 – St. Louis
  • April 24, 2022 – Kansas City
  • April 25, 2022 – Kansas City
  • April 28, 2022 – Gladstone, Kansas City, Jefferson City, St. John & Hillsboro
  • April 29, 2022 – Kansas City
  • April 30, 2022 – Kansas City

All Regional dates are viewable on the online calendar at https://mo.tmutest.com/calendar.

To help with scheduling your testing event, contact Headmaster a few days after the CNA course starts.

MHCA Developing New Leaders in Your Facility-The Skills That Make All the Difference

May 17-June 1, 2022: Developing New Leaders in Your Facility

Ensuring that potential or new supervisors have the skills to lead is vital to the achievement of your clinical, financial, regulatory, and resident experience goals. Far too often staff are promoted simply because they were exceptional in their current roles. A great nurse, cook, or admission coordinator may not yet be ready to be a great unit manager, food service or marketing director. This webinar series will help your people make that leap – and familiarize you with the strategies you need to help them succeed!

MHCA’s Federal Review Course for NHA’s

June 27-28, 2022: Federal Review Course for Nursing Home Administrators Examinees

The purpose of the Review Course is to help attendees prepare for the nursing home administrators federal licensure exam. Theoretical, philosophical and practical aspects of long-term care administration are discussed. The instructor will review sample test questions from the study workbook, which is provided free to all attendees. Study tips will be suggested throughout the workshop, therefore, it is recommended that attendees allow sufficient time to study on their own after attending the review course and before sitting for the exam. Review course materials have been revised and updated to reflect the structure of the current examination. This workshop is being offered both in-seat and virtually.

MHCA Developing New Leaders in Your Facility-The Skills That Make All the Difference

May 17-June 1, 2022: Developing New Leaders in Your Facility

Ensuring that potential or new supervisors have the skills to lead is vital to the achievement of your clinical, financial, regulatory, and resident experience goals. Far too often staff are promoted simply because they were exceptional in their current roles. A great nurse, cook, or admission coordinator may not yet be ready to be a great unit manager, food service or marketing director. This webinar series will help your people make that leap – and familiarize you with the strategies you need to help them succeed!

MHCA LTC Administrator Training

May 25, 2022: Long-Term Care Administrator 101

If you are like most administrators, your endless daily to-do’s get longer and longer. This course is a new administrator’s one-stop-shop! It is also a great review for an experienced administrator. This course will review operational and administrative topics such as requirements of participation (ROPs), the survey process, CASPER reports (including how to access them), Five-Star Quality Rating System (all three domains!), Care Compare, QAPI and SO MUCH MORE! You will also be guided through all the resources available at your fingertips. Join us for this full day of education that will promote your administrator knowledge to the next level. This workshop is being offered both in-seat and virtually.

 

MHCA’s Federal Review Course for NHA’s

June 27-28, 2022: Federal Review Course for Nursing Home Administrators Examinees

The purpose of the Review Course is to help attendees prepare for the nursing home administrators federal licensure exam. Theoretical, philosophical and practical aspects of long-term care administration are discussed. The instructor will review sample test questions from the study workbook, which is provided free to all attendees. Study tips will be suggested throughout the workshop, therefore, it is recommended that attendees allow sufficient time to study on their own after attending the review course and before sitting for the exam. Review course materials have been revised and updated to reflect the structure of the current examination. This workshop is being offered both in-seat and virtually.

CNA Upcoming Testing

The following are updated CNA Testing sites.

Note: These are not the only test sites available. Please contact Headmaster D&S if you are need a different testing location.

Headmaster D & S: 1-800-393-8664 – Please ask for the Missouri Team!

All Regional dates are viewable on the online calendar at https://mo.tmutest.com/calendar.

To help with scheduling your testing event, contact Headmaster a few days after the CNA course starts.

Gladstone

      • March 24
      • April 7
      • April 17
      • April 21
      • April 28

St John/ St. Louis Area

      • April 9
      • April 12
      • April 23

Bolivar

      • March 23

Kirkwood

      • March 24

Kansas City

      • March 21
      • March 24
      • March 25
      • March 29
      • March 31
      • April 1

Trenton

      • April 13
      • May 14

MANHA’s 2022 Annual Convention

June 5-8, 2022: Mandatory PPE – People Pride Endurance
Location: Camden on the Lake, Lake Ozark

Missouri Association of Nursing Home Administrators is pleased to invite you to attend our 2022 Annual Convention. This conference is a focus on the Administrators and staff after an unprecedented 2 years. The goal of this conference is to provide meaningful, forward thinking, and real-time education to pave the path forward while acknowledging the past and working through hard topics, together.

VOYCE 2022 Long-Term Care Conference

June 15, 2022: Care – Who We Are. What We Do. Where We Go From Here.
Location: Maryland Heights Community Center, St. Louis

The program will explore and highlight insights and learned experiences from internationally renowned geriatricians, educators, and leaders in the long-term care community. Join us as we reflect on the journey we have made together as a community and gain inspiration for the steps that we are yet to take.

Other presentation topics include residents’ rights, addressing loneliness and isolation for long-term care residents, and the interplay between ageism as a social determinant of health and end-of-life care.

Pioneer Network ‘s Annual Conference – Save the Date

July 24-27, 2022: Pioneering a New Culture of Aging: Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future
Location: Sheraton Downtown Denver in Denver, Colorado

Pioneer Network’s goal is to bring together individuals from across the United States and other countries who care deeply about changing the culture of aging and to make this event meaningful to people who support culture change in all settings within the elder care continuum.

New Updates to the Headmaster Student Handbook and Mock Skills for CNA Testing

Please see the updated Headmaster Student Handbook and Mock Skills including key step changes for those students testing March 15, 2022 and after.

Please visit Headmaster’s website for those changes at https://hdmaster.com/testing/cnatesting/missouri/MO_CNA_Home.htm.

For questions regarding the changes, please call the Health Education Unit at 573-526-5686 or email us at CNARegistry@health.mo.gov. You may also call Headmaster and ask for the Missouri Team at 1-800-201-0462.

WHITE PAPER: Antipsychotic Use in the Long-Term Care Setting

The Missouri Nursing Home Advisory Council and the Health Quality Innovation Network (HQIN) are pleased to share this white paper, which provides background on the use of antipsychotics in long-term care and recent trends in antipsychotic use.

Download this white paper for strategies and valuable resources to improve dementia care for your residents and reduce the use of antipsychotics.

Please contact HQI if you have questions

MLN Annual LTC Convention

April 6-8, 2022: 68th Annual Long-Term Care Convention
Location: Margaritaville, Osage Beach

MLN’s primary goal during the Annual Long-Term Care Convention is to provide educational and networking opportunities that help our valued members, long-term care administrators and professionals, health care providers and guests. This program has been approved for 18.5 licensed administrator continuing education hours (8.5 A and 10 PC) by the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators.

MANHA Dementia Programing Seminar

April 7, 2022: Independence
April 27, 2022: Lake Ozark
April 28, 2022: St. Louis

Dementia Programming: A Hands-on Approach

Understanding and managing dementia is difficult, even on the good days. This seminar will focus on a presentation of practical knowledge for the care of individuals with dementia in long-term care, including a brief overview of dementia as an illness including the various types and symptoms and the stages of the illness. By identifying the progression of the disease, you can tailor the care and communication to fit the needs of the resident in a compassionate and person-directed way. You will also learn the practical steps of running an effective dementia unit in a long-term care facility, including the regulations that apply specifically to this type of care. This hands-on workshop will give you real-time practice and knowledge for not only interpreting the difference between actions and “behaviors”, but it will expand your understanding of clinical symptoms versus human reactions and building that knowledge into a safe, compassionate, living environment that is supportive to your residents and your staff.

COMRU Upcoming Q & A Sessions

Please join COMRU (Central Office Medical Review unit) for a Q & A session via WebEx.

February 18, 2022
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Meeting number (access code): 2460 218 4769
Meeting password: MfVVW7asP23

Join from the meeting link: https://stateofmo.webex.com/stateofmo/j.php?MTID=m39c2a820985815deeedb03d8a797224d

Join from a video system or application: Dial 24602184769@stateofmo.webex.com

You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.

Tap to join from a mobile device (attendees only)
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CNA Testing Events

Needing to schedule a CNA test? The following are dates and locations are already set. Please call Headmaster to register.

February 12, 2022: Cape Girardeau
February 14, 2022: Farmington (opens to public 48 hours prior)
February 17, 2022: Macon
February 19, 2022: St. Charles Community College (opens to public 48 hours prior)
February 22, 2022: Friendship Village, St. Louis
March 7, 2022: Nichols Career Center, Jefferson City
March 9, 2022: North Central College, Trenton
April 4, 2022: Nichols Career Center, Jefferson City
May 9, 2022: Nichols Career Center, Jefferson City

Other dates and locations may be available. Please call Headmaster at 1-800-393-8664 and ask for the Missouri Team.

VOYCE Community Education Series

February 8, 2022: What You Need to Know About Leaving a Nursing Home BEFORE You Move In
Presenter: Chien Hung, Program Director, VOYCE

What is a legitimate and legal nursing home discharge? How does a long-term care community avoid an unfortunate discharge scenario, or how do we get it done the right way? What are the resident’s rights? What are the important questions to ask and proper answers to anticipate? Where to find helpful information and resources? What can be done to contest or appeal a discharge?

March 8, 2022: The Role of a Care Manager
Presenter: Kristy Bull, BSBA, CMC, Care Choice Management

Navigating the systems of care can feel like a complex and confusing experience. With so many choices and options to consider a personal care manager can help residents and their families make effective decisions on care choices and finding the right services.

April 12, 2022: End of Life Care With Death Doulas
Presenter: Dr. Maurya Cockrell

Dying is a process we will all face at some point in our life’s journey. End-of-life doulas are non-medical professionals who can help the dying make peace with the dying process. End-of-life doulas, also known as Elder Doulas, can serve the elderly for years before their expected time of death and can provide holistic physical, emotional, and spiritual care for the elderly.

Missouri Required 4-Hour Update for CNA Instructors

April 5, 2022: Jefferson City, MO
April 6, 2022: Springfield, MO
April 7, 2022: Independence, MO
April 19, 2022: Cape Girardeau, MO
April 20, 2022: Maryland Heights, MO
April 21, 2022: Chillicothe, MO

MANHA and MHCA are proud to provide the required four-hour update training for Missouri CNA Instructors. This requirement is contained in the new CNA rules for the state. The training must be offered by a certified training agency to be accepted by the state.