Support groups for Minimum Data Set (MDS) Coordinators meet monthly in each of Missouri’s seven regions. These meetings provide an opportunity to discuss issues relating to MDS, PPS, and the RAI Process. For more information, please visit the Quality Improvement Program for Missouri (QIPMO) at http://nursinghomehelp.org/supgr.html.
Special Free Screening Coming to a Theatre Near You!
You are invited to attend a free screening of “Alive Inside,” a documentary about the power of music to restore some neurological function and quality of life to nursing home residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions.June 11, 2014 – St. Louis (Des Peres 14) June 12, 2014 – Lake Ozark (Eagles’ Landing 8) June 13, 2014 – Bethany (BigTime Cinema)
Stay after the film for a live question & answer session with Dan Cohen, MSW, founding Executive Director of Music & Memory.
Discover the power of music. Do not miss this truly inspirational and heart-warming film!
Advanced registration is not required.
- FREE Nursing Home Administrator 2.0 Patient Care CEUs
- FREE Social Worker 2.0 CEUs
- FREE Activity Professionals 2.0 CEUs
Please view the flyer here: Alive Inside – A Story of Music and Memory June 2014
This event is sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter, the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation, the Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change (MC5), and Primaris. Read more about this event in New Generations – Volume 12, Issue 2, Spring 2014!
August 15 – 16, 2014: Holiday Inn Select Executive Center – Columbia, Mo.
The Caring for the Frail Elderly Conference is the premiere Midwest conference dedicated to improving care for the frail elderly. This inter-professional meeting advances care for older patients in clinical, hospital, nursing home, and end-of-life settings. Since 1991, this annual event has provided state-of-the-art information on medical management, interdisciplinary care, and system change for physicians, nurses, social workers, state surveyors, nursing home administrators, attorneys, pharmacists, and other professionals. To learn more, please visit http://medicine.missouri.edu/cfe/.
May 7, 2014: Southwest
Webinar #3: Security is More Than an Alarm System
MC5 and Primaris Learning Collaborative
Location: The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, Mo.
May 9, 2014: East
Through the Looking Glass
Location: Brentwood Community Center, 2505 S. Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, Mo.
May 20, 2014: East Central
MDS & QAPI
MC5 and Primaris Learning Collaborative
Location: The Centre, 1200 Holloway Rd., Rolla, Mo.
May 21, 2014: Northwest
Phishing for Memories: Helping Reel in the Catch!
Location: East Hills Library, 502 N. Woodbine Rd., St. Joseph, Mo.
May 23, 2014: Poplar Bluff
Person Centered Care in Activities
Location: DHSS, 2875 James Blvd., Poplar Bluff, Mo.
CENTRAL – Columbia
June 3, 2014: De Minner will not be able to present “Dementia Care Mapping” on June 3. Culture Change for Surveyors will be presented by DHSS State Culture Change Coordinator Sam Plaster.
Not only is Culture Change the right thing to do, it is required by regulations. Come learn how State long-term care surveyors are taught to apply Culture Change concepts to the regulatory process.
FREE Administrator (2A) and Social Worker CEUs available!
Location: The Neighborhoods by Tiger Place, Community Room, 3003 Falling Leaf Court, Columbia, Missouri. There is no charge to attend, but registration in advance would be appreciated. RSVP to Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-443-5823.
SOUTHEAST – Cape Girardeau
June 6, 2014: Developing Foundational Tools for Change: A Discussion of four Organizational Practices, presented by Julie Ballard, R.N., Director of Culture Change, Health Systems Inc.
This session will focus on lessons learned from the Pioneer Network Learning Collaborative which MC5 participated in over 2012-2013. Many useful tools were created from this Collaborative and are now part of the “Pioneer Network Starter Toolkit: Engaging Staff in Individualized Care.” The four foundational organizational practices of dedicated assignment, huddles, CNAs in care planning, and quality improvement closest to the resident will be highlighted.
FREE Administrator and Social Worker CEUs Available!
Location: Cape Girardeau Public Library, 711 North Clark St., Cape Girardeau, Missouri. RSVP to John Langley at email@example.com.
NORTH CENTRAL – Chillicothe
June 12, 2014: Staff Retention and Stability
Presented by Primaris Program Manager Kent McGeeney, LNHA, MPA, MSE.
EAST CENTRAL – Rolla
June 17, 2014: MC5 and Primaris Learning Collaborative – It Takes a Team to Provide High Quality Individualized Care
Utilizing the Pioneer Network National Learning Collaborative Webinar Series on Using MDS 3.0 as an Engine for High Quality Individualized Care. Monthly meetings will be facilitated by Primaris Program Manager Nursing Home Services Alexis Roam, MSN, RN.
Please view the quarterly report from the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation here: Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies Report First Quarter 2014.
- May 7 – 8, 2014: Stoney Creek Inn, Columbia, Mo.
- June 10 – 11, 2014: Ameristar Casino, St. Charles, Mo.
- June 17 – 18, 2014: Holiday Inn Coco Key, Kansas City, Mo.
Elder Abuse: Calming the Sea of Violence
Management Skills for Proven Success
The Three R’s of Culture Change: Residents, Rights, and Responsibilities
To view all upcoming events, please visit MLN at www.mlnmonursing.org.
The Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change (MC5) would love to see every senior care organization in Missouri represented at the annual Pioneer Network Culture Change Conference.
MC5 would like to help every community / organization in Missouri. Here’s how:
- If you send one person to the conference, you will receive a $50.00 gift certificate, good at the Pioneer Network Bookstore and participating vendors.
- If you send four or more people, you will receive an additional $50.00 gift certificate.
- If one of the people you send is a direct caregiver, you will receive an additional $25.00 gift certificate.
MC5 would love to see everyone come back home from the conference fired up and ready to move forward with new and innovative ideas for their Culture Change journey! For more information, please visit the MC5 website at www.momc5.com.
Pioneer Network’s 14th Annual Culture Change Conference, “Journey to the Heartland,” will be held Aug. 4 to 7, 2014, at the Sheraton Kansas City-Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo.
Early Bird Registration now through April 18 – visit www.pioneernetwork.net
Do you see a TIGER in your percentages when you expect a KITTEN? Are unexpected names on your Quality Measure (QM) Report for antipsychotic drug usage? Even the “appropriate” diagnosis of Schizophrenia will trigger the measure if not correctly reported. Schizophrenia, Tourette’s, and Huntington’s are the three accepted diagnoses for the use of an antipsychotic. Report these on the pre-printed section of the Minimum Data Set (MDS) Resident Assessment by checking I6000 for Schizophrenia, I5350 for Tourette’s Syndrome, and/or I5250 for Huntington’s Disease. In I8000 Additional active diagnoses, you may manually input “Schizophrenia with a tail.” One example is “Schizophrenia with Psychosis.” Please view CAT Tip #7 here: CAT_Tip_7. View more tips at http://primaris.org/tool. The Missouri Local Area Network for Excellence (MOLANE) is the state coalition for Advancing Excellence.
January 1, 2014 was the deadline for passing the GED® High School Equivalency (HSE) exam. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has replaced the GED® with a new HSE exam, the HiSET™. To learn more about the new exam, please visit http://dese.mo.gov/alrs/hse/.
Regulation 19 CSR 30-84.020 Certified Medication Technician Training Program (6) (A) 1., indicates that a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) Certificate is required to be eligible to enroll in the course. Since the HiSET™ exam has replaced the GED® exam in Missouri, passing the HiSET™ exam is also acceptable.
If you have any questions, please contact the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation, Health Education Unit at 573-526-5686.
Missouri LPN licenses expire May 31, 2014. For more information, please visit the Missouri Division of Professional Registration at http://pr.mo.gov/nursing.asp.