Pioneer Network Hot Topics Webinar Series

Pioneer Network Hot Topics Webinar Series

June 15, 2017: The Care Plan Meeting in a Resident-Directed World(Part II)
July 20, 2017: Before and After the Care Plan Meeting
August 17, 2017: A Process for Care Planning for Resident Choice

Beginning in May, join us for the At the Table Webinar series where expert guides will explore with you Person-Centered Care Planning. Over the course of this four webinar series, you will gain an understanding of the new CMS conditions of participation, define processes and best practices, explore options for making the most of the meeting, and learn how to bring the care plan to life and balance risk for residents and your community. You can purchase the webinars individually for $59, or contact Pioneer Network Director of Education, Joan Devine to purchase the 4 Webinar Bundle at a discounted rate of $200.

2017 Pioneer Network Annual Conference

2017 Pioneer Network Annual Conference

July 30-August 2, 2017:  Person-Directed Care is Happening – Be a Part of It: Be the Future!
Location:  Rosemont, IL

Pioneer Network hosts an annual conference to showcase innovative thought and best practices in the long-term care culture change movement – as well as providing an opportunity for people interested in many aspects of culture change to network and inspire each other. Past conferences have been attended by more than a thousand people from across the United States and other nations who care deeply about changing the culture of aging. As always, we strive to make this event meaningful for people who are just starting on the culture change journey to build a sense of home and community for our Elders -as well as those who have been actively engaged in this mission for some time. Register Today

HealthCare-Associated Infections Summer Workshops

HealthCare-Associated Infections Summer Workshops

  • June 6-7, 2017:  Central District HAI, Primaris, Columbia
  • June 20-21, 2017:  Southeastern District HAI, Saint Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau
  • June 27-28, 2017:  Eastern District HAI, Forest Park Drury Inn, St. Louis
  • July 20-21, 2017:  Northwestern District HAI, St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City
  • July 25-26, 20107:  Southwestern District HAI, Cox North Hospital, Springfield

 

Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) cut across all care settings – acute, ambulatory and long-term. All settings are currently (or soon will be) required to have an infection control and prevention program including an antimicrobial stewardship plan. These workshops will provide the latest evidence regarding the prevention of HAIs across settings with a strong focus on incorporating this evidence in clinical practice. Regulatory considerations and specific strategies to bridge the gap in coordinating care when patients transition from one setting to another will be included.

 

Please see more information including the brochure and registration on the MU Sinclair School of Nursing’s page.

VOYCE Conference

VOYCE Conference

  • June 8-9, 2017: 2017 Changing the Landscape of Long Term Care Conference
  • Location:  Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel and Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Hear national and local experts discuss dynamic strategies, innovative tools and available long-term care options.

The format has been set with two educational tracks throughout the day; one for professionals working in long-term care and one for the general public who are looking for answers to the complexity of long-term care.

See the registration packet for the full description of the topics and the national and local expert speakers.

Throughout the day there are multiple opportunities to interact with exhibitors who showcase long-term care services across Greater St. Louis.

In addition to hearing thought-provoking speakers, facility administrators and social workers earn 7.25 CEUs.

Registration for all includes breakfast and lunch.

 

Please see the VOYCE event page for more information.

 

2017 ALF Resident Assessment Trainings

2017 ALF Resident Assessment Trainings

  • June 26-28, 2017:  Best Western Capital Inn, Jefferson City
  • October 30-31, 2017:  Best Western Capital Inn, Jefferson City

As required by 198.005 RSMo and 19 CSR 30-86.047, residents of Assisted Living Facilities are required to undergo a community based assessment performed by an appropriately trained and qualified individual. This individual must complete a DHSS approved 24-hour training program prior to performing resident assessments. The MALA ALF Resident Assessment Training satisfies this regulatory requirement.

DON/Charge Nurse/CNA Conference – Readiness: Make it Happen!

DON/Charge Nurse/CNA Conference – Readiness: Make it Happen!

  • September 20-21, 2017:  St. Louis

We are excited to invite Directors of Nursing, Charge Nurses, and Certified Nursing Assistants to attend an educational event catered to YOUR needs! This conference will be energetic and hands-on all while being in a learning environment. You will be given useful information to take back and implement in your home right away to better serve your residents. We will give you the confidence, knowledge, direction, and motivation needed to help you enhance your role of caring for the elderly.

 

Please see the full details including registration on MLN’s conference webpage.

VOYCE Conference

VOYCE Conference

  • June 8-9, 2017: 2017 Changing the Landscape of Long Term Care Conference
  • Location:  Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel and Friendship Village Sunset Hills

Hear national and local experts discuss dynamic strategies, innovative tools and available long-term care options.

The format has been set with two educational tracks throughout the day; one for professionals working in long-term care and one for the general public who are looking for answers to the complexity of long-term care.

See the registration packet for the full description of the topics and the national and local expert speakers.

Throughout the day there are multiple opportunities to interact with exhibitors who showcase long-term care services across Greater St. Louis.

In addition to hearing thought-provoking speakers, facility administrators and social workers earn 7.25 CEUs.

Registration for all includes breakfast and lunch.

 

Please see the VOYCE event page for more information.

MU Leadership Development Academy for Long-Term Care

MU Leadership Development Academy for Long-Term Care

  • April 2016 – October 2016:  Kansas City and Springfield

Enrollment is now open for the next professional development certificate program offered by the University of Missouri.  Long-term care can be challenging, but the academy will help you better manage daily crises and get the most out of your employees. The academy has been proven to increase leadership skills and improve confidence, which will help to create a working environment that encourages teamwork and quality improvement.

 

Please see the brochure and registration details on the MU Leadership Development Academy’s web page here.

Conversations with Carmen

Conversations with Carmen

  • April 14, 2017:  From Annoyances to Conflict: How Much is Miscommunication Costing Your Organization?
  • Guest Presenter:  Ray Rusin, Quality Training Associates; Certified Workplace Conflict Mediator, retired RI Survey Agency Director

Day-to-day petty annoyances are experienced by each of us and are a fact of life. Without a strategic focus on recognizing and dealing with natural annoyances early, many grow into costly conflict events negatively impacting residents’ quality of care and quality of life.  We will discuss how ordinary annoyances interrupt the smooth operation of any organization, how to best prepare team members for coping with annoyances and ways to wisely handle any resulting conflicts. Find out what conflict may be costing your organization.

 

For more information and registration, please see the event details here.

Nursing Home Quality Improvement Spotlight On…

Reducing Antipsychotic Medication Use – Additional Resources

Multiple resources are available to educate staff about reducing antipsychotic medication use. Click on the following links for more information:

Consumer Voice Webinar

Consumer Voice Webinar

  • March 15, 2017:  A Deeper Dive into the Revised Federal Nursing Home Regulations-Part II
  • Presenters:  Eric Carlson, Directing Attorney, Justice in Aging
    Toby Edelman, Senior Policy Attorney, Center for Medicare Advocacy
    Robyn Grant, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, Consumer Voice
    Lori Smetanka, Executive Director, Consumer Voice

The Consumer Voice, Justice in Aging, and Center for Medicare Advocacy are continuing to examine the revised federal nursing home regulations the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released on October 4, 2016. In this webinar, we will take a closer look at the following sections of the revised regulations:

  • Admission, Return, and Bedhold
  • Visitation Rights
  • Rehabilitation Services

Join this webinar to hear experts from all three organizations discuss changes in the regulations and their impact on the care delivered to consumers.

 

Space is limited.  Register here.

Action Pact Workshop

Action Pact Workshop

  • March 9, 2017:  The recipe for Self-Led Teams
  • Location:  The Piper Assisted Living and Memory Care, Kansas City, KS

This interactive, experiential learning session will set you on the path to cooking up self-led teams in your environment. We all talk team and face the challenges of creating, maintaining and supporting teams. Team experience, shared leadership tools, and take away resources will flavor your own successful recipes for self-led teams. Don’t expect to sit still!

 

Please see the Action Pact event page for more information and registration.

MU Advanced Practice Assessment and Skills Workshop

MU Advanced Practice Assessment and Skills Workshop

  • March 15-17, 2017: Second Annual Advanced Practice Assessment and Skills Workshop
  • Location: Pre-Conference at Sinclair School of Nursing (March 15)
                    Main Conference at Peachtree Banquet Center (March 16-17)

The purpose of the Advanced Practice Assessment and Skills Workshop (regular conference) is to enhance the knowledge and skills of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in all settings regarding how to assess, manage and treat commonly occurring health disorders across the lifespan. Hands-on workshops will be offered for advanced chest, abdominal and skeletal X-ray interpretation as well as basic and advance suturing. Topics will focus on the entire lifespan, including opioid addiction, chronic pain, ADHD, autism, geriatric mental health issues, common cardiac conditions, infectious diseases, antibiotic stewardship, skin assessment, and wound care techniques.

 

Please see the full description on the event page for more details.

Montessori for Aging and Dementia

Montessori for Aging and Dementia

  • May 18-19, 2017:  Montessori for Aging and Dementia
  • Location:  The Montessori Training Center of St. Louis, St. Louis

Montessori for Aging and Dementia is an innovative approach to dementia care that can be adopted for individuals or groups as a philosophy of care. The goal of the Montessori program is to support people living with dementia by creating a prepared environment, filled with cues and memory supports, that enables individuals to care for themselves, others, their community, and their choices so that they may live as independently as possible. This two-day program focuses on the Montessori for Aging and Dementia program criteria as established by the AMI. Participants will receive handouts, a copy of the book I Care: A Handbook for Care Partners of People with Dementia and a certificate of completion from AMI.

 

Please see the brochure and registraion for more information.

Nursing Home Quality Improvement Spotlight On…

Reducing Antipsychotic Medication Use 

Engaging residents in their care and providing treatment alternatives assists in reducing the unnecessary use of antipsychotics. Click on the following links to learn more about reducing the use of antipsychotic medications.