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
- 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.
Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies 4th Quarter 2016
Please view the quarterly report from the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation attached.
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.
ROP Phase 1
ROP Phase 1: Progress
- April 6, 2017: Blue Springs
- Aril 11, 2017: Springfield
- April 25, 2017: Macon
- April 26, 2017: St. Peters
ROP Phase 2: Getting Done By November
- May 2, 2017: Springfield
- May 3, 2017: Blue Springs
- May 24, 2017: St. Peters
- May 25, 2017: Macon
Life Safety Code Updates and Reminders
Please see the attached Life Safety Code Updates and Reminders for the latest information.
Creating a quality-driven environment within a nursing home requires staff stability. Establishing processes, setting expectations and supporting staff are important aspects of this concept. Click on the following links to learn more about enhancing staff stability.
SAVE THE DATE : MC5 2017 Annual Conference
- May 2-4, 2017: Branching Out with Culture Change
Save the Date for the upcoming MC5 conference. Learn how to implement person-centered care while following the new regulations with Carmen Bowman, assess your risks and learn management strategies from Ray Miller, and understand the personal part of person-centered care with Karen Stobbe…along with a variety of other intensive speakers from around the adult-care continuum. This is one conference you don’t want to miss!! We will send out more information as it becomes available.
Nursing Home Quality Improvement Webinar
- February 2, 2017: It Takes a Team: Reducing Antipsychotic Use
- Presenter: Elizabeth McManamy, RPh, CADDCT, CDP
Please join this webinar to learn strategies, including documentation and communication, for a team-based approach toward reducing antipsychotic medications.
Please see the event page here for registration.
The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care Webinar
- February 15, 2017: A Deeper Dive into the Revised Federal Nursing Home Regulations – Part 1
- 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 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its revised nursing home regulations. In this webinar, we will take a closer look at the following sections of the revised regulations:
- Assessment, Care Planning & Discharge Planning
- Nursing Services
- Unnecessary and Antipsychotic Drugs
Join this webinar to hear Justice in Aging, Center for Medicare Advocacy and Consumer Voice discuss changes in the regulations and their impact on the care delivered to consumers.
Space is limited. Register now.