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  • Person-Center Care Assessment and Care Plan (ON-DEMAND)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Are you focused on the person? Health care today is continually changing as new rules and regulations are established and need to be put into place. Regulatory updates focus on developing care plans that are person centered-individualized strength based utilizing a person’s voice and choice.

    Are your focused on the person? Health care today is continually changing as new rules and regulations are established and need to be put into place. Regulatory updates focus on developing care plans that are person centered-individualized strength based utilizing a person’s voice and choice. 


    OBJECTIVES:

    1. The RoP and review existing and new regulations for baseline care plans, person centered plans and how interdisciplinary teams need to work together to meet these requirements.
    2. The program will discuss how to utilize the MDS and Care Area assessments to identify individual needs and strengths of our Elders when building care plans.


    TARGET AUDIENCE:

    1. DON / ADON / Nursing Staff
    2. Administrators
    3. Social Workers  / Services
    4. Other Interdisciplinary Team Members


    CEU- 1.75

    1. Administrator
    2. Social Work

    LifeSpan Member: $55.00

    Nonmember: $75.00

    Barbara Bates RN, MSN, BS, RAC-CT, DNS-MT, QCP-MT

    Consultant, AANAC Master Teacher

    Ms. Bates has 35-year professional nursing experience, including 10 years as a Director of Nursing in an upstate NY veterans’ home and a specialty in psychiatric nursing for psychogeriatrics, as well as extensive experience in nursing administration and facility management. As a nursing educator and consultant, Barbara is a Gold STAMP facilitator, QAPI and RAC-CT certified master teacher in MDS 3.0 and  Resident Assessment, Care Area Assessments and Care Planning, Survey Preparation, Survey Deficiency Correction, Exceptional Care Planning, Restorative Nursing, Pressure Ulcer Program assessment and Safe Patient Handling.

    Linda Winston RN, MSN, BS, RAC-CT, DNS-MT, QCP-MT

    Consultant, AANAC Master Teacher

    Linda is a QAPI and RAC-CT (MDS 3.0) certified master teacher and has been a nurse for over 30 years, with almost 15 years as a Director of Nursing. Linda has filled many roles in the long-term care setting, including staff nurse, supervising nurse, nurse educator and administrator. Linda’s focus on improving resident care has driven her to a leadership role in the areas of the survey and certification processes, resident assessment, and clinical approaches to the improvement and prevention of skin alterations.

    This program is sponsored by The Beacon Institute and approved for 1.75 continuing education credits / contact hours.

    Administrator 
    This program is approved by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators.


    Social Worker 

    This program is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Worker Examiners for Category I continuing education for social workers licensed in Maryland

    Cancellation Policy

    There is no refund for On-Demand programs.

  • Infection Control – #1 Survey Deficiency and Ways to Address the Problem (ON-DEMAND)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Infection control has been the #1 survey deficiency for the last several years nationally. The CDC and CMS have partnered in fighting this battle as at least 300,000 persons as of 2017 have died annually in nursing homes due to infections. Infection control has been found deficient nationally and according CMS is at a rate of 11.7% in 2019 with 549 homes having been surveyed (https:qcor.cms.gov).

    Infection control has been the #1 survey deficiency for the last several years nationally. The CDC and CMS have partnered in fighting this battle as at least 300,000 persons as of 2017 have died annually in nursing homes due to infections. Infection control has been found deficient nationally and according CMS is at a rate of 11.7% in 2019 with 549 homes having been surveyed (https:qcor.cms.gov). Infection control is not just the job of the Infection Control Preventionist. What has your nursing home done to enhance your staff’s performance in the area of infection control? What has your nursing facility done to address infection control prevention? This webinar will identify deficiencies found during survey and explore ways to enhance your infection control program.

    OBJECTIVES:

    1. Understand frequent deficiencies related to infection control
    2. Recognize 3 – 5 modifications to enhance their infection control plan
    3. Identify 3 areas to enhance staff performance related to infection control



    TARGET AUDIENCE:

    1. DON / ADON / Nursing Staff
    2. Administrators
    3. Other Interdisciplinary Team Members


    CEU- 1.75

    1. Administrator

    Fees per person

    LifeSpan Member: $55.00

    Nonmember: $75.00

    Barbara Bates RN, MSN, BS, RAC-CT, DNS-MT, QCP-MT

    Consultant, AANAC Master Teacher

    Ms. Bates has 35-year professional nursing experience, including 10 years as a Director of Nursing in an upstate NY veterans’ home and a specialty in psychiatric nursing for psychogeriatrics, as well as extensive experience in nursing administration and facility management. As a nursing educator and consultant, Barbara is a Gold STAMP facilitator, QAPI and RAC-CT certified master teacher in MDS 3.0 and  Resident Assessment, Care Area Assessments and Care Planning, Survey Preparation, Survey Deficiency Correction, Exceptional Care Planning, Restorative Nursing, Pressure Ulcer Program assessment and Safe Patient Handling.

    Linda Winston RN, MSN, BS, RAC-CT, DNS-MT, QCP-MT

    Consultant, AANAC Master Teacher

    Linda is a QAPI and RAC-CT (MDS 3.0) certified master teacher and has been a nurse for over 30 years, with almost 15 years as a Director of Nursing. Linda has filled many roles in the long-term care setting, including staff nurse, supervising nurse, nurse educator and administrator. Linda’s focus on improving resident care has driven her to a leadership role in the areas of the survey and certification processes, resident assessment, and clinical approaches to the improvement and prevention of skin alterations.

    This program is sponsored by The Beacon Institute and approved for 1.75 continuing education credits / contact hours.

    Administrator  This program is approved by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators.

    Cancellation Policy

    There is no refund for On-Demand programs.

  • What Constitutes Immediate Jeopardy – Appendix Q Updates (ON-DEMAND)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Immediate Jeopardy (IJ) is a situation in which the person receiving care has suffered or is likely to have suffered serious injury, harm, impairment or death as a result of noncompliance with one or more health and safety requirements.

    Immediate Jeopardy (IJ) is a situation in which the person receiving care has suffered or is likely to have suffered serious injury, harm, impairment or death as a result of noncompliance with one or more health and safety requirements. Immediate jeopardy represents the most severe and egregious threat to the health and safety of the persons we care for and carries the most serious sanctions. Appendix Q, Guidance on Immediate Jeopardy, has been revised as of March 5, 2019. Join us for this webinar as we review the updated Appendix Q, discuss the key components of IJ and the template developed to assist surveyors in documenting each of the components to establish IJ.

    OBJECTIVES:

    1. Understand the key components of Immediate Jeopardy
    2. State 2-3 the key revisions to Appendix Q
    3. Understand the use of the IJ template


    TARGET AUDIENCE 

    1. DON / ADON / Nursing Staff
    2. Administrators
    3. Other Interdisciplinary Team Members


    CEU- 1.75

    1. Administrator

    Fees per person

    LifeSpan Member: $55.00

    Nonmember: $75.00

    Barbara Bates RN, MSN, BS, RAC-CT, DNS-MT, QCP-MT

    Consultant, AANAC Master Teacher

    Ms. Bates has 35-year professional nursing experience, including 10 years as a Director of Nursing in an upstate NY veterans’ home and a specialty in psychiatric nursing for psychogeriatrics, as well as extensive experience in nursing administration and facility management. As a nursing educator and consultant, Barbara is a Gold STAMP facilitator, QAPI and RAC-CT certified master teacher in MDS 3.0 and  Resident Assessment, Care Area Assessments and Care Planning, Survey Preparation, Survey Deficiency Correction, Exceptional Care Planning, Restorative Nursing, Pressure Ulcer Program assessment and Safe Patient Handling.

    Linda Winston RN, MSN, BS, RAC-CT, DNS-MT, QCP-MT

    Consultant, AANAC Master Teacher

    Linda is a QAPI and RAC-CT (MDS 3.0) certified master teacher and has been a nurse for over 30 years, with almost 15 years as a Director of Nursing. Linda has filled many roles in the long-term care setting, including staff nurse, supervising nurse, nurse educator and administrator. Linda’s focus on improving resident care has driven her to a leadership role in the areas of the survey and certification processes, resident assessment, and clinical approaches to the improvement and prevention of skin alterations.

    This program is sponsored by The Beacon Institute and approved for 1.75 continuing education credits / contact hours.

    Administrator  This program is approved by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators.

    Cancellation Policy

    There is no refund for On-Demand programs.

  • Training, Competencies and Staff Development (On-Demand)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    A common theme throughout all phases of Requirements of Participation (RoP) implementation has been the need for competent staff. The changes in the RoP have emphasized training across disciplines. Is your staff development department or person ready?

    A common theme throughout all phases of Requirements of Participation (RoP) implementation has been the need for competent staff. The changes in the RoP have emphasized training across disciplines. Is your staff development department or person ready? If you don’t have a designated staff development department or person, now what? Have competencies been developed to ensure your staff can care for the   resident’s needs as identified in the facility assessment? When you admit a resident are you sure your staff is competent? This webinar will assist your facility in developing a process to prepare and implement the various training requirements of the RoP.

    OBJECTIVES:

    1. Understand the relationship between the facility assessment and training needs
    2. Understand the regulatory changes required related to training needs and development of competencies


    TARGET AUDIENCE:

    1. DON / ADON / Nursing Staff
    2. Administrators
    3. Social Workers  / Services
    4. Other Interdisciplinary Team Members


    CEU- 1.75

    1. Administrator
    2. Social Work

    Fees per person

    LifeSpan Member: $55.00

    Nonmember: $75.00

    Barbara Bates RN, MSN, BS, RAC-CT, DNS-MT, QCP-MT

    Consultant, AANAC Master Teacher

    Ms. Bates has 35-year professional nursing experience, including 10 years as a Director of Nursing in an upstate NY veterans’ home and a specialty in psychiatric nursing for psychogeriatrics, as well as extensive experience in nursing administration and facility management. As a nursing educator and consultant, Barbara is a Gold STAMP facilitator, QAPI and RAC-CT certified master teacher in MDS 3.0 and  Resident Assessment, Care Area Assessments and Care Planning, Survey Preparation, Survey Deficiency Correction, Exceptional Care Planning, Restorative Nursing, Pressure Ulcer Program assessment and Safe Patient Handling.

    Linda Winston RN, MSN, BS, RAC-CT, DNS-MT, QCP-MT

    Consultant, AANAC Master Teacher

    Linda is a QAPI and RAC-CT (MDS 3.0) certified master teacher and has been a nurse for over 30 years, with almost 15 years as a Director of Nursing. Linda has filled many roles in the long-term care setting, including staff nurse, supervising nurse, nurse educator and administrator. Linda’s focus on improving resident care has driven her to a leadership role in the areas of the survey and certification processes, resident assessment, and clinical approaches to the improvement and prevention of skin alterations.

    This program is sponsored by The Beacon Institute and approved for 1.75 continuing education credits / contact hours.

    Administrator 
    This program is approved by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators.


    Social Worker 

    This program is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Worker Examiners for Category I continuing education for social workers licensed in Maryland

    Cancellation Policy

    There is no refund for On-Demand programs.

  • Discharge Planning – How to Make it Safe (ON-DEMAND)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The discharge planning process was previously implemented as part of the Requirements of Participation (RoP) phase 2 on November 28, 2017. The new RoP requires the development and implementation of an effective discharge care plan, emphasizes the resident’s goal for discharge and ensuring they are adequately prepared for the setting in which they desire for discharge.

    The discharge planning process was previously implemented as part of the Requirements of Participation (RoP) phase 2 on November 28, 2017.  The new RoP require the development and implementation of an effective discharge care plan, emphasizes the resident’s goal for discharge and ensuring they are adequately prepared for the setting in which they desire for discharge. This regulation requires the interdisciplinary team (IDT) to work together, supporting the achievement of an appropriate safe resident discharge. Has your facility been monitoring your discharge process? Have you determined the root cause of unsuccessful discharges? This webinar will review the discharge process, discuss IDT education, and needed documentation to support a safe discharge.


    OBJECTIVES:

    1. Understand the requirements of the regulation
    2. State 3-5 documentation requirements for the discharge plan
    3. Understand the need for resident goals and how the IDT can work together to assist the resident in achievement


    TARGET AUDIENCE:

    1. DON / ADON / Nursing Staff
    2. Administrators
    3. Discharge Planners
    4. Social Workers  / Services
    5. Other Interdisciplinary Team Members


    CEU- 1.75

    1. Administrator
    2. Social Work

    Fees per person

    LifeSpan Member: $55.00

    Nonmember: $75.00

    Barbara Bates RN, MSN, BS, RAC-CT, DNS-MT, QCP-MT

    Consultant, AANAC Master Teacher

    Ms. Bates has 35-year professional nursing experience, including 10 years as a Director of Nursing in an upstate NY veterans’ home and a specialty in psychiatric nursing for psychogeriatrics, as well as extensive experience in nursing administration and facility management. As a nursing educator and consultant, Barbara is a Gold STAMP facilitator, QAPI and RAC-CT certified master teacher in MDS 3.0 and  Resident Assessment, Care Area Assessments and Care Planning, Survey Preparation, Survey Deficiency Correction, Exceptional Care Planning, Restorative Nursing, Pressure Ulcer Program assessment and Safe Patient Handling.

    Linda Winston RN, MSN, BS, RAC-CT, DNS-MT, QCP-MT

    Consultant, AANAC Master Teacher

    Linda is a QAPI and RAC-CT (MDS 3.0) certified master teacher and has been a nurse for over 30 years, with almost 15 years as a Director of Nursing. Linda has filled many roles in the long-term care setting, including staff nurse, supervising nurse, nurse educator and administrator. Linda’s focus on improving resident care has driven her to a leadership role in the areas of the survey and certification processes, resident assessment, and clinical approaches to the improvement and prevention of skin alterations.

    This program is sponsored by The Beacon Institute and approved for 1.75 continuing education credits / contact hours.

    Administrator 
    This program is approved by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators.


    Social Worker 

    This program is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Worker Examiners for Category I continuing education for social workers licensed in Maryland

    Cancellation Policy

    There is no refund for On-Demand programs.

  • Conquering Phase 3 RoP and Reviewing: What Being Prepared Means -- 7-PART (ON-DEMAND SERIES)

    Contains 21 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The webinar series will provide senior care providers with an understanding of the federal Requirements of Participation (RoP) for long-term post-acute care and guide them in implementing an action plan to manage the industry changes taking effect in November 2019. This webinar series will cover much of the information that you and your staff. Will need to make a successful transition into the final phase of implementation of the requirements.

    PART 1 -- Overview of Phase 3: Will You Be Ready: Phase 3 of the RoP will be implemented on November 28, 2019 and your facility is expected to be ready. How can you be sure your facility and your teams have completed all the actions needed to ensure you have all the requirements in place? This webinar will walk you through a process that will assist you in organizing your Phase 3 to do lists, will provide you with insight on how to look at each new regulatory section and organize actions that need to be accomplished and provide you with guidance for your teams to complete the tasks. This webinar is intended to assist you in organizing and preparing for Phase 3 as we wait for the publication of the CMS guidelines. This will be the 1st in a series of programs to assist you with Phase 3 implementation.    

    PART 2 -- What Constitutes Immediate Jeopardy Appendix Q Updates: -- Immediate Jeopardy (IJ) is a situation in which the person receiving care has suffered or is likely to have suffered serious injury, harm, impairment or death as a result of noncompliance with one or more health and safety requirements. Immediate jeopardy represents the most severe and egregious threat to the health and safety of the persons we care for and carries the most serious sanctions. Appendix Q, Guidance on Immediate Jeopardy, has been revised as of March 5, 2019. Join us for this webinar as we review the updated Appendix Q, discuss the key components of IJ and the template developed to assist surveyors in documenting each of the components to establish IJ.

    PART 3 -- Infection Control #1 Survey Deficiency and Ways to Address the Problem: Infection control has been the #1 survey deficiency for the last several years nationally. The CDC and CMS have partnered in fighting this battle as at least 300,000 persons as of 2017 have died annually in nursing homes due to infections. Infection control has been found deficient nationally and according CMS is at a rate of 11.7% in 2019 with 549 homes having been surveyed (https:qcor.cms.gov). Infection control is not just the job of the Infection Control Preventionist. What has your nursing home done to enhance your staff’s performance in the area of infection control? What has your nursing facility done to address infection control prevention? This webinar will identify deficiencies found during survey and explore ways to enhance your infection control program.   

    PART 4 -- Discharge Planning How to Make it Safe: The discharge planning process was previously implemented as part of the Requirements of Participation (RoP) phase 2 on November 28, 2017.  The new rope requires the development and implementation of an effective discharge care plan, emphasizes the resident’s goal for discharge and ensuring they are adequately prepared for the setting in which they desire for discharge. This regulation requires the interdisciplinary team (IDT) to work together, supporting the achievement of an appropriate safe resident discharge. Has your facility been monitoring your discharge process? Have you determined the root cause of unsuccessful discharges? This webinar will review the discharge process, discuss IDT education, and needed documentation to support a safe discharge.

    PART 5 -- Person-Centered Care Assessment and Care Plan: Are you focused on the person? Health care today is continually changing as new rules and regulations are established and need to be put into place. Regulatory updates focus on developing care plans that are person centered-individualized strength based utilizing a person’s voice and choice.  

    PART 6 -- 
    Training Competencies and Staff DevelopmentA common theme throughout all phases of Requirements of Participation (RoP) implementation has been the need for competent staff. The changes in the RoP have emphasized training across disciplines. Is your staff development department or person ready? If you don’t have a designated staff development department or person, now what? Have competencies been developed to ensure your staff can care for the   resident’s needs as identified in the facility assessment? When you admit a resident are you sure your staff is competent? This webinar will assist your facility in developing a process to prepare and implement the various training requirements of the RoP. 
     

    PART 7 -- Requirement of Participation (RoP) Phase 2 Review -What Was Modified: Phase 3 will be implemented on November 28, 2019.  CMS has announced potential changes to previous phase requirements which the facilities will need to be aware of. How will your facility review the State Operations Manual to determine changes? Do you know what these changes are? How do they impact your current programs or practices? This webinar will walk you through these changes and provide suggestions to enhance provision of care.     


    TARGET AUDIENCE:

    1. DON / ADON / Nursing Staff
    2. Administrators
    3. Social Workers / Services
    4. Other Interdisciplinary Team Members



    CEU- 12.25 (Total)

    1. Administrator
    2. Social Work

    LifeSpan Member: $355.00

    Nonmember: $455.00

    Barbara Bates RN, MSN, BS, RAC-CT, DNS-MT, QCP-MT

    Consultant, AANAC Master Teacher

    Ms. Bates has 35-year professional nursing experience, including 10 years as a Director of Nursing in an upstate NY veterans’ home and a specialty in psychiatric nursing for psychogeriatrics, as well as extensive experience in nursing administration and facility management. As a nursing educator and consultant, Barbara is a Gold STAMP facilitator, QAPI and RAC-CT certified master teacher in MDS 3.0 and  Resident Assessment, Care Area Assessments and Care Planning, Survey Preparation, Survey Deficiency Correction, Exceptional Care Planning, Restorative Nursing, Pressure Ulcer Program assessment and Safe Patient Handling.

    Linda Winston RN, MSN, BS, RAC-CT, DNS-MT, QCP-MT

    Consultant, AANAC Master Teacher

    Linda is a QAPI and RAC-CT (MDS 3.0) certified master teacher and has been a nurse for over 30 years, with almost 15 years as a Director of Nursing. Linda has filled many roles in the long-term care setting, including staff nurse, supervising nurse, nurse educator and administrator. Linda’s focus on improving resident care has driven her to a leadership role in the areas of the survey and certification processes, resident assessment, and clinical approaches to the improvement and prevention of skin alterations.

    This program is sponsored by The Beacon Institute and approved for 12.25 (total) continuing education credits / contact hours.

    Administrator 
    This program is approved by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators.


    Social Worker 

    This program is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Worker Examiners for Category I continuing education for social workers licensed in Maryland

    Cancellation Policy

    There is no refund for On-Demand programs.

  • Requirement of Participation (RoP) Phase 2 Review – What Was Modified? (On-Demand)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Phase 3 was implemented on November 28, 2019. CMS announced potential changes to previous phase requirements which the facilities will need to be aware of. How will your facility review the State Operations Manual to determine changes?

    Phase 3 will be implemented on November 28, 2019.  CMS has announced potential changes to previous phase requirements which the facilities will need to be aware of. How will your facility review the State Operations Manual to determine changes? Do you know what these changes are? How do they impact your current programs or practices? This webinar will walk you through these changes and provide suggestions to enhance provision of care.


    TARGET AUDIENCE:

    1. DON / ADON / Nursing Staff
    2. Administrators
    3. Social Workers  / Services
    4. Other Interdisciplinary Team Members


    CEU- 1.75

    1. Administrator
    2. Social Work

    Fees per person

    LifeSpan Member: $55.00

    Nonmember: $75.00

    Barbara Bates RN, MSN, BS, RAC-CT, DNS-MT, QCP-MT

    Consultant, AANAC Master Teacher

    Ms. Bates has 35-year professional nursing experience, including 10 years as a Director of Nursing in an upstate NY veterans’ home and a specialty in psychiatric nursing for psychogeriatrics, as well as extensive experience in nursing administration and facility management. As a nursing educator and consultant, Barbara is a Gold STAMP facilitator, QAPI and RAC-CT certified master teacher in MDS 3.0 and  Resident Assessment, Care Area Assessments and Care Planning, Survey Preparation, Survey Deficiency Correction, Exceptional Care Planning, Restorative Nursing, Pressure Ulcer Program assessment and Safe Patient Handling.

    Linda Winston RN, MSN, BS, RAC-CT, DNS-MT, QCP-MT

    Consultant, AANAC Master Teacher

    Linda is a QAPI and RAC-CT (MDS 3.0) certified master teacher and has been a nurse for over 30 years, with almost 15 years as a Director of Nursing. Linda has filled many roles in the long-term care setting, including staff nurse, supervising nurse, nurse educator and administrator. Linda’s focus on improving resident care has driven her to a leadership role in the areas of the survey and certification processes, resident assessment, and clinical approaches to the improvement and prevention of skin alterations.

    This program is sponsored by The Beacon Institute and approved for 1.75 continuing education credits / contact hours.

    Administrator 
    This program is approved by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators.


    Social Worker 

    This program is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Worker Examiners for Category I continuing education for social workers licensed in Maryland

    Cancellation Policy

    There is no refund for On-Demand programs.

  • Forging the Shield: Legal Considerations for Managing Abusive Residents in Skilled Nursing Facilities (On-Demand)

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course will involve a deep dive into the legal considerations tied to residents exhibiting abusive behavior. The course will begin with an overview of regulatory requirements concerning resident safety and preventing resident abuse. We will also examine steps that facilities can take to mitigate legal risks tied to abusive behavior before it occurs. The course will then address the steps facilities should take once abuse is alleged or corroborated. We will examine risk factors tied to private lawsuits, as well as survey concerns. Finally, we will address self-reporting requirements and the development of an effective five-point plan to reduce the risk of citation.

    PROGRAM 

    This course will involve a deep dive into the legal considerations tied to residents exhibiting abusive behavior. The course will begin with an overview of regulatory requirements concerning resident safety and preventing resident abuse. We will also examine steps that facilities can take to mitigate legal risks tied to abusive behavior before it occurs. The course will then address the steps facilities should take once abuse is alleged or corroborated. We will examine risk factors tied to private lawsuits, as well as survey concerns. Finally, we will address self-reporting requirements and the development of an effective five-point plan to reduce the risk of citation.

    TARGET AUDIENCE

    1. Administrators
    2. Nurses
    3. Social Workers

    CE -- 3.0

    1. Administrator
    2. Social Worker

    Fees per person

    LifeSpan Member: $85.00

    Nonmember: $185.00













    Kyle René

    Associate,Hancock, Daniel & Johnson, P.C.

    Kyle René is an Associate in Hancock Daniel’s Richmond office, where he advises clients in corporate transactions and regulatory compliance matters. He has aided healthcare organizations in drafting and executing managed care agreements, and has also overseen the implementation of compliance programs to meet the conditions of participation with Medicare. “In our industry, responsiveness is critical. I like to think of myself as a team member for my clients, and to be available to serve them when it matters most.”

    Kyle began his legal career within the healthcare industry, serving as in-house counsel to skilled nursing facilities and related healthcare providers. Having worked alongside provider staff at all levels, from executives and owners to nursing aides, Kyle focuses on a practical approach to advising clients. “The regulatory and financial challenges that providers face on a daily basis demand an ‘on-the-ground’ approach to problem solving. My aim is to provide solutions that are realistic and relieve the burdens on providers, rather than increase them.”

    Prior to joining Hancock Daniel, Kyle served as General Counsel to skilled nursing provider Cadia Healthcare, where he oversaw the organization’s Legal Department and advised company executives in transactional and regulatory matters.  

    This program is sponsored by The Beacon Institute and approved for 3.0 continuing education credits / contact hours.

    Administrator 

    This program is approved by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators. 

    Social Worker 

    This program is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Worker Examiners for Category I continuing education for social workers licensed in Maryland

    Cancellation Policy

    There are no refunds for On-Demand programs.

  • Hazardous Drugs & USP 800: What You Need to Know About the New USP Standard (ON-DEMAND)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    All drugs save lives, but hazardous drugs also pose a risk to the healthcare workers who handle and administer them. The new USP 800 Standard establishes processes intended to minimize healthcare worker exposure to hazardous drugs. During this program, we’ll explain why the USP Standards were established, what you need to know about the requirements and the actions needed to create a compliance program in your facility. The standard became official on December 1, 2019 but the date upon which it will become enforceable is still yet to be determined.

    All drugs save lives, but hazardous drugs also pose a risk to the healthcare workers who handle and administer them.   The new USP 800 Standard establishes processes intended to minimize healthcare worker exposure to hazardous drugs.  During this program, we’ll explain why the USP Standards were established, what you need to know about the requirements and the actions needed to create a compliance program in your facility.  The standard became official on December 1, 2019 but the date upon which it will become enforceable is still yet to be determined.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand why the Standard is considered to be “Informational Only” at this time and not yet “Enforceable”
    2. Describe the different classifications of Hazardous Drugs by NIOSH along with the Intent and Scope of USP 800
    3. Understand the requirements established under USP 800, the impact these requirements will have on Skilled Nursing Facilities and what abilities facilities have in creating their compliance program
    4. Be able to differentiate between the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for the various hazardous drug classes, dosage forms and how the level of required PPE changes when final dosage forms are manipulated


    TARGET AUDIENCE:

    1. Administrators
    2. Nurses


    CEU- 1.75

    1. Administrator

    Fees per person

    LifeSpan Member: $55.00

    Nonmember: $75.00

    Ronald G. Perry, BS, RPh

    Director of Clinical Services Partners Pharmacy

    Ronald Perry is Director of Clinical Services for Partners Pharmacy where he oversees Partner’s clinical pharmacy programs, formulary applications and consultant pharmacist services.  Before joining Partners Pharmacy, Ron was Senior VP of Pharmacy Services for Fundamental Clinical and Operational Services, a healthcare company operating skilled nursing facilities, hospitals and rehab clinics.  Prior to Fundamental, Ron was VP of Utilization Management for PharMerica.

    This program is sponsored by The Beacon Institute. This course is approved for 1.75 continuing education.

    Administrator

    This program is approved by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators.

    Cancellation Policy

    There is no refund for On-Demand programs.

  • Is Your Documentation PDPM-Ready? (ON-DEMAND)

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    PDPM is here! While Medicare reimbursement changed October 1, 2019 from RUG-IV to PDPM, the fundamental requirements for daily skilled SNF care have NOT changed. Do you know if your facility’s documentation meets Medicare’s requirements? Use new reality of PDPM to take a fresh look at your daily documentation, with an emphasis on capturing commodities that may have been overlooked under RUG-IV. This presentation will cover CMS’ requirements for skilled level of care, with discussion and examples of how to document appropriately and where to find the information you need in the resident’s record.

    PDPM is here! While Medicare reimbursement changed October 1, 2019 from RUG-IV to PDPM, the fundamental requirements for daily skilled SNF care have NOT changed.  Do you know if your facility’s documentation meets Medicare’s requirements? Use new reality of PDPM to take a fresh look at your daily documentation, with an emphasis on capturing commodities that may have been overlooked under RUG-IV.  This presentation will cover CMS’ requirements for skilled level of care, with discussion and examples of how to document appropriately and where to find the information you need in the resident’s record.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Outline the requirements for daily skilled level of care under Medicare Part A
    2. Apply skilled documentation to Medicare reimbursement with a focus on daily nurses’ notes
    3. Demonstrate effective strategies to improve the capture of skilled services in daily documentation


    TARGET AUDIENCE:

    1. Administrators
    2. Nurses
    3. MDS Coordinators
    4. Business Office/Staff
    5. Staff responsible for Medicare reimbursement


    CEU- 1.75

    1. Administrator

    Fees are per person

    LifeSpan Member: $55.00

    Nonmember: $75.00

    Jennifer Gross, BSN, RAC-CT, CPHIMS

    PointRight Inc., Senior Healthcare Specialist

    Jennifer Gross's experience in the nursing field includes work in psychiatric rehab and in long term care as a staff nurse, MDS coordinator, and as a consultant. She has an extensive knowledge of the MDS process, focusing on the use of the MDS to ensure quality of care and appropriate reimbursement. At PointRight she supports our clients in clinical and MDS assessment processes. She is certified by AANAC, HIMSS, and ANCC.   Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Boston University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

    This program is sponsored by The Beacon Institute. This course is approved for 1.75 continuing education.

    Administrator

    This program is approved by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators .

    Cancellation Policy

    There is no refund for On-Demand programs.