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Essentials of the LTC Director of Nursing Role: Part Three
Wednesday, June 28, 2023, 2:00 PM - 5:15 PM EDT
Category: Events

Essentials of the LTC Director of Nursing Role

A Three Part Webinar Series Beginning in January

Part Three: June 28 & 29

In conjunction with LeadingAge Iowa, we are pleased to announce a virtual series that will take place in three segments over the first half of 2023 that will aid in developing the Director of Nursing (DON) role in nursing homes. Elements of this series will focus on budgeting and quality assurance; survey processes and regulations; and human resources, customer service, and leadership.

You can register for one, two or all three parts of the webinar series! Each part is designed to be a standalone segment providing in-depth information and discussion on that specific topic.

Who Should Attend
Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Other Nurse Leaders and LTC Administrators. Appropriate for SNF providers.

Part Three Curriculum:

June 28, 2023
Human Resources
2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Depending on the organizational structure of the nursing home, the Director of Nursing will serve in a human resource capacity related to interviewing, hiring, disciplining, and potentially terminating nursing staff. It is essential for the Director of Nursing to have a basic knowledge of best practices for human resources.

  • Incorporate strategies for pre-employment screening and interviewing processes for nursing department personnel.
  • Understand the requirements for criminal background checks, adult abuse registry checks, license/certification verification, and occupational health.
  • Identify best practices to prevent employee concerns regarding the A.D.A. and Civil Rights laws.

Developing an Effective Infection Prevention & Control Program
3:30 – 5:15 p.m. (a 15-minute break will be scheduled during this session)

Infection prevention and control has never been more critical to providing a safe environment for the residents served. This session will include the required components of the infection prevention and control program according to the federal requirements of participation including elements on the CMS Critical Element Pathway, antibiotic stewardship, and infection surveillance in nursing homes.

  • Recognize components of a compliant infection prevention and control program.
  • Identify best practices related to antibiotic stewardship.
  • Utilize the CMS Critical Element Pathway as a quality assurance monitoring tool.

Krissy Gilbreth, Human Resources Director, Oaknoll Retirement Residence, Iowa City

Deb Martin, RN, BSN, IP, Account Executive, CE Solutions/VGM Education, Waterloo

Susan Ayers, RN, BSN, LNHA, IP, Administrator, Chautauqua Guest Homes, Charles City

June 29, 2023
Regulations Relevant to the Nursing Department Part 2
2:00 – 5:15 p.m. (two 15-minute breaks will be scheduled during this session)

This session will include strategies for maintaining compliance regarding federal regulations with focuses in the nursing department. The following sections from Appendix PP of the State Operations Manual (SOM) will be covered in-depth including regulatory language, developing strategies for strong prevention programs in accordance with interpretative guidance, and examples of non-compliance.

  • Quality of Care
  • Physician’s Services
  • Nursing Services
  • Behavioral Health

In addition, Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement examples will be provided during discussion on each regulation.

  • Understand the regulations pertaining to the nursing department and resident care.
  • Establish effective compliant programs to prevent resident harm and non-compliance.
  • Discuss examples of non-compliance based on previous deficient practices as cited in Iowa.
  • Develop quality assurance monitors to assure ongoing regulatory compliance.

Kellie Van Ree, RN, LNHA, IP, Director of Clinical Services, LeadingAge Iowa, Urbandal

Part Three: Registration deadline is June 26th
LeadingAge Connecticut members and Subscribers: $150
Non-members: $300

What’s Included
Registration fee includes digital handout, one connection to the virtual, live-streaming event, and instructions for receiving CE credit/attendance certificate for one person. This event will NOT be recorded; therefore, a recording of this event is NOT included in the registration fee.

All handouts will be available digitally.

Split/Share Policy
Splitting or sharing a registration is not permitted. Registrations are to be used by the same person for the entire program even if the person is able to attend only part of the program or conference.

Registration is a commitment to pay in full.

If you have any question please contact LeadingAge Connecticut at [email protected] or 203-678-4477.