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Essentials of the LTC Director of Nursing Role: Part Two
Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 2:00 AM - 5:15 PM EDT
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Essentials of the LTC Director of Nursing Role

A Three Part Webinar Series Beginning in January

Part One: January 18 & 19
Part Two: March 29 & 30
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 Two Curriculum:

March 29, 2023
Introductions to the Surveyor Process
2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

The long-term care survey process can be very time-consuming and stressful for the Director of Nursing while the surveyors are on-site. This session will provide an overview of what to expect during the on-site survey, in an effort to prepare both mentally and physically.

  • Identify key tasks that surveyors will complete during the on-site recertification survey.
  • Understand the process for completing the CMS-802 and CMS-672 forms.
  • Develop strategies for effective interview skills with long-term care surveyors.

MDS Overview, Regulations & Resident Centered Care Planning
3:30 – 5:15 p.m. (a 15-minute break will be scheduled during this session)

A key component of reimbursement, quality measures, and performance indicators is the Minimum Data Set (MDS). The Director of Nursing must have a basic understanding of the MDS process for quality assurance, performance improvement, and to be available as a resource to the MDS Coordinator.

  • Differentiate between each MDS Item Set/Section including assessment reference periods.
  • Identify where to locate information in the RAI manual as a reference to completing the MDS.
  • Develop resident-centered care plans based on the MDS coding.

March 30, 2023
Regulations Relevant to the Nursing Department Part 1
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.

  • Freedom from Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation
  • Quality of Life
  • Resident’s Rights
  • Pharmacy Services
  • Laboratory, Radiology and Other Diagnostic Services
  • Dental Services
  • Specialized Rehabilitative Services

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, Urbandale

Vicki Worth, RN, BSBA, LTC Bureau Chief, Department of Inspections and Appeals, Des Moines 

Part Two: Registration deadline is March 27th
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.