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Continuing Education Archive

PADONA offers a number of programs and webinars designed to provide long-term care nurses with continuing education and training.

Education & Training Archive

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Purchase audio recordings and presentation handouts from our educational webinars and convention sessions to help train your team. Webinars are available to both PADONA members & non-members.

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PADONA is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. No presenters or planners have a conflict of interest relative to this webinar. Nursing contact hours cannot be awarded for completion of the audio recording. PADONA assumes no liability for the accuracy of the information provided.

Dementia Friends Pennsylvania Information Session

All long term care providers admit or have residents in the facilities with the diagnosis of dementia. Providing a safe and comfortable environment for residents with dementia is a goal of all providers but finding a source for staff education has been a critical factor to achieving this goal. The goal of Dementia Friends is to help all community members understand five key messages about dementia and commit to their own personal action. To become a Dementia Friend, you join others in a one-hour Dementia Friends Information Session. The session will cover five key messages about dementia and touch on what it is like to live with dementia. As a Dementia Friend you will turn your understanding into a practical action that can help someone with dementia living in your community. The action can be as big or small as you choose, because every action counts!

Objectives:

  • 95% of learners will be able to describe dementia.
  • 95% of learners will be able to identify the most common type of dementia.
  • 95% of learners will be able to recognize five key messages about dementia.
  • 95% of learners will be able to apply communication techniques with someone living with dementia.
  • 95% of learners will be able to list at least one personal action to commit to in the next year related to dementia.
  • 95% of learners will attend the full 60 minute education webinar and complete the evaluation following the education.

Presenters:

Anneliese Perry, MS, NHA
Program Manager, Aging Initiatives

Ms. Perry is a program manager at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation (JHF) and its supporting organization the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI). Her primary focus is working on initiatives related to the aging population, including the design of new models for senior living. Ms. Perry is one of the state-wide coordinators for Dementia Friends Pennsylvania, a movement to change the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. She is an active member of the Dementia-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh leadership work group. Her current work includes the Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Initiative, a pilot project in three regions of Pennsylvania focused on demonstrating how enhanced partnerships between academic nursing schools and skilled nursing facilities can improve quality outcomes and address workforce challenges. During 2020 – 2021, she worked closely with the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and the Department of Health to provide COVID-19 Learning Networks for staff in skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes and congregate care living through the Educational Support and Clinical Coaching Program (ESCCP) and the Regional Response Health Collaborative Program (RRHCP). This work continues with the Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Learning Network for nursing facilities. As part of the JHF Aging Team, she uses her coaching skills to develop and implement customized curricula, helping healthcare organizations with quality improvement efforts. Previously, Ms. Perry worked to support long-term care facilities to reduce avoidable hospitalizations through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation grant, RAVEN (Reduce AVoidable hospitalizations using Evidence-based interventions for Nursing facilities). Prior to joining JHF, Ms. Perry worked in both home and community-based services as well as long-term care. She holds a master’s in professional leadership from Carlow University and a bachelor’s in psychology from Westminster College. She is a licensed nursing home administrator and is certified in ethics and compliance management from St. Louis University.

Stacie Bonenberger, MOT, OTR/L
Program Manager, Aging Initiatives

Ms. Bonenberger is a program manager at the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, with a primary focus on initiatives related to the aging population, including the design of new models for senior living. Ms. Bonenberger is one of the statewide coordinators for Dementia Friends Pennsylvania, a global initiative that is changing the way people think, act, and talk about dementia. She is an active member of the Dementia-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh leadership work group. Ms. Bonenberger is also a member of the Pennsylvania Alzheimer’s Task Force. As part of the JHF Aging Team, Ms. Bonenberger uses coaching skills to develop and implement customized curricula helping healthcare organizations with quality improvement efforts. Current projects include Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home Initiative, a pilot project in three regions of Pennsylvania working to demonstrate how enhanced partnerships between academic nursing schools and skilled nursing facilities can improve quality outcomes and address workforce challenges. During 2020 – 2021, she worked closely with the Department of Human Services and the Department of Health to provide Learning Networks for staff in skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes and congregate living through the Educational Support and Clinical Coaching Program and Regional Response Health Collaborative Program. This work continues with the Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Learning Network for nursing facilities. Previously, Bonenberger worked to help long-term care facilities reduce avoidable hospitalizations through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation grant, RAVEN (Reduce AVoidable hospitalizations using Evidence-based interventions for Nursing facilities). Prior to joining JHF, she was the assistant facility director of occupational therapy at UPMC Passavant and has 17 years of clinical experience as an occupational therapist in Pennsylvania and Colorado. Ms. Bonenberger received her bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Massachusetts and her master’s in occupational therapy from Chatham University. She also earned a certification in computer programming from the University of Denver.

Interrelationships of QAPI, Facility Assessment, Survey Success and Compliance & Ethics through F895 & F946

Nurse leaders must recognize and understand the correlation of these regulations to the long-term care survey process, the QAPI process and the Facility Assessment that surveyors should be looking at with each survey.

Leading the way with Lead Aides
The initiative of Revisiting the Teaching Nursing Home is not yet immediately recognizable to nurse leaders in long term care facilities. The continued efforts of a few select PA long term care nurse leaders, along with educators from three schools of nursing as well as other long term care stakeholders, facilitated by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and the John A. Hartford Foundation have been working on this concept. The concept is exciting and one that every long term care nurse leader will be excited to learn more about and this session will provide some of the information as well as to detail work that was completed by our peer presenter as part of the project. This session will discuss how we can have nursing assistants in leadership roles to ensure excellent person-centered services are provided each shift to our residents and each other. The session will also highlight the impact of nursing assistant leaders on the restorative nursing program. How this work culture of highly engaged people, everyone, everyday, solving problems and making innovations to drive performance.
Infection Prevention and Control Water Management Program Focus on Legionella

The increasing incidence of legionnaires’ disease, the high morbidity and mortality associated with legionnaires’ disease, and the millions of healthcare dollars spent annually in treating these residents/patients, provide compelling arguments for a focus on prevention. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a policy memorandum in June 2017 for certified healthcare facilities to develop a program to reduce the risk of Legionella in building water systems. This webinar will discuss proactive, evidence-based, risk reduction strategies to help prevent healthcare-acquired legionellosis and encourage a renewed focus on prevention in an attempt to reverse the trend of increasing rates of legionnaires’ disease and devastating outbreaks.

Regulation Changes in Pennsylvania

Nurse leaders in long term care facilities must ensure that systems and processes and protocols as well as daily practices adhere to both state and federal regulations. Most often the provider media centers attention on the federal regulatory changes that will be implemented but does not address the state regulations that will change. Pennsylvania Department Of Health has announced regulation changes that will be effective calendar year 2023, and that will align with the CMS Requirements of Participation.  By the end of the session, participants will gain insight into the changes, develop a checklist to ensure compliance, and identify areas of focus for their facility.  Information will be provided as to how to obtain the latest updates from the PA Bulletin. During this webinar, there were internet issues that were beyond the control of the presenter and PADONA. PADONA apologizes for the quality of the recording based on these internet issues.

Assessing What Matters and the 4 M’s of Resident Care

The concept of the Teaching Nursing Home may not be readily recognizable to nurse leaders in long term care facilities. However, recently PA long term care nurse leaders, along with educators from schools of nursing as well as other long term care stakeholders, facilitated by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation have been working on this concept. The concept is exciting and one that every long term care nurse leader will be excited to learn more about and this session will provide some of the information as well as to detail work that was completed by our presenter as part of the project.

Aging Impacts: UTIs in Long Term Care

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) are a common diagnosis noted on the medical diagnosis lists of many nursing home residents. Often they are admitted from the hospital with the diagnosis and sometimes without any diagnostic testing and just exhibiting symptoms. Often in the nursing homes, residents are tested with urinalysis and urine culture and sensitivity (C&S) diagnostic tests or at least a dipstick of the urine when there is any change in behavior. UTIs are included as one of the quality measures for long stay residents and cost the nursing homes in the antibiotic treatments of the residents. It is a very common diagnosis in the nursing home. But are there methods to prevent the UTI. In this webinar, Geriatrician Rosemary Laird, MD, discusses the impact of the aging process on the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the urinary tract. Focusing on the common conditions of asymptomatic bacteriuria and urinary tract infections allows for a review of evidence-based strategies for diagnosing, treating, and managing these conditions and comments about the most upsetting complication of urinary incontinence.

Enhanced Barrier Precautions: The History of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms and Current CDC Containment Recommendations

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has provided guidelines for enhanced barrier precautions related to MDROs (multi-drug resistant organisms).This session will briefly overview the history of Multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) and how colonization and infection differ. An in-depth review of the current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Implementation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Use in Nursing Homes to Prevent Spread of MDROs, also known as the Enhanced Barrier Precautions. In the summary, credible resource links will be provided for participants to ensure accessibility to any updated recommendations.

Deprescribing Antipsychotics in Long-Term Care – A Collaborative Effort

Long term care nurse leaders have struggled with antipsychotic medication reduction for their residents. It has been a concern for resident quality of care and the quality measures as part of the Five Star Quality Rating Program. The current quality improvement program also includes the antipsychotic medication measure as one of the items toward the incentives. This session will provide a brief overview of the components of nursing facility strategies, goals to improve quality of care, QIP eligibility and Payment, quality incentive program measurement, as well as upcoming changes in CMS Phase III Mega Rule. Information focused on obtaining a well-considered diagnosis to support the utilization of an antipsychotic will be reviewed as well as how to properly document findings within the patient medical record. We will review deprescribing in general, provide an antipsychotic deprescribing algorithm, review some examples utilizing the algorithm, as well as describe a collaborative approach to deprescribing antipsychotics. We will review some additional tools such as patient/caregiver brochures explaining the goals/benefits of deprescribing antipsychotics, how to monitor for return of signs/symptoms of psychosis, as well as non-pharmacological approaches to controlling behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.

2022 Leadership Development Course

The PADONA Leadership Course is scheduled for Tuesday September 27 through Friday September 30. This is a virtual course again this year because of the increasing spread of the Omicron Variant throughout the state.

The topics selected for the Course are relevant to the role of the nurse leaders in long-term care. These are the topics that will assist nurse leaders to know what to expect from vendors, how to get the most from their vendor contracts to assist them and make their workload more efficient, how to manage the things that management expects of them and what they can expect of and include on position descriptions for other nurse leaders in their long-term care facilities.

Whether you are a new nurse leader who feels like you need some guidance and direction in these areas or a seasoned nurse leader who feels like you need a refresher in these areas that you have been working in or an administrator who needs more information – THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU!

Day 1 Education Sessions:
  • Infection prevention and the role of the infection preventionist
  • Survey preparation and follow up after survey completion
  • Safeguarding resident information in an electronic environment
  • Role of the Attorney General’s Office in the long-term care setting
Day 2 Education Sessions:
  • Critical partnerships with rehabilitation therapy
  • What to expect from your pharmacy vendor and consultant pharmacist
  • Medical record documentation overview
  • MDS for the manager
Day 3 Education Sessions:
  • Nursing department budget management
  • Pressure ulcer prevention and management and the role of the wound care nurse
  • How to read a P&L statement
  • Review of the skilled services in the PDPM reimbursement system
Day 4 Education Sessions:
  • Restorative Nursing Program overview and management
  • Quality measures and overview of the 5-star quality rating program
  • Review of the top deficiencies cited in surveys and how to avoid them
  • Legal aspects for nursing
QAPI: More Than a Meeting for Nurse Leaders

Long term care nurse leaders are busy and have many meetings on their calendars. Nurse leaders are pulled in so many directions during the work day that attending a meeting has to be meaningful and have a purpose. Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) as a meeting and a committee within the long term care environment has been present for several years. But has the QAPI process been fully implemented in the provider facilities and have the nurse leaders attending the meetings gained the full benefits of this process? There is a federal regulation that addresses the QAPI process; CMS has developed and provided guidelines for the implementation of the QAPI process; the updated state operations manual Appendix PP includes updates to F868. This session will review the basic components of an effective and efficient QAPI process and specifically focus on the nurse leader role. Additionally, the session will address the value of the QAPI process for the long term care nurse leaders.

Understanding New CMS Guidance on The Implementation of the Phase 3 Requirements for Long Term Care Providers and Preparing for Upcoming Surveys

The presenters will discuss the most recent guidance issued by CMS regarding the Phase 3 Requirements which were initially announced by CMS via a memorandum issued on November 22, 2019, and formally implemented on November 28, 2022. On June 29, 2022, CMS announced that further guidance associated with the Phase 3 requirements will be issued on or about October 24, 2022. With the issuance of this additional guidance, facilities should begin preparation for upcoming surveys on the Phase 3 requirements. To help facilities prepare for the October 24, 2022 compliance date, the presenters will discuss the new guidance requirements which require facilities to have an Infection Preventionist, and address topics such as: abuse and neglect, admission, transfer and discharge, mental health substance use disorder, payroll based journal/nurse staffing, resident rights, potential inaccurate diagnosis and/or assessment, pharmacy services, psychosocial outcome severity guide, state investigations of complaint allegations, and arbitration agreements.

Federal Regulation F689 – Accident Hazards, Supervision & Devices

Federal regulation F689 Accident Hazards/Supervision/Devices has been and remains one of the top five cited regulations both nationally and in Pennsylvania. There are so many variations of resident situations that can be cited under this regulation. There are also audits and education and general reviews that can assist providers to maintain resident safety, prevent accidents and prevent related to federal regulation F689. This session will provide an overview of the regulation, surveyor and provide recommendations toward preventing the citation of the regulation as a deficiency during survey.

PA Quality Incentives Program Overview

The Pennsylvania Long-Tern Care Learning Network and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation have been providing educational webinars related to the PA Quality Incentives Program. All Pennsylvania long-term care provider facilities who admit and provide care for Medicaid beneficiaries are automatically enrolled in this program. This program is provided by the Community Health Choices (CHC) managed Medicaid payors. There is a financial incentive associated with the measures associated with the Program. As a nurse leader you are critically involved in the seven measures that are involved in the Quality Incentives Program. It is important for nurse leaders to understand the PA Quality Incentives Program and the measures that are included in the program. This webinar had been provided previously and this is an overview for those who were unable to attend

Falls Prevention & Management & Impact on Quality Measures

The Pennsylvania Nursing Facility Quality Incentives Program has been initiated. One measure is the quality measure of long stay residents with falls with major injury. Of course we are aware that if we can prevent and manage resident falls, falls with major injuries can also be prevented or managed. The path from policy to practice can be a tricky one to navigate. This session will look at a long standing issue with in our communities of falls, and discuss ways that the processes we put into place can help mitigate the risk we share with our residents when this path is not well defined. We will incorporate a review of the Fall Quality Measure to ensure that publicly reported data is reflective of the true picture of our facilities as it relates to this hot button topic.

Pressure Ulcer Overview from Prevention Through Quality Measures

The Pennsylvania Nursing Facility Quality Incentives Program has been initiated. One measure is the quality measure of high risk long stay residents with pressure ulcers. In this session attendees will learn the importance of pressure injury prevention through risk assessments and care planning, how to conduct a comprehensive wound assessment to support completion of section M of the MDS and understand the impact that wounds have on Quality Measures, 5 Star Rating, Quality Reporting and the Nursing Facility Quality Incentive Program.

You Have Vaccine Mandate Questions – We Have Answers

The recent decision by the Supreme Court to allow the vaccine mandate to be upheld for healthcare workers in facilities which receive Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement has left some questions for nurse leaders related to what is an allowable religious exemption, will the surveyors check these, can I ask visitors to test at the door and other such questions.  Guidance and directives have been plentiful but what is legally allowable and which decisions that you make will withstand a challenge by a staff member, surveyor or visitor? This session will provide answers to you for these and other vaccine mandate questions.

The Scoop on Poop: Enteric Pathogens in the Long-term Care Setting

This educational session is designed to discuss the two most prevalent enteric pathogens found in the long-term care setting. We will provide a brief overview of each pathogen including their epidemiology, clinical presentation, and transmission patterns. The session will also discuss management and prevention strategies for dealing with these pathogens.

CMS Vax Mandate Unlikely to go Away – What We Know Now

CMS is requiring all regulated providers to ensure all staff are either vaccinated or granted a lawful exemption by January 4, 2022. Phase 1 of the interim final rule (IFR) requires first shots by December 6, 2021. Providers across the country are moving quickly to come into compliance, as CMS has indicated there will be enforcement sanctions, up to and including termination. We will review the regulatory requirements, including strategies to approach exemption requests, to help you prepare for survey enforcement. We will also examine the new CMS guidances that came out last Friday and explore their impact on your day-to-day operations. We know that staff are confused about why they need to get vaccinated – some are confusing the CMS mandate with the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for employers with more than 100 employees. Although one lawsuit has been filed against the CMS mandate, we expect that the regulations will survive. It is less clear whether the OSHA ETS will survive the recent decision of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. We will discuss the differences between the CMS IFR and the OSHA ETS and provide you with talking points to help you explain the difference to your team.

How to Safeguard Resident Information in an Electronic Environment

All providers struggle with the electronic communications available to their staff members – both professional and personal. The increased number of devices available also increase the potential for inappropriately sharing resident personal health information. In this presentation we will discuss the basic foundations of HIPAA and how it applies in an electronic world.  Participants will gain an understanding on how to safely and securely relay resident personal health information while emailing and texting.  We will also discuss how HIPAA applies in social media use.

Compliance with Transfer and Discharge Notifications

Long-term care facilities continue to struggle with the regulatory requirements for transfer and discharge notification. In addition to survey concerns, facilities must now be aware of the potential for litigation related to improper notice for transfer and discharge. This webinar will examine the regulation and provide suggestions for compliance in order to assist facilities in minimizing opportunities for citations and potential litigation.

Preventing Falls in a Pandemic QM’s: The Other COVID 19 Victims

The CoVid 19 pandemic has changed the way that facilities manage daily operations in many areas.  Safety and Quality Measure management are no exception.  This presentation will focus on adapting Fall Management programs to meet the needs of your facility within the framework of Covid Pandemic guidance.

OSHA’s National Emphasis Program (NEP) targets nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

On January 21, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order aimed at increasing workplace protections and improving the safety of all employees.  In response, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a new National Emphasis Program (NEP) effective March 12, 2021 focused specifically on reducing or eliminating worker’s exposure to COVID-19.  Nursing Homes, continuing care retirement communities, and assisted living facilities are among those employers who have been targeted under the NEP.  The new NEP is also focused on ensuring that employees are protected from retaliation and has a strong enforcement component.

Temporary Nurse Aide Program

This program will provide an outline and overview of a successful temporary nurse aide training program during the COVID19 Pandemic in Long-term Care. The Temporary Nurse Aide Program was approved by the Pennsylvania Governor Wolf to assist nursing home providers to fill the gaps for staff during the pandemic when additional staffing was required based on the needs of residents. The Director of Extended Care Services for this organization will share the experiences of Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL) and what they have learned along the way.

Bamlanivimab (Monoclonal Antibodies): Cutting Edge COVID-19 Treatment in Long Term Care

The use of monoclonal antibodies is a cutting edge and rising treatment in the fight against COVID-19, especially within long term care. Join us to learn more about bamlanivimab (BAM) and how to use it in your facility!

How to Survive an OSHA COVID-19 Investigation

OSHA has cited over 112 organizations for COVID-19 related violations and proposed penalties totaling $1,603,544.  From October 9, 2020 to October 15, 2020, they issued citations to 27 employers who collectively face $381,388 in proposed fines.  The names of these alleged violators are posted on the OSHA website, even before any appeal process has commenced.  Many are nursing homes and assisted living facilities.  Are you already under investigation? Will you be next? What do you need to know to be prepared. First, take a deep breath and try to relax. Next, sign up for this Lunch and Learn Webinar where Paula Sanders will discuss OSHA’s new Guidance, “RESPIRATORY PROTECTION GUIDANCE for the Employers of Those Working in Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, and Other Long-Term Care Facilities, during the COVID-19 Pandemic,” just released October 30, 2020.  When an employee dies and had COVID, is that always a “work-related” death?  What should you do if you are having trouble getting N95 fit-testing? Where should you be filing employee screening records? What exactly is an RPP? Learn from the experiences of other, and know what you need to do to be ready to respond to an OSHA COVID-19 investigation.

An Everyday Guide to Understanding the CMS 5 Star Rating

The presentation will cover all 3 aspects of the 5-star rating system for long term care providers. During the presentation, survey, staffing and quality measures will be discussed in depth and the scoring for each measure.  Based on the all three scoring measures, overall scoring for the facilities will be discussed. Finally, strategies, understanding of the RAI manual and a discussion of best practices to help improve the facility 5 star rating.

Quality Measures and LTC Survey Pathways

As healthcare providers, often spend time trying to figure out how to navigate the complexities of providing superior patient care while meeting regulatory requirements and promoting our public image.  This webinar will focus on looking at ways the tools and reports already at our disposal can pave the way to making our wish list improvement items become reality.  We will discuss the integration of Quality Measure reports, Department Of Health Survey Pathways and the QAPI process into the daily routine.  The audience will be able to identify how our tools and data reports allow us to anticipate areas for improvement before negative outcomes occur and ways to incorporate the use of these tools into our daily work flow.

Federal Regulations and the Consultant Pharmacist:

Improve your understanding and application the of the State Operations Manual (SOM) regulations and guidance related to pharmacy services. We will be focusing on some trending topics for this year including: medication storage, consultant pharmacy services, and more!

Respiratory Therapy, the MDS & PDPM:
Two respiratory therapists will demonstrate through discussion the importance of respiratory therapy training and competencies for nursing staff. The training and competency evaluation is required to effectively assess patients and provide proper treatment for incoming respiratory patients. By having the necessary training, nurses will meet the PDPM requirements for the nursing component by adhering to the RAI Manual coding requirements for the MDS assessment in section O and assure that facilities are capturing the optimal available points under the new reimbursement system.
Avoiding a Citation for Discharge and Transfer Notifications:

CMS implemented the Final Rule which consisted of three phases for regulatory compliance in long-term care facilities. In November 2017, one of those regulations focused on compliance with transfers and discharges from the long-term care facility.  In order to assist facilities in minimizing the opportunity for an F-622 citation, this webinar will examine the regulation, explain various definitions, and offer suggestions for compliance.

Implementing Vibrant QAPI Program:

This case study presentation reviews the planning and implementation steps taken by the Lutheran SeniorLife Passavant Community to evolve a paper compliant but dull QAPI program into an inclusive, data driven, multi-dimensional program. We have achieved this through passionate leadership, attention to practicality, persistently addressing the barriers to progress, and the patience to allow all departments to learn, apply and finally embrace the value of a true performance improvement process striving for excellence.

Hazardous Drugs & USP 800:

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 compliant program in your facility.

Prepare for Surveys & Responding to Adverse Surveys/Licensure Action:

Governmental oversight and scrutiny of nursing homes is at an all-time high. The provider community has seen a major overhaul of the federal requirements of participation for long-term care facilities and an increase in the imposition of civil money penalties by the Department of Health (DOH) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The Pennsylvania Auditor General has released a new audit of DOH and its oversight of nursing homes and DOH continues to move toward the development of updated state nursing facility licensure regulations. This session will address strategies and best practices for nursing facilities to consider in preparing for a survey and pitfalls to avoid during a survey. The session will also explore the appeal options and strategies available to nursing facility providers with respect to challenging deficiencies and/or the imposition of sanctions/remedies in response to an adverse survey, including a focus on the criteria needed to evidence past noncompliance. This webinar titled “Prepare for Surveys & Responding to Adverse Surveys/Licensure Action​” was provided by Tanya Daniels Harris, Esquire of Latsha, Davis & Marshall Attorneys at Law on October 11, 2019 and can be used for education and training.

Tackling Discharge Medication Decisions:

This webinar titles “Tackling Discharge Medications” was provided by Dr. Jennifer Devinney (RPh, PharmD) Chief Clinical Officer for Grane RX on August 15, 2019 and provides valuable information for protocol development and education related to medications at the time of discharge.

Implementing the EPAs Final Rule Regarding Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals:

This webinar titled “Implementing the EPAs Final Rule Regarding Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals” was provided by Dr. Forrest Moore Chief Clinical Officer for Garda RX on September 12, 2019 and provides detailed information related to the EPA rule for HWPs that can be used for education and the development of protocols to ensure compliance with the rule that was effective August 21, 2019.

2019 Convention – Administrative Sessions:

Download the complete audio recordings of the administrative program from the 2019 PADONA annual convention.

2019 Convention – Clinical Sessions:

Download the complete audio recordings of the clinical program from the 2019 PADONA annual convention.

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