Continuing Education - Upcoming Programs

Continuing Education

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

Upcoming Programs

LTC Leadership Development Program

Tuesday October 1 – Friday October 4, 2019
Grove Manor, 435 North Broad Street, Grove City, PA  16127
Available to non-members & members

Cost: $770

This program provides four intense days of programming relevant to DON’s, ADON’s, and other nursing administration personnel.  The course agenda includes: overview of key federal and state NH regulations, legal challenges in long term care, financial management for nurses, strategies for successful management of payment audits, overview of the LTC survey process, pertinent MDS assessment components, MDS focused survey, Medicare/PPS eligibility criteria, Quality Assurance Performance Improvement, CMS 5 Star rating system, PEPPER report overview, and medical record documentation best practices.

This program offers 22.0 contact hours for nurses who attend all sessions and complete an evaluation form. Registration is limited to the first 50 registrants. This course is very popular and registration capacity fills quickly. Complete your registration today!

Objectives:
  • Recognize the topics that impact post-acute providers.
  • Identify the information required in the manager role.
  • Assimilate the information into their management role.

Upon completion of the program, attendees who have at least 12 months experience in Nursing Administration and 6 months experience as a DON/ADON in long term care may be eligible for the CNDLTC certification.  The certification exam is available online.  There is no additional cost for the exam; however, re-takes of the exam beyond the first attempt will be assessed an additional $100 fee. This certification credential is offered only to PADONA members.  If you are not currently a member, you may join when you register.

Seminar registration and payment are due by September 1, 2019. Onsite payments are not accepted. Please advise us of any cancellations prior to the start of the program.

Registration fee must be paid before the start of the program. You may pay online via paypal or by completing and emailing our credit card authorization form or by check made payable to PADONA (Federal Tax ID = 23-2520948) and mailed to the address below.

Registration fee includes 4 days of instruction, continental breakfast and lunch each day. The registration fee does not include overnight accommodations. Attendees are responsible for making their own reservations for sleeping accommodations.

Discounted accommodations for participants available at:
Townplace Suites
Grove City/Mercer At The Outlets
$99/night rate

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.

Payment options:

1. Pay using our credit card authorization form.
Complete and fax this form along with your registration form to: (856) 780-5149 and we will process the payment for you. Payment must be received before the start of the webinar.

2. Make checks payable to PADONA and mail to:
Candace Jones
6103 Liberty Drive
Groveland, FL 34736

3. Pay using PayPal.

Be sure to list the attendee(s) name(s), license number(s) and the date of the webinar in the appropriate fields. Payment must be received before the start of the webinar.


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LTC Leadership Development Program (DON Certification)

Cancelled due to Covid-19
Will be rescheduled for fall 2021

We have cancelled our fall leadership development course, also known as the DON certification course. We have taken into consideration the current pandemic, the potential for the public health emergency to be extended another 90 days, as well as the constraints on long term care providers and believe this is the best course of action.

We will be scheduling the course again for the fall of 2021 and will offer the same excellent education and DON certification upon completion. We will make announcements related to the fall leadership development course at the 2021 annual spring education convention.

We appreciate your desire to participate in this course and DON certification and look forward to seeing you at the fall 2021 course!

Register for Upcoming Classes

5.75 contact hours will be awarded after completion of a program evaluation which includes submission of your license number. Registration is available for both PADONA members & non-members.

Members: $135  |  Non-Members: $150

Once your payment has been received and membership status verified, you will be registered for the class. For payment questions contact Candace Jones at cjones@padona.com. For questions related to the class contact Sophie Campbell at scampbell@padona.com.

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. PADONA assumes no liability for the accuracy of the information provided.

Decreasing Readmission Rates with improved Physical Assessment Skills:

February 27, 2020
8:30 am – 4:30 PM  (8am registration)

Location:
Presbyterian Senior Living Retirement Communities Corporate Offices  (Learning Center)
1 Trinity Drive West
Dillsburg, PA 17019

Presented by:
Rebecca Flack (BSN, MSN, CRNP, DNP)


Description:

Re-admissions to the hospital can negatively impact your reimbursement! It’s the basis of the Value Based Purchasing (VBP) program. Physical assessment also impacts the 5 star quality rating and assists your nurses to feel more competent and confident! This interactive workshop will focus on the “how to” of performing a thorough physical assessment, documentation, and early intervention strategies for the top 3 re-admission diagnoses: Congestive Heart Failure; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Pneumonia. Attendees will learn a number of strategies that show promise in effectively reducing re-admissions.

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Register for Upcoming Webinars

1.0 contact hour will be awarded after completion of an online program evaluation which includes submission of your license number. Successful completion requires attending the webinar for the entire time. The evaluation will require a code from the beginning of the webinar and a code from the end of the webinar.

All webinars are scheduled from 11:30am until 12:30pm. Providers may have as many people as they would like listening to the webinars but only the registered person who completes the evaluation will receive the contact hour. Webinar registration is available for both PADONA members & non-members.

Members: $25  |  Non-Members: $45

Once your payment has been received and membership status verified, you will be registered for the webinar. For payment questions contact Candace Jones at cjones@padona.com. For questions related to webinars contact Sophie Campbell at scampbell@padona.com.

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. PADONA assumes no liability for the accuracy of the information provided.

Understanding Quality Measures: Correlation between Falls, Incontinence & UTI’s

Cancelled due to Covid-19
Will be rescheduled in 2021 at a date TBD

As healthcare professionals living in a world that is more data driven everyday it is essential to understand the information provided to us and how we can use that data to develop plans that support the outcomes we desire.  This presentation will focus on MDS driven data and the tools we have available to help us understand the information provided to us.  We will explore available tools and look at practical ways to implement those tools to create quality centered improvements.  Special focus will be placed on residents who fall and the quality measures surrounding those individuals.

Objectives:

  • Identify residents who will trigger the long stay quality measure percent of residents experiencing one or more falls with major injury.
  • State ways the accident and neglect critical element pathways can be used to improve resident outcomes.
  • Understand the correlation between the fall quality measures and the management of bowel and bladder continence and urinary tract infections.

Presented by:
Patty Austin is a Registered Nurse with 29 years of experience in the skilled nursing setting. She started her career as a nursing assistant and has held many positions within the skilled arena. She most recently held the position of Director of Nursing for a 120 bed SNF in Western Pennsylvania before accepting the position of Quality Improvement Specialist with Quality Insights in 2016. She loves combining the global view she has of skilled nursing now with the love she had for creating teams to improve care during her time in facilities.

As the Quality Improvement Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Pennsylvania, Quality Insights is able to provide free assistance to Pennsylvania nursing homes. Our goal is to provide resources, education and expert individual assistance designed to improve quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries. Quality Insights can assist providers to:

  • Improve your Nursing Home Compare Star Rating
  • Improve Patient Safety
  • Enhance Antibiotic Stewardship Practices
  • Reduce potentially avoidable Emergency Department trips and Readmissions

In addition to quality improvement assistance, benefits of partnership also include the ability to learn from a nationwide network of other skilled nursing providers, receive individualized facility specific data reports and obtain free continuing education credits.

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Please select the proper date of the webinar for which you are registering.
  • Are you a current member of PADONA?
Understanding Quality Measures: Behavior Management

Cancelled due to Covid-19
Will be rescheduled in 2021 at a date TBD

As healthcare professionals living in a world that is more data driven everyday it is essential to understand the information provided to us and how we can use that data to develop plans that support the outcomes we desire. This presentation will focus on MDS driven data and the tools we have available to help us understand the information provided to us. We will explore available tools and look at practical ways to implement those tools to create quality centered improvements. Special focus will be placed on residents with behaviors and the quality measures surrounding those individuals.

Objectives:

  • Understand what MDS data will trigger the behavior Sx affecting others quality measure.
  • Identify additional quality measures that have a correlation to resident behavior outcomes.
  • Identify ways that dementia care critical element pathway can assist in creating better behavior outcomes.

Presented by:
Patty Austin is a Registered Nurse with 29 years of experience in the skilled nursing setting. She started her career as a nursing assistant and has held many positions within the skilled arena. She most recently held the position of Director of Nursing for a 120 bed SNF in Western Pennsylvania before accepting the position of Quality Improvement Specialist with Quality Insights in 2016. She loves combining the global view she has of skilled nursing now with the love she had for creating teams to improve care during her time in facilities.

As the Quality Improvement Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Pennsylvania, Quality Insights is able to provide free assistance to Pennsylvania nursing homes. Our goal is to provide resources, education and expert individual assistance designed to improve quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries. Quality Insights can assist providers to:

  • Improve your Nursing Home Compare Star Rating
  • Improve Patient Safety
  • Enhance Antibiotic Stewardship Practices
  • Reduce potentially avoidable Emergency Department trips and Readmissions

In addition to quality improvement assistance, benefits of partnership also include the ability to learn from a nationwide network of other skilled nursing providers, receive individualized facility specific data reports and obtain free continuing education credits.

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Please select the proper date of the webinar for which you are registering.
  • Are you a current member of PADONA?

Have a Question?

Call or email us with any questions you might have.

Directed in Service
Candace McMullen
(814) 617-1435

Membership
Candace Jones
(856) 906-4428
Continuing Education
Sophie Campbell
(724) 601-7873

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Whether you are interested in becoming a member, exhibitor, sponsor, scholarship recipient, etc, we will answer all of your questions. Lets schedule your free consultation.

*During our programs, speakers declare any conflicts of interest and do not promote off label use or promote specific products during the webinar.

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.

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