Continuing Education - Upcoming Programs

Continuing Education

PADONA offers a number of educational programs and webinars designed to provide long-term care nurses and administrators with relevant and timely information to address regulatory and operational challenges. Each program provides Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours to meet annual requirements.

Upcoming Programs

Leadership Development Course

September Tuesday 27 – Friday 30, 2022
All 4 days of the course are virtual via live webinar
Available to members & non-members

Members Early Bird (until Aug 31): $650   |   Members: $700   |   Non-Members: $775

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!

The Leadership Course provides breaks between all sessions for 30 minutes and 60 minutes for lunch because PADONA knows work continues even during valuable education.

The Leadership Course provides 25 Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours for the attendance through each session, completion of the evaluation and entering accurate beginning and ending codes for each session in the evaluation.

The Leadership Development Course also provides 25 credit hours for administrators! If you feel that it would really be helpful for your administrator to learn the same things you are learning as a nurse leader in your facility through this Course – please share this information with them! PADONA believes this is relevant information and the Course has been approved for the 25 administrator credit hours – with the same requirements as the nursing contact hours.

The leadership development Course is also the precursor for the certification exam for the Certified Nursing Director Long Term Care (CNDLTC) certification. The questions on the exam are taken from these relevant educational sessions and an 80% correct response rate is required to pass the certification exam. Payment for the Course includes one attempt at the exam. However, three attempts are permitted to attain a passing score and become certified.

PADONA hopes you will join us for this exciting and very relevant educational opportunity in September!

The Leadership Development Course with 4 full days of education and 25 Nursing Continuing Professional development contact hours and 25 administrator credit hours is being provided for $700. This is ONLY $28 per contact/credit hour!

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

These education sessions are presented live and not previously recorded. There is the opportunity for learners to ask questions of the presenter at the time of the session.

Early bird discount if registered and paid by August 31 is $650 for members only (regular $700).

Each session of the course is recorded and will be available (without contact/credit hours) for purchase on the PADONA website as individual sessions, full day bundles and a full course bundle.

Upon completion of the full course, attendees who have met the criteria for certification are eligible to take the CNDLTC certification exam. The certification exam is available online. There is no additional cost for the exam. It is included in the course registration fee for one exam attempt. However, if more than one exam attempt is required to achieve a passing score (80% or greater) for certification, an additional $100 fee will be charged for each attempt. Certification exams must be completed within 90 days of completion of the Leadership Development Course.

The Leadership Development Course is also an opportunity for current and seasoned nurse leaders to refresh themselves on the current standards of practice update knowledge their base. There is much in the course that applies to nursing home administrators as well, so we do recommend the course to nursing home administrators since the nursing department is the largest department in the facility and the department that is operational 24/7.

The 2022 PADONA Leadership Development Course will be provided virtually and will provide Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours as well as administrator NHA credit hours though NAB.

Criteria for certification:

  • At least 12 months experience in Nursing Administration -OR-
  • At least 6 months experience as a DON/ADON in long-term care

Program registration fee must be paid before the start of the program on September 27. Please advise us of any cancellations prior to the end of day September 23.

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.

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
1788 Pacillo Place
The Villages, FL 32163

3. Pay using PayPal.

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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.

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, with distinction, of Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Neither the presenter nor the planner have declared a conflict of interest.

Deprescribing Antipsychotics in Long-Term Care, A Collaborative Effort

Thursday, October 6, 2022
11:30am – 12:30pm


Objectives:

  • 95% of learners will have completed the evaluation with the correct beginning and ending codes.
  • 95% of learners will be able to state the documentation requirements related to antipsychotic medications.
  • 95% of learners will be able discuss the guidelines of an antipsychotic medication deprescribing program.
  • 95% of learners will be able to identify non-pharmacological approaches as alternatives.
  • 95% of learners will attend the full 60-minute education webinar and complete the evaluation following the education.


Description:
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.


Presenters:
Christine Dubois, R.Ph.
Vice President of Clinical Pharmacy Services for Partners Pharmacy

Christine is a clinical pharmacist with over a decade of long-term care experience and a Rhode Island native and University of Rhode Island alumnus. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1996. She has been an active member of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, obtained national certifications for Diabetes Care, Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery and my Medication Therapy Management (MTM). During her tenure at Partners Pharmacy, Christine has assisted in the development and launch of a new business entity focused on transitional care, comprehensive medication management, and medication reconciliation, developed an antimicrobial stewardship manual for the consulting teams to utilize to assist facilities with all aspects of stewardship program, as well as created and executed a deprescribing program and manual for facilities inclusive of deprescribing algorithms, patient brochures, prescriber evidence-based guidelines, and educational in-services. Currently at Partners Pharmacy, Christine oversees the MTM services, medication reconciliation services by MedRec360 by Partners, the Rx2Home Medication discharge program, as well as provides clinical support and guidance to all pharmacists and facilities nationwide. Christine resides in North Attleboro, Massachusetts.

Jeffrey Kruk, R.Ph.
Jeffrey graduated in 1991 with a B.S in Pharmacy from the State University of New York at Buffalo. After graduation, he moved to North Carolina & became a Clinical Hospital Pharmacist for 3 years and then moved to Pennsylvania and started a career in Long-term care as a Consultant Pharmacist. During the last 28 years Jeffrey has been a member of American Society of Consultant Pharmacist (ASCP), was the South East Regional Director of the Pennsylvania Chapter of ASCP, was a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist & obtained Medication Therapy Management (MTM) certification. He has been a Consultant Pharmacist with Partners Pharmacy since December 2018. Jeffrey currently resides in Schwenksville, Pennsylvania.


Supporter Organization:
Partners Pharmacy was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Springfield Township, New Jersey, Partners Pharmacy serves the medication management needs of over 48,000 residents in more than 500 long-term care, skilled nursing and assisted living communities in the following states: Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia – as well as in the District of Columbia.. Partners collaborates with the communities it serves to improve outcomes, reduce costs and increase operational efficiencies that permit more time for direct patient care.

1.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours will be awarded after completion of an online program evaluation which includes submission of your license number, attending the webinar for the entire 60 minutes and inclusion of the correct beginning and ending codes on the evaluation form.

PADONA is an approved provider, with distinction, of Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours 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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Enhanced Barrier Precautions: The History of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms and Current CDC Containment Recommendations

Thursday, October 20, 2022
11:30am – 12:30pm


Objectives:

  • 95% of learners will have completed the evaluation with the correct beginning and ending codes.
  • 95% of learners will be able to state the guidance for EBP from the CDC for nursing homes.
  • 95% of learners will be able discuss the differences between infection and colonization.
  • 95% of learners will attend the full 60-minute education webinar and complete the evaluation following the education.


Description:
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.


Presenters:
Cindy Wandling
Cindy Wandling began her career as a certified nursing assistant and has been a Registered Nurse for 37 years. Of these years, she has spent the last 24 years of her career serving the long-term care population in several states on the East Coast, joining Quality Insights in July of 2022. Cindy completed her Master’s Degree in 2019. Before COVID, her experience was focused on regulatory compliance, always with an emphasis on the best possible patient outcomes. Since March of 2020, like all, her focus shifted to keeping patients safe in any capacity necessary during the pandemic, and served frequently as a certified nursing assistant, environmental services assistant, and frontline nurse.

Debra Wright
Debra Wright is a Quality Improvement Specialist at Quality Insights. She recently joined the team after being in the long-term care industry for more than 30 years. Starting out as a nursing assistant and working her way thru many positions, she has a wealth of experience in long-term care and health care operations. She’s most passionate when working with the MDS process and Quality Improvement.


Supporter Organization:
As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Quality Innovation Network – Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) for Pennsylvania and West Virginia, Quality Insights’ dedicated team of experts collaborates with communities and health care providers to turn health quality initiatives into action. Quality Insights offers no cost consulting, improvement resources, education and networking opportunities. Key initiatives include nursing home quality, care coordination, chronic disease management, immunizations, opioid utilization, and patient safety.

1.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours will be awarded after completion of an online program evaluation which includes submission of your license number, attending the webinar for the entire 60 minutes and inclusion of the correct beginning and ending codes on the evaluation form.

PADONA is an approved provider, with distinction, of Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours 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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QAPI: More Than a Meeting for Nurse Leaders

Wednesday, September 21, 2022 11:30am – 12:30pm

Objectives:
  • 95% of learners will have completed the evaluation with the correct beginning and ending codes.
  • 95% of learners will be able to state the components of an effective and efficient QAPI process.
  • 95% of learners will be able discuss the role of the nurse leader in the QAPI process.
  • 95% of learners will be able to identify at least two benefits of the QAPI process to the nurse leader.
  • 95% of learners will attend the full 60-minute education webinar and complete the evaluation following the education.

Description: 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.

Presenters: Sophie Campbell (MSN, RN, CRRN, RAC-CT, CNDLTC) Executive Director Educational Programming and Services at PADONA.

Sophie has greater than 30 years experience in a combination of operations and consulting. In her current role with PADONA Sophie provides directed in-service education, plans and schedules education webinars and provides individual provider education. Sophie provides education to providers in the areas of medical record documentation, restorative nursing, compliance, quality measures, survey preparation, Medicaid Case Mix Index, and a variety of other topics to assist providers with staff education and to assist the nursing management team with information to manage daily operations. During her years in operations, Sophie was in the roles of nursing assistant, staff nurse, nursing supervisor, nurse educator, restorative nursing manager, clinical manager and director of nursing/chief nursing officer. In her role as a consultant, Sophie assisted long term care providers with several areas of operations and strategic planning for the long term care facility nursing departments.

Supporter Organization: Pennsylvania Association of Directors of Nursing Administration. PADONA is your association for nurse leader education with a mission and goal to provide education for the Pennsylvania long term care nurse leaders.

1.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours will be awarded after completion of an online program evaluation which includes submission of your license number, attending the webinar for the entire 60 minutes and inclusion of the correct beginning and ending codes on the evaluation form. PADONA is an approved provider, with distinction, of Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours 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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Federal Regulation F689: Accident Hazards/Supervision/Devices

Thursday, August 4, 2022 11:30am – 12:30pm

Objectives:
  • 95% of learners will have completed the evaluation with the correct beginning and ending codes.
  • 95% of learners will be able to state the requirements of F689 federal regulation.
  • 95% of learners will be able discuss the opportunities to prevent the federal regulation deficiency during survey.
  • 95% of learners will attend the full 60-minute education webinar and complete the evaluation following the education.

Description: 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.

Presenter: Sophie Campbell, MS, RN, CRRN, RAC-CT, CNDLTC, Executive Director Educational Programming & Services. Sophie most recently worked as the Director of Clinical Advisory Services for Baker Tilly US, LLP a national accounting and advisory firm. She has extensive experience as a consultant with for and not for profit post-acute providers as well as in operations working in positions from CNA through Chief Nursing Officer. Sophie is approved by the PA Department of Health as a Directed In-Service provider.

1.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours will be awarded after completion of an online program evaluation which includes submission of your license number, attending the webinar for the entire 60 minutes and inclusion of the correct beginning and ending codes on the evaluation form.

Support Organization: Pennsylvania Association of Directors of Nursing Administration (PADONA)

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President/Board Chair
Candace McMullen
(814) 617-1435
cmcmullen@padona.com

Directed in Service & Continuing Education
Sophie Campbell
(724) 601-7873
scampbell@padona.com

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Candace Jones
(856) 906-4428
cjones@padona.com

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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.

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