PADONA offers a number of programs and webinars designed to provide long-term care nurses with continuing education credits to meet annual requirements.
LTC Leadership Development Program
September Tuesday 27 – Friday 30, 2022
All 4 days of the course are virtual via live webinar
Available to members & non-members
Members: $500 | Non-Members: $575
The PADONA Leadership Development Course (previously called the DON certification course) is a four-day intense educational opportunity that reviews and provide information related to the various aspects of the role of director of nursing/director of nursing services. However, there are many aspects that are also applicable to the administrator of long-term care facilities.
The PADONA Leadership Development Course has been adjusted from being only sessions that will assist new nurse leaders to achieve certification, to a course that provides relevant and meaningful information related to the daily operations of the nursing department and the nursing department within the structure of facility operations.
23.5 contact hours will be awarded after completion of an online program evaluation which includes submission of your license number. Successful completion is measured through attending the entire four days of the course and the completion/submission of the evaluation form with beginning and ending codes for each virtual session.
Educators will review:
- Infection prevention and the role of the infection preventionist in long term care from The Patient Safety Authority
- The director of pharmacy consultants for a Pennsylvania pharmacy to review the role of the consultant pharmacist and the collaboration between the pharmacy vendor and nursing
- A certified wound care nurse to review assessment and documentation of skin concerns and the role of the wound care nurse in long term care
- A consultant who is certified as a compliance specialist to review HIPAA compliance
- A vice president from a state consulting and management company to review nursing department budgets and legal aspects of importance for nurse leaders
- Review of the survey process and the top recently cited deficiencies with examples from the 2567s
- The state Attorney General’s Office will provide investigators who address reasons for their involvement in nursing homes and how to prevent investigations
- A Clinical director from a consulting firm will review Quality Measures and the 5 Star Quality Rating Program
- A Rehabilitation Therapy vendor will provide a regional manager to discuss the collaboration between the nurse leader and nursing department and rehabilitation therapy
- There will be an overview of restorative nursing and medical record documentation as well as the MDS for DONs
- AND MUCH MORE!
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 (by November 25, 2021 for the 2021 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.
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:
1788 Pacillo Place
The Villages, FL 32163
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.
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 email@example.com. For questions related to the class contact Sophie Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
Presbyterian Senior Living Retirement Communities Corporate Offices (Learning Center)
1 Trinity Drive West
Dillsburg, PA 17019
Rebecca Flack (BSN, MSN, CRNP, DNP)
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.
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 email@example.com. For questions related to webinars contact Sophie Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Upcoming webinars will be announced soon
Check back as new webinars are added…
Pressure Ulcer Overview from Prevention Through Quality Measures
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
11:30am – 1:00pm
- 90% of learners will be able to define the process to identify risk and implement strategies to mitigate the risk.
- 90% of learners will be able to understand the components required for comprehensive wound assessment and documentation.
- 90% of learners will be able to explain the correlation and impact of pressure injury prevention, wound assessment and documentation on the MDS and quality performance measures.
- 95% of learners will attend the full 90-minute education webinar and complete the evaluation following the education.
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.
Angela Huffman is the VP of Clinical Services for Affinity Health Services and has dedicated more than 30 years to elder care in a variety of capacities that includes work as a PA state surveyor, clinical consultant, and specialized nurse paralegal for defense counsel. Angela holds certifications in Healthcare Compliance, Wound Care Certification through the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy and most recently earned a certificate in Elder Law and Chronic Care from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
Affinity Health Services, Inc. has been serving senior living providers for over 25 years providing a continuum of services that includes both comprehensive management and consulting and advisory services to senior living communities with various organizational structures and governing philosophies. We customize our service plan based on the unique needs of each customer, providing responsible support in balancing resident care and financial stability.
1.5 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 90 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. Neither the presenter nor the planner have a commercial or financial relationship.
PA Quality Incentives Program Overview
Thursday, July 14, 2022
11:30am – 12:30pm
- 95% of learners will have completed the evaluation with the beginning and ending codes correctly.
- 95% of learners will be able to list the measures included in the PA Quality Incentives Program.
- 95% of learners will be able discuss the opportunities to obtain financial incentives based on the
improvement with seven measures in the PA Quality Incentives Program.
- 95% of learners will attend the full 60-minute education webinar and complete the evaluation
following the education.
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.
Dr. Lawrence Appel, MD, SFHM
Medical Director of the Department of Human Services/Office of Long-Term Living
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.
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.
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*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.