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.

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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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

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.

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.

Upcoming webinars will be announced soon

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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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The Conscience Rule: What is it and What is it’s Possible Impact on Long Term Care Providers

Thursday, February 2, 2023
11:30am – 12:30pm


Description:
The presentation will cover the proposed Health and Human Services rule “Safeguarding the Rights of Conscience as Protected by Federal Statutes”. The presentation will cover what the proposed rule is and how it impacts the 2019 Health and Human Services Rule “Protecting Statutory Conscience Rights in Health Care; Delegations of Authority”, also referred to as the Conscience Rule. The key point to both the 2019 Rule and Proposed Rule is the protection of the personal rights of health care providers, while also ensuring that necessary care is provided to residents. The presenter will discuss the potential impacts of this new proposed rule on long term care providers. Additionally, the presentation will cover intersections with the Proposed Rule and the recent updates to the State Operations Manual.


Presenter:
Jennifer Russell Spence
Jennifer Russell Spence is an Associate Attorney with the law firm of Latsha, Davis & Marshall. Ms. Russell Spence graduated from Philadelphia University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Business Management degree. She graduated from the Penn State Dickinson School of Law in 2005. Prior to joining Latsha, Davis & Marshall she worked as counsel for the Pennsylvania Department of Health Division of Nursing Care Facilities. Her primary area of practice is health care law, focusing on long term care providers and providing guidance in areas including regulatory and licensure matters, survey and enforcement. She has handled nursing facility survey matters and other matters before the Department of Health Board of Appeals, and she has a detailed knowledge of current and proposed Department of Health licensure regulations. Additionally, she has experience navigating the change of ownership process involving the sales of Pennsylvania healthcare facilities. Prior to working as counsel to the Department of Health, Ms. Russell Spence served as the First Assistant District Attorney of York County, Pennsylvania. While with the District Attorney, she tried over 70 jury trials to a verdict. The cases that she handled ranged from homicide, sexual assault, felony theft, and white-collar crime cases. Ms. Russell Spence is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association.


Supporter Organization:
Latsha, Davis & Marshall, P.C. provides legal counsel regarding various issues that affect a wide range of post-acute health care providers. Particular areas of health care practice include representation of Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC), Nursing Facilities, Personal Care Homes and Assisted Living Facilities, Long Term Care and Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals (LTCH and IRF), and other post-acute providers. They serve as general counsel to LeadingAge PA, the trade association for nonprofit homes for the aging in Pennsylvania.

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

Membership
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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