Continuing Education

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.

Available Courses

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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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 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 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?

Purchase Past Webinars for Education & Training

Purchase audio recordings and presentation handouts from our educational webinars to help train your team. Webinars are available to both PADONA members & non-members.
Members: $10  |  Non-Members: $20

Once your payment has been received and membership status verified, you will receive an email with a link to download the webinar recording and presentation handouts. For payment questions contact Candace Jones at cjones@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. Nursing contact hours cannot be awarded for completion of the audio recording. PADONA assumes no liability for the accuracy of the information provided.

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!

OBJECTIVES:

  • Understand and apply the regulations regarding medication storage
  • Understand the consultant pharmacist role from the regulatory and clinical perspective
  • Through regulations and practicality, understand how to best utilize your consultant pharmacist as a part of your interdisciplinary team.
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.

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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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*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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