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 LuAnn White at luann@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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This June 26, join the Pennsylvania Health Care Association and the Pennsylvania
Association of Directors of Nursing Administration from across Pennsylvania’s long-term
care continuum for an exclusive leadership workshop especially for nursing home
administrators and nursing leaders as they work together to meet the evolving demands
of the ever-changing regulatory environment as well as the needs of residents and their
families.

The need for effective and engaging leaders across the long-term care continuum is
real. Whether you’re a new administrator or a nursing leader with years of experience,
this leadership workshop is for you.

This half day workshop is a collaborative effort between PADONA and PHCA.

  • There will be continuing education hours provided for nurses and administrators
  • You do not have to be a PHCA or PADONA member to register and attend
  • It is an in-person workshop providing the opportunity for networking
  • It is expected to be a great opportunity to engage with administrators
For more information and to register please:

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.

Registration for all webinars closes at 9 am on the day of the webinar.

Once your payment has been received and membership status verified, you will be registered for the webinar. For payment questions contact LuAnn White at luann@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

Check back as new webinars are added…
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Knowing the Symptoms, When to Isolate and Treating the Symptoms of C-Diff in Long Term Care

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
11:30am – 12:30pm

Topic:
Focus on C-Diff in the long-term care resident to prevent it, identify it, know when to isolate and treat to maintain resident and staff safety from illness.

Presenter:
Dr. David Nace
Associate Professor and Chief of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He also serves as the Clinical Chief of Geriatric Medicine, and Chief of Medical Affairs for UPMC Senior Communities

Registration Fee:
$35 members and $50 non-members.

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Addressing Agitation Associated with Dementia in the Long Term Care (LTC) Setting

Wednesday, May 29, 2024
11:30am – 12:30pm

Topic:
Focus current research, treatment interventions and other information unmet needs within this population. Specifically, reviewing the prevalence of AAD, describe challenges in diagnosing AAD, and explore the potential pathobiological correlates in AAD.

Presenter:
Dr. Michelle Lavagnino
DrPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics for Otuska

Registration Fee:
$35 members and $50 non-members.

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Infection Prevention Bootcamp

Provided in collaboration between PADONA and the QIO (Quality Insights Organization)

Tuesday, June 4 and Wednesday, June 5, 2024
4 hours each day in the morning (8:00 am – 12:30 pm each day)

Topic:
This training program is designed to equip those working in healthcare with the latest strategies and best practices in infection prevention

Presenter:
Jennifer Brown, RN
QIO Infection Preventionist

  • Following the Bootcamp, 3 additional monitoring and mentoring sessions will be scheduled with registered attendees and Jennifer Brown, RN
  • Virtual education and follow up mentoring and monitoring

Registration Fee:
$80 for both members and non-members.

Register here

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  • Payment via Paypal

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A Deep Dive into Fall Prevention Technologies

Wednesday, June 19, 2024
11:30am – 12:30pm

Presenters:
Dr. Eunice Yang, PhD and Dr. Sabber Ahamed with OK2StandUp

Registration Fee:
$35 members and $50 non-members.

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Measles and the Long Term Care Population

Thursday, September 5, 2024
11:30am – 12:30pm

Presenter:
Arlene Seid, MD, MPH, FACPM

Public Health Physician Pennsylvania Department of Health | Bureau of Epidemiology

Registration Fee:
There is no registration fee for this webinar based on the partnership PADONA has with the PA Department of Health Bureau of Epidemiology.

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Infection Prevention in Long-term Care – Challenges & Opportunities: A Primer for the New Infection Preventionist and a Refresher for the Experienced Infection Preventionist

Wednesday, February 28 2024
8:30am – 1:00pm

Objectives:

  • Summarize the guidelines in F-Tag 694.
  • Discuss IV therapy and required documentation in the resident’s plan of care.
  • Provide infusion education and yearly staff competency assessments following PA scope of practice for LPN/RNs for nursing staff.
  • Understand the terminology and different forms of IV access including how types of IV catheters are defined.

Description:
A strong infection prevention and control program is necessary for the safety of everyone in your facility – including residents, staff, visitors, and contractors. The awareness of the role of the infection preventionist was heightened during the pandemic and with the current outbreak and tripledemic situation in long term care, the infection preventionist role has become both a catalyst for prevention and lightening rod for criticism. The facility infection preventionist is the center of the infection prevention and control program.

This course will review the necessary parts of an infection prevention program, discuss high-risk pathogens, and review ways to minimize exposure and transmission of pathogens within your facility. Tools and education available to assist with infection prevention will be discussed and resources provided to assist in the development or review of your infection prevention and control program.

This program is intended for the newer infection preventionist in long term care or the experienced infection preventionist seeking a refresher. It is also well suited for the nurse leader/DON/ADON who assists, supervises or works with the infection preventionist.

Presenters:
JoAnn Adkins (BSN, RN, CIC, LTC-CIP, FAPIC)
Registered Nurse & Infection Prevention Advisor at the Patient Safety Authority

In her role at the Authority, she works with Pennsylvania healthcare facilities to improve patient safety by initiating, developing, implementing, and monitoring new and existing infection prevention initiatives throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Ms. Adkins has presented educational programs on infection prevention topics at the local, state, and national levels. Ms. Adkins is board certified in infection control and epidemiology (CIC), board certified in long-term care infection prevention (LTC-CIP) and is a Fellow of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (FAPIC). Ms. Adkins is the 2019 recipient of APIC’s Heroes of Infection Prevention Award for Education. She is a member of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Prevention and has served on the Member Services Committee, the Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, and the Pennsylvania Association Directors of Nursing Administration Long Term Care.

Supporter Organization:
The PA Patient Safety Authority (PSA)
The PA Patient Safety Authority (PSA) is an independent state agency that collects reports of patient safety events from Pennsylvania healthcare facilities. Pennsylvania is the only state that requires healthcare facilities to report all incidents of harm (serious events) or potential for harm (incidents). The PSA analyzes those reports to prevent recurrence—either by identifying trends unapparent to a single facility or flagging a single event that has a high likelihood of recurrence – and disseminates that information through multiple channels. PSA was founded in 2002 by the Pennsylvania Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Act, commonly referred to as “Act 13” or the “MCARE Act”. PSA’s vision is safe healthcare for all patients. The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS) is one of the largest patient safety databases in the world, with more than four million event reports. The PSA is governed by an 11-member board appointed by the governor and Pennsylvania legislature.

4.0 Nursing Continuing Professional Development continuing education hours will be provided following the completion of an evaluation that requires license number and correct beginning and ending codes for each section and attendance at the full course.

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. There are no relevant financial relationships with an ineligible company.

Register here

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Save the Date for These Upcoming Seminars

More information will be coming soon.
PADONA Annual Summer Symposium on Quality

July 10 and Jul 11, 2024

2 days of education provided by industry experts on resident quality of care areas including:

  • Prevention of Readmissions
  • Respiratory Care
  • Falls Prevention and Management
  • And Many Others!
PADONA Annual Leadership Development Course

September 17 through September 20, 2024

Opportunity to complete the DON Certification Exam at the end of the course.

Have a Question?

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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
LuAnn White
(814) 599-3717
luann@padona.com

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