June 2013
Delivered to you courtesy of the FHCA Quality Foundation
In This Issue
Quality at Work
Telegram from Uncle Sam
Facility opens doors to national research project on prevention of infections in nursing homes
There's an App for that!
Seniors shine in Ms. Northwest Florida Senior Pageant
Late at Night, in Rehab, My Anxious Mom, & "A Woman Named Wendy”
Florida tops nation in Quality Award recognition
Tracking Trends
Is it dementia, mental illness or just plain bullying?
AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative
News You Can Use
QAPI offers data-driven, proactive approach to improving the quality of life, care and services
Resource guide for dementia care
National conference makes culture change resources available
Critical questions - just how prepared are you for a hurricane?
Celebrations
Nurse leaders honored for excellence in care delivery
FHCA members earn national recognition for advocacy efforts
Celebrating caregivers on the frontline
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FHCA Quality Foundation
The FHCA Quality Foundation promotes mentorship and collaboration among long term care providers and stakeholders through a shared commitment to communicate best practices, share resources, promote educational activities and advocate for continuous quality improvement. The Foundation offers scholarships to assist long term care employees in meeting their continued educational goals. In addition, the Foundation hosts an annual awards program recognizing leadership in nursing and quality performance. For more information about the FHCA Quality Foundation, visit the FHCA Web site.
Upcoming Events
•  FHCA 2013 Annual Conference & Trade Show: August 4-8, 2013 at The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood
•  FHCA RAI-MDS 3.0 Intensive Certificate Training: September 17-19, 2013 at Lakeside Nursing and Rehab in Jacksonville
•  FHCA Regional Education Seminars: October 1-4, 2013 in Tallahassee, Tampa, Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale

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National conference makes culture change resources available

Resources are now available from the 2013 Long-term Care Conference. Videos and materials for the following presentations are available:

  • Spring Cleaning: The Rules in Our Heads
  • Implementing Culture Change in Long-term Care
  • The Practice of Nursing in Long-term Care: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Promoting Quality Care: Collaborating with Your LANE Convener
  • Implementing Culture Change Panel Discussion
  • Feasibility of a Standardized Transition to Practice (TTP)
  • California Institute for Nursing & Health Care's Transition to Practice Program in Long-term Care
  • Transition to Practice Panel Discussion
  • Developing Safe Systems in Long-term Care

This national conference brings together leaders from nursing regulation, practice, education and research to participate in interactive discussions to debate issues and collaboratively discover ways to address barriers and improve care quality.  Access the materials from the 2013 event by clicking here.

 

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