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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees February 29, 2016
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Spring Quarterly and Activity Professional education
It's Spring...almost! And that means the IHCA ICAL Spring Quarterly Education Conference, March 28-29 at the Embassy suites Hotel in Des Moines, is just around the corner. In addition to session topics for administrators, assisted living, nurses and department heads, this conference features sessions specifically for activity professionals. (See sessions marked below with asterisk.)

Special priced rooms are available for conference attendees based on availability until February 29.

Don't let your staff miss these great education offerings!

Day 1

  • Opening General Session - THINK! Don’t SINK in Your Healthcare Career*, Speaker: Tim Richardson
  • Condition of the State and How it Effects Long Term Care, Panel members: Donna Harvey, Dept. of Aging; Gerd Clabaug, Dept. of Public Health; Rod Roberts, DIA; Deanna Clingan-Fisher LTC Ombudsman; Chuck Palmer, DHS; Col. Bob King, Veterans Affairs
  • Avoiding Burnout and Achieving Peak Performance*, Speaker: Tim Richardson
  • Medication and Antipsychotic Management, Speaker: Christine Osterberg
  • Key Regulatory and Payment Issues Coming in 2016, Speakers: Mary Jane Carothers, Brandon Hagen, Jeff Steggerda
  • Mental Fitness – Mentally Stimulating Activities*, Speaker: Sarah Kneisler
  • Using QAPI to Reduce Re-Hospitalizations, Speaker: Christine Osterberg
  • IHCA Members' Legislative Reception at 5:30 p.m.
Day 2

  • Introduction to the BCAT Approach – The Gold Standard in Rapid Assessment and Treatment, Speaker: Sarah Kneisler
  • Minimizing Your Risk for Potential Litigation and Liability in AL, Speaker: Ken Watkins
  • Payroll Based Journal, Speaker: Jeff Steggerda
  • Creating Winning Volunteer Programs*, Speaker: Rachelle Blough
  • Communicating with Residents/Tenants Living with Memory Loss*, Speaker: Rachelle Blough
  • Minimizing Your Risk for Potential Litigation and Liability in NF, Speaker: Ken Watkins
  • From Drama Team to Dream Team*, Speaker: Dennis McIntee
  • New Trends and Best Practices in Fall and Alarm Reduction for Activity Staff*, Speaker: Sarah Kneisler
  • MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment) Today Dementia, Tomorrow Improving Clinical Strategies*, Speaker: Sarah Kneisler
  • Critical PASRR Compliance and Enforcement Issues, Speaker: Lila Starr, DHS PASRR Expert
  • Coaching Skills for Healthcare Leaders*, Speaker: Dennis McIntee
  • Fun and Fabulous Activity Programming for Seniors*, Speaker: Rachelle Blough
  • MCO Panel Discussion, Panel Members: Brandon Hagen and Representatives from the three Iowa MCOs
  • The High Trust, High Performance Team*, Speaker: Dennis McIntee
  • Assisted Living Assessments Related to Injuries, Speakers: Stacy Hejda and Lisa Uhlenkamp
  • Leveraging Laughter Yoga to Amplify Wellness*, Speaker: Laughing Laura Gentry
Register now and be sure to make your lodging reservations before the discounted rooms are gone! 
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Education Calendar
LTC Nurse and Administrator Leadership Program, Part 1: March 9-10, Part 2: April 20-21, West Des Moines  Registration Closed 
Data-Driven CNA Recruitment—90-Day Caregiver Onboarding Best Practices, March 15, 2:00-3:00, webinar
CNA and Direct Caregiver Mentorship Program, March 22-23, West Des Moines
Home Health Care Conference, March 24, 2016, West Des Moines
Spring Quarterly Education & Activity Professionals Conference, March 29-30, Embassy Suites, Des Moines
MDS 101 - Basic MDS 3.0 Training, April 5, West Des Moines
MDS 201 - Advanced MDS 3.0 Training, April 6, West Des Moines
Assisted Living Management Certification Program, April 11-15, West Des Moines
Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, April 14, West Des Moines
SNF Medicare Review, April 19, West Des Moines
Professional LTC Nursing Seminar, April 27, Coralville
Home Health Value Based Purchasing Conference, April 27, West Des Moines
Professional LTC Nursing Seminar, April 28, West Des Moines
Activity Professionals Home Study Course, Home Study Course
ICAL Assisted Living Manager Certificate Program - Online, Ongoing, web-based
Online Dementia Care Training and Individual Certification Program
Click on the event link to learn more about each educational offering and to register. If you have additional questions, contact Georgene Olson at 800.422.3106.

West Des Moines area hotel discounts for IHCA ICAL members.

Map to the IHCA ICAL Education Center, 1775 90th Street, West Des Moines, IA.

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