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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees February 29, 2016
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With constant changes in online communication, we want to provide IHCA members with some insight and tips for getting the most out of their IHCA membership by receiving our online communications and accessing our website.

Member communications
The majority of IHCA communications are sent to members via the RealMagnet messaging system. By law, every message you receive via that system must offer an "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of the message. If you choose to unsubscribe from ANY of these IHCA messages—whether it is the IHCA Bulletin, IHCA Education Update, conference call notices or other special messages—your email address will be unsubscribed from all IHCA communications sent through the RealMagnet system and you will no longer receive the Bulletin or other important communications.The only way for an email to be added back into the distribution is to contact Andrea Johnson.

If your computer security system is rejecting or blocking IHCA communications from individual emails or RealMagnet, please see our Whitelisting Instructions. If you use an IT consultant, be sure to share this information with them.

IHCA website and education registration
For the best results when using IHCA's online education registration and website at, members should use the latest version of Internet Explorer (11) or Firefox or Chrome for their internet browser. You may need to ask your IT person to update the browser for you.

If you are not able to update your Internet Explorer browser, you can try using the Compatibility View by following these steps:

While in Internet Explorer, go to: Tools on your IE browser window, then click on Compatibility View Settings. You’ll see “Add this website” next to a field box. Add  -, then close that window. It should improve the functionality of the website on an older version of Internet Explorer. and
When communicating using either of these email addresses (or any others), always include your name and contact information. We cannot research your question in our database if we do not have your name and contact information.

If you continue to have problems with receiving our messages or improving the functionality of our website, you or your IT staff member can contact Andrea Johnson at 800.422.3106. 

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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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