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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees October 10, 2016
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RoP education being planned

IHCA and AHCA will offer multiple education opportunities to address the various aspects of the new nursing facility Requirements of Participation and Emergency Preparedness Regulations. Please watch the IHCA Bulletin and and the AHCA Capitol Connections and for details as they become available.

  • AHCA Requirements of Participation call recording (You must log in to the AHCA/NCAL Members Only. If you need help creating an account or with your login or password, click here.) 
  • AHCA's requiredED education website is offering new materials as they become available. Registration is free for AHCA members and provides access to resources including a two-page summary for each change with steps, template documents to help with implementation (draft policies/procedures, forms, and checklists to assess compliance), toolkits and webinars.

Upcoming education

  • November District Education: Half-day training for administrator and department heads on policy and procedures templates needed for Phase 1
  • November District Education: Dietary Manager training on new CMS requirements
  • December 14 IHCA Winter Quarterly: Full day of RoP breakout sessions

Coming in 2017

  • Early 2017: Full-day intensive training
  • February 2017 IHCA Life Safety Conference: Emergency preparedness
  • February District Education: Social Services training
  • March 2017 AHCA's Quality Symposium: Full-day intensive
  • Infection Control Preventionist Certificate Program 
  • 2nd/3rd Quarters 2017: IHCA statewide training on Phase 2
  • 2nd/3rd Quarters 2017: IHCA and DIA training on Phase 2 survey process
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Education Calendar
QAPI Training Workshop, October 11, West Des Moines
SNF Medicare Review, October 12, Iowa City
Feeding Assistant Train-the-Trainer Program, October 13, West Des Moines
LTC Nurse and Leadership Program, October 26-December 7, West Des Moines
MDS 101 - Basic MDS 3.0 Training, November 1, West Des Moines
MDS 201 - Advanced MDS 3.0 Training, November 2, West Des Moines
Assisted Living Management Certification Program, November 7-11, West Des Moines
NW District Education, November 8, 10 a.m. to noon, Storm Lake
Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, November 10, West Des Moines
NE District Education, November 10, 10 a.m. to noon, Cedar Falls
SE District Education, November 15, 10 a.m. to noon, West Liberty
SW District Education, November 17, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Atlantic
Restorative Nursing Program, November 30, West Des Moines
ICAL Assisted Living Manager Certificate Program - Online, Ongoing, web-based
Activity Professionals Home Study Course, Home Study Course
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.

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