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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees March 6, 2018
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Spring Quarterly Education Conference
Something for everyone - especially home health and activities

IHCA's Spring Quarterly Education Conference is a just a few weeks away on March 26-27 in Des Moines. The event features Lauren Schieffer's keynote address, Finding Meaning and Purpose in Your Healthcare Career. The two days are packed with important and timely topics AND sessions specifically for activity professionals* and home health providers+.

  • Condition of the State and How it Effects Long Term Care (All)*+
  • Before It Comes to Blows – Managing Conflict with Patients, Families & Staff (All)*+
  • Providing Person-Centered Life Enrichment Services for People with Dementia (All)*
  • Strategies for Successful Operationalizing Infection Prevention & Control+
  • Managing the Impaired Provider – Diversion and Abuse+
  • Are My Co-Workers Aliens? – Working with Different Personalities in Healthcare+
  • Individualized Engagement Activities for People with Dementia*
  • Antibiotic Stewardship: Key Clinical Strategies for Successful Outcomes+
  • Assisted Living Policy’s Review
  • Unstoppable Healthcare Teams - Improving Communication, Connecton & Effectiveness+
  • Adding Music to Your Activity Programming*
  • Disease State Management: Redesigning & Aligning the Clinical Dept.
  • Iowa OASIS Education Coordinator Update for Home Health+
  • Maximizing Tomorrow’s Reimbursement Today
  • The Psychological Impact of Losing Independence*+
  • Meeting the Activity Challenges of a New Generation*
  • Critical Thinking Skills for Root Cause Identification and Analysis*+
  • LUPA Rates and Medicare Cost Reports for Home Health+
  • CMS Involuntary Discharge Rules Review
  • Programming with Purpose – How to Supercharge Your Activities*
  • Towards Better Behavior – Effective Person-Centered Care Planning
  • Quit Putting Out Fires - Creating Staff Accountability & Autonym+
  • The New Home Health Care CoPs – Preparing for Success – Part I & Part II+
  • New CMS Requirements for Legionella
  • Using Laughter Yoga to Amplify Wellness*
  • Caring Well for People with Mental Illness*+
  • Legislative Issues: Why Do I Need to Understand and Be Involved
Also plan to attend the Legislative Reception on March 27 starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Embassy Suites atrium. Members can enjoy visiting with their area legislators and free appetizers and beverages.

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Education Calendar
Workforce Symposium, March 8, West Des Moines
Certified Dietary Managers Exam Prep Workshop, March 22, West Des Moines
2018 Spring Quarterly Education Conference, March 27-28, West Des Moines
The Art of ICD-10 Coding for Home Health, April 4-5, West Des Moines
Assisted Living Management Certificate Program, April 9-13, West Des Moines
Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, April 12, West Des Moines
CNA and Direct Caregiver Mentorship Program, April 17-18, West Des Moines
MDS 101 - Introduction to MDS 3.0, May 1, West Des Moines
MDS 201 - Additional MDS 3.0 Training, May 2, West Des Moines
Assisted Living Management Certification, Online program
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 members.

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


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