IHCA Bulletin February 13, 2012
Dedicated to promoting quality long tearm care
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State News
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Committees begin to move some bills along

IHCA and ICAL lobbyists' weekly update of actions and events related to nursing homes, assisted livings and residential care facilities in the Iowa State Legislature. Read More »
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Education
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Book rooms early for Spring Conference

The IHCA ICAL Spring Quarterly Education Conference and Activity Professionals Conference is March 27-28, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Des Moines. Register now! Read More »

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Spring education offerings

Your calendar will fill up fast with the great education we have in store! Check it out! Read More »
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National News
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AHCA this week

Here's your update on the latest in national long term care news from AHCA/NCAL including Capitol ConnectionsRead More »

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Regulatory
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DIA clarifies physician assistant certification change

DIA will not cite physician assistant certification of SNF residents pending rules change. Read More »

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Keep checking the excluded individuals list!

Be sure to check the Excluded Individuals list on a regular basis for all your potential and current employees to avoid possible fines. Read More »
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Workforce
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Automatic deduction for lunch hour could cause FLSA violation

Timekeeping systems that automatically deduct time from the employees' paychecks for mealtime breaks could cause potential Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) violation accusations. Make sure your facility has FLSA best practices established. Read More »

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RN Gerontological Certification scholarships

The March 1 deadline will be here soon for the RN Gerontological Certification scholarships. We've had a great initial response to this important opportunity for RNs. Don't let your RNs be left out...make sure they apply for this scholarship to cover the cost of national certification as a gerontological nurse. Read More »

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NAHCA course builds strength of your caregiver staff

Building a strong commitment among your CNAs will help improve care quality and reduce staff turnover. Invest in your staff with NAHCA's CNA Certified Preceptor Course.  Read More »

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NAHCA conference dates announced

NAHCA announces the dates for its 2012 annual CNA conference. Read More »

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Quality
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Quality measures preview

CMS has offered further direction for accessing preliminary quality measures data via the CASPER system. Read More »

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LTC Trend Tracker reports delivered to your inbox

Trend Tracker offers new Report Scheduler tool. Make sure your facility is making the most of this free tool from AHCA. Read More »

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Activities
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NNHW products now available

It's time to start planning for National Nursing Home Week. Check out the Celebrating the Journey products available now! Read More »

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Resources
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AHCA Gazette: daily summary of LTC in national media

Receive the AHCA Gazette media summary in your email each day. Read More »

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Education Calendar
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Life Safety/Fire Safety 2012 - CORALVILLE, February 15-16, 2012, Coralville
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SE District Education, February 21, West Liberty
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SW District Education, February 23, Atlantic
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Dental Care and Oral Hygiene for Older Adults, February 28 @ 2 p.m., webinar
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NAHCA's CNA Certified Preceptor Course, March 7-8, West Des Moines
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D.O.N. and Nurse Manager Leadership Program, March 13-15, West Des Moines
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MDS 101 - Basic MDS 3.0 Training, March 21, West Des Moines
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MDS 201 - Advanced MDS 3.0 Training, March 22, West Des Moines
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Spring Quarterly Education Conference and Activity Professionals Conference, March 27-28, Des Moines
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MDS 3.0 Update Training - Iowa City, April 11, Iowa City
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MDS 3.0 Update Training - West Des Moines, April 12, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Management Certification Program, April 16-20, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, April 17, West Des Moines
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ICAL Assisted Living Manager Certificate Program - Online, Ongoing, web-based
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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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Map to the IHCA ICAL Education Center, 1775 90th Street, West Des Moines, IA.
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In This Issue
State News
Education
National News
Regulatory
Workforce
Quality
Activities
Resources
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IHCA ICAL is dedicated to promoting quality long term
care through professional development and shaping public and private policy through effective advocacy.
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