IHCA Bulletin May 29, 2012
Dedicated to promoting quality long tearm care
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Education
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Summer Conference is packed full of hot topics

Department heads, social services staff, nurses, administrators and owners will all find many topics of interest at the IHCA ICAL Summer Quarterly Education Conference. And don't forget, this event is held in conjunction with the IHCA ICAL CNA and Direct Caregivers ConferenceRead More »
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Raise up your caregivers at the CNA/DCW conference

Refocus and motivate your CNAs and direct caregivers at the IHCA ICAL CNA and Direct Caregivers Conference on June 20 at the Airport Holiday Inn in Des Moines. Read More »
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MDS certification: Get it renewed!

Those previously certified as an MDS 2.0 Coordinator within the past 5 years can renew and update their certification at our MDS Re-Certification Program in West Des Moines on June 12-13. Read More »

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Training for non-profit board of directors' members

IHCA is offering non-profit member facilities a unique opportunity with our Non-Profit Board Member Training Program being offered on Thursday, June 14 in West Des Moines. Read More »
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Quality & Awards
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Your programs and people are winners! Nominate them today!

Recognize the outstanding programs and people in your organization by nominating them for an IHCA ICAL Quality Program Award or Excellence in Long Term Care Award. Read More »
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Free data management webinars

LTC Trend Tracker is a free member service provided for AHCA members. AHCA's free webinar is an excellent way to learn more about this free data management resource. Read More »
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Tops in Survey

Congratulations to our IHCA members who has received a deficiency-free survey.  Read More »
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Regulatory
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CMS issues memo on use of insulin pens

CMS has issued a memo in response to recently received reports of the use of insulin pens for more than one patient. Read More »

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Prepare now for OSHA NEP inspection

Do not miss this important opportunity to get up-to-speed on for OSHA National Emphasis Program. AHCA is offering a webinar for members on Wednesday. Read More »

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Clinical
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Clinical practice resources from AHCA

AHCA Publications features excellent resources to help LTC nurses and their staff members gain fresh perspectives and ideas in clinical practice. Learn more about some of the titles available for our members. Read More »

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Disaster Planning
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It's always disaster planning season!

Storm season is a good time to update your emergency preparedness plan. AHCA offers great resources to keep your plan on track and up to date. Read More »

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National News
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AHCA/NCAL unveils new web design

In a public address posted on YouTube, AHCA/NCAL President and CEO Mark Parkinson welcomes visitors to the new website and highlights its new features. Read More »

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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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Education Calendar
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MDS Re-Certification Program, June 12, West Des Moines
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Non-Profit Board Member Training Program, June 14, West Des Moines
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Infection Prevention and Control for CNAs and Direct Care Givers, July 18 @ 10:00 a.m., webinar
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IHCA ICAL Summer Quarterly Education Conference, June 20, Des Moines
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CNA and Direct Caregivers Conference, June 20, Des Moines
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ICAL Assisted Living Manager Certificate Program - Online, Ongoing, web-based
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Map to the IHCA ICAL Education Center, 1775 90th Street, West Des Moines, IA.
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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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In This Issue
Education
Quality & Awards
Regulatory
Clinical
Disaster Planning
National News
Mission Statement
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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