IHCA Bulletin June 11, 2012
Dedicated to promoting quality long tearm care
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Education
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Summer Quarterly Conference next week

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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Invest in your direct care staff with 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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DIA director plans to attend July Districts

The July IHCA ICAL District Meeting and education will feature a conversation with DIA Director Roberts and State LTC Ombudsman staff. Plan now to join us!  Read More »

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Dementia Care Conference - Special room rate

Our August 7, Dementia Care Conference, in Des Moines will feature internationally-known dementia educator and popular IHCA ICAL presenter Erin Bonitto. The conference location, Ramada Inn Tropic Resort, is offering attendees a special room rate of $69 (including 4 passes to their indoor waterpark). This offer expires July 10, so make your reservation now by calling 515.278.0271. Read More »

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Infection prevention and control for CNAs and direct caregivers

The contact between residents/tenants and direct care staff can be the reward of a good practice or a time bomb that can create a chain reaction of health issues in your facility. Our webinar, Infection Prevention and Control for CNAs and Direct Caregivers, on July 18 at 10 a.m., explains the role CNAs and direct caregivers should play in infection control. Read More »
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Plan ahead for the Professional Nursing Seminar

Make sure your nursing staff keeps up to date on changes in geriatric care and services provided in their field by attending the IHCA Professional Nursing Seminar being offered in two locations: Coralville on July 31 and West Des Moines on August 1Read More »

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Association News
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Take an active role in your association

Get involved with your IHCA and ICAL associations by participating in a committee or running for a board of directors' position. Contact your district leader by August 3, 2012, to have your name submitted to the nomination committee. Read More »

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Nurses' contact information requested

Our member facilities are asked to update their nurse leaders' contact information for the IHCA ICAL database. Read More »

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Developmental Disabilities
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Developmental Disabilities (DD) Day at AHCA NCAL convention offers targeted learning

Participants can earn six CEUs by attending DD Day sessions, plus one year of FREE e-mail/phone consultations from keynote speaker, Dr. Tom Pomeranz.  Read More »
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Workforce
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Federal court invalidates NLRB speedy election rule

Federal court finds that NLRB's “quickie election rule”, that allows for faster votes on union elections and that was published in December 2011, is invalid. Read More »

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Payment
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Medicaid eligibility in NF webinar available

The DHS webinar, Medicaid and People in Medical Institutions, presents information on Medicaid eligibility for persons in nursing facilities. Read More »

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Quality & Awards
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Free LTC Trend Tracker how-to 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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Quality Program & Excellence award nominations

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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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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Help recognize AHCA leader as one of healthcare's most influential

Help elect Gov. Parkinson to Modern Healthcare’s list of Top 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. Voting ends June 15. Read More »

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Education Calendar
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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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Northwest District Meeting & Education, July 10, Storm Lake
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Northeast District Meeting & Education, July 12, Waterloo
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Southeast District Meeting & Education, July 17, West Liberty
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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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Southwest District Meeting & Education, July 19, Atlantic
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Professional Nursing Seminar, July 31, Coralville
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Professional Nursing Seminar, August 1, West 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
Association News
Developmental Disabilities
Workforce
Payment
Quality & Awards
National News
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