IHCA Bulletin July 9, 2012
Dedicated to promoting quality long tearm care
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Education
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Deadline Tuesday for reduced room rate at dementia conference

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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July districts begin this week - Plan to attend

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

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PNS keeps nurses current on emerging issues

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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Department Head conference covers supervisory issues

The IHCA ICAL Department Head Training Conference is a unique opportunity to make sure your department supervisors are all on the same page on employment-related issues. Check out the two dates and locations being offered in August. Read More »

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Infection prevention and control update for caregivers

Infection Prevention and Control for CNAs and Direct Caregivers, our webinar slated for July 18 at 10 a.m., will be a great in-service resource for your direct care staff. The webinar explains the role CNAs and direct caregivers should play in infection control. Facilities registered for the webinar receive a link to the recording that can be accessed and used over and over for six months. Read More »
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National News
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ACA analysis available for members

Members have access to a recording of AHCA's member conference call on the Affordable Care Act ruling as well as other resources on the AHCA's Health Care Reform Resource Center webpage. 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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Association News
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IHCA ICAL Quality Awards: Now accepting 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. Deadline for submissions is August 15. Read More »

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Foundation scholarship recipients announced

The Iowa Health Care Association Foundation is pleased to announce the 27 recipients of $1,000 scholarships awarded to IHCA ICAL member facility employees working toward nursing, physical therapy or healthcare administration degrees. Read More »

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Consider running for an IHCA or ICAL board position

Member participation is key to our association's success! 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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Regulatory
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For Employee Satisfaction Surveys, see BCG Research

ECSI Preferred Vendor, BCG Research, is ready to launch its 8th year of providing Employee Satisfaction Surveys...is your organization on board? Learn more about how to make the most of this important service. Read More »

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First steps in launching IPOST

IPOST is signed into law by Gov. Branstad. Now training and implementation discussions begin. Read More »

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Clinical
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Keep vaccinations current makes good sense for caregivers

Keeping vaccinations current and up to date are an important part of preventative health for all caregivers and the elderly. Check out these resources from the CDC. Read More »

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Resources
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Terrific sale prices at AHCAPublications.org

AHCA's online bookstore is launching its summer sale with two great resources at two great prices! Sale prices are good through July 31 while supplies last, so place your order today. Read More »
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Education Calendar
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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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HCBS Elderly Waiver Changes, July 25, 10:00 a.m., webinar
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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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Dementia Care Conference, August 7, Des Moines
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Department Head Training Conference, August 22, Carroll
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Department Head Training Conference, August 30, Coralville
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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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