IHCA Bulletin November 5, 2012
Dedicated to promoting quality long tearm care
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Education
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Winter Quarterly offers diverse topics

The best thing about the beginning of winter is the IHCA ICAL Winter Quarterly Education Conference! Get registered now for the event on December 5, 2012, in Des Moines. Check out our list of hot topics and prominent speakers! Read More »

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Caregiver conference motivates and adds perspective

Ignite your CNAs' caring spirit by sending them to the IHCA ICAL Certified Nurse Assistant and Direct Caregiver Education Conference, December 5 in Des Moines. Spark your caregivers' motivation and commitment and send them back to work with a renewed perspective on how they can bring their best to your facility every day. Read More »
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Disaster Preparedness Conference, November 27

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, even facilities in the Midwest are reminded of the importance of having a complete and up-to-date disaster plan. A great start to reviewing and updating your plan is to attend the IHCA ICAL Disaster Preparedness Conference on Tuesday, November 27 in West Des Moines. Read More »

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District meetings this week and next

There is still time to register in advance for the November District meetings being held this week and next. Education at the meetings will feature OSHA's new inspection initiative and chronic disease management. Make sure you and your staff plan to attend! Read More »

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Webinar: Resident rights training for all staff

The upcoming webinar, What You Need to Know about Resident/Tenant Rights, on November 29 is a great in-service opportunity for your staff. Participating facilities have access to the online recording of the webinar for six months. Read More »

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Quality Initiatives
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AHCA/NCAL Quality Symposium, February 10-13

The AHCA/NCAL Quality Symposium provides practical, real-world ideas and solutions for facilities focused on examining and improving their organization's processes related to quality improvement. Registration is now open. Read More »

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Facilities sought for INTERACT study

Florida Atlantic University has announced it is seeking nursing facilities to participate in a project to evaluate the effectiveness of the INTERACT process and tools. Facilities new to or already using INTERACT are being sought. Read More »
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Regulatory
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Hospice regulation released on CHAP

CMS final rules were published for Hospice Medicare and Medicaid Programs giving approval of the Community Health Accreditation Program for Continued Deeming Authority for Hospices. Read More »
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Agreement exempts members from movie video licensing fees

AHCA/NCAL negotiated an agreement with the Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC) that exempts nursing and assisted living facilities from licensing fees for showing video performances in common areas. This agreement is still in effect. Read More »
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Nursing
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IBON reviewing RN license renewal requirements

The Iowa Board of Nursing's (IBON) Education & Standards Committee will review options and develop a proposal to educationally transition the associate degree nurse (ADN) to a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) as a license renewal requirement. Administrators are asked to share this information to their facility's nurses. 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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Education Calendar
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, November 6, West Des Moines SOLD OUT
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NW District Education, November 6, Storm Lake
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NE District Education, November 8, Waterloo
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SE District Education, November 13, West Liberty
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Assisted Living Managers Annual Education Conference, November 14, West Des Moines
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SW District Education, November 15, Atlantic
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Disaster Preparedness Conference, November 27, West Des Moines
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ICAC Renewal Program (MDS Certification Renewal), November 28, West Des Moines
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What You Need to Know about Resident/Tenant Rights, November 29, 10:00 a.m., webinar
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Winter Quarterly Education Conference, December 5, Airport Holiday Inn, Des Moines
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CNA and Direct Caregiver Education Conference, December 5, Airport Holiday Inn, Des Moines
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Activity Professionals Home Study Course, Home Study Course
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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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Education
Quality Initiatives
Regulatory
Nursing
National News
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