IHCA Bulletin January 2, 2013
Dedicated to promoting quality long tearm care
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National News
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Insight into fiscal cliff deal

Summaries by AHCA/NCAL President Mark Parkinson and Congressman Bruce Braley offer health care providers insight into the fiscal cliff deal. 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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AHCA Independent Owner Leadership Conference, March 13-15

At the AHCA Independent Owner Leadership Conference, the focus is on electronic health records (EHR). Learn from and with other independent owners about what you need to know to get started on the process at your facility! Read More »

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Regulatory
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Additional guidance on TB testing changes

A new IHCA document provides guidance for changes in the TB testing requirements that take effective on January 16, 2013. The new requirements, which apply to all health care facilities, include changes to the definition of "health care workers" who must be tested. Read More »

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Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) requirement

An upcoming Telligen webinar will give nursing homes information about the new CMS Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) Plan requirement that begins this year. Read More »

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Under age 18 CNAs and lift devices

Bulletin outlines the tasks that 16- and 17-year-old employees may perform while assisting an adult employee in the operation of power-driven patient/resident lifting devices. Read More »
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Quality
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CMS Quality Measures: How Iowa compares

IHCA summarizes Iowa-specific CMS Quality Measures results. Learn how your facility compares at the state and national levels. Read More »

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Pain control for agitated symptoms in dementia

Dr. Ryan Carnahan, University of Iowa, offers information that facilities may want to consider in their efforts to reduce antipsychotic use with dementia residents. Read More »

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Association News
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Home Health and Adult Day services welcomed to membership

In 2012, IHCA and ICAL have completed a review and update to the Association’s strategic plan. The bylaw changes take effect beginning January 1. Read More »

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Workforce
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Discount for Gero Nurse Prep program ends Jan. 11

Now through January 11, when you register three registered nurses (RNs) for the Gero Nurse Prep program, you can add one RN for free! More than 600 participants are already enjoying the benefits of this outstanding program. Isn't it time that your facility's RNs did, too? Read More »
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Iowa featured in Provider article on administrator workforce

IHCA Deputy Director Cindy Baddeloo was featured in the December 2012 Provider magazine article that discussed the dwindling numbers of LTC administrators as the wave of baby boomers descend on facilities nationwide.
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Education
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Nurse program to focus on Quality Initiative goals

The Quality Initiative goals are the focus at the Professional Nursing Seminar being held in two locations in January. All nurses need to be up to speed on these issues. Read More »
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Life and Fire Safety Conference: Register now

Registration for IHCA ICAL’s annual Life Safety/Fire Safety Conference is now open. But your help is needed! Our presenters have asked for our members' input with questions and areas of interest you would like addressed at the conference. Please submit your question to Dave TomlinRead More »

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Check out first-of-the-year education offerings

Get your facility's new year off to a great start with our upcoming educations that offer something for everyone! Topics include reducing rehospitalizations, employment issues and Medicaid reimbursement. Read More »
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February Districts registration open

February Districts will feature education on care transition communication and using technology for activities and social services. Read More »

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Update your 2013 calendar with IHCA ICAL educations

See the 2013 IHCA ICAL education calendar so you can save the date and plan ahead for upcoming events! Read More »
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Education Calendar
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CNAs and Direct Caregivers - The First Link in Preventing Hospitalizations, January 17, 2:00 p.m., webinar
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Professional Nursing Seminar, January 22, West Des Moines
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Professional Nursing Seminar, January 24, Coralville
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Legal Aspects of Management for Department Heads and Supervisors, January 29, West Des Moines
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NW District Education, February 5, Storm Lake
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Medicaid HCBS Elderly Waiver Changes, February 6, West Des Moines
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NE District Education, February 7, Waterloo
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SE District Education, February 12, West Liberty
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SW District Education, February 14, Atlantic
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Life Safety/Fire Safety Conference 2013, February 18-19, Carroll
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Life Safety/Fire Safety Conference 2013, February 20-21, Coralville
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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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