Clinical/Nursing Best Practices Online Workshop Series

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Care Providers of Minnesota is bringing back the successful Clinical/Nursing Best Practices Online Workshop Series with new topics in 2020. The series was created for clinical staff in skilled nursing facilities, nursing facilities, assisted living, and home care.

Each workshop is 60 minutes—45 minutes for formal presentation on a topic with the remaining 15 minutes for Q&A, interactive dialogue, virtual networking and the opportunity to discuss current issues and share experiences. Register for one, multiple, or all three workshops—you decide! .

August 18, 2020   |   Nurse as leaders
September 9, 2020   |   Best practices in incident investigations

August 18, 2020 | Nurses as leaders

Nurses are often promoted due to their clinical and organizing skills into leadership positions with little preparation for the role. You accept leadership positions to offer your gifts and talents to the organization, its staff, and those they care for. One of the foundations for success is building an effective team. In this workshop, we will explore what the transition from clinician to leader looks like and focus on best practices to build an extraordinary team.

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September 9, 2020 | Best practices in incident investigations

The clinical leader is often the person responsible for investigation of residents; incidents and required self-reporting of potential vulnerable adult issues. Our final webinar will explore best practices in conducting investigations, documenting information and follow-through. We will discuss how to take a look at both the micro- and macro- environments of an incident and build a wholistic picture of what happened so that we can make real quality improvements.

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Meet the presenter/facilitatorKarolee Alexander
Karolee Alexander, RN, RAC-CT, Clinical & Reimbursement Director, Pathway Health Services
Ms. Alexander has over 25 years of nursing leadership in long-term care, including 12 years as a director of nursing services for various facilities and six years in various MDS and reimbursement positions. In these roles, she has established herself as an expert in the management of nursing operations, reimbursement systems, and performance improvement. She is a strong proponent of person-centered care, having established many programs and processes to bring about the cultural changes to ensure the success of the programs. She has proven success with regulatory turn around, mentoring of nursing management, interim director of nursing roles, as well as systems analysis and implementation of policies and procedures. Karolee also possesses a strong technology interest and has experience with implementation of clinical software systems.
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January 22, 2019   |   Staff competencies
February 13, 2019   |   Survey response—How to write a clear plan of correction
March 13, 2019   |   Behavioral health
April 10, 2019   |   Data = Quality
May 8, 2019   |   Compliance & ethics program
June 12, 2019   |   What does a root cause analysis really mean?

January 22, 2019 | Staff competencies
This workshop will focus on the requirements for nursing competencies as described in the Requirements of Participation and how to develop a library of competency tools. Participants will receive a tool to guide them in converting policies and procedures to competency documentation worksheets.
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February 13, 2019 | Survey response—How to write a clear plan of correction
Participants will receive helpful knowledge and resources for the completion of an acceptable plan of correction. Accurate, complete, and comprehensive plans of correction will help an organization meet the federal and state requirements for skilled nursing facilities.
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March 13, 2019 | Behavioral health
With the new regulations for Behavioral Health effective November 2019, the workshop will address the requirements and implementation strategies for a compliant behavioral health program in a skilled nursing facility (SNF).
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April 10, 2019 | Data = Quality
The current healthcare environment recognizes publicly reported data as a representative of the quality of care provided in a facility. Learn how to use your facility’s data to improve quality and sustain high level performance.
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May 8, 2019 | Compliance & ethics program
A compliance and ethics program is required by the Requirements of Participation. Learn about the key elements of a compliance and ethics program to comply with the Phase 3 regulations.
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June 12, 2019: What does a root cause analysis really mean?
Root Cause analysis is often avoided or incompletely performed which can lay the groundwork for ineffective problem-solving. Learn about the process for thorough root cause analysis and how to prioritize and select the causes, contributing factors and actions that allow undesirable processes that lead to unwanted outcomes.
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Contact us for questions about our learning opportunities. We're here to help! Our toll-free number is 1-800-462-0024.

Shauna Kapsner
Shauna Kapsner
Director of Education & Events

Loni Lagro
Education Support Specialist