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Live In Person Seminars

The Core of Knowledge for Nurses (Summer)

7/24/2018 - 7/26/2018

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Course Full. Please register for the fall dates November 6, 7 & 8, 2018.

The Core of Knowledge for Nurses
July 24, 25, 26, 2018

OHCA office
55 Green Meadows Drive South
Lewis Center, Ohio 43035

Nearby Hotels: Mention OHCA for a special rate
Cambria Suites, 9100 Lyra Drive, Columbus, Ohio 614-841-9100
Hampton Inn & Suites, 8411 Pulsar Place, Columbus, Ohio 614-885-8400
Hyatt Place, 7490 Vantage Drive, Columbus, Ohio 614-846-4355

Lets face it, today's nurse managers are expected to know a lot about many different subjects. The Core of Knowledge for Nurses will help you rise to the occasion and stand a head taller than the crowd. If you're a small facility, a member of a large corporation or if you are just looking to get an edge on your competition, join us for this informative program that covers the essentials of regulations, communications, staffing, budgeting and much more Nurse managers must be proficient in regulations, gifted in communications, skillful at managing staff and adept at stewarding a budget that is increasingly focused on the bottom line. It's nothing short of becoming an expert in law, finance and human resources.

New! Register for individual days or all three!

Individual Day Registration includes:
* 7 CEUs each day
* Continental Breakfast and lunch
* Refreshment breaks
* Handouts for that day's programs

*Please note LTC Survey manual and MDS Use's manual are not included in one day registration fees.

Who Should Attend:

All Supervisory Nurses including DONs, ADONs, Unit Managers.

Topics To Be Covered:

- What it Means to be a Nurse Manager
- Workers Compensation Basics
- Human Resources
- Budgeting
- Survey Process & Licensure Rules
- Regulatory Management Issues
- Quality Improvement
- Quality Indicators & Quality Measures
- RUGs
- Medicare & Medicaid Reimbursement
- MDS Management
- Risk Management
- Leadership Skills


All programs will be held at the OHCA offices, located at 55 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center, OH.
Registration is limited on this course. This limitation is imposed to assure participation of meaningful exchange with faculty. Registration for courses can not be shared between individuals. Any missed course days may be made up the next time the course is offered at an additional fee. It is the responsibility of the participant to notify the Association to arrange for make-up days. There will be a make-up charge of $50/day.

Management Course Attendance & Registration Policies:

Continuing Education:

Please note that the credit hours offered for this program are for a full day of attendance. To receive continuing education credit for this program, licensing/accrediting boards require attendance in full. This means that partial credit will not be granted. Attendees who arrive late to a program will not receive credit. Likewise, credit cannot be granted to those who leave early. Therefore, please schedule your drive time conservatively, allowing room for traffic and construction delays. To receive credit for the program, participants are expected to sign-in , attend the entire program and sign out at the conclusion of the program. In the case of multiple day programs, credit will be granted for each full day of attendance.

Registration: Registrations may be sent via our website with credit card payment, fax with credit card payment or by mail with check. All registration fees must be paid at time of registering. In order to receive the early rate, payment must accompany the registrations by the assigned date, walk-ins must pay the regular rate. Registrations will not be processed and name badges will not be available to attendees until payment by check or credit card is received in our office. Phone registrations are not accepted.

Cancellations/Refunds: If a registrant cannot attend, an alternate registrant may attend in his/her place. Cancellations received more than 14 business days prior to program will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 7 – 13 business days prior to the program will receive a refund of 75% of the registration fee, cancellations received 4 – 6 business days prior to the program will receive a refund of 50% of registration fee. Cancellations after this time/date will be charged the full registration fee. All cancellations must be made in writing and may be emailed to or FAXed to the Association office at 614/436-0939 to Kathy Chapman, Education Director. Refunds if applicable will be issued via check to the company from the Association office after the program dates, regardless of original payment type.

Survey/Facility Related Disaster: A 50% education voucher could be issued for registration cancellations due to a state survey, or for a facility-related disaster. Facilities meeting these circumstances must send proof of the survey and/or disaster. The voucher cannot be used for dues, goods or services. The voucher can not be used for programs that are not solely sponsored by OHCA, EFOHCA or OCAL. There is no cash value for the voucher therefore should the voucher be used for a program that is less expensive than the voucher amount, no cash refund or voucher for the difference in price will be offered. Likewise, the user agrees to provide payment for any registration fees in excess of the voucher amount. The voucher is valid through the last day of the calendar year in which it was issued.

Inclement Weather/Illness: There are no refunds available for cancellations due to weather if the seminar itself is not cancelled. In the case of illness, death in the family or other reason, the facility may send another individual to take the place of the current registrant or receive the handout materials; no refund will be issued in these circumstances.

Revised 2/08

Core of Knowledge for Nurses

A 21 hour continuing education course

Day 1:

8:30 a.m. Check In & Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Welcome & Resources - Mandy Smith

9:30 a.m. What It Means to be a Nurse Manager
Deb Kriner, RNC

* What Makes a Good Director of Nursing? Or Nurse Manager?
* Recruitment & Retention of new employees
* Orientation Programs

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Managing An Effective Nursing Budget - Deb Kriner, RNC
The importance of PPDs and how to figure them correctly
What affects PPDs and what doesn't
Banking nursing hours for other uses
Reading a budget correctly
Creative budgeting to gain additional staff
Staffing changes that affect performance and the budget
ODH Survey Staffing tool and how it impacts the budget

12:15 pm Lunch

12:45 pm Hot Topics in Nursing - Clinical stuff -- Deb Kriner, RNC
Anitpsychotic reduction iniative
Antibiotic Stewardship
Infection Control

2:15 pm Break

2:30 pm 'Why in heaven's name am I doing what I am doing?' - Peg Tobin, RN

In this presentation each participant will take a closer look at them self and be able to:
1.Explain your personal ?Why? for what you are doing in a leadership role.
2.Identify your strengths which make it possible for you to be a good leader.
3.Explain the trait that will derail your ability to be a leader.
4.Describe 10 tools to include in your tool kit to help you find personal success in leadership

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Day 2:

8:30 a.m. Check In & Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.

MDS Management
- MDS Accuracy
- MDS Reports
- Medicaid Direct Care Rate Calculation
Overview of the Classification System
ADL Scores and ADL Coding
Resident Interviews
- Managing Medicaid Case Mix
- Managing Medicare Reimbursement

Quality Measures
- Overview of Quality Measure Calculations
o Short Stay vs. Long Stay
o Types of Quality Measures
o Risk Adjustments
o How to read CASPER reports
o Using Quality Measures for Quality Improvement

CMS 5 Star Rating Program
Survey Domain
Staffing Domain
Quality Measure Domain
Overall Rating
Reviewing the Preview Report

Medicare Value Based Purchasing
Overview and Timeline
Rehospitalization Measure
Rate Implication

Current IMPACT Act Measures
Measures Under Consideration
Future Implications

AHCA Quality Initiative
Available Resources
How to Use to be successful in Quality Measures, IMPACT Act, QAPI, etc.

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Day 3:

8:00 a.m. Check In & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Nursing Delegation - Peggy Morrison

Nurse Practice Act and the role of the Ohio Board of Nursing.

Definitions of law as they relate to nursing practice.

Liability and the most common nursing categories related to nursing malpractice.

Rules of delegation.
Responsibility and liability of nursing supervisors.

Mandatory reporting requirements for nursing supervisors.

Category A credit available for this session

9:45 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. Key Regulatory Items - Janet Feldkamp
Ohio's DNR requirements
Advance Directives
HIPAA nursing role
Abuse & Neglect

11:45 a.m. Lunch

12:15 p.m. Workers' Compensation -- Russ Hocutt
Fundamental management practices of working within Ohio's BWC system
Following claims
Managers role with injured workers
Using transitional work
Key tips to preventing most common work-related injuries

1:00 pm Break

1:00 pm Human Resources - Scott Salsbury

Designing an employment application in recognition of nursing facility laws, such as criminal background checks, and discrimination laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act
Conducting reference checks and verifying that an employee is not excluded from any federal health care programs
Best practices for disciplinary action: verbal warning through termination
Attendance policies and staffing concerns
Checking licensure and certification of staff
Implications of the unlicensed care giver
Dealing with typical FMLA issues such as pregnancy leave
Basic pointers on union organization
Current Trends

2:30 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. Quality Assurance & Survey Prep - Shane Craycraft

-Review the current market place and who is demanding quality data -Understand the trends related to recent survey findings -Review CMS Interpretive Guidelines for Surveyor Guidance Review the 4 Components of a QA Program -Identification of Potential Problems- Find the high profile areas that require facility oversight- Stay out of the newspaper!
-Evaluation of circumstances related to Identified problems -Implementation of Interventions or a Corrective Plan -Monitor Effectiveness of your plan
-Avoid the State identified ?Execution Gap.?
-Case Studies

4:30 p.m. Adjourn

Speaker information is not available.
b>Continuing Education Credit:

This program has been approved for 21 hours of continuing education credit for the following:

Ohio Licensed Administrators: This program has been approved for 21 hours (7 each day) of continuing education credit for nurses and nursing home administrators (Ohio BELTSS).

Nurses: Nurses please note any continuing education that has been approved by BELTSS (or any other accredited body) can be accepted by the Ohio Board of Nursing in the State of Ohio. Nurses may use this continuing education to meet their licensure requirements. Please refer to OBN continuing education rules 4723-14-01 thru 4723-14-19.
b>How do I register:


Register for individual days or all three!

Space is limited. Choose one day or all three. Full course registrants will be given priority seating. Register early to assure

Registration Details:

Full Course

It is strongly recommended that participants attend all three sessions. The Core of Knowledge is offered annually. If you cannot attend all three days, please notify the Association office and arrangements will be made for you to make up that day the following time the course is offered. Full course registrants will be given priority seating. Space is limited, register today!

Full course registration fees are per person and cannot be shared. The same individual must attend all three days to qualify for this rate.

Full course registrants can also benefit from these on line registration discounts: if you register 4 or more people at the same time on line, you save an additional 15%.

Members of OHCA, OCAL, OCID:
$399 prior to July 10
$499 July 10and after

Non Members:

$850 prior to July 10
$1060 July 10 and after

Individual Day Rate:

Please note: Online registration & discounts are not available for daily rates. Full course registrants will be given priority seating, individual day registrants will be notified one week prior to the program date if space is not

Members of OHCA, OCAL, OCID:
$150 per day, per person, before July 10
$185 per day, per person, July 10 and after

Non Members

$350 per day, per person, before July 10
$435 per day, per person, July 10 and after