Live In Person Seminars


The Core of Knowledge for Nurses (Winter)

11/30/2021 - 12/2/2021



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The Core of Knowledge for Nurses
November 30, December 1, 2

Location: Quest Conference Center, Columbus

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
* Handouts for that day's programs

*Please note LTC Survey manual and MDS User'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

Location --

Quest Conference Center (new location)
9200 Worthington Road, Westerville, Ohio 43082
Free parking is available at the Conference Center.

Each participant is responsible for his/her own lodging and meal arrangements. We encourage you to make your hotel reservations as early as possible. There are a large number of hotels near the Conference Center. Google hotels on Polaris Parkway for a complete listing.




Location --

Quest Conference Center (new location)
9200 Worthington Road, Westerville, Ohio 43082
Free parking is available at the Conference Center.

Each participant is responsible for his/her own lodging and meal arrangements. We encourage you to make your hotel reservations as early as possible. There are a large number of hotels near the Conference Center. Google hotels on Polaris Parkway for a complete listing.

Day 1: November 30

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
Carri Rejonis, RN, NHA

- 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. Management of Staff - Carri Rejonis, RN, NHA
- Recruitment & Retention
- Orientation Programs
- Medication Aides

12:15 pm Lunch

12:45 pm Hot Topics in Nursing - Clinical -- Carri Rejonis, RN, NHA
- Rehospitalizations
- Antibiotic Stewardship
- Code Status/DNR
- And more!

2:15 pm Break

2:30 pm Workers' Compensation - Rejeana A. Woolum-Napier
- 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

3:15 pm Break

3:30 pm Key Regulatory Items - Janet Feldkamp
- Ohio's DNR requirements
- Advance Directives
- HIPAA nursing role
- Abuse & Neglect

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Day 2: December 1

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

9:00 a.m. Program Begins - Robin Hillier
1. MDS Management
a. MDS Accuracy
b. MDS Staffing and Job Descriptions

2. Medicare Initiatives
a. PDPM Overview
i. Rate Components
ii. MDS and ICD10 Coding and PDPM
iii. PDPM Assessment Schedule
b. IMPACT Act/SNF QRP
i. SNF QRP Measures
ii. Annual Payment Update (APU) Calculation
iii. Threshold reports; Review and Correct Reports; Preview Reports
c. Value Based Purchasing

3. Quality Measures
a. Short Stay vs. Long Stay
b. QM Risk Adjustments
c. QM Calculations
d. CASPER reports
e. Using QMs to improve quality

4. Changes to the 5 Star rating program
a. Survey Domain
b. Staffing Domain
c. QM Domain

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Day 3: December 2

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. Human Resources - Jan Hensel
- 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

11:30 a.m. Lunch

12:00 p.m. '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:
- Explain your personal ?Why? for what you are doing in a leadership role.
- Identify your strengths which make it possible for you to be a good leader.
- Explain the trait that will derail your ability to be a leader.
- Describe 10 tools to include in your tool kit to help you find personal success in leadership

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

Shane Crawcraft is an active member of the Skilled Nursing Facility World. He participates with both OHCA and AHCA at eh state and national levels. Being both a Registered Nurse and a LNHA, he brings a unique and enjoyable perspective to the profession. His presentations hit at the heart of what we must do to provide the best to the residents every day. With more than 20 years of SNF experience, he will provide understanding and insight into the professions.

Janet Feldkamp focuses her practice in the area of health care law, including long-term care survey and certification, state and federal regulation, physician and nurse practice, and fraud and abuse involving hospitals, suppliers, insurers and physicians. She retains active licenses as a registered nurse and a nursing home administrator and has extensive health care experience.

Jan devotes her practice exclusively to the representation of employers in the employment law arena. She consults with employers of all sizes to help them comply with the myriad of State and Federal employment laws that affect the workplace, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family, and Medical Leave Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII, and the Ohio Civil Rights Act. Jan frequently conducts onsite training and seminars to ensure that clients avoid employment pitfalls. She works closely with her clients to help them identify issues before they become problems and solve problems after they arise. She has more than 20 years of experience litigating employment law cases in state and federal courts and representing employers before state and federal enforcement agencies. She has tried cases and presented appeals in state and federal courts throughout Ohio and has represented clients before the Ohio Supreme Court.

Robin L. Hillier is a healthcare executive dedicated to post-acute and long term care. She is a Certified Public Accountant, a State Tested Nursing Assistant, a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, and is Resident Assessment Coordinator Certified and a Master Teacher through the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC). Throughout her career she has been involved in all aspects of facility operations, including ownership roles. She is currently the Director of Reimbursement and Quality Metrics for Welcome Nursing Home in Oberlin, Ohio and President of RLH Consulting, which provides operational and reimbursement consulting to providers of skilled nursing, assisted living and intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Peggy Morrison is a Sr. Risk Manager with AssuredPartners/Risk Management Solutions serving the senior living industry. She provides clinical risk management services to skilled nursing and assisted living centers with a focus on risk identification and mitigation. Peggy has served the senior living industry for 29 years with a specialized focus in clinical risk management. She has served in various roles including as a Director of Nursing, Regional Nurse, V.P. of Clinical Operations and a clinical nursing instructor. Peggy is a graduate of the University of Akron with a MSNA in Nursing Administration.

Carri Rejonis, RN, BSN, LNHA, WCC, TTC
Carri Rejonis, has been in long term care for almost 20 years. She has worked as an LPN, RN, MDS Nurse, Assistant Director of Nursing, Director of nursing and Nursing Home administrator. She is currently the Regional Director of Clinical Compliance and Reimbursement for the Capital Health Care.

Peg Tobin is the President/Owner of Tobin & Associates. She has been a nurse manager, a DON, Regional and Corporate Nurse. In 2018, her firm was awarded a CMS grant to do Leadership Training for Nurse Managers in Ohio. She has published two books and 5 workbooks on Leadership (sold on amazon). Peg is the recipient of the Jane Johnsen 'Women of Vision Award' from Ohio University, the Athena Leadership Award, the PNC 'Women Who Achieve' Profile and the Business Person of the Year and in 2018 Pickerington Humanitarian
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.
Registration is per person, and cannot be shared between different individuals

Full Program
$399 for Member prior to November 16
$499 for Members November 16 and after

$850 for Non-member prior to November 16
$1,60 for Non-members November 16 and after

One Day only:

Members, $150 prior to November 16; $185 November 16 and after
Non Members, $350 prior to November 16; $435 November 17 and after


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