Live In Person Seminars

The Core of Knowledge for Nurses

7/9/2024 - 7/11/2024

The Core of Knowledge for Nurses
July 9, 10, 11, 2024

Location: Ohio Health Care Association, 9200 Worthington Rd Westerville, OH 43082

Let's 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!

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
9200 Worthington Road, 4th Floor Westerville, Ohio 43082
Free parking is available

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 OHCA's office. Google hotels on Polaris Parkway for a complete listing.

Location --

Ohio Health Care Association
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:

8:30 a.m. Check In & Coffee

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 (included)

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
- Manager's 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 -
- Ohio's DNR requirements
- Advance Directives
- HIPAA nursing role
- Abuse & Neglect

5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Day 2:

8:30 a.m. Check In & Coffee

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
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:

8:00 a.m. Check In & Coffee

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 (included)

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 themselves 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.

Jan Hensel 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
Carri Rejonis has over 20 years of long-term career experience. She started as a nursing assistant in 2001 working in the areas of traditional long-term care with a specialty in memory care. She continued her education at Belmont College completing the Licensed Practical Nursing program in 2005 and immediately transitioned into the associate degree nursing program at West Virgina Northern Community College. She continued her education at West Liberty University graduating with a bachelor?s degree in science and nursing. Over the past 20 years she has continued to grow in long-term care. She has been wound care certified for over 7 years and is also a licensed nursing home administrator. She has over 12 years combined upper-level management experience and 8 years of long-term care consulting in multiple facilities. She is currently an executive consultant for Focused Foundations LLC and specializes in education, quality measures, staffing, direct care nursing management and survey readiness and preparation.

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
$499 for Member prior to June 24
$539 for Members June 24 and after

$699 for Non-member prior to June 24
$839 for Non-members June 24 and after

One Day only:

Members, $239 prior to June 24; $279 June 24 and after
Non Members, $339 prior to June 24; $379 June 24 and after
Stay Informed.pdf
Need CE'S.pdf
Agenda Day 1 & 2.pdf
Agenda Day 3.pdf
Day 1 A-Welcome & Resources.pdf
Day 1 B-Nurse Manager.pdf
Day 1 C-Nurse Manager's Role in Staffing.pdf
Day 1 D-Workers' Compensation.pdf
Day 1 E-Key Regulatory Items-Smith.pdf
Day 2-All Things MDS Related-Hillier.pdf
Day 3 A -Nursing Delegation- Morrison.pdf
Day 3 B-Human Resources-Hensel.pdf
Day 3 C-Why Am I Doing This-Tobin.pdf
Day 3 D-Quality Assurance & Survey Prep-Craycraft.pdf

With Support from OHCA Champion Partners