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Nurse Leaders Conference
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 8:00 AM to Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 5:00 PM CDT
Category: Education/Training

November 13-14, 2018

Hilton Garden Inn and Convention Center
3320 S. 9th St.
Salina, KS

Day 1:
Tuesday, November 13th

8:30 AM - 9:00 Morning Registration
This registration will be for those attending the New DON session.

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10 Operational Strategies for the New DON
Louann Lawson, BA, RN, RAC-CT, CIMT; Pathway Health Services
2.0 (A) This dynamic session will provide concrete strategies for the new DON and will cover organizational management, people management, quality of care and regulatory compliance. This program will also provide insight to key resources the DON will want to keep at their fingertips! You will leave with user-friendly tips of the trade.

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Lunch & Afternoon Registration
Lunch will be provided for all and anyone who did not attend the morning session will need to check in.

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Overview of RoP Phase 3 & Strategies for Successful Operationalizing Infection Prevention and Control
Louann Lawson, BA, RN, RAC-CT, CIMT; Pathway Health Services
2.0 (A) Join us for this fast-paced, highly interactive session on user-friendly, realistic strategies for a successful Infection Prevention and Control Program. This engaging session will take you through key process items from systems, assessment process, tracking-- to making sense of your process and also provide overview for Phase 3 of the new regulations. Take this opportunity to prepare yourself and ask questions. 

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM Break

2:45 PM - 4:30 PM Re-Hospitalization Prevention Tips for the Long-Term Care Clinical Leader
Louann Lawson, BA, RN, RAC-CT, CIMT; Pathway Health Services
2.0 (A) Today more than ever, it is crucial for the clinical leader to be actively involved in the systems process to prevent unavoidable hospital re-admissions. Join us for this fast-based, information packed session that will provide key system improvements, clinical readiness and competency preparation and discussion on resources to assist the organization with quality, compliance and the ability to discuss the importance of strategic partnerships for success.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Nurse Leaders Reception
Join this networking reception to enjoy appetizers, drinks and fun!


Day 2:
Wednesday, November 14th 

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Building Nursing Competencies for Post-Acute Care – Learn to Create and Deliver Meaningful Education
Louann Lawson, BA, RN, RAC-CT, CIMT; Pathway Health Services
2.0 (A) Education can be fun and rewarding for the adult learner when it is organized, meaningful, and presented in a way that sticks! Adult learners need to hear it, see it, and do it. Successful outcomes come from good education. This session will provide the participant with five workable strategies for creating a simple but meaningful education session for staff members working in post-acute care.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Lunch will be provided

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Shooting Stars and Deadline Landmines
Susan Chenail RN, CCM, RAC-CT Senior Quality Improvement Analyst; LeadingAge New York
1.5 (A)  2018 proved to be a challenging year with numerous changes from CMS. Staying knowledgeable and organized has never been so important. Missing a deadline can mean scoring a one star in the staffing domain of the Five-Star Quality Rating System. LeadingAge New York offers a suite of easy-to-use technology solutions (a member benefit) that can help members enhance their quality and ratings. This session reviews what was changed in 2018 and what is planned for 2019.

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM Break

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM Stump the Analyst
Susan Chenail RN, CCM, RAC-CT Senior Quality Improvement Analyst; LeadingAge New York
1.0 (A) Open forum for questions and answers regarding:

  • Scenarios using electronic version of individual facility Five-Star Analysis Report
  • Identifying areas to improve that are statistically close to cut points
  • Utilizing a data-driven approach to quality

2:20 PM - 2:30 PM Survey & Adjourn

Louann Lawson, BA, RN, RAC-CT, CIMT; Pathway Health Services
With nearly 40 years of long term and acute care experience, Louann has been an active member in the health continuum. As a registered nurse, Louann has held multiple clinical and leadership positions that provide her with extensive experience to support and to grow clinical teams. As a Pathway Health consultant, Louann is an educator who has successfully trained hundreds of professionals regarding MDS/Medicare/Medicaid processes, clinical quality initiatives, and reimbursement protocols. Louann has spoken across the nation for multiple organizations and takes it upon herself to be an active member of the healthcare community. She is currently the Clinical Reimbursement Team Leader for Pathway Health.

Susan Chenail RN, CCM, RAC-CT Senior Quality Improvement Analyst; LeadingAge New York
Susan serves are the Senior Quality Improvement Analyst for LeadingAge New York and is a registered nurse. She has held directorships in retirement communities engaged as a part of a CCRC and Assisted Living Centers. 20-years experience as a Certified Case Manager with a major focus in Medicare/ Medicaid reimbursement and 12-years experience as an MDS Coordinator and Quality Manager in a SNF, LTC and dedicated Dementia Care Unit, RAC-CT. She is both an experienced presenter and author in long-term care. 


Continuing Education:

This educational event has been approved for up to 10.5 continuing education hours in the core of Administration for Licensed Adult Care Home Administrators, Adult Care Home Operators and Dietitians by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services. Health Occupations and Credentialing approved provider number (LTS A0009).

LeadingAge Kansas is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for 6.5 contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, LPN or LMHT relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number: LT0102-1116.

LeadingAge Kansas has a “print as needed” handout policy for our education. A few days before the conference, a link will be emailed to you, where you can access the handouts. Please be sure your correct email address is submitted on the registration form. Each participant should print out the handouts they need for the sessions they will attend.

LeadingAge Kansas will make reasonable efforts to make our events accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations relating
to a disability, please contact LeadingAge Kansas at (785) 233-7443 at least ten days prior to the event.

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