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July 2020

Hybrid Online Basic Nursing Assistant Training – Lincoln

July 13 - August 28
Nebraska Health Care Learning Center (NHCLC), 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States
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This course is a blend of online coursework and in-person clinical and skills education designed to train the beginning nursing assistant to provide safe, effective, and caring services. Students have access to the online content 24 hours a day and learn through a combination of lectures and video instruction. Ebook is provided. Quarterly scholarships are available. Limited to eight students due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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August 2020

Basic Nursing Assistant Training – Lincoln – Class Limit Reached

August 3 - August 19
Nebraska Health Care Learning Center (NHCLC), 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States
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This course is designed to train the beginning nursing assistant to provide safe, effective, and caring services to the patients of any health care setting. Times may vary. Quarterly scholarships are available. Limited to only 8 students due to COVID-19.

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WEBINAR: PDPM Master Class: PDPM Quality Assurance and Outcomes Tracking

August 4 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
NHCA, 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States

This session of the PDPM Master Class Series will focus on critical patient outcomes monitoring and recommended measures of quality assurance for PDPM. A review of Key Performance Indicators and strategies for data collection, monitoring, and applying outcome measures to drive continual quality assurance will be discussed. Examples of business intelligence reporting and implications for operations will be included.

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Medication/Nurse Aide Testing – Lincoln Capacity Reached

August 7
Nebraska Health Care Learning Center (NHCLC), 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States

Testing Time:  10:00 a.m. CT

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WEBINAR: Lethal Plans: When Older Adults Turn to Suicide in Long-Term Care

August 7 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar Online, 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States

This training will discuss why older Americans are thinking about taking their life while in long-term care settings. We will review the warning signs of suicide. Learn how to ask the question about suicide in a compassionate manner and discuss who to contact and what to do if the resident needs additional intervention. Local and national resources will be provided so you are prepared.

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Medication/Nurse Aide Testing – Lincoln Capacity Reached

August 8
Nebraska Health Care Learning Center (NHCLC), 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States

Testing Time:  8:00 a.m. CT

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WEBINAR: Putting Volunteers at the Center

August 14 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar Online, 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States

This presentation will engage volunteer managers in discussion around the empowerment of volunteers in their hospice. We all know of the five percent requirement which mandates volunteers. Do we approach the volunteer program as a necessary evil, or as a key way to provide quality care and elevate our mission to improve the end-of-life experience for patients and their families? We will identify the challenges, the opportunities, and the relational approach that maximizes the volunteer, the program, and the entire organization.

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Medication Aide Training – Lincoln – Evening Class

August 17 - August 28
Nebraska Health Care Learning Center (NHCLC), 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States
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This program is designed to prepare the participant to meet the requirements of the Medication Aide Act and to assume the role and responsibilities of a medication aide. The program is intended for the medication aide in an assisted living facility, nursing facility, or intermediate care facility for people with intellectual disabilities. It can be used to train medication aides in other settings. Limited to only 8 students due to COVID-19.

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WEBINAR: 5-Star Insights: 5-Star QMs: Antipsychotic Use

August 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
NHCA, 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States

This session will review the antipsychotics quality measures that impact the Quality Measure component of the Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Rating System. During the session, we will review how these measures are calculated and how they impact your overall Five-Star Quality Rating. The session will focus on best practices for reducing antipsychotic medications and chemical restraints in your facility and how to improve these measures using a QAPI framework with emphasis on reduction of common MDS coding errors and implementation of a facility specific Five-Star road map action plan. Sample tools will be shared for driving and sustaining antipsychotic reduction efforts.

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Webinar: Legislative Wrap-up

August 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar Online, 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States
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NHCA Advocacy Coordinator Ashlee Fish reviews the accomplishments of this unique Legislative Session. Learn what you can do during the Legislative Interim and ask questions.

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WEBINAR: Activity Director Refresher Six-Month Series (3 of 6) – Bullies in the Older Adult Care Setting

August 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Webinar Online, 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States

Bullying in older adult care settings across the nation has become a concern for all care givers. It is more common than we may expect and even the most critical eye may miss this behavior. We must always ask ourselves: Is this behavior related to the dementia disease process? Is it just this person’s personality? Am I being too sensitive?

How can caregivers and leadership teams educate and empower themselves to recognize bullying? How can caregivers and leadership teams intervene while protecting the rights of all older adults and maintain dignity and safety? Come to this session to learn how to address bullying in a confident and effective manner.

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Medication/Nurse Aide Testing – Lincoln

August 22
Nebraska Health Care Learning Center (NHCLC), 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States

Testing Time:  8:00 a.m. CT

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Medication Aide Training – Gering

August 24 - September 4
Heritage Estates, 2325 Lodge Drive
Gering, NE 69341 United States
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This program is designed to prepare the participant to meet the requirements of the Medication Aide Act and to assume the role and responsibilities of a medication aide. The program is intended for the medication aide in an assisted living facility, nursing facility, or intermediate care facility for people with intellectual disabilities. It can be used to train medication aides in other settings. Limited to only 8 students due to COVID-19.

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Medication/Nurse Aide Testing – Lincoln

August 29
Nebraska Health Care Learning Center (NHCLC), 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States

Testing Time:  8:00 a.m. CT

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September 2020

WEBINAR: PDPM Master Class: Addressing PDPM Medical Review Risks in the SNF Compliance and Ethics Work Plan

September 1 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
NHCA, 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States

This session of the PDPM Master Class Series will focus on PDPM Medical Review risks for providers and key strategies to address those risks in the Compliance and Ethics Work Plan. The webinar will emphasize risks related to supporting daily skilled services, medical necessity, MDS coding decisions impacting reimbursement (e.g. modified diets, NTA items, etc.), therapy service provision patterns including the volume and mode of treatment, and justifying functional patient outcomes. Strategies for driving ethical practice and facility compliance through a targeted work plan that addresses Medical Review risks will be emphasized.

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WEBINAR: Motivating Employees: It’s Not What You Think

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar Online, 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States

Motivating staff isn’t as hard as you think. When you understand what motivates staff, you can take steps to get them performing at a higher level. By focusing on what really motivates people, supervisors can refocus their efforts on what really matters. Whether it’s an individual, a team, or an organization, Colby will give you the tools to diagnose engagement problems and take steps to re-engage staff at a higher level.

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WEBINAR: 5-Star Insights: 5-Star QMs: Re-Hospitalizations, ER Visits, Successful Return to Community

September 16 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
NHCA, 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States

This session will review discharge to community, hospital readmissions, and emergency room visit quality measures that impact the Quality Measure component of the Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Quality Rating System. During the session, we will review how these measures are calculated and how they impact your overall Five-Star Quality Rating. The session will focus on best practices for decreasing unplanned discharges, emergency room visits, and return to hospital visits in short-term stay residents and improve your quality measures using a QAPI framework with emphasis on reduction of common MDS coding errors and implementation of a facility specific Five-Star road map action plan. Sample tools will be shared for driving and sustaining Five-Star Quality.

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WEBINAR: Brain Injury: The Invisible Injury in the Aging Population

September 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar Online, 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has termed traumatic brain injury (TBI) the “silent epidemic.” Within this silent epidemic, there is a seemingly silent population; older adults with TBI. Finding age-appropriate care for the elderly patients with TBI is sparse. This presentation will begin the conversation about the importance of recognizing and managing the invisible injury, brain injury. We will also discuss the importance of brain injury prevention starting with fall prevention techniques.

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LPN IV Therapy and Basic Skills Course

September 29 - September 30
Vetter Family Learning Center, 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States
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There are new state regulations that require all licensed practical nurses to complete an IV therapy eight-hour didactic course prior to Aug. 24, 2022. All LPNs must complete the training to maintain an active Nebraska license, regardless of whether they will be performing IV therapy in their work setting. This course meets the didactic portion of the new requirement and counts toward the annual continuing education requirement for an LPN license. LPNs who have been previously licensed as LPN‑Cs or graduated after May 1, 2016, have already fulfilled the new requirements and do not need to complete the didactic and skills training.

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WEBINAR: Activity Director Refresher Six-Month Series (4 of 6) – Providing Activity-Focused Care

September 29 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Webinar Online, 1200 Libra Drive, Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 United States

With the implementation of the Requirements of Participation, it’s more important than ever to provide quality activities based upon person-centered preferences. Activities cannot be designed as one size fits all’ or a ‘program.’ They must be developed as an approach that encompasses a team culture with creative and innovative activities, which are, adapted to meet or enhance individual abilities for quality of life. Quality engagements and interactions are the heart and soul of activity-focused care. Not only activity staff, but caregivers and volunteers need to know each person’s life story in order to engage and communicate in a meaningful manner. Come to this session to experience activity-focused care and what meaningful engagement means to each individual.

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