Education

Upcoming Education provided by NDLTCA, AHCA/NCAL, State or other entitites that have valuable trainings.

 

NDLTCA Education


Survey Success-Avoiding Top Citations! Series
Type of Training: Virtual 12 month training
Date:  First Tuesday of every month. 
Content:  This 12-month webinar series reviews nursing home survey trends and top deficiencies cited with an emphasis on understanding and applying the Interpretive guidance to avoid similar tags.
More Information/Register: CLICK HERE

 

Deep Dive Into Federal Regulations in a Year
Type of Training: Virtual 12 month training
Date:  Second Tuesday of every month at 1:30 PM CST 
Content:  
This series is designed for those new to the longterm care industry or for those who would like a more comprehensive understanding of the federal regulatory requirements. Over the course of 12 monthly sessions, this series will provide a deep dive into learning about key federal regulations for long term care facilities. Resident rights, abuse/neglect/exploitation, admission/transfer/discharge, Resident assessment, comprehensive resident centered care plan, quality of life, quality of care, physician services, nursing services, behavioral health, pharmacy services, lab/radiology/diagnostic services, dental services, food/nutrition services, specialized rehab services, administration, QAPI, Infection Control, Compliance and ethics program, physical environment, and training requirements regulations and Interpretive guidance will be covered.
Target Audience:  Nursing Home Administrators, Director of Nursing,Nursing Leadership, Facility Department Managers, RAI Coordinator, QA Director.
More Information/Register: Registration Coming Soon!

 

Mission Possible SNF Department Head Briefing
Type of Training: Virtual 12 month training
Date:  Fourth Tuesday of every month at 1:30 PM CST 
Content:  
This monthly series will address essential functions, quality care and department-specific management functions for department heads with sessions specific for Administrators, DONs, Housekeeping, Social Services, Activities, Dietary, Maintenance and Therapy. Topics will include deptartment-specific considerations for infection control, survey preparedness, role in meetings, IDT systems integration, MDS supportive documentation, care planning, driving QMs, employee satisfaction and customer service. This series is ideal for new or seasoned department heads with recordings available for ongoing access on-demand to these
essential lessons on the building blocks of SNF/LTC operational success.
Target Audience:  LTC facility department heads including, but not limited to Social Services, Activities, Dietary, Maintenance, Housekeeping, Business Office, Therapy, DON and Administrator
More Information/Register: Registration Coming Soon!

 

AHCA/NCAL Education

Program Booklet 


Building Trust: A Strategy to Improve Patient Safety, Staff Wellbeing & Vaccine Uptake in Long Term Care.
Type of Training: Virtual
Date: On-demand
Location: Webinar
Cost: Free!
Content: The pace of change and uncertainty that facilities have faced since the beginning of the pandemic, including an unprecedented workforce crisis, has been overwhelming, resulting in a growing distrust with all aspects of health care that has affected our interactions with one another,” said Dr. David Gifford, Chief Medical Officer at AHCA/NCAL, and board-certified gerontologist. “What is exciting about our new course is that it really addresses this issue of trust. Trust building creates this essential foundation for facilities and their teams to adapt and thrive in times of continuous change, which ultimately leads to a stronger operation that allows for further improvements in care and outcomes. 

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Mindfulness-Improving Staff Resiliency and Retention: An Action Plan that Works
Type of Training: Virtual
Date: On-demand
Location: Webinar
Cost: $199.00 for AHCA/NCAL Members, $249 for non-members
Content: Working in post acute and long term care is incredibly rewarding. It is also stressful due to the demands and pressures that are faced on a daily basis. The workforce crisis and COVID-19 have exacerbated this stress creating even more challenges for those who work in long term care. This course is aimed at reinvigorating your passion for long term care by providing you with tools and resources you can immediately use to decrease your perceived stress levels and help your team members do the same to aid with staff retention. Self-care is essential and is the key to self-managing stressful situations. If you are not taking care of yourself first, how can you be expected to take care of others? It is time to put yourself first!  Mindfulness-based stress reduction learned in this training can help put self-care back into your daily routine and support you in doing what you do best. 

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Mindfulness-ISelf-Care: The Secret to Surviving
Type of Training: Virtual
Date: On-demand
Location: Webinar
Cost: $25.00 for AHCA/NCAL Members, $65 for non-members
Content: an abbreviated course meant for frontline staff struggling with daily work and life stresses. The session includes an interactive quiz to help individuals measure their stress levels followed by strategies that can be individualized to cope with that stress. Managers and supervisors are encouraged to make this course available to staff members experiencing stress and to use it as preventative tool to help employees cope with stress.

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Revenue Cycle Management Academy
Type of Training: Virtual
Date: On-demand
Location: Webinar
Cost: $350.00 for AHCA/NCAL Members, $650 for non-members
Content: The American Health Care Association’s Revenue Cycle ManagementAcademy is an educational training to provide the information andtools necessary for all skilled nursing provider facilities to understandand implement systems that lead to high-functioning RCM teams.
More Information/Register: Click here

 

PHI Coaching Supervision
Type of Training: Virtual
Date: On-demand
Location: Webinar
Cost: $350.00
Content: In partnership with PHI, ahcancalED has launched a new online training titled PHI Coaching Supervision®. This five-module course is designed for all assisted living, skilled nursing and ID/DD staff with supervisory responsibilities including nurse supervisors, department heads, and service delivery coordinators. Administrators, executive directors and DONs will also benefit from this course by helping them become better coaches for their supervisory staff members.
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HealthCare Interactive’s CARES® Serious Mental Illness™ Online Training Program
Type of Training: Virtual
Date: On-demand
Location: Webinar
Cost: The cost of the training is $99 per individual and all AHCA/NCAL members receive 15% off that price when they use promo code AHCA15 at checkout.
Content: HealthCare Interactive’s CARES® Serious Mental Illness™ Online Training Program focuses on how caregivers can develop care strategies for those with serious mental illness and how it differs from dementia. The program dives into schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, major depression, PTSD, borderline personality, and general psychosis, and provides helpful strategies for caring for people living with a serious mental illness to become their best selves.
More Information/Register: Click here

 

High-Intensity Physical Rehabilitation In Medically Complex Populations (Discount Promotion)
Type of Training: Virtual
Date: On-demand
Location: Webinar
Time:
Cost: Discounted Rate offered now - April 30th! $300 for members and non-members.
Content: The American Health Care Association and the University of Colorado (CU) RESTORE Team are pleased to offer High-Intensity Physical Rehabilitation In Medically Complex Populations.Many older adults are at risk for functional decline due to underlying medical complexity, as well as deconditioning following a bout of inpatient care. This course will present an evidence-based approach for the implementation of a high-intensity progressive rehabilitation paradigm, offered as an evolution of current, lower intensity post-acute treatment approaches to address this constellation of needs. Rehabilitation professionals (Physical Therapist & Physical Therapist Assistant; Occupational Therapist & Occupational Therapy Assistant) will have access to an interactive multimedia learning experience including responsive, self-paced presentation of foundational concepts, simulated case scenarios, and a moderated discussion environment for learning with fellow clinicians - all informed by the latest learning science and innovative technology.
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AHCA/NCAL Person-Centered Care in a PDPM World
Type of Training: Virtual
Date: On-demand
Location: Webinar
Time:
Cost: see brochure
Content: This four-module course is designed to improve person-centered care for post-acute care (short stay) residents under the PDPM payment system.  Since the PDPM model was a wholesale shift in payment and delivery, initial training mechanisms focused on the new system components. Now that those immediate change needs have been adopted, education and training on best practices for implementing person-centered care should be reviewed to fully adopt CMS’s vision for the PDPM model. This course will define person-centered care and show how it is a key feature in PDPM and when implemented can improve care practices that lead to better patient outcomes.
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AHCA Requirements of Participation eCompetencies (in partnership with Healthcare Academy)
Type of Training: Virtual
Date: On-demand
Location: Webinar
Time:
Cost: see brochure
Content: This training is designed specifically to help skilled nursing facilities comply with F-Tag 726 under CMS’ Requirements of Participation (ROP). This program offers an extensive library of evidence-based skills checklists that allow evaluators to assess and document staff skills in real time.  Videos are included to aid in skill progression and remediation. AHCA’s ROP eCompetenciesTM is a comprehensive competency tool that is inter-disciplinary and relevant to all skilled nursing facility staff.
More Information/Register: Click here.
If you have questions, please call Healthcare Academy at 866-323-4169 or email at ahcasales@healthcareacademy.com.

 

AHCA Infection Control Certificate Program (in partnership with Healthcare Academy)
Type of Training:
Virtual
Date: On-demand
Location: Webinar
Time:
Cost: see brochure
Content:  This program features five eLearning modules and five eCompetenciesTM focused on infection control and is designed for both skilled nursing and assisted living facility staff.
More Information/Register: Click here.
f you have questions, please call Healthcare Academy at 866-323-4169 or email at ahcasales@healthcareacademy.com.

 

AHCA/NCAL Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPCO Version 2)
Type of Training:
ONLINE
Date: Online when it works for you
Time: N/A
Cost: $450 members
Content: NDLTCA/AHCA is pleased to offer a specialized training for healthcare professionals who desire to serve as Infection Preventionists (IPs) as established in the CMS Reform of Requirements of Participation for Long Term Care Facilities (required by November 2019). Through this program, individuals will be specially trained to effectively implement and manage Infection Prevention and Control Program in a nursing facility.
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AHCA/NCAL: Gero Nurse Prep Course
Type of Training: ONLINE
Date: Online when it works for you
Time: N/A
Cost: $690
Content: Gero Nurse Prep is an online training course designed to prepare RNs who care for elders to attain board certification in Gerontological Nursing (RN-BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This course equips RNs with a broad array of clinical knowledge, skills and competencies that are tested on the ANCC certification exam and essential for quality gerontological nursing practice and leadership of elder care teams.
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AHCA/NCAL: Water Management Training
Type of Training: ONLINE
Date: Online when it works for you
Time: N/A
Cost: $25 for Members; $65 for Non-Members
Content: Skilled nursing and assisted living centers provide care for vulnerable people who can become critically ill when steps are not taken to reduce the risk of waterborne diseases such as Legionnaire's. Effective water management programs are mandated for nursing facilities by CMS and highly recommended for assisted living facilities by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a best practice.
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Other Education


Wheelchair Seating & Positioning Techniques to Promote Engagement in Long-Term Care
Type of Training: Online
Date: November 29, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00PM CST 
Cost: N/A
Content: 
The first course will provide the basic clinical information needed to evaluate clients for seating and positioning needs within a long-term care setting. We’ll discuss clinical information on the evaluation, recommendations, and strategies for working with limited inventory and strategies for advocating for patients.
More Information/Register: CLICK HERE

 

Understanding & Early Detection of Pressure-Related Seating Injuries
Type of Training: Online
Date: December 13, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00PM CST 
Cost: N/A
Content: 
Learn the vital role of skin care assessments and the intrinsic and extrinsic factors of pressure injury. Participants will gain insight into preventing pressure injuries through seating and positioning techniques and learn to recognize all stages of pressure injury development.
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Consequences of Prolonged Bed Rest for the Elderly & the Role of Seating & Positioning
Type of Training: Online
Date: December 20, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00PM CST 
Cost: N/A
Content: 
This course will provide clinical information regarding the effects of prolonged bed rest on the elderly. We’ll examine the impact on cardiovascular, digestive, musculoskeletal, and pulmonary systems. Learn how to perform a seating evaluation for elderly clients to get them out of bed, avoid complications, and engage them in everyday living tasks to improve their quality of life. We’ll discuss clinical information on the evaluation, recommendations, and strategies for working with limited inventory and strategies for advocating for patients.
More Information/Register: CLICK HERE

 

Alzheimer's Association Events
Type of Training: Online
Date: Multiple dates in October
Time: Check the flyer to see the dates and trainings.
Cost: N/A
Content: Best Practices in Dementia Care, Living with Alzheimers: For Caregivers,  and Dementia Conversations
More Information/Register: Community Public Education Click Here and Professional Public Education Click Here.

 

CMS On-Demand Trainings & Nursing Home Resources
Type of Training: Online
Date: On-Demand
Time: N/A
Cost: Free
Content: This is training for all employees at your facilities, from managers to front line health care workers on the importance of INFECTION CONTROL.
More Information/Register: Click Here

 

Please email Peggy Krikava at peggy@ndltca.org or Mirranda Gross at mirranda@ndltca.org to cancel your registration or if you have a substitution at a NDLTCA sponsored conferences.
Failure to do so may result ineligibility for any refunds. Review NDLTCA's Conference Policies if you have any questions regarding how we handle pre-registration, payments, refunds, credit cards, or storms.