Oktoberfest Long-Term Care Conference

Date(s) - 10/17/2018 - 10/19/2018
All Day
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Hilton Branson Convention Center, Branson, Missouri



The purpose of this intimate conference is to enable long-term care professionals to increase their knowledge and skills to better care for the elderly. Expert speakers will get you recharged while providing the latest information on hot topics in long-term care.

Wednesday, October 17

12 – 12:30 p.m.  Registration

12:30 – 3:45 p.m.
Leadership from the Inside Out
(3 administrative hours, includes 15 minute break)
Speaker: Sharon McGloin, MSOD, MS, CTRS, President and Owner of Experiential Alternatives, Kansas City, Missouri
Who you are as a leader should be no different than who you are as a person. Based on eight areas of mastery, we will explore ways to build your leadership profile and strengthen your unique leadership gifts. Come prepared to participate as the session will be interactive.

3:45 – 4 p.m.  Break

4 – 5:30 p.m.
What’s Happening in the World of Medicare?
(1.5 administrative hours)
Speakers: Suzy Harvey, RN-BC, RAC-CT , Managing Consultant; and Julie Bilyeu, Managing Director, BKD CPAs & Advisors, Springfield, Missouri
This session will provide a refresher of key items administrators should focus on when it comes to their skilled Medicare program and take a look at upcoming changes: overview of the Medicare system, financial benchmarks, items to focus on from a clinical perspective, common problems and how to avoid them, proposed PDPM system, phase III of requirements of participation, and what changes went into effect October 1.

Thursday, October 18

8 – 10 a.m.
Person-centered Staffing: Tricks to Hiring Staff that Stays
(2 administrative hours)
Speaker: Wendy Boren, BS, RN, QIPMO Clinical Educator/Consultant, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of MO, Columbia, Missouri
Tired of turnover? Frustrated by mediocre staffing? Done taking call-ins? Let’s see what we can do to fix that! Every health care sector everywhere in the United States is experiencing a staffing shortage so it’s really important that you get and keep the good ones! This session will focus on how you can do just that. Key discussion points include: understanding the bond between employer and employee, passing the pre-employment test, making face-time with legit interaction, and knowing when to cut ties.
We will focus on orientation programs, follow-up on the floor, and real-time conversations and body language that keep staff engaged and proud to work in your organization.

10 – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 – 12 p.m.
Regulatory Update from the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation
(1.5 administrative hours)
Speaker: Shelly Williamson, Section Administrator, Section for Long-Term Care Regulation, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Jefferson City, Missouri
This session will focus on recent and upcoming regulatory changes that have an impact on long-term care communities. Changes in both state and federal arenas will be discussed.

12 – 1:15 p.m.
Lunch and Roundtable Discussions
(1 administrative hour)
Current hot topics will be provided to discuss over lunch.

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Active Shooter Awareness
1 administrative hours
Speaker: Sgt. Jason Pace, Public Information and Education Officer, Missouri State Highway Patrol-Troop D, Springfield, Missouri

Be prepared for anything… this session will discuss potential internal and external threats to your organization. Previous real life scenarios will help you be better prepared.

2:15 – 2:45 p.m.

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Flow with the Current
1 patient care hour
Speaker: Sandra Reed Wilson, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, Director of Nursing, Crowder College, Neosho, Missouri

Discussion on a variety of topics to help you and your staff stay current on issues affecting your patients and how to provide evidence-based practice.  We will review researching guidelines, studying literature, and staying on top of evidence-based practice while looking at topics faced today such as hospital readmissions and pharmacology.

Friday, October 19

8 – 10 a.m.
Care Plans: Paper Compliance or a Useful Tool
(2 patient care hours)
Speaker: Carol Siem MSN RN BC GNP RAC-CT, QIPMO Clinical Educator, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
What does your care plan say about your community? Do you see individualized care or assembly line care where all care plans look alike. This session will look at how care plans should be the foundation of the care being provided as well as the importance of care plans in resident satisfaction and good survey outcomes.

10 – 1:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Under Pressure
(2 patient care hours)
Speaker: Carol Siem MSN RN BC GNP RAC-CT, QIPMO Clinical Educator, Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
Homes are working to decrease their pressure ulcer numbers but at what cost? Homes need to ensure their recognition of what is pressure and how it is placed on the MDS is not always the same as what is in the chart. This session will compare and contrast the differences to ensure accuracy of the MDS and be prepared for survey.


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