Wednesday, June 21, 2017

7 am  7 pm – Registration and Information Desk Open

2 3:30 pm Optional Event

2 - 3:30 pm

The AADNS Board of Directors invites you to participate in a roundtable discussion with them and other nurse leaders. Come prepared with your thoughts on how AADNS can support you and advance the profession of long-term and post-acute care nursing. Board members will facilitate these group discussions to gather information and to align their goals with yours.

This event is open to all interested conference attendees, but space is limited.

4  5:30 pm – Welcome and Opening Keynote

4 - 5:30 pm

Mark Crowley

In these highly competitive times, what every leader wants and needs is for their people to be truly engaged. They’re seeking exceptional employee commitment, initiative, and sustainably high performance. Mark has spent his 25+ year career answering the question: “What happens inside of people to make them committed to doing extraordinary work?” And his mission is to share the answer with as many leaders as he can.

What Mark learned first-hand is that highly effective leaders aren’t hyper-focused on execution and hitting numbers. Instead, they’re determined to help their people grow, contribute, excel, and maximize their potential. What his “Leader of the Year” performance proved is that highly supported employees instinctively reward their leaders with uncommon achievement and loyalty.

Most of the ways organizations drive engagement are failing because they don't have a disciplined approach to managing the emotional side of work. In a compelling and wonderfully researched presentation, Mark will show you how to become that leader. He will teach you how to identify the potential hidden in your employees and, more importantly, give you the proven ways to unlocking it.

Twenty-first century workers need and expect much more than a paycheck in exchange for their committed work. Mark will leave you knowing what those things are, and why your own performance as managers will soar once you do.

5:30 – 7:30 pm – Opening Reception with Tabletop Exhibitors

5:30 - 7:30 pm

After an inspiring opening keynote, grab a bite, mingle with your friends, and meet some new ones at this not-to-be-missed celebration.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

8 am  5:30 pm – Registration and Information Desk Open

8  9 am – Breakfast

 9 am – Product Theater Breakfast

8 - 9 am

Kelli Musick, Pharm D | LTC Consultant Pharmacist

Is your staff diagnosing PBA correctly? This treatable disease is oftentimes confused with depression or dementia. Come to this product theater to make sure your facility staff members are not making the same mistake. PBA occurs secondary to a variety of otherwise unrelated neurologic conditions and is characterized by uncontrollable, involuntary, sudden, and frequent episodes of laughing and/or crying. PBA is a disorder of disinhibition of emotional expression and distinct from psychiatric disorders in which feeling can lead to laughing or crying.

This session is not eligible for CE credit.

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9  10:30am – General Session

9 - 10:30 am

Janet Feldkamp, RN, BSN, LNHA, JD, CHC

In this session, you’ll explore new information and potential action items regarding survey and certification protocol and requirements, including recent and proposed changes. CMS and state agencies frequently re-adjust their focus regarding procedures and processes for surveys. The Office of Inspector General’s annual work plan provides information on current focuses, and understanding the importance of compliance is imperative for good leaders. Also, discussion will include other areas such as emergency preparedness, HIPAA, and other hot topics for nursing facilities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain knowledge regarding current regulatory requirements and challenges for post-acute care facilities, including new transmittals, guidance, and other issuances from CMS
  • Comprehend the need for addressing facility challenges facing the post-acute care industry
  • Analyze the impact of the Office of Inspector General’s work plan on post-acute care providers and multiple agencies’ focus on fraud enforcement and prevention

10:30 – 11 am – Refreshment Break with Tabletop Exhibitors

11 am – 12:30 pm – Breakout Sessions

11 am – 12:30 pm

Daniel J. Sheridan, PhD, RN, FNE-A, SANE-A, FAAN

While physical and sexual assault of a resident or an employee within a facility is relatively rare, when it occurs or is suspected of occurring, facility staff have an obligation to promptly notify local law enforcement, usually by calling 911. Most often, the police officers who initially respond will be in uniform and armed, which can be unsettling to residents and staff. In this session, participants will learn tips on how to improve communication between facility staff and police; what information can (and should) be shared with police to be HIPPA-compliant; and how to document a police presence in facility records.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what information to have on hand when making the initial call to 911 and who can or should be dialing 911
  • Identify who would be the most appropriate person(s) to speak with police officers when they arrive
  • Review the types of HIPPA-compliant information that can be shared with the police and what information the police cannot have without following appropriate release–of-information processes
  • Learn how and where to document in facility records whether and how law enforcement responded to a 911 call

11 am – 12:30 pm

Kim Warchol

There is a high number of short-term and long-term stay residents who have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia as a primary or secondary diagnosis, and the number is growing. Throughout the years, the quality outcomes associated with dementia care have been poor. CMS has introduced new rules and regulations focused on raising the standards for dementia care, including the new Dementia Focused Survey and aspects of the Mega Rule. Both include a focus on delivering “person-centered, strength-based dementia care” as a means to achieving better outcomes. Care must be delivered by dementia-competent staff and within a supportive system and operation, in order to achieve quality outcomes, such as a reduction in antipsychotics. The speaker will describe strategies to improve staff training, resident assessment, care interventions, and programming to successfully deliver “person-centered, strength-based dementia care,” and will highlight the use of this dementia care approach as a means to facilitating positive behavior responses as an alternative to antipsychotics.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine new rules, regulations and initiatives focused on improving the quality of dementia care, including the Dementia Focused Survey and components of the Mega Rule
  • Describe “person-centered, strength based dementia care,” a cornerstone of quality dementia care initiatives
  • Identify strategies to improve staff training, resident assessments, interventions, and programming that enables delivery of “person-centered, strength-based dementia care” designed to achieve quality initiatives, such as a reduction in antipsychotics

11 am – 12:30 pm

Jill Shutes, MSN, GNP-BC, DNP-C and and Sara Hamm, RN, BSN, MS, FACDONA, CDP

Join the speakers for an informative session about preventing rehospitalizations among older adults. Topics covered will include the psychological impacts to residents, including relocation stress syndrome and other side effects; national rehospitalization statistics and costs; and recent research and predictors of rehospitalizations. Successful interventions will be discussed, such as recognition of the core reason for readmission; dedicated RN nurse navigator, specialty medical directors, staffing considerations, the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration, and training and education to meet clinical needs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the significant psychological impacts of relocations on residents
  • Learn the enormous financial costs associated with hospital readmissions
  • Discover predictors of rehospitalizations
  • Examine successful intervention strategies to prevent hospitalizations

12:30 – 1:30 pm – Lunch

12:45 – 1:25 pm – Product Theater Lunch

12:45 - 1:25 pm

This lecture will discuss treatment options for patients with deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, and how they can reduce the risk of recurrent thrombotic events.

This session is not eligible for CE credit.

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1:30 – 3 pm – General Session

1:30 - 3 pm

Evan Shulman, CMS

CMS representatives from the survey and certification division and the quality measurement group will share valuable information about the current national initiatives that affect the everyday care of nursing home residents and their staff. CMS representatives will cover topics such as the 2017 new survey process, payroll-based journal, and important survey and compliance initiatives such as the implementation of Phase 2 of the requirements for participation for LTC facilities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the new survey process that becomes effective November 28, 2017
  • Review the Phase 2 requirements of participation for nursing facilities
  • Provide an update on the payroll-based journal program

3 – 3:30 pm – Refreshment Break with Tabletop Exhibitors

3:30 – 5 pm – Breakout Sessions

3:30 – 5 pm

Amy Franklin, RN, RAC-MT, DNS-CT, QCP-MT

The countdown has started for new emergency preparedness and facility assessment requirements, effective November 2017—and it’s time to get your facility ready. Participants will focus on the pieces of the new regulation that most impact the nurse leader, identifying what the nurse leader needs to do now to prepare for the looming deadlines. At the end of this session, you will be able to identify gaps in your facility’s current plans and assessment processes so that you can facilitate a smooth transition in advance of going “live.”

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe three key elements of your facility’s resident population and how these will be applied to sufficient staffing requirements, specifically competencies and skill sets, for purposes of the facility assessment
  • Identify similarities and overlap between the facility assessment and emergency preparedness requirements
  • Recognize and prioritize the gaps in your facility’s assessment and emergency preparedness plans, policies, and procedures that need to be resolved before the deadline
  • Describe the “all-hazards approach” as it relates to emergency preparedness and facility assessment requirements

3:30 – 5 pm

Diana Wilks, CNHA, FACHCA and Pam O’Rourke, BSN, RN-BC, CNHA, CPHRM, CHC, FACHCA

The nurse leader of today must have a savvy business mind and be a strong advocate for clinical objectives and the importance of representation for boardroom decisions. Boardroom decisions can greatly impact nursing department teams and the delivery of care to the residents. Knowing how to build strong business cases that are financially sound and convincing for achieving optimal staffing and positive care outcomes is an essential skill for the nurse leader. As a DNS, your teams provide compassionate care for your residents, but putting that care into actionable, approved, business decisions can be tough in a corporate environment. This panel session, presented from the perspective of practicing facility leaders, will provide practical insight on how to create winning business cases.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the types of business cases the nurse leader should contribute to or develop
  • Explain the nuts and bolts of a business case development process and presentation
  • Provide examples of how collaboration between the CEO and the nurse leader effectively resulted in improved nursing systems and care outcomes

3:30 – 5 pm

Daniel J. Sheridan, PhD, RN, FNE-A, SANE-A, FAAN

In this session, participants will learn what would trigger the need for an internal investigation of possible abuse, neglect or significant unexplained injury. You will also learn the elements needed to conduct a thorough, competent, fact-based, and unbiased internal investigation of known or suspected abuse and neglect. These same elements are crucial when investigating unexplained injuries. In addition, participants will learn simple strategies to develop forensically trained registered nurses from within a facility’s personnel pool. The speaker will highlight the importance of timely investigations that include written, injury map, and photographic documentation within a resident’s medical record. Tips on easily performed basic evidence collection and preservation will be presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify elements needed to conduct thorough, fact-based internal investigations of known or suspected abuse and neglect or unexplained significant injuries
  • Identify and train nursing and support staff to be champions around preventing abuse and neglect of vulnerable individuals
  • Apply the principles of forensic documentation, including photography, into health record documentation

5 – 6 pm – Happy Hour with Tabletop Exhibitors

Friday, June 23, 2017

7:30 am – 2:30 pm – Registration and Information Desk Open

7:30 – 8:30 am – Breakfast

7:30 – 8:30 am – Product Theater Breakfast

7:30 – 8:30 am

Sunovion Clinical Expert

Please join us for a promotional, non CME program featuring Aptiom™(eslicarbazepine acetate,) where we will review and discuss the efficacy, safety, and tolerability data for Aptiom™, a treatment option for partial onset seizures as monotherapy or adjunctive therapy.

This session is not eligible for CE.

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8:30 – 10 am  General Session

8:30 – 10 am

Diane Vaughn, RN, C-DONA/LTC, LNHA

If your facility is surveyed under either QIS or the Traditional survey process, that is about to change! CMS is merging these two survey methods into one standard survey process for all facilities in all states. Are you ready? This session is designed to provide the most current update on the new SNF regulatory survey process, which is being implemented by CMS in November 2017. We will discuss the known information along with strategies that focus on a successful transition to the new process. Gain insight into how you can take steps to prepare your teams and understand the new system. Don’t let poor planning impact your facility’s Five-Star Ratings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the most current information on the new survey process
  • Implement strategies for successful survey outcomes
  • Celebrate your Five Star designation

10 – 10:15 am – Break

10:15 – 11:45 am – Breakout Sessions

10:15 – 11:45 am

Amy Stewart, RN, RAC-MT, DNS-CT, QCP- MT

Today’s nurse leader is an agent of change, responsible for providing the clinical team with a clear vision of upcoming changes. And for the nurse leader, fall of 2017 will be full of changes! There’s a lot to start preparing for, with the implementation of Phase 2 of the Mega Rule due November 28; a new survey process set to rollout; the planned realignment of the F-tags; and anticipated updates to the interpretive guidelines in the State Operations Manual Appendix PP. Follow this session, you will be prepared for implementation of Phase 2 with practical strategies to ensure that your facility is ready to meet the new host of requirements prior to the new survey process and F-tag alignment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify Phase 2 regulatory changes that will require policy development and/or revisions as of November 28, 2017, including drug regimen review, antibiotic stewardship, and more
  • Develop a training plan to educate the interdisciplinary team about the upcoming changes, explaining how specific changes will impact current protocol
  • Understand the required facility assessment, specifically which regulations are impacted by the results of this assessment

10:15 – 11:45 am

Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc

Of the nearly 1.4 million Americans admitted to nursing homes each year, more than 50% will receive antibiotics. An estimated 40%to 75% of these antibiotics are inappropriately prescribed. Inappropriate antibiotic use clearly causes harm! Join Dr. Kabbani from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to gain important insight into antibiotic stewardship implementation in nursing homes. The focus of this session will be to provide practical information on how to optimize the treatment of infections, reduce adverse events, and prevent emergent antibiotic resistance among your residents. With CMS’s issuance of new regulations related to infection control practices, this session is a must.

Learning Objectives:

  • Highlight the importance of antibiotic stewardship in nursing facilities and in new regulations
  • Define the core elements of antibiotic stewardship for nursing facilities
  • Discuss actions that can be taken to promote stewardship activities

10:15 – 11:45 am

Jeri Lundgren, RN, BSN, PHN, CWS, CWCN, CPT

An in-house acquired or declining pressure injury puts providers at risk for regulatory citations and litigation. The burden on the provider is to demonstrate that the development or decline of a pressure injury was unavoidable. The interventions that are implemented within the first 24 hours are critical, as well as on-going interdisciplinary updates to the plan of care. The speaker will utilize the QAPI approach for implementing or enhancing a pressure injury program to ensure your pressure injury program meets regulatory guidance for F314, as well as NPUAP and WOCN standards of practice to minimize regulatory and legal risk.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate how to effectively utilize the wound care nurse to manage and oversee the program
  • Develop an interdisciplinary team approach and have effective team meetings that include prevention
  • Review common assessment, documentation, and program errors that put facilities at risk for litigation or regulatory citations

11:45 am – 2 pm – Lunch and Closing Keynote

11:45 – 2 pm

Donna Wright, MS, RN

Close out the conference with this energetic and humorous look at being a successful leader of a team that provides the best resident care. Donna Wright will bring her wickedly funny storytelling and exuberant outlook on life, nursing, and the residents we all love so much. Donna will help you see how you can be the catalyst to transform your team (or your whole facility) and how to successfully deal with the moments of negativity that pop up during the best of days. Together, you’ll examine best and worst practices from around the world (Donna has dared every continent but Antarctica) and will create strategies that work to provide the highest possible quality of care to your residents.