AADNS Webinars

Webinars are one of the most important member benefits of joining AADNS. Join us, in the comfort of your own office, for these complimentary and timely discussions about the regulations that impact you, the challenges you face on a day-to-day basis, and the solutions for your most complex problems. Be the most effective leader you can be with the latest-breaking news and best practices.

Upcoming Live Webinars

How to Use QAPI to Improve the Infection Prevention and Control Program

Members: Free  |  Non-members: $99  (Learn more about membership) 
Continuing Education: This webinar is eligible for 1.0 CE hour 
Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020 
Time: 2 pm ET, 1 pm CT, Noon MT, 11 am PT 
Duration: 60 minutes  
Speaker: Alexis Roam, MSN, RN-BC, DNS-CT, QCP

The risks posed to the frail elderly population living in nursing homes from infections requires an intentional strategy now more than ever given the public health crisis from COVID-19. This 60-minute webinar will provide insight into how to take QAPI beyond paper compliance and use it to fuel infection prevention and control efforts. This proactive, data-driven approach will help protect nursing home residents from infections including COVID-19 and the seasonal flu.

Following this webinar, you will be able to: 

  • Identify the regulatory requirements for Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) that correlate to the regulatory requirements for the Infection Prevention and Control Program (IPCP)
  • Apply the proposed data that can be used to measure and improve infection prevention efforts
  • Distinguish what information should be included and discussed on the QAPI/QAA meeting agenda that pertains to IPCP
  • Understand how the data can guide the QAA Committee and the Infection Preventionist to take corrective action that will lead to a more robust and wholistic approach to infection prevention and control

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Recorded Webinar Library

We understand that the life of a nurse leader is a busy one. Pick a time that is convenient for you and enjoy some of the topics from this library of recorded webinars, available to you at any time and as many times as you wish to watch after the initial purchase. 

How to Use CASPER Reports: Tools Every DNS Needs to be Successful

Members: $19  |  Non-members: $59  (Learn more about membership) 
Continuing Education: This webinar is eligible for 1.0 CE hour 
Record Date: August 19, 2020 
Duration: 60 minutes  
Speaker:  Alexis Roam, MSN, RN-BC, DNS-CT, QCP 

This 60-minute webinar will educate the DNS how to use the information contained in the CASPER reports that is most important to their job function. Tips, tactics, and realistic examples will be shared to help the DNS prioritize areas of improvement, take proactive steps to maintain survey readiness, and most importantly, provide excellent care.

Following this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify the CASPER reports that are of primary importance to the DNS
  • Explain how each of these reports is related to the decisions the DNS makes and the direction in which the DNS leads the clinical team.
  • Apply the use of the reports using the realistic examples, tips, and tactics discussed
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Alexis Roam has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Root Cause Analysis: A Six-Step Approach

Members: $19  |  Non-members: $59  (Learn more about membership) 
Continuing Education: This webinar is eligible for 1.0 CE hour 
Record Date: July 22, 2020 
Duration: 60 minutes  
Speaker:  Denise Winzeler, RN, BSN, DNS-CT, QCP, LNHA 

Have you ever thought you knew the reason an adverse event happened, but discovered you were wrong when the event reoccurred? When an adverse event happens, nurse leaders must respond by investigating the incident and determining its root cause. Preventing reoccurrence is the overall goal, but in order to do this, there needs to be a strong and consistent process in place. This 60-minute webinar will examine a real-life scenario and apply a six-step approach to a comprehensive root cause analysis in order to uncover the real root cause of a problem.

Following this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand why root cause analysis is necessary
  • Recognize the differences between the root cause and its contributing factors
  • Apply a sixstep process to complete a root cause analysis
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Denise Winzeler has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Advanced Care Planning

Members: $19  |  Non-members: $59  (Learn more about membership) 
Continuing Education: This webinar is eligible for 1.0 CE hour 
Record Date: June 23, 2020 
Duration: 60 minutes  
Speakers:  Dr. Karl Steinberg, MD 

Advance care planning (ACP) is an important part of palliative care delivery in long-term care facilities. There has never been a more important time to implement this practice than now, amidst a pandemic. This 60-minute webinar will provide an overview of ACP, including its benefits and nuances of treatment preference, as well as explain the similarities and differences of advance directives and POLST paradigm orders, review ACP communication strategies, and discuss some COVID-specific considerations.

Following this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the definition of advanced care planning
  • Recognize the similarities and differences of advance directives and POLST paradigm orders
  • Explain the benefits of COVID-specific considerations
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Dr. Karl Steinberg has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

How Documentation Can Prepare Your Facility for the Post-COVID Litigation and Regulatory Scrutiny

Members: $19  |  Non-members: $59  (Learn more about membership) 
Continuing Education: This webinar is eligible for 1.0 CE hour 
Record Date: May 19, 2020 
Duration: 60 minutes  
Speakers:  Janet K. Feldkamp, RN, BSN, LNHA, CHC, JD, and Jillene Nero Snow, MBA, BSN, RN-BC, CHC 

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a very challenging and chaotic time for long-term care facilities. Documenting the bases for decisions and modifications of policies now can have a positive influence on actions that may occur following the pandemic. This 60-minute webinar will examine many aspects of documentation and tracking for facility leaders. Understanding how and why to document now may have positive results for facilities in the future.

Following this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Decide which approach should be used to document changes implemented during the pandemic
  • Determine how to document clinical management practices with the changes needed during the pandemic
  • Understand mitigation of current and future regulatory risks and potential future litigation
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Janet K. Feldkamp and Jillene Nero Snow have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Facility Investigations - Release Your Inner Detective

Members: $19  |  Non-members: $59  (Learn more about membership) 
Continuing Education: This webinar is eligible for 1.0 CE hour 
Record Date: March 25, 2020 
Duration: 60 minutes  
Speaker:  Denise Winzeler, RN, BSN, DNS-CT, QCP, LNHA 

Considering the increase in survey scrutiny, the high cost of litigation, and the emphasis on quality in long-term care, once an incident occurs in your facility, a thorough investigation is critical. During this 60-minute webinar, AADNS curriculum development specialist, Denis Winzeler, RN, BSN, DNS-CT, QCP, LNHA, will use a real-life scenario and apply a five-step approach to a comprehensive investigation. Learn what to do with the information once you finish the investigation.

Following this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Explain why thorough investigations are necessary
  • Describe how investigations can affect quality of care, survey outcomes, and potential litigious events
  • List the five steps to complete a thorough investigation
  • Summarize how to follow-up after the investigation is complete
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Denise Winzeler has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

The Key to Success for Survey, PDPM, and QAPI in 2020

Members: $19  |  Non-members: $59  (Learn more about membership) 
Continuing Education: This webinar is eligible for 1.0 CE hour 
Record Date: Dec. 11, 2019 
Duration: 60 minutes  
Speakers:  Jane Belt, MS, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, QCP and Alexis Roam, MSN, RN-BC, DNS-CT, QCP  

The Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), certification surveys, and the QAPI process creates great opportunities for the Director of Nursing Services (DNS) and the Nurse Assessment Coordinator (NAC) to join forces. The clinical nurse leader and reimbursement expert come together for a meeting of the minds—where expertise, experience, and collaboration translate into facility performance and positive resident outcomes. At times, the DNS and NAC work on islands, independently from each other, but the time to collaborate is now!

Following this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify opportunities for collaboration between the DNS and the NAC
  • Describe the parameters of the SNF PPS assessments and why collaboration is two-way
  • Delineate the realities of reimbursement for the facility’s cash flow and the impact on the nursing budget
  • Understand how survey, PDPM and QAPI are dependent upon the relationship and collaboration between the DNS and the NAC
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Jane Belt and Alexis Roam have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Three-D Approach to Documentation

Members: $19  |  Non-members: $59  (Learn more about membership) 
Continuing Education: This webinar is eligible for 1.0 CE hour 
Record date: Aug. 21, 2019 
Duration: 60 minutes  
Speaker:  Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA

Documentation is critical to support the delivery of safe, effective care. Additionally, solid documentation supports MDS coding. With the implementation of PDPM right around the corner, relying on checklist documentation may not fully capture all the information your team needs. During this 60-minute webinar, you will learn about a three-D approach to documentation to help guide your nursing staff’s documentation of residents. Documentation that is detailed, distinct, and deliberate will help to ensure you are capturing key elements to support care delivery.

Following this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain why documentation is critical to support care delivery

  • Define the three-D approach to documentation

  • Describe the impact of documentation under PDPM

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Amy Stewart has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Workforce Practices That Work

Members: $19  |  Non-members: $59  (Learn more about membership) 
Continuing Education: This webinar is eligible for 1.0 CE hour 
Record date: July 30, 2019 
Duration: 60 minutes  
Speaker: Mitch Hagins, BSc

Workforce pressures are the primary topic of this and many other learning sessions. As we all strive to address workforce challenges, we have tried many different strategies and approaches. Let’s take a step back and look at what evidence says are the fewest practices to address the broadest numbers of pressures, including staffing, turnover, vacancy, workplace injuries, and staff engagement.

Following this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the significance of engagement related to desired outcomes like improved resident/patient/family experience, improved staffing patterns, improved margin, and improved quality metrics like reduced falls with injury and increased hand hygiene compliance

  • Recognize that Rounding for Outcomes on direct reports, an Evidence-Based Leadership℠ practice, drives engagement and thus, desired outcomes. A demonstration will be provided.

  • Explain how real-time recognition, aligned to organizational values, creates consistency practices, predictable results, and high engagement. Examples will be provided.

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Mitch Hagins has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Phase 3 Readiness – The Final Frontier

Members: $19  |  Non-members: $59  (Learn more about membership)

Continuing Education: This webinar is eligible for 1.0 CE hour
Recording Date: May 21, 2019
Duration: 60 minutes
Speaker: Jillene Nero Snow, MBA, BSN, RN-BC, CHC, Senior Vice President, Clinical Operations, Ethica; AAPACN Board Vice Chair

With just a few months away from the deadline to implement the Phase 3 requirements of participation, you may be asking yourself if your facility teams are ready? During this session, the presenter will focus on the key elements of the required compliance and ethics programs, staff training, QAPI governing body role and responsibilities, and trauma-informed care. The presenter will provide knowledge and instruction related to these requirements and tips/tools to ease implementation. Don’t miss this opportunity to evaluate your readiness and shore up any gaps before your first standard survey after the Nov. 28, 2019 deadline.

Following this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of compliance and ethics programs
  • Comprehend staff training requirements
  • Increase your knowledge of trauma-informed care
  • Create an immediate plan of action to begin the development and implementation of Phase 3 requirements

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Jillene Nero Snow has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Five-Star Updates Demystified

Members: $19  |  Non-members: $59  (Learn more about membership)

Continuing Education: This webinar is eligible for 1.0 CE hour
Recording Date: April 29, 2019
Duration: 60 minutes
Speaker: Amy Stewart, BSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT

Do you know how the April 2019 changes to the Five-Star Rating System will impact your facility rating? We anticipated the unfreezing of the health inspection star, but the recently released updates brought about unexpected impacts to all three Five-Star domains, including a threshold adjustment to the staffing domain and separate weighting and thresholds for the short- and long-stay quality measures and the new and retired measures. During this 60-minute webinar, we will dive into some of the significant Five-Star changes and how they may impact your Five-Star Quality Rating.

Following this webinar, you will be able to: 

  • Describe the changes in each of the three domains impacting the Five-Star rating
  • Understand how inaccurate Payroll-Based Journal staffing hours can heavily influence the staffing star
  • Detail strategies to improve your Five-Star Quality rating

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Amy Stewart has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

Top 10 Deficiencies Being Cited—What DONs Can Do to Avoid Them

Members: $19  |  Non-members: $59  (Learn more about membership)

Continuing Education: This webinar is eligible for 1.0 CE hour
Recording Date: July 17, 2018
Duration: 60 minutes
Speaker: Amy Stewart, RN, RAC-MT, DNS-MT, QCP-MT

In November 2017, CMS implemented a new survey process that combined the traditional survey and the QIS survey processes. Since that time, skilled nursing facilities have been working hard to limit the number of deficiencies and understand the expectations of the new process. However, this process has not been without flaw. The new survey results from CMS are in and every DON needs to know the top 10 trends in survey citations that have been cited over the last few months so that they can prepare their facility. Join this 60-minute webinar to learn about the most common citations that nurse leaders are facing today and how to prevent them. By preventing these citations, you and your team can provide higher quality and safer care for residents.

This webinar will help you:

  • Identify the top ten citations being cited in today’s skilled nursing facilities
  • Learn effective prevention measures for these common citations so that you can develop a plan of action to ensure you are not tagged for these deficiencies
  • Become familiar with available resources that will help you prepare your staff for survey

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Amy Stewart has no conflicts of interest to disclose.

The Key to Competency-Based Approach to Staffing


Members: $19  |  Non-members: $59  (Learn more about membership)

Continuing Education: This webinar is eligible for 1.0 CE hour
Recording Date: March 1, 2017
Duration: 60 minutes
Speaker: Amy Stewart, RN, RAC-MT, DNS-CT, QCP- MT

Compliance with recent SOM regulations related to staff competency require nurse leaders to tailor a training and education plan for staff specific to their facility’s resident population. The recent updates require not only sufficient nursing staff, but also that staff have the appropriate competencies and skills sets to provide nursing and related services to assure resident safety and attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident, as determined by resident assessments and individual plans of care. In addition, as of November 28, 2017, facilities must link staffing with the required facility assessment, which considers the number, acuity, and diagnoses of the facility’s resident population. While the task of ensuring competency-based staffing might seem burdensome there is a bright side. Training and education are often associated with increased staff retention, decreased staff turnover, improved patient and resident outcomes, and a more effective and engaged workforce.

This webinar will discuss with key considerations when applying competency-based staffing using the facility assessment. In addition, participants will be given an example of a training and education evaluation plan that will assist in identifying site specific training needs.

Participants will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast competency-based educational offerings with knowledge-based in-service offerings
  • List three benefits of providing competency-based staff education
  • Develop a facility-specific training and education evaluation plan that will help identify educational needs and the resources needed to offer the education

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Amy Stewart has no conflicts of interest to disclose.