Continuing Education

MDS accuracy assessment to be covered in Online Expo

MDS accuracy assessment to be covered in Online Expo

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MDS 3.0 accuracy has been a significant concern of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and data errors can cost facilities reimbursement, warns regulatory and training expert Leah Klusch.

Today's the day: McKnight's Fall Online Expo offers 3 free CE webcasts

Today's the day: McKnight's Fall Online Expo offers 3 free CE webcasts

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McKnight's second Fall Online Expo takes place today, bringing long-term care professionals three free webcasts for continuing education credit. Experts will discuss regulatory compliance, strategies for working with difficult families and residents, and tips for managed care success.

LTC administrators to be honored during 'their' week; Online Expo countdown begins

Long-term care administrators have a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks. On Sunday, National Long Term Care Administrators' Week begins. The sponsoring American College of Health Care Administrators says it is an opportunity for staff, residents and others to thank and honor administrators, who must maintain ongoing educational requirements. Administrators and others have a prime opportunity to satisfy some of those requirements at McKnight's 8th Annual Online Expo, which runs from March 26-27. The free virtual trade show offers up to five NAB-approved continuing education credits at no cost.

Eighth annual McKnight's Online Expo to kick off March 26

Eighth annual McKnight's Online Expo to kick off March 26

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For the eighth year, the McKnight's Online Expo is set to deliver practical, timely information to long-term care providers at an unbeatable price point. The 2014 Expo, taking place March 26 and 27, will include five webcasts from LTC leaders.

How to do it ... continuing education

Continuing education (CE) choices abound, and while time and money usually shape decisions, trying to get the most for both is a wise tactic. Most professionals pursue CE for license renewal and certification, but increasing numbers are doing so for professional growth and career advancement.

Directors of nursing rolling the dice with annual meeting

The National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care is gathering members for five days of education, networking and socializing at Caeser's Palace in Las Vegas. The meeting starts Saturday and includes an opening General Session on Sunday and exhibit hours Monday and Tuesday mornings. With a theme of "In it to win it!" the conference will offer up to 30 hours of continuing education credit. A full array of clinical, regulatory and management topics will be covered.

Gen X members seek more degrees, other credentials

Gen X members seek more degrees, other credentials

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There's good news for long-term care facilities trying to hire staff with more education: More than 1 in 10 members of Generation X are taking classes to continue their formal education, according to a new study.

ONLINE EXPO ENDS WITH RECORD ATTENDANCE: Wound care expert advocates for CNA education on event's final day

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An effective, interdisciplinary approach to wound care can reduce rehospitalizations and help facilities avoid litigation, experts said in a webcast on the final day of the McKnight's Online Expo.

LTC administrators will be 'Striking gold with leadership' at ACHCA convocation

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All of the usual topics of long-term care leadership and caregiving will be covered deftly and in-depth, but next week's annual meeting of the American College of Health Care Administrators will be remarkable for something else: the group's 50th anniversary. Veteran reporter and publishing icon Rona Barrett will deliver a "Nothing but the truth" keynote address Saturday afternoon, while former Dallas Cowboys player Everson Walls will headline Monday afternoon with "Putting your team first."

Current trends, future problems for nursing home surveys to be focus of Super Tuesday webcast

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Providers will get an up-close look at problems with the nursing home survey process from a nationally respected expert during the first 2012 McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast. The event will take place at 1 p.m. (Eastern) on Tuesday and earn attendees continuing education (CE) credit. Linda Elizaitis, RNC, RAC-CT, BS, the president of CMS Compliance Group, will examine national trends in survey deficiencies, note at least 10 things that can help an operator prevent deficiencies and also explain how to avoid so-called "gotcha" deficiencies. Registration for the no-cost event is ongoing.

McKnight's Online Expo a week away

McKnight's Online Expo a week away

The sixth annual McKnight's Online Expo begins in one week. More than 20 industry vendors will exhibit at this annual event, which runs March 21-22. Attendees again will be able to earn up to five free NAB-approved continuing education (CE) credits. Free registration is ongoing at McKnights.com. A record number of professionals have attended and earned thousands of CEs during the past three years. The virtual trade show will get operators up-to-speed on the hottest topics in long-term care: payment, capital, technology, wound care and quality.

When opportunity knock-knocks: It falls right into your lap(top)

When opportunity knock-knocks: It falls right into your lap(top)

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Maybe you've heard the one that starts like this: A long-term care administrator, director of nursing and resident walk into a bar ...

DAY TWO: Payment, quality webinars round out 5th Annual Online Expo

DAY TWO: Payment, quality webinars round out 5th Annual Online Expo

Record crowds on Wednesday attended the first day of the 5th Annual McKnight's Online Expo, which wraps up today with seminars focusing on payment issues and new quality initiatives. It's not too late to register for these events at www.mcknights.com/expo2011.

DAY ONE: McKnight's 5th Annual Online Expo kicks off today with technology, wound care and capital webinars

DAY ONE: McKnight's 5th Annual Online Expo kicks off today with technology, wound care and capital webinars

Today marks the beginning of the 5th Annual McKnight's Online Expo, the largest online trade show for the long-term care community. Free registration is still available online at www.mcknights.com/expo2011

McKnight's 5th Online Expo expands ... to six months duration

McKnight's 5th Online Expo expands ... to six months duration

Ignoring the adage "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," organizers of the McKnight's Online Expo are changing the formula to their highly successful virtual trade show for long-term care professionals. McKnight's is kicking off its expo with two days of educational sessions March 23 and 24—and extending the experience with six more months of new educational sessions and exhibits.

Now available at www.mcknights.com: continuing education for long-term care professionals

McKnight's Long-Term Care News is now offering free long-term care continuing medical education courses and credits through its website, www.mcknights.com.