Readmissions, capital sessions conclude McKnight's Online Expo today

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McKnight's Online Expo concludes today
McKnight's Online Expo concludes today

The tenth annual McKnight's Online Expo concludes today with sessions on reducing readmissions and taking advantage of capital sources.

The expo kicked off yesterday with a word of warning about MDS 3.0 updates — and the state of long-term care in general — from Leah Klusch RN, BSN, FACHCA.

“The ground is changing and moving underneath our feet as we're trying to accomplish good things for the elders we take care of,” Klusch told attendees during “MDS 3.0 Update: Get ready for more changes.”

Providers should be prepared for new items added to PPS assessments, as well as the new quality measures that will be added to Nursing Home Compare and the Five-Star Quality Rating System, Klusch said.

The first day of the expo was rounded out with guidance on preventing and treating deep tissues injuries from Joyce M. Black, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, as well as a wealth of technology information from RiverSpring Health Chief Information Officer David Finkelstein.

The final sessions of the expo are:

  • “Engaging staff in reducing readmissions to improve quality,” presented by Elaine Healy, M.D., at 11:30 a.m. ET.

  • “The state of capital availability” by Beth Burnham Mace at 1 p.m. ET.

The virtual exhibition hall will again be open from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. ET to showcase the latest in long-term care products and services. Click here for more information, or to register for the Expo if you haven't already.