2015 Online Expo
Much like an actual rock concert, McKnight's Online Expo participants will begin today's sessions with "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me," a wound care presentation by Janice Beitz, Ph.D.
There are a lot of swirling questions why certain residents develop pressure ulcers, which remain a costly and critical issue for long-term care providers, a leading wound care expert noted Wednesday.
McKnight's 9th Annual Online Expo kicks off Wednesday, and organizers are bracing for record numbers of attendees.
While providers have made some progress with reducing rehospitalizations, the era of managed care organizations and better hospital partnerships means new strategies are needed. Attendees at the McKnight's Online Expo this month will learn nursing practices to reduce rehospitalizations and attract partners during the Quality session.
Pressure ulcer prevention practices are evolving, but providers aren't always keeping up, according to Janice Beitz, Ph.D., a Rutgers University nursing professor and renowned wound-care expert.
The ninth annual Online Expo was a huge success, and those who missed the five educational sessions can still listen on-demand.
Past Online Expos
McKnight's first Fall Online Expo will feature three separate webcasts, starting at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday (Sept. 10). A panel of experts will discuss essential long-term care issues, such as Minimum Data Set changes and hospital partnerships. Attendees will be eligible for no-cost continuing education credits.
Each week brings more examples of nursing homes fined for Immediate Jeopardy citations. The latest high-profile cases have involved pressure sore care and a resident engaging in inappropriate touching, showing how broadly providers have to look to create effective policies around Immediate Jeopardy.
The seventh annual McKnight's Online Expo will kick off with five webcasts March 20 and 21. As in the previous six highly successful Expos, this year's will offer long-term care providers valuable information and continuing education credits at no cost. Online registration is ongoing at McKnights.com/expo2013.