Driving 5-Star & RoP Implementation Through a QAPI Approach: 2017 Web Seminar SeriesIHCA is collaborating with the AHCA affiliates of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee to bring you this exciting web seminar series. For a complete list of dates and topics, click here to view the informational flyer.
The fee for each session is $55 members/$110 non-members.
Emergency Preparedness: Developing and Implementing Your Disaster PlanOctober 27, 2017 - Springfield
Being prepared in the case of an emergency is a major hot button in today's regulatory environment. This session will provide attendees with the information they need to help them develop and implement their own disaster plan.
Overview of the Regulations—This portion of the session will provide an overview of the changes in the federal regulations concerning Emergency Preparedness.
Emergency Operations Plan Development—This segment will focus on identifying what an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is and how it is developed and used in both the public and private sector. Discussion will also cover the required elements of an EOP as it relates to the new CMS rules, and examples will be shown.
Testing the Emergency Operations Plan—The last part of the session will focus on testing the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) through exercises. Discussion will center on the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), which was developed by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The HSEEP concept was developed for both the public and private sector as a process for designing, developing, conducting and evaluating exercises that test the EOP.
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Review Course for the Illinois Licensure Examination for Nursing Home AdministratorsNaperville- Saturday, November 4 and Saturday, November 11, 2017
NIU- Naperville- Room 166
1120 E. Diehl Rd., Naperville
Springfield - Wednesday, November 29 and Thursday, November 30, 2017
Northfield Inn, Suites and Conference Center
3280 Northfield Dr., Springfield
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Review
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Plated lunch
1:00 - 6:30 p.m. Review (Day One)
1:00 - 5:30 p.m. Review (Day Two)
November 4 and November 11 will be devoted to reviewing material covered by the national portion of the exam. The session will cover federal laws and regulations, and present basic principles of leadership and management, human resources, finance, physical environment, and resident care and quality of life. Study materials you will receive: “Practice Questions and Answers on Nursing Home Administration” by John T. Cirn, Ph.D. written in the same multiple-choice format used in the licensure exam. “Review Manual for the National Part of the Licensure Examination” by John T. Cirn, Ph.D. is a two-binder set containing overviews of human resources management and financial management in the nursing home; a glossary of long term care terms; outlines of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, federal employment laws, and the Life Safety Code; and readings on infection control, activity programming, resident-centered care, and numerous other topics addressed by both the core and the NHA specialty components of the NAB exam. Federal materials include the certification standards, all the survey guidances, and the survey protocol.
November 11 and November 30 will focus on materials covered by the state supplemental part of the exam, primarily the Illinois licensing rules for skilled nursing facilities. BRING A CALCULATOR for the practice exercises on calculation of minimum “direct care” staffing.
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AHCA Quality Award Application WorkshopsInterested in applying for an AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award? IHCA will be hosting an interactive workshop AT NO CHARGE to assist you in the award application. This program is helping our members navigate the quality improvement journey in an effective and systematic way that leads to success and achievement! Both AHCA/NCAL and IHCA/ICAL have events coming up that will pave the way for beginning your journey from Bronze, to Silver, to Gold! By the conclusion of the Bronze Award workshop, you will have completed most of the application! Silver Award workshop attendees will leave having a great start on the application process. For moer information about the National Quality Award Program, click here.
While there will not be a charge for these workshops, we do still need to know how many individuals are interested in attending so that we can plan accordingly. If you would like to participate in one of our workshops, please click on the appropriate link below, fill out the form and return it to Debbie Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax to 217-528-0452.
Bronze Quality Award
November 28, 2017
Silver Quality Award
November 29, 2017