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May 2019

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Restraint and Seclusion: Navigating the Most Problematic Standards and Proposed Changes

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am MDT
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum Restraint and seclusion is a “hot spot” with both CMS and the Joint Commission and is a common area where hospitals are cited for being out of compliance. The restraint policy is one of the hardest to write and understand in health care today. This session will help simplify the CMS 50-page interpretive guidelines. It will also provide a crosswalk to the Joint Commission standards.The speaker will discuss the requirements for an internal log and will review what… Continue Reading Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Restraint and Seclusion: Navigating the Most Problematic Standards and Proposed Changes

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Writing Winning Grant Proposals – 3-Part Series

May 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm MDT
$400 – $800

3-Part Series Part 1: May 9, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. MDT Part 2: May 14, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. MDT Part 3: May 23, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. MDT Course Curriculum Through a three-program format, participants will be provided an overview of the grant proposal writing process with specific instructions on the basic requirements for writing a winning grant proposal. Identification of appropriate funding sources and how to effectively present proposals to those sources will be emphasized.… Continue Reading Writing Winning Grant Proposals – 3-Part Series

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Conducting Emotionally Difficult Conversations

May 14 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am MDT
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum Emotionally difficult or painful conversations are very common in health care. Consequently, it is quite remarkable that health care training programs do not spend more time teaching future health professionals the kinds of emotional and relational skills that are often required in these kinds of patient-provider interactions.This presentation will discuss the architecture of the painful conversation by examining 1) its effect on the professional’s sense of self and especially his or her need to preserve self-esteem; 2) the… Continue Reading Conducting Emotionally Difficult Conversations

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Worksheet and Standards

May 16 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am MDT
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum This program is a must-attend for any hospital that accepts Medicare or Medicaid since they must be in compliance with the Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) section of the CMS worksheet. The webinar will also cover the revised QAPI standards, including the high number of patient safety deficiencies.The CMS QAPI worksheet is an excellent tool for helping hospitals know what to expect from a CMS survey. The worksheet is used by State and Federal surveyors on all… Continue Reading Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Worksheet and Standards

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It’s Raining Cats, Dogs and Emotional Therapy Monkeys: The Legal Landscape of Service and Assistance Animals

May 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum Whether it comes from an employee or a member of the public, a request to bring an animal into a hospital often catches people off guard and leaves them unsure of how to respond. This session will explain the various laws at play when it comes to a request to bring animals into a hospital. Participants will learn the difference between important terminology, such as “service animal” and “assistance animal,” and will learn that the process to follow… Continue Reading It’s Raining Cats, Dogs and Emotional Therapy Monkeys: The Legal Landscape of Service and Assistance Animals

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Leaders – Use Your Team’s Diversity Most Productively

May 21 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am MDT
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum Leading a project, department or other team is your job. Guiding them to focus on common rather than independent goals is difficult. Everyone has their own way of analyzing information, solving problems, making decisions, communicating and approaching the collective work of the team. They are also from different generations, cultures, beliefs and values with a myriad of experience levels and sometimes are silent but often forceful. What is “productive, unfiltered conflict” and why is it so difficult for… Continue Reading Leaders – Use Your Team’s Diversity Most Productively

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Surgery, Anesthesia and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Standards: Are You in Compliance?

May 23 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am MDT
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum Ms. Dill Calloway will review the CMS Hospital CoP standards for surgery, anesthesia and PACU guidelines. She will examine some of the important CMS memos that discuss medication management, IV and safe opioid use. The current interpretive guidelines regarding pre and post-anesthesia evaluations and anesthesia services, including documentation requirements, will be discussed. Our speaker will also identify the types of deficiencies hospitals receive in the areas of informed consent, history and physicals (H&Ps), safe injection practices, compounding and… Continue Reading Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Surgery, Anesthesia and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Standards: Are You in Compliance?

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and The Joint Commission (TJC) Infection Control Worksheet with Proposed Changes and Antibiotic Stewardship Program

May 29 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am MDT
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum Infection control is hit hard during a hospital survey so every facility should have a full working familiarity with the CMS interpretive guidelines, as well as the proposed changes for assessing compliance with the infection control Conditions of Participation (CoPs). This presentation will explain what hospital personnel need to do to be ready for surveyors, and will provide them with a better understanding of the CMS infection control interpretive guidelines and worksheet. This program will review the proposed… Continue Reading Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Conditions of Participation (CoPs) and The Joint Commission (TJC) Infection Control Worksheet with Proposed Changes and Antibiotic Stewardship Program

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August 2019

Building a Compliant Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Testing Program

August 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum Program requirements are many and along with regulations related to Department of Transportation, the opioid addiction crisis and issues related to medical marijuana, setting up a proper program means understanding the various conflicting interests and governmental agencies. This session will clear up those obligations and set forth the elements to create a drug and alcohol abuse prevention program. Learning Objectives Describe elements required for a drug and alcohol program in a health care setting.Recognize and discuss risks and… Continue Reading Building a Compliant Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Testing Program

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November 2019

Substance Abuse and Mental Health in the Workplace: A Problem of Epidemic Proportion

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MST
$160 – $320

Course Curriculum Now more ever, employers encounter issues with employees who suffer from alcoholism, drug abuse and mental health issues. Whether such issues cause performance issues, prompt leave requests or necessitate separation, the laws related to these issues are both varied and complex. This session will navigate an employer’s legal obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), state drug testing statutes and other relevant laws.  Learning Objectives Understand an employer’s basic legal obligations… Continue Reading Substance Abuse and Mental Health in the Workplace: A Problem of Epidemic Proportion

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