Sunday, April 11, 2021

2021 Education

As healthcare moves forward and adapts to the changes resulting from the pandemic, SDAHO has customized its 2021 educational programming to offer a variety of timely healthcare topics and continuing education credits, virtually. To meet the needs of our members, we’ve developed six webinar series to address topics for the entire healthcare continuum throughout the year of 2021. 

Preparing South Dakota Healthcare for the Legalization of Marijuana

This course is offered as a package. Registration is free for SDAHO members.

Sessions include:

  • Human Resource Implications
  • Impact of CBD and Medical Marijuana in Senior Living
  • Medical Marijuana in Long-Term Care Settings
  • Navigating Cannabis Use in Senior Care

  • Risk Management & Employment Law
  • CBD and Medical Marijuana Use in Healthcare
  • Overview of Constitutional Amendment/Initiated Measure | Recorded Informational session with Tim Rave and Sarah Aker
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Patient/Resident Care

The sessions for this course are offered by individual webinar. Click the title to register.

Included topics:

  • Secondary Traumatic Stress April 6
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
  • Making Activities Meaningful for Clients with Dementia
  • Managing the Psychiatric Patient in General Medical Settings… Surprise! It Works
  • Infection Control & Prevention, A Pro-Active Approach – Strategies to Achieve Early Detection of Infectious Disease
  • Behavioral Health & Youth
  • Trauma-Informed Care for LTC
  • Wound Care & Infections
  • How you Help Save Lives: Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation
  • Substance Abuse & Available Programs in SD
  • Falls Prevention
  • Compassion Fatigue & Compassion Satisfaction
  • Mental Health & Stress of Practitioners


Human Resources & Risk Management

The sessions for this course will be offered by individual webinar.

Sessions include:

  • Workplace Violence Prevention Awareness  April 1
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • The Hidden Dangers of Minors and Legal Risk
  • Managing Difficult Employees: One Conversation at a Time
  • Dangerous Encounters: Active Shooter Response
  • SD Workforce Innovations for Recruitment & Retention Programs
  • Physician Retention & Recruitment
  • Healthcare HR Legal Update
  • Wage & Labor Laws in Home Care


This course is offered as a package. $249 for member facilities.

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Sessions Include:

  • Difficult Conversations – May 11
  • Organizational Leadership Communication – July 15
  • Team Culture – Recording
  • Conflict is a Good Thing – Recording


This course is offered as a package. $199 for member facilities.

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Sessions include:

  • Board Membership 101 – Recording
  • Conflict of Interest – April 22
  • Fiduciary Duty – May 13


Regulatory & Compliance

The sessions for this course will be offered by individual webinar.

sessions include:

  • Documentation Essentials
  • Renewed Emphasis on Restorative Nursing in Today’s SNF World
  • Medicaid Program Integrity
  • Ligature Risk and Suicide
  • Home Health & Hospice Regulatory Update
  • Regulatory & Compliance in Long-Term Care
  • EMTALA (3-part series)




  • Overview of Constitutional Amendment/Initiated Measure | Recorded Informational session with Tim Rave and Sarah Aker
    • Initiated Measure 26 will legalize the medical use of marijuana and Constitutional Amendment A will legalize, regulate and tax marijuana. Tim Rave and Sarah Aker provide an overview of the specific language and discuss potential impacts to South Dakota healthcare providers.

  • CBD and Medical Marijuana Use in Healthcare
    • Cannabis use is growing in today’s society in fact South Dakota is set on legalizing it in the coming year.  The CBD market place is expected to grow to 22 billion by 2022 according to the Brightfield Group. With the variety of guidance and opinions on CBD and marijuana, what are healthcare providers to do when their customers, family members, and employees are coming in and inquiring about their use?  This session will focus on the use of cannabis from a pharmaceutical perspective and it’s use in healthcare.  In addition to the products that are available as supplements there are also a number of FDA approved products that attendees will be educated on by the end of the session.   We’ll also discuss some things to think about as employers and health care workers when employees and patients want to use these products.
  • Cannabis:  Where are we Now?
    • Cannabis has been the focus of considerable debate, advocacy, and policy, generating both interest and misinformation.This presentation will provide an overview of cannabis and cannabinoid terminology, current regulations, and web-based resources available for continued learning.
  • Human Resource Implications
    • Marijuana is now legal for both medical and recreational use in the state of South Dakota and employment-related situations will soon follow.  What does an employer need to know about “legalized marijuana” in order to keep their business, employees and customers safe?  Join us for a session to discuss HR practices you can put in place to ensure you properly handle situations as they come up.  We will review appropriate drug policies, how and when to drug test, and how to handle employees with a medical need for marijuana as well as those who “abuse” the legally prescribed drug.
  • Impact of CBD and Medical Marijuana in Senior Living
    • As South Dakota has recently legalized recreational and medical cannabis, we plan to explore what this means for senior living providers and how to address these changes. During this webinar we plan to examine the following:
      • Explore the conflict between state and federal laws that impact how senior living providers address cannabis use by residents and staff.
      • Consider legal and practical differences between the use of medical and recreational cannabis and CBD products.
      • Identify best practices for mitigating risk if permitting or identifying cannabis use by residents or staff.
  • Navigating Cannabis Use in Senior Care
    • As of April 1, medical cannabis is legal in 36 states (plus D.C.) and recreational cannabis is legal in 16 states (and D.C.). In November 2020, South Dakota’s voters joined this movement by legalizing both uses, effective July 1! Data also show that cannabis use among seniors is on the rise. It follows that residents of senior care and housing communities will increasingly expect (or demand) to use cannabis on campus. To prepare for this trend, providers must consider issues from the legal risks of cannabis use at different levels of care to the impact of cannabis ingredients on residents. They must balance legitimate risk management concerns with resident autonomy. During this session, a physician and a senior care and housing attorney who are expert in these issues will explore the challenges that arise when we allow cannabis in senior care. Attendees will learn how to design and implement a sensible policy that allows cannabis use in senior care while balancing everyone's interests; become familiar with medical claims made about cannabis, proper dosing, and delivery modes; learn about the unique status of hemp; and identify common-sense risk management strategies that help protect residents' safety and protect providers from liability.
  • Risk Management & Employment Law