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Education Topics for January: Patient Rights, QAPI, Assisted Living Trends & Resiliency

SDAHO is excited to share our education and professional development opportunities for the month of January. As a reminder, all SDAHO-hosted virtual education will be provided to SDAHO members for no additional cost and these opportunities will be housed on SDAHO’s Member Portal. We encourage you and those within your facility to register within SDAHO’s Member Portal to view upcoming education and recorded sessions, access the membership directory, and register for events. To sign in, visit the webpage at www.sdaho.org and select ‘Member Login’, where you will then register or request a new password. We have created a Member’s Guide to assist you in navigating the site, click here.

January 11 | 12:30pm CST | Patient Rights: Abuse and Restraints in Hospitals |  Presenter: Nancy Ruzicka
PPS Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals must comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation. According to CMS and accrediting organizations such as DNV and Joint Commission, one of the most cited deficiencies is the within that condition, most non-compliances come from the regulations governing abuse, restraints and seclusion.
  • Explain CMS definitions of abuse and restraints
  • Describe abuse investigation requirements
  • Describe the documentation requirements for restraints and seclusion
Certificate of attendance

January 12 | 11:00am CST | The No Surprises Act – Key Components and Operational Considerations | Presenter: Amy Tepp, Eide Bailly

The session will review the No Surprises Act part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act issued December, 2020. Regulatory Requirements of Parts I and II related to surprise billing will be discussed. Operational considerations for compliance will also be highlighted.

Certificate of attendance

January 12 | 1:00pm CST | Thriving Beyond Burnout: Resilience for Healthcare Providers | Presenter: Kristen Bingaman

Burnout rates have skyrocketed during this turbulent time in healthcare. Resilience programming has been shown to improve staff well being and retention, as well as improve patient safety and satisfaction. This four part series will allow practitioners a deeper understanding of burnout and the factors that influence it. In addition, each session will offer practical, evidence based strategies to build resilience that can be immediately implemented into work and life.

Certificate of attendance

January 13 | 11:00am CST | The Next Chapter: Healing a Traumatized Industry | Presenter: Barbara Speedling

Long-term care leaders are traumatized, fatigued, disillusioned and, in some cases, hopeless to recover from the COVID-19 Pandemic. With many seasoned leaders opting out of the next chapter of long-term care, valuable experiential knowledge and support is out of reach for a new generation of leaders. This program will inspire a renewed energy and willingness to move ahead in those contemplating jumping ship. Moreover, this conversation will motivate a new leadership perspective, moving all leaders to be creative and tenacious in meeting the challenges of the emerging culture of long-term care.


Describe the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the culture of long-term care relative to behavioral health, quality care, and quality of life;
Explain the path long-term leaders need to take to achieve an environment of healing and recovery for those giving and receiving care; and
Achieve and sustain an environment of care that fosters a satisfying, holistic, person-centered approach to healing and recovery.

CEU’s: Nursing Home Administrator and Social Worker

January 18 | 1:00pm CST | A National Perspective on News and Trends in Assisted Living | Presenters: Dee Pekruhn & Cory Kallheim, Leading Age

In this session, news and trends in Assisted Living operations and standards will be reviewed from a national perspective. Cory Kallheim, VP of Legal Affairs, and Dee Pekruhn, Dir. Of Life Plan Community Services and Policy, LeadingAge, will discuss the topic in four core areas: national standards and the OSHA ETS; current trends in AL; resident rights and responsibilities; and a discussion on training and education.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the latest progress on the development of national standards of practice for Assisted Living, and review how the new OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard will impact AL providers.
  • Examine current trends in Assisted Living, such as development and design, fluctuations in occupancy, and the effect of downsizing of skilled nursing facilities on Assisted Living providers and residents.
  • Review resident rights and responsibilities for Assisted Living providers and discuss key areas of especially concern to ombudsmen.
  • Discuss the development of education and training materials tailored to Assisted Living employees and managers.
CEU’s: Nursing Home Administrator & Certificate of Attendance
January 25 | 12:00pm CST | Effectively Using the QAPI Process to Implement a Wound Program | Presenter: Jeri Ann Lundgren
An in-house acquired or declining wound or pressure injury puts providers at risk for regulatory citations and litigation. The burden on the provider is to demonstrate that the development or decline of a wound/pressure injury was unavoidable.  The interventions that are implemented within the first 24 hours are critical, as well as on-going interdisciplinary updates to the plan of care.  This session will utilize the QAPI approach for implementing or enhancing a wound/pressure injury program to ensure your program meets regulatory guidance for F686, as well as NPIAP and WOCN standards of practice to minimize regulatory and legal risk.


  • Develop an interdisciplinary team approach and have effective team meetings that include prevention
  • Demonstrate how to effectively utilize the wound care nurse to manage and oversee the program
  • Review common assessment, documentation and program errors that put facilities at risk for litigation or regulatory citations
CEU’s: Nursing Home Administrator & Social Worker

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Events This Month


20may11:00 am12:00 pmAddressing Public Misperceptions About Palliative Care

21may12:00 pm1:00 pmTrauma-Informed Care: Why It’s Important and How to Implement It into PracticeCAPC Webinar

21may12:00 pm1:00 pmFinance Fundamentals for Hospitals (Hospital Financial series Part 2)SDAHO Webinar

22may12:00 pm1:00 pmLTC Town Hall: Understanding Enhanced Barrier PrecautionsWebinar

23may12:00 pm1:30 pmInfection Prevention: Guiding Hospitals Toward Effective, Compliant, and Sustainable SolutionsSDAHO Webinar

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