January 18 | 1:00pm CST | A National Perspective on News and Trends in Assisted Living | Presenters: Dee Pekruhn & Cory Kallheim, Leading Age
- 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.
January 25 | 12:00pm CST | Effectively Using the QAPI Process to Implement a Wound Program | Presenter: Jeri Ann Lundgren
- 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
February 1 | 2:30 pm CST | Ending the Office Clutter & Info Overload: Key Strategies for Managing Your Info Overload, Clutter and “Stacks & Piles” | Presenter: Randy Dean
If you would like to get control of “the beast” of information overload and all of your “stacks & piles”, you should attend this program. Learn how to reduce the mess on your desk by having “natural” places for all of your papers, project folders, items to read, etc. Develop strategies and systems for effective and efficient management of your documents and workstation, as well as electronic files. Learn how to get rid of all of the annoying “little stuff” and “clutter” once and for all, and then keep it under control for the ongoing future. We’ll even discuss the possibilities and technology required to move toward a “paperless” workspace. Have a system for managing your info overload in all forms, rather than letting it manage you!CEU’s: Nursing Home Administrator & Social Worker
February 3 | 12:00 pm CST | Rumbling with Vulnerability: Conquering the Six Myths that Keep Us from Being Courageous | Presenter: Lisa Brower
February 8 | 11:00am CST | Supporting Victims & Survivors of Human Trafficking | Presenter: Call to Freedom
This webinar aims at bringing awareness to the issue of human trafficking in South Dakota by empowering healthcare professionals to take a stand. The topics covered will address just how prevalent human trafficking is in South Dakota, indicators to observe in the clinical setting, and the complex trauma survivors experience. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of human trafficking as a whole, as well as services available for victims and survivors to start their healing journey after identification.
- Define human trafficking
- Identify industries in which human trafficking is happening, locally and globally
- Understand individual and systematic vulnerabilities making victims susceptible to trafficking situations
- Identify human trafficking red flags or indicators
- Understand current services available to trafficking victims and survivors