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Conference Recording Bundles

AAPACN 2021 Conference Recording Bundles

Experience the best of the AAPACN 2021 Conference. The AAPACN 2021 Conference Recording Bundles are offered into two separate packages – the Nurse Leader Hot Topic Bundle and the NAC Hot Topic Bundle. Each bundle includes education sessions from leaders and experts in the LTPAC field. Session recordings are a compilation of digital audio and video recordings and synchronized slides – all accessible in your AAPACN Learner Dashboard for up to one year.

Nurse Leader Hot Topic Bundle

Nurse leader package (5 sessions) – members: $95| Non-members: $295 non-member
Continuing Education: 1.25 ANCC CE hours per session; 6.25 ANCC CE hours total

SIMply Competent – Linda Shubert, MSN, RN, Healthcare Academy  

Caring for the older adult in the post-acute care setting requires competency across all departments and disciplines as the ability to address the increased complexity and acuity of health concerns unique to this population is demanded by multiple stakeholders. Explore creative ways to use simulation to meet new competency requirements.

Review of Current Nursing Home Deficiencies and Tips and Strategies to Prevent – Barbara Bates, MSN, RAC-CT, QCPMT, DNS-MT and Linda J. Winston, RN, BS, MSN, RAC-CT, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-CTA both of MDS Consultants

Skilled nursing facilities are reviewed for quality, staffing, resident rights, quality of care, and safety on a regular basis through annual surveys and complaint survey process. Learn how the DON and other facility leaders can work together as a team to identify and establish systems to prevent deficiencies.

Using Technology to Manage Your Infection Prevention and Control Program – Laurie Laxton, RN,BSN,CCFA,RAC-CT,IP-BC, Inovalon/ABILITY Network

With increased government focus on infection control, plus limited staff and resources, leveraging technology could be the answer to managing your program. Explore the ways a line listing can be used to track infections, testing, notifications to government agencies, and QAPI initiatives, helping alleviate potential F-Tags and fines.

Why Employees Really Leave and What You Can Do To Retain Them – Linda Shell, DNP, MA, BSN, RN D, lindashell.com

Post-acute care faces daunting challenges when it comes to the difficulties of staffing. Employees have increased expectations of their leaders and managers than in the past. Learn to identify the top reasons why employees leave and the steps needed for creating an employee first mentality that reduces turnover and increases employee retention and satisfaction.

Surviving Chaos: Legal and Regulatory Updates – Janet Feldkamp, RN, BSN, LNHA, CHC, JD, Benesch Attorneys at Law, AAPACN board member

Recent dramatic challenges which occurred in 2020 have affected many regulatory requirements and outcomes, and the focus will continue to change as the country and the post-acute care industry recovers to what will be our new normal. Learn about potential action items regarding survey and certification protocols and operational challenges.

NAC Hot Topic Bundle

NAC package (6 sessions) – members: $114 | Non-members: $354
Continuing Education: 1.25 ANCC CE hours per session; 7.5 ANCC CE hours total

Fact or Fiction? GG Outcomes – What’s the Story? – Casey Lee, Doctor of Physical Therapy, QRM

Post-acute care faces a very real challenge — negative outcome reporting, which tells a story to CMS and the public that SNF providers do not achieve expected outcomes. But is the data fact or fiction? Review the process of collecting section GG data and discuss a systematic approach to gathering usual performance at admission and discharge to avoid negative outcome reporting.

Beyond Section GG: Are Therapy and Nursing Speaking the Same Language? – Liz Barlow, BSN, RN, CRRN, RAC-CT, DNS-CT, RehabCare, and Mark McDavid, OTR/L, RAC-CT, CHC, Seagrove Rehab Partners

Communication has never been more important between therapy and nursing. Explore methods for improving communication and collaboration among the IDT between the short-term rehab patient and post-acute care resident.

Why the Right Diagnosis Code Matters – Maureen McCarthy, RN, BS RAC-MT, QCP-MT, DNS-MT, RAC-MTA, Celtic Consulting, LLC, AAPACN board member

The skilled nursing environment has undergone many radical changes over the last 12-months. Providers are scrambling to determine what is considered the new normal given the impact that COVID-19 had on PDPM. Review requirements for primary diagnosis coding and its effect on PDPM reimbursement.

To IPA or Not IPA – A Very Important Question – Carol Maher, RN-BC, RAC-MTA, RAC-MT, RAC-CTA, RAC-CT, CPC, Hansen Hunter & Co

Skilled nursing facilities are missing the opportunity for higher Medicare reimbursement that could be realized by completing optional IPAs, because MDS coordinators and the Medicare teams are not fluent in understanding which resident changes would result in higher PDPM payment if an IPA were completed.

Uncovering Things Missed Under PDPM – Jessie McGill, RN, RAC-MT, AAPACN 

In October 2019, our Medicare payment system endured a transition from RUGs to the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM). In this session, we will dissect missed opportunities under PDPM and provide tips for repairing and rebuilding systems for more success in the future.

Surviving Chaos: Legal and Regulatory Updates – Janet Feldkamp, RN, BSN, LNHA, CHC, JD, Benesch Attorneys at Law, AAPACN board member

Recent dramatic challenges which occurred in 2020 have affected many regulatory requirements and outcomes, and the focus will continue to change as the country and the post-acute care industry recovers to what will be our new normal. Learn more about potential action items regarding survey and certification protocols and operational challenges.

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