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All programs are CEU approved for renewal of Certified Dementia Practitioners, Certified Dementia Care Managers and Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Trainers.

Culture Change Sessions

WEBINAR: Person-Centered Care and the Initiative to Reduce Psychotropics and Unnecessary Medications


This prerecorded workshop will thoroughly review and describe the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initiative to reduce the use of off-label medications among those with cognitive impairment, the focus of F-Tag 329; the right to be free from unnecessary drugs, and other citations that may be linked to F-329 as it relates to: cognitive impairment, activities, medication review requirements, self-determination and participation, assessments and care planning. Non-Pharmacological interventions and root cause analysis will be reviewed at length as well as possible citation severity levels under F 329. This prerecorded workshop will have participants re-thinking how they look at “behaviors” and be more apt to understand the importance of knowing those they care for as a valuable tool for gaining insight into why those with cognitive impairment may be acting out.
CEU’s: 6.5 CEU’s through NAB/NCERS
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An Introduction to Person-Centered Care. The PERSON in the Healthcare Equation
This full day workshop will thoroughly review and describe Person-Centered Care (PCC) which is at the forefront of state and federal regulatory changes, operational updates and quality initiatives across the country and worldwide spanning the healthcare continuum. Drawing on PCC theory and current evidence, participants will gain in-depth understanding and application of this relationship-based approach. Application of these fundamental principles will lead to deep cultural change across all departments/disciplines, resulting in better care and services for all stakeholders in line with federal regulations. Participants will learn strategies for affecting sustainable change, leadership and empowerment skills, change management strategies and insight into person-centered care for those with cognitive impairments. This workshop will enlighten, motivate, inspire and reignite why individuals enter the healthcare/science field.
Dates: August 28, 2013
CEU's: 7.5 CEU’s through NAB/NCERS
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Person-Centered Care and the Initiative to Reduce Psychotropics and Unnecessary Medications
This full day workshop will thoroughly review and describe the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) initiative to reduce the use of off-label medications among those with cognitive impairment, the focus of F-Tag 329; the right to be free from unnecessary drugs, and other citations that may be linked to F-329 as it relates to: cognitive impairment, activities, medication review requirements, self-determination and participation, assessments and care planning. Non-Pharmacological interventions and root cause analysis will also be discussed as well as possible citation severity levels under F 329. This workshop will have participants re-thinking how they look at “behaviors” and understand the importance of knowing those they care for as a valuable tool for gaining insight into why those with cognitive impairment may be acting out.
Dates: June 26, July 31, August 14, September 25, 2013
CEU's: 7.5 CEU’s through NAB/NCERS
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Introduction to Person-Centered Dementia Care: Creating a Culture of Personhood for those with Cognitive Impairment:
Person-Centered Care is at the forefront of state and federal regulatory changes, operational updates, and quality initiatives across the country and worldwide spanning the healthcare continuum. While many feel they have a general understanding of person-centered care practice and philosophy, bringing person-centeredness to those with cognitive impairment creates many questions/barriers left unanswered. This full day workshop will take participants on a journey of what it may feel like to suffer with cognitive impairment and the frustrations of trying to navigate a world not modified to meet the changes/perceptions within their mind; a world where failure to be “normal” or “comply” often results in a label or a barrage of medications to assist in acclimation. Contrary to popular belief, dementia is NOT the signal of the long goodbye, it is NOT dying a thousand deaths or merely the existence of a shell of a person that once was. Indeed the person is still with us, it is how they view the world that has changed. This workshop will enlighten, motivate and inspire those who work with, care for and seek to understand those with cognitive impairments.
Dates: July 12, August 9, September 11, 2013
CEU’s: 7.5 CEU’s through NAB/NCERS
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Medicare is Covering Skilled Maintenance Services
This one hour and forty minute pre-recorded workshop will review and describe the implementation of the Medicare policy covering maintenance services as skilled care, facilitated by Anthony Szczygiel, J.D., U.B. Law Professor. This change results from the binding settlement on January 24, 2013 of Jimmo v. Sebelius, a nation-wide class action. The new policy, effective immediately, marks a critical step forward for thousands of beneficiaries nationwide. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will revise its Medicare Benefit Policy Manual and numerous other policies, guidelines and instructions to ensure that Medicare coverage is available for skilled maintenance services in the home health, nursing home and outpatient settings.
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Promoting Mobility and Reducing Falls By Individualizing Care and Eliminating Alarms
This 1.5 hour prerecorded WEBINAR facilitated by Joanne Rader, RN, MN, PMHNP will review alarm use which has become the standard of practice, as restraints were, for plans of correction as it relates to accident and incidents as well as prevention of falls. We are now in a period of rethinking their use, as we understand more about their damaging effects, and about the role mobility plays in reducing falls with injury
CEU’s: 1.5 CEU’s through NAB/NCERS
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Translating ideas and evidence about person-centered care to nursing assistants’ practice: The importance of context:
This one hour WEBINAR facilitated by Kezia Scales, PhD candidate, MSc Sociology will summarize the findings from a comparative ethnographic study of two mid-sized facilities that are attempting to implement person-centered care. The information that will be shared was obtained through participant observation, plus in-depth interviews with nursing assistants, nurses, and administrators. Kezia became a certified nursing assistant while living in Western New York as part of her doctoral studies. While working in long-term care, she was able to study the practical application of person-centered care and philosophies within the day-to-day operations of the organization. Administrators who are currently implementing or considering the implementation of person-centered changes in their own facilities need to give consideration to the full range of social and environmental factors which might influence how direct-care staff perceive, engage with, and implement (or circumvent) these changes. Taking these factors into account, practical strategies for communication, training, and sustainability will be discussed. You won’t want to miss this “inside” information!
Date: October 24, 2013
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Our membership program is currently under construction. As a courtesy to former WNY Alliance Members, the Institute will offer a member rate on the posted workshops until the redevelopment of the membership program is underway.



Cancellations

Must be received in writing (emails accepted) to: pnapoli@buffalo.edu, or regular mail to: Patti Napoli, UB Institute for Person-Centered Care, University at Buffalo School of Nursing; Center for Nursing Research and Scholorship; 201C Wende Hall; 3435 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214-8013. Phone 716-829-3105 or Institute Line: 716-829-2393. Fax: 716-829-2021. Registration fee is 100% refundable 6 calendar weeks before the actual training date. A 50% refund will be issued for cancellations made 3 calendar weeks out from the training date; after that date, no refunds will be issued. We cannot accept cancellations by phone. Workshops of less than twenty participants will be cancelled.


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