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Jan 27 - 30, 2015
Director of Nursing - Basics (A Joint Venture - Pathway Health & NADONA) and NADONA Mississippi Founding Chapter Meeting, 1/30
NADONA Members Receive a 10% Discount(call 800-222-0539 for code)
Bonus Offer: Director of Nursing Resource Manual included in the price of training! ($239 Value)

Homewood Suites by Hilton
853 Centre Street
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Feb 12, 2015
REGISTER NOW! Kentucky Re-Establishing Meeting and DON Review Course
9:00 am - 4 pm
Old Kentucky Home
501 E Stephen Foster Avenue
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-348-3502

Mar 22 - 24, 2015
ODONA'S 26th Annual Convention
Embassy Suites Columbus, Dublin
5100 Upper Metro Place
Dublin, OH 43017
(614) 790-9000

Mar 25 - 26, 2015
21st Annual NADONA of ND Conference
Hilton Garden Inn
Fargo, ND

Select date for hotel, agenda and registration

Mar 30 - Apr 2, 2015
Save the Date for FADONA's 28th Annual Convention
Rosen Centre Hotel
9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: (407) 996-9840
Toll Free: 1 (800) 204-7234
http://www.rosencentre.com/contact-us/

Apr 2 - 3, 2015
URGENT NOTICE - CHANGE OF DATE! TxADONA's 2nd Annual Conference
Hurry! ONLY ROOM FOR 120 ATTENDEES!!

Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel Spa & Conference Center
1001 E. McCarty Lane
San Marcos, TX 78666
512-392-6450
www.txadona.org

Apr 19 - 21, 2015
2015 NJADONA's 26th Annual Conference
Bally's Atlantic City
Atlantic City, NJ

Check back for this year's conference theme!

Jun 6 - 10, 2015
NADONA's 28th Annual Conference: TODAY'S LEARNERS, TOMORROW'S LEADERS ... NADONA ... YOUR TOOL FOR SUCCESS!!
Hyatt Regency Downtown Peachtree
265 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-577-1234

News
Welcome To NADONA


Welcome to The National Association Directors of Nursing Administration
in Long Term Care

No one understands All that you go through - the Details, Obstacles and Never-ending challenges that are part of your job As Director of Nursing

NADONA!!

NADONA/LTC is the premiere, professional nurses association dedicated exclusively to Nurse Executives/Nurse Administrators within the Long-Term Care Continuum. Communication, education and service to our members is what NADONA is all about!!!

Our members enjoy many online benefits including NADONA University, our popular Professional Web Forum, our "Members Only" and our time-saving online classifieds. Just select the link below to begin enjoying your membership benefits!

 

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

 

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NADONA also offers Associate, Corporate Organization, Corporate Sponsor and Patron Memberships. Select the links below for more detailed information.

 

 

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Corporate Organization, Corporate Sponsor and Patron Memberships

 

 

 


 

STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS AND PRESIDENT'S COMMITMENT TO ALZHEIMERS

Tomorrow night, Tuesday, January 20 2015, President Obama will deliver the State of the Union address. Washington and the nation will pause to hear the president’s vision, and we need him to publicly commit to stopping Alzheimer’s. The nation already has adopted a national plan that sets as goal one preventing and treating Alzheimer’s by 2025. But this is now just 10 years away and much work remains.

President Obama could issue a “moon shot” for ending Alzheimer’s, like John F. Kennedy did for a moon landing in 1961. But it won’t happen absent a relentless push by those impacted by this dreaded disease.

Help us plant a flag for ending Alzheimer’s by adding your voice now. Join with our USAgainstAlzheimer’s networks and thousands of activists nationwide to encourage the president to address Alzheimer’s during his speech.

Click here to take a moment to ask President Obama to set a marker for ending Alzheimer’s in his State of the Union on Tuesday.


The annual global cost of treating Alzheimer’s in 2010 was an estimated $604 billion – one percent of global GDP. Without new treatments, the number of Alzheimer’s cases and its associated costs are predicted to quadruple in the next 40 years.

That’s not even mentioning the personal toll it takes on families. More than 5 million Americans suffer from this cruel, unforgiving disease, and their loved ones suffer along with them.

We can’t wait for action. If we are going to stop this terrifying trajectory, we need to get bold. We need leadership.

President Obama has a chance to cast a vision for ending Alzheimer’s during his speech. We need to let him know how important it is that he does.

Add your name: Call on President Obama to address the threat of Alzheimer’s in his State of the Union address.


There’s a path to a cure, but it demands commitment from everyone. If we get it, we’ll beat this disease.

Thank you, NADONA/LTC

 

 


 

 

NADONA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE
2014 ELECTION RESULTS

 

AYSHA KUHLOR, VICE PRESIDENT

BONNIE CRUZ, CORRESPONDING SECRETARY

 

THANK YOU TO EACH MEMBER THAT MADE
THE  TIME OUT OF YOUR HECTIC SCHEDULES TO VOTE!

 

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT AYSHA AND BONNIE
VISIT OUR STAFF PAGE



 

 


 

 

AHRQ’s Safety Program for Nursing Homes:
On-Time Prevention

 

On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention is designed for nursing homes with electronic medical records. It includes weekly reports to help nursing home clinical staff easily identify residents with increasing risk of pressure ulcer formation and understand their changing clinical picture, so that they can make timely changes in care plans to help prevent pressure ulcers. On-Time is designed to be implemented by a multidisciplinary care team with the help of a trained facilitator who teaches the content of the reports and helps staff integrate the reports into day-to-day practice.  AHRQ will provide more detailed information on training opportunities when it is available.  To find out more about On-Time Pressure Ulcer Prevention, go to http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/long-term-care/resources/ontime/index.html

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Hartford Foundation Caregiving Story Contest
Deadline
January 15, 2015 

 

  • The John A. Hartford Foundation is seeking stories that bring to light the challenges facing family caregivers of older adults and demonstrate practical and proven ways to overcome difficulties and obstacles. The Foundation is looking for stories from family caregivers and health care providers that illustrate the strategies and solutions caregivers are using to effectively and gracefully care for older adults.
  • The Hartford Foundation supports EWA and it is a good opportunity for nursing as it the winners are all over their website

 

 

 

 


 

 

NADONA'S 2015 ANNUAL CONFERENCE


HYATT REGENCY DOWNTOWN, ATLANTA, GA


JUNE 6 - 10, 2015


CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

 

 

EXHIBITOR PROSPECTUS

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

NCCDP Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Staff Education Week February 14-21
Download Free Staff Training In-services and Tool Kit
November 1st till March 15th 

 


TOOL KIT AND FREE IN-STAFF SERVICES

 

 

The tool kit and free staff in-services are available for download November 1st through March 15th. Please note that you must sign up each year for the tool kit. Previous year's log in information are deleted.

 

 

 

 


 

 

LOOKING FOR A CHANGE?

 

NEED TO RECRUIT QUALITY STAFF
AT A REASONABLE RATE?

 

NADONA PROVIDES THE PERFECT TOOL!

 

VISIT OUR CAREER CENTER

 

 


 

 

THE FLU I.Q.

THINK YOU KNOW ALL THERE IS ABOUT THE FLU? 

 

The Flu I.Q. widget is an interactive quiz to test your flu knowledge.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Revisions to State Operations Manual (SOM)
Appendix PP “Guidance to Surveyors for Long Term Care Facilities”

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

                         LONG TERM

 

LONG TERM LIVING PROVIDES

 

YOUR 2014-2015 FLU PREPARATION KIT

 

Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s flu season and how to prepare your facilities, staff members and residents.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

CDC Continues to Recommend a Flu Vaccine as the Best Way to Protect Against the Flu

 

On December 3, 2014 the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Health Advisory announcing that H3N2 viruses are predominant so far this season, some of which are different from the vaccine virus and reminding clinicians about CDC’s vaccine and treatment recommendations. The information about which viruses are circulating this season is noteworthy for two reasons. 1.) Seasons during which influenza A H3N2 viruses predominate are sometimes associated with more hospitalizations and deaths than during H1N1 or influenza B-predominant seasons; and, 2.) The vaccine may not work as well against the H3N2 viruses that are different from what is in the vaccine. 
Influenza viruses are constantly changing – they can change from one season to the next or they can even change within the course of the same season. While vaccine effectiveness against drifted H3N2 viruses may be reduced this season, influenza vaccination still offers the best protection we have against seasonal flu. 
Even when drifted viruses are circulating, CDC continues to recommend influenza vaccination for people age 6 months and older. Read more.
 
--CMS Office of Communications
 

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IMPORTANT EBOLA RESOURCES

 

The Florida Department of Health

 

We Can Keep Communities Safe

Health Care Actions for Ebola

 

Ebola Virus Disease Fact Sheet for Medical Professionals


Health Care Facility Preparedness Checklist
for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)


CDC Taking Active Steps Related to Hospital
Preparedness for Ebola Treatment

 

Confronting Ebola Concerns in the Workplace

Generalized Ebola Information

 

Guidelines for monitoring Employees returning
from high risk African areas

 

 

 


 

 

 

THE NORTH DAKOTA
CENTER FOR NURSING HONORS
NADONA'S TREASURER
NEAL LARSON

 

SEE ARTICLE

 

 

 


 

 

RETIRING OR RETIRED?

 

If you are a retired Director of Nursing in
long term care, have been a NADONA
member for a minimum of 5 consecutive years
prior to retirement and are not currently
utilizing your RN license in any work
capacity, you are eligible for a
lifetime complimentary membership in NADONA/LTC.


Select Here For Application

 

 

 


BREAKING NEWS FROM THE WHITEHOUSE!

 

 

On September 18, President Obama announced a new Executive Order and National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (National Strategy) to carry out recommendations given by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). CDDEP Director Ramanan Laxminarayan was one of 15 key advisors on the concurrently-released PCAST report.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now has resources available online related to these announcements, including a webpage on the National Strategy, in addition to the publicly-available White House materials. A summary of all of these, with links to each page, is below. A table of contents for where to find information on specific topics is also available below.

Three Things to Know:

  • This year alone, at least two million Americans will become sickened by antibiotic resistant infections, and 23,000 Americans will die. 
  • Antibiotic resistance costs the U.S. over $20 billion in healthcare expenses each year. 
  • These important plans are part of a request for $30 million for CDC’s Detect and Protect Initiative and $14 million of the National Healthcare Safety Network to ramp up this fight. These strategies and the funds needed to implement them are a down-payment to improve the nation’s ability to tackle the biggest drug-resistant threats.  

 

New CDC Materials and Links Available for Use:

National Strategy Webpage    |    CDC Director Frieden’s Blog Post

Infographic: Examples of When Antibiotics are Urgent and Necessary

CDC’s Digital Press Kit

 

White House Announcement Links:

White House Factsheet   |    White House Blog Post    |    Executive Order

National Strategy     |    PCAST Blog Post    |    PCAST Report

 


 

 



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