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These CE opportunities are information only. NADONA is not responsible for the CE awarded for these programs.

Jul 8, 2015
Optimizing Long-term Care of Patients with Dementia
Presented by:
Richard Stefanacci DO, MGH, MBA, CMD
Thomas Jefferson University
AND
Sherrie Dornberger RN, CDONA, FACDONA, GDCN, CADDCT
Executive Director at NADONA/LTC

Jul 28, 2015
2015 PharMerica Education Symposia & Exhibition Series
The Hyatt Lodge
2815 Jorie Blvd.
Oak Brook, IL 60523
630-562-1234

All dates are subject to change. Additional information will be updated and provided as it becomes available. For further information please contact Lindsey Richcreek at lindsey.richcreek@pharmerica.com

Aug 5, 2015
2015 PharMerica Education Symposia & Exhibition Series
St. Louis Marriott West
660 Maryville Centre Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141
314-878-2747

All dates are subject to change. Additional information will be updated and provided as it becomes available. For further information please contact Lindsey Richcreek at lindsey.richcreek@pharmerica.com

Oct 15, 2015
2015 PharMerica Education Symposia & Exhibition Series
Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel
3400 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV 89169
702-784-5700

All dates are subject to change. Additional information will be updated and provided as it becomes available. For further information please contact Lindsey Richcreek at lindsey.richcreek@pharmerica.com

News
Welcome To NADONA

 

 

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NADONA'S 2015 ANNUAL CONFERENCE



TODAY'S LEARNERS,

TOMORROW'S LEADERS ...

NADONA HAS YOUR TOOLS FOR SUCCESS!!

 


THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR ATTENDEES
AND EXHIBITORS THAT INSURED A

SUCCESSFUL 2015 NADONA CONFERENCE!

 

ALERT!

ATTENDEES RECEIVED AN EMAIL ON
JUNE 10TH PROVIDING
INSTRUCTION ON HOW TO COMPLETE THE EVALUATIONS AND HOW TO RETRIEVE YOUR CERTIFICATE OF CE/NABs

 


SPEAKER PRESENTATION HANDOUTS

Select link above and sign in to the app, select the speaker session and the handouts will be attached at the bottom if available

 

 

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR
2015 NADONA AWARD WINNERS!


NURSE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR

LINA DUREZA, RN, BSN, LNHA, MSM, CDONA


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2015 NURSE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR BY REGION


LINA DUREZA, NORTHEAST REGION


JULIE CARPENTER, CENTRAL REGION


JULIE BRASWELL STAFFORD, SOUTHEAST REGION


CARLOTTA MILLER, NORTHWEST REGION

 

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2015 NADONA HONORARY MEMBER OF THE YEAR

LISA THOMSON, BS, LNHA

 

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2015 ABOVE AND BEYOND

SHARI CARSON RN, BSN, NHA, CDP, CDONA, FACDONA

 

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2015 MAKING THE DIFFERENCE

CHERYL UNGER, RN-BC, CDONA, FACDONA

 

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2015 SPIRIT OF NADONA

JULIE BRASWELL STAFFORD, RN, NHA, CDP, CADDCT, CDONA, FACDONA

 

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SPECIAL RECOGNITION TO OUR
2015 ACADEMY OF FELLOWS INDUCTEES


CASSIE FAIRCLOTH

HUDSON GARRETT, JR.

LINDA SUE PATRON

GWEN STEWART


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2015 STEPHANIE CARROLL
SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS


Sponsored by: PHARMERICA CORPORATION


               $5,500 - Melinda Adams
               $3,500 - Wanda Whipple
               $3,500 - Sylvia Gutierrez
               $2,000 - Mildred Whiteside
               $2,000 - Brittany Clark
               $2,000 - Victoria Murray
               $1,500 - Danielle Roethler

 

This scholarship is named in memory of Stephanie Carroll,
past NADONA/LTC Executive Assistant

 

 

 



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

                              

No one understands All that you go through  -  the Details, the Obstacles and Never-ending challenges that are part of your job As a Nurse Leader in LTC or your colleagues in 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

 

Join now 

 

OR ... Contact us about savings on group memberships

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

 

 

Associate Membership 

* Associate members consist of any professional RN or Doctor who has not served as a DON, ADON, Corporate DON, or VP of Nursing in a licensed facility within the Long Term Care Continuum.

 

 


Corporate Organization, Corporate Sponsor and Patron Memberships

 

 

 


 

 

VISIT OUR NEWS/EVENTS SECTION FOR DETAILS
REGARDING UPCOMING STATE MEETINGS
AND LINKS TO REGISTER 

 

TXADONA * FADONA * NDADONA * NJADONA * MINADONA * ODONA

 

 

 


 

 

 

Maryland allows nurse practitioners to practice independently of a physician

Select Here for Report

 

 

 


 

 

 

Break the Web of Infection with Advancing Excellence Disrupt Infections Workshop


Disrupt Infections: Creating a Community of Prevention Creating hands-on workshop is coming to Northampton, MA on April 20, and continuing to 30 more cities nationwide. Presented by Joann Rader, RN, MN, a nationally recognized LTC educator, and sponsored by Advancing Excellence and Kimberly-Clark, find out simple, practical ways to build commUNITY immUNITY in the care setting and help break the web of infection. A continuum of organizational infection prevention will be described, raising awareness of how current practices inhibit newer, evidence-based actions that would disrupt infections. Walk away with the beginning of a new organizational plan for infection prevention with elevated steps to add to your infection care routines. Administrators can earn 2 CEUs at $79 (Program Approval Number: 2042015-2.00-14506-in). Sliding registration fee for others from the same care community. Click here to register in a city near you Disrupt Infections workshop

 

 

 


 

 

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND A UNIQUE ONE HOUR SEMINAR

 

  Optimizing Long-term Care of Patients with Dementia 

CE, CME, and ACPE Accredited at NO COST TO NURSING HOME STAFF

 

Presented by:

Richard Stefanacci DO, MGH, MBA, CMD                   
Thomas Jefferson University

Sherrie Dornberger
 RN, CDONA, FACDONA, GDCN, CADDCT
Executive Director at NADONA/LTC


REGISTRATION AND WEBINAR EVENT DATES

A BENEFIT OF YOUR NADONA/LTC MEMBERHIP

(National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration/Long Term Care, Inc.)

www.nadona.org    

 

 

 


 

 

 

Recruitment

LOOKING FOR A CHANGE?

 

NEED TO RECRUIT QUALITY STAFF
AT A REASONABLE RATE?

 

NADONA PROVIDES THE PERFECT TOOL!

 

VISIT OUR CAREER CENTER

 

 

 

 


 

 

Complimentary webinar series that will advance your ICD-10 Readiness. There are 8 webinars in total and the series is intended for: SNF Program Directors, Nursing Home Administrators, MDS Coordinators and Nursing Home Billers & Coders.

Here is a link to sign up. Feel free to forward the invitation to anyone that you feel would benefit from the education.

http://www.gpshealthcarewebinars.com/icd10

 

Also, if you’re interested in next week’s Integrating Post-Acute Providers webinar it is also complimentary and there are still some slots available.

 

More information can be found here:

http://www.gpshealthcarewebinars.com

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

One & Only Campaign

NADONA JOINS FORCES WITH
CDC’s ONE & ONLY CAMPAIGN

 

We are proud to announce that NADONA/LTC has recently become a member of the One & Only Campaign, a public safety campaign to promote safe injection practices in all healthcare settings. By teaming up with the Safe Injection Practices Coalition, we’re joining professional groups, healthcare systems, provider groups, private companies and others dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of injection safety.

Click here to learn more and download materials.

 

 

 


 

 

 

AARP Caregivers

 

Heart-ing Family Caregivers Across the Country

Every day, a silent army of Americans performs a great labor of love: caring for aging parents, spouses, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, friends... so they can remain in their homes. We are on duty 24/7, and often we can’t even take a break. But we wouldn’t have it any other way. We are the unsung heroes. Here are our stories. We hope you will share yours.

 

SELECT HERE TO SHARE YOUR STORY

 

 

 

 

 


 

ICD-10

 

 


 

"Donna’s Diary, an online diary of a fictitious nursing home from the perspective of a director of nursing (DON), is a learning and sharing tool developed by Stratis Health for use with nursing homes, especially the 172 Minnesota nursing homes participating in the Acting Together To Achieve Excellence learning and action network."

To be a part of this wonderful community, please follow the link 
http://donnasnhdiary.org/

 




Accredited Schools Online

Today’s higher education marketplace offers a mind-boggling array of options
ranging from community colleges to online PhD programs.
AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org was created to be the comprehensive accreditation
resource for anyone in the process of selecting a college.
It is their fervent hope that through the information they provide prospective students
will be able to make informed decisions about which college to attend
and avoid being saddled with student loans and worthless degrees from “diploma mills.”

Trying to go back to school? Need a resource to find the right online school?
Visit:  http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/

 

 


 

 

Polst

 

Governor Christie signed legislation on 12/21/11 that will enable patients to indicate their preferences regarding life-sustaining treatment. The law calls for the creation of a standardized Practitioner Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment (POLST) form that is signed by a patient's attending physician or advanced practice nurse and provides instructions for health care personnel to follow for a range of life-prolonging interventions. This form becomes part of a patient's medical records, following the patient from one healthcare setting to another, including hospital, home, nursing home, or hospice.

 

Pursuant to P.L. 2011, c. 145, the Institute for Quality & Patient Safety Organization was designated as the Lead Agency for Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment Act.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

In Honor of Older Americans Month for May


Clark Retirement Community Presents

FEELING GOOD

 


 

 

 

 

 

THE NATIONAL NURSE ACT of 2015


At the beginning of the 114th Congress, Rep. Peter King (R-NY) and I
will re-introduce the National Nurse Act to spring preventive health
forward by designating the Chief Nurse Officer, an existing position
in the U.S. Public Health Service,as the National Nurse for Public Health.
This position would provide a publicly visible nurse leader who would
collaborate with health care leaders to address health disparities and
set goals of better public health.

 

Select Here for The National Nurse Act of 2015

 

 

 


 

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SHEA Spring 2015: Science Guiding Prevention

May 14 - May 17, 2015


Disney’s Contemporary Resort
4600 World Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Reservations: (407) 824-1000
Book Your Hotel Room Online

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 


 

 

 

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

 

 

 




AMDNational Association of Directors of Nursing Administration LTC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Pharmerica
The NADONA/LTC Stephanie Carroll Scholarships are once again being sponsored by our Lifetime member, PharMerica.


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