Education

Check out the upcoming education provided by NDLTCA, AHCA/NCAL, and state or other entities that have valuable trainings.

Any questions regarding training opportunities, please reach out to Peggy Krikava at the NDLTCA office 701-222-0660 or by email peggy@ndltca.org.

NDLTCA Education

Summer Administrator’s Conference
Schedule coming soon
Type of Training:
In-person
Date:  July 23-26, 2024
Location: Chase on the Lake, Walker, MN
Content:  Please join us for our Summer Administrator’s Conference at the beautiful Chase on the Lake resort in Walker, MN.
Target Audience:  Nursing Home Administrators, Director of Nursing, Nursing Leadership, QA Directors, Compliance Staff, Department Heads.
More information/register: Click here

 

Deconstructing Immediate Jeopardy & High Risk Tags
Flyer
Type of Training:
Virtual 12-month training starting January 9 through December 10.
Date:  Second Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. CST starting January 9
Content:  This series is designed to empower nursing home professionals with the knowledge and strategies needed to navigate the top risk areas associated with Immediate Jeopardy citations. Drawing from real-life examples of IJ citations, we’ll delve into actionable solutions to prevent these critical citations in facilities. Participants will dig into the critical issues in nursing home while exploring strategies to prevent immediate jeopardy citations.
Target Audience:  Nursing Home Administrators, Director of Nursing, Nursing Leadership, QA Directors, Compliance Staff, Department Heads.
More information/register: Click here

 

Documentation in Depth
Flyer
Type of Training: Virtual 12-month series starting January 16 through December 17
Date:  Third Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. CST starting January 16
Content: This monthly series facilitates moving clinical documentation from satisfactory to superior with a focus on defending quality of care and supporting accurate reimbursement. Discussion will include assessment considerations, effective care planning in high-risk areas, reporting daily care and services and overcoming common barriers. Extensive case studies and documentation examples will be included. This webinar series aims to empower healthcare professionals in SNFs/NFs to provide the highest quality of care while maintaining the integrity and accuracy of their documentation. Target Audience:  LTC facility department heads including, but not limited to Social Services, Activities, Dietary, Maintenance, Housekeeping, Business Office, Therapy, DON and Administrators.
More information/register: Click here

 

AAPACN RAC- CT Workshop
Type of Training: In-person
Dates: August 5-7, 2024
Location: Courtyard by Marriott, 3319 N 14th St, Bismarck
Content: Increase your knowledge of clinical assessment and care planning, completion of the MDS, the regulations surrounding the RAI/MDS process, and managing the PDPM by attending an AAPACN Resident Assessment Coordinator—Certified (RAC-CT®) certification workshop. Having the RAC-CT credential behind your name shows that you are a knowledgeable and capable MDS professional.
More information/register: Click here

 

Abuse & Neglect Program Checkup
Type of Training:
Online 
Dates:
August 7 – September 11
Content:
This 6-week webinar series reviews strategic elements to compliance with the Freedom from Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation regulations at §483.12, with an emphasis on abuse prevention efforts, effective policies and procedures, training, reporting requirements, conducting investigations and incident response management. Extensive IJ deficiency examples will be reviewed with discussion of effective programming and survey preparedness activities to prevent Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation related citations.
More information/register: Click here

 

Silver Quality Awards Workshop
Type of Training: In-person
Dates: September 10-11, 2024
Location: NDLTCA Conference Room
Content: This workshop series will help you better understand how to complete the application for Silver from beginning to end with coaching support along the way from our expert trainer, Cathy Bergland.
More information/registration: More information and registration link coming!

 

Bronze Quality Awards Workshop
Type of Training: In-person
Dates: September 23, 2024
Location: Holiday Inn, Fargo (Fall Conference)
Content: This workshop series will help you better understand how to complete the application for Bronze from beginning to end with coaching support along the way from our expert trainer, Cathy Bergland.
More information/registration: Register Here

AHCA/NCAL Education

Survey Preparation for the New Facility Manager
Type of Training
: Virtual
Date: On-demand
Location: Webinar
Cost: Free
Content: Healthcare is a heavily regulated industry.  For nursing homes in particular, the requirements are complicated and the inspection process is unique.  Managing life safety compliance can be daunting for even the experienced Facilities Manager.  The learning curve for someone new to the industry can be overwhelming.  This educational webinar walks through the CMS nursing home life safety inspection process, provides an overview of the applicable codes and standards, addresses how to access and navigate the codes, identifies CMS survey tools and reports, and discusses some of the most commonly cited life safety deficiencies.
More information/register: Click here

 

Building Trust: A Strategy to Improve Patient Safety, Staff Wellbeing & Vaccine Uptake in Long Term Care.
Type of Training: Virtual
Date: On-demand
Location: Webinar
Cost: Free
Content: The pace of change and uncertainty that facilities have faced since the beginning of the pandemic, including an unprecedented workforce crisis, has been overwhelming, resulting in a growing distrust with all aspects of health care that has affected our interactions with one another,” said Dr. David Gifford, Chief Medical Officer at AHCA/NCAL, and board-certified gerontologist. “What is exciting about our new course is that it really addresses this issue of trust. Trust building creates this essential foundation for facilities and their teams to adapt and thrive in times of continuous change, which ultimately leads to a stronger operation that allows for further improvements in care and outcomes.
More information/register: Click here

 

Mindfulness-Improving Staff Resiliency and Retention: An Action Plan that Works
Type of Training: Virtual
Date: On-demand
Location: Webinar
Cost: $199 for AHCA/NCAL Members, $249 for non-members
Content: Working in post acute and long term care is incredibly rewarding. It is also stressful due to the demands and pressures that are faced on a daily basis. The workforce crisis and COVID-19 have exacerbated this stress creating even more challenges for those who work in long term care. This course is aimed at reinvigorating your passion for long term care by providing you with tools and resources you can immediately use to decrease your perceived stress levels and help your team members do the same to aid with staff retention. Self-care is essential and is the key to self-managing stressful situations. If you are not taking care of yourself first, how can you be expected to take care of others? It is time to put yourself first! Mindfulness-based stress reduction learned in this training can help put self-care back into your daily routine and support you in doing what you do best.
More information/register: Click here

 

Mindfulness-Self-Care: The Secret to Surviving
Type of Training: Virtual
Date: On-demand
Location: Webinar
Cost: $25 for AHCA/NCAL Members, $65 for non-members
Content: an abbreviated course meant for frontline staff struggling with daily work and life stresses. The session includes an interactive quiz to help individuals measure their stress levels followed by strategies that can be individualized to cope with that stress. Managers and supervisors are encouraged to make this course available to staff members experiencing stress and to use it as preventative tool to help employees cope with stress.
More information/register: Click here

 

Revenue Cycle Management Academy
Type of Training: Virtual
Date: On-demand
Location: Webinar
Cost: $350 for AHCA/NCAL Members, $650 for non-members
Content: The American Health Care Association’s Revenue Cycle Management Academy is an educational training to provide the information and tools necessary for all skilled nursing provider facilities to understand and implement systems that lead to high-functioning RCM teams.
More information/registerClick here

 

PHI Coaching Supervision
Type of Training: Virtual
Date: On-demand
Location: Webinar
Cost: $350
Content: In partnership with PHI, ahcancalED has launched a new online training titled PHI Coaching Supervision®. This five-module course is designed for all assisted living, skilled nursing and ID/DD staff with supervisory responsibilities including nurse supervisors, department heads, and service delivery coordinators. Administrators, executive directors and DONs will also benefit from this course by helping them become better coaches for their supervisory staff members.
More information/registerClick here

 

HealthCare Interactive’s CARES® Serious Mental Illness™ Online Training Program
Type of Training: Virtual
Date: On-demand
Location: Webinar
Cost: The cost of the training is $99 per individual and all AHCA/NCAL members receive 15% off that price when they use promo code AHCA15 at checkout.
Content: HealthCare Interactive’s CARES® Serious Mental Illness™ Online Training Program focuses on how caregivers can develop care strategies for those with serious mental illness and how it differs from dementia. The program dives into schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, major depression, PTSD, borderline personality, and general psychosis, and provides helpful strategies for caring for people living with a serious mental illness to become their best selves.
More information/registerClick here

 

High-Intensity Physical Rehabilitation In Medically Complex Populations (Discount Promotion)
Type of Training: Virtual
Date: On-demand
Location: Webinar
Cost: Discounted Rate offered now – April 30th! $300 for members and non-members.
Content: The American Health Care Association and the University of Colorado (CU) RESTORE Team are pleased to offer High-Intensity Physical Rehabilitation In Medically Complex Populations. Many older adults are at risk for functional decline due to underlying medical complexity, as well as deconditioning following a bout of inpatient care. This course will present an evidence-based approach for the implementation of a high-intensity progressive rehabilitation paradigm, offered as an evolution of current, lower intensity post-acute treatment approaches to address this constellation of needs. Rehabilitation professionals (Physical Therapist & Physical Therapist Assistant; Occupational Therapist & Occupational Therapy Assistant) will have access to an interactive multimedia learning experience including responsive, self-paced presentation of foundational concepts, simulated case scenarios, and a moderated discussion environment for learning with fellow clinicians – all informed by the latest learning science and innovative technology.
More information/registerClick here

 

AHCA/NCAL Person-Centered Care in a PDPM World
Type of Training: Virtual
Date: On-demand
Location: Webinar
Cost: see brochure
Content: This four-module course is designed to improve person-centered care for post-acute care (short stay) residents under the PDPM payment system.  Since the PDPM model was a wholesale shift in payment and delivery, initial training mechanisms focused on the new system components. Now that those immediate change needs have been adopted, education and training on best practices for implementing person-centered care should be reviewed to fully adopt CMS’s vision for the PDPM model. This course will define person-centered care and show how it is a key feature in PDPM and when implemented can improve care practices that lead to better patient outcomes.
More information/registerClick here

 

AHCA Requirements of Participation eCompetencies ® (in partnership with Healthcare Academy)
Type of Training: Virtual
Date: On-demand
Location: Webinar
Cost: see brochure
Content: Digitally assess, remediate, and document real-time demonstration of competencies for all staff.
More information/registerClick here
If you have questions, please call Healthcare Academy at 866-323-4169 or email at ahcasales@healthcareacademy.com.

 

AHCA/NCAL Infection Preventionist Specialized Training (IPCO Version 2)
Type of Training
: Virtual
Date: On-demand
Time: N/A
Cost: $450 members
Content: NDLTCA/AHCA is pleased to offer a specialized training for healthcare professionals who desire to serve as Infection Preventionists (IPs) as established in the CMS Reform of Requirements of Participation for Long Term Care Facilities (required by November 2019). Through this program, individuals will be specially trained to effectively implement and manage Infection Prevention and Control Program in a nursing facility.
More information/registerClick here

 

AHCA/NCAL: Gero Nurse Prep Course
Type of Training: Virtual
Date: On-demand
Time: N/A
Cost: $690
Content: Gero Nurse Prep is an online training course designed to prepare RNs who care for elders to attain board certification in Gerontological Nursing (RN-BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This course equips RNs with a broad array of clinical knowledge, skills and competencies that are tested on the ANCC certification exam and essential for quality gerontological nursing practice and leadership of elder care teams.
More information/registerClick here

 

AHCA/NCAL: Water Management Training
Type of Training: Virtual
Date: On-demand
Time: N/A
Cost: $25 for Members; $65 for Non-Members
Content: Skilled nursing and assisted living centers provide care for vulnerable people who can become critically ill when steps are not taken to reduce the risk of waterborne diseases such as Legionnaire’s. Effective water management programs are mandated for nursing facilities by CMS and highly recommended for assisted living facilities by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a best practice.
More information/registerClick here

Other Education

Mental Health First Aid
Available Dates:
6/6/2024 Thursday 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM CT
6/27/2024 Thursday 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM CT
7/11/2024 Thursday 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM CT
7/18/2024 Thursday 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM CT
8/8/2024 Thursday 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM CT
8/15/2024 Thursday 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM CT
8/22/2024 Thursday 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM CT
Where: The class is hosted virtually via Zoom
Cost:
$170.00
More Information/Flyer: Click Here

 

 

Medication Assistant Training (CMA) II

This 48-hour classroom/lab component meets Minnesota requirements for medication administration. Students wanting to meet North Dakota requirements as a Medication Assistant II will need to complete this 48-hour classroom/lab component, plus an additional 32-hour clinical component with a facility within 6 months. (The 32-hour clinical component is not included as part of this course, therefore, students registering must already have an agreement in place with a facility to complete the clinical portion of the curriculum.) Once both training components are complete, students will be able to apply as a Medication Assistant II with the ND Department of Health.

Students will be expected to attend this 48-hour training once per week over a period of 8 weeks.

-Prerequisite: Current Certified Nurse Assistant registry status.-

Course Dates: July 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27, September 3, 10, 17, 2024 (see attached flyer)
Time: 9:00AM-4:00PM
Where: Bergstrom Technical Center, Lake Region State College, Devils Lake
Fee: $1,095.00/person OR  Early Bird Fee: $995.00/person through 7/16/24

Learn more about the training and our attendance policy here:
https://www.enrole.com/lrsc/jsp/session.jsp?sessionId=P24JL-CMA2-01F&courseId=CMA2&categoryId=ROOT

To register:
Online: https://www.enrole.com/lrsc/jsp/session.jsp?sessionId=P24JL-CMA2-01F&courseId=CMA2&categoryId=ROOT
Phone: 701-662-1578
Email: LRSC.trainnd@LRSC.edu

 

 

ServSafe® Certification Course and Exam
Date:
Tuesday – September 10 
Where:
Grand Forks Public Health Building
Cost:
Price varies (see flyer)
More Information/flyer: September 10, 2024

 

 

CMS On-Demand Trainings & Nursing Home Resources
Type of Training: Online
Date: On-demand
Time: N/A
Cost: Free
Content: This is training for all employees at your facilities, from managers to front line health care workers on the importance of INFECTION CONTROL.
More information/register: Click Here

Please email Peggy Krikava at peggy@ndltca.org to cancel your registration or if you have a substitution at a NDLTCA sponsored conferences.
Failure to do so may result ineligibility for any refunds. Review NDLTCA’s Conference Policies if you have any questions regarding how we handle pre-registration, payments, refunds, credit cards, or storms.

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