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HCA is sponsoring a series of webinars to provide training for home health and hospice aides. These programs are being offered on various dates from July 2017 to June 2018. Download the registration form at the link above for session details. Here are upcoming installments in the series..
October 12, 2017: The Aide’s Role in Maintaining Professional Boundaries
(registration deadline is October 5)
Speaker: Cindy Morgan, RN, MSN, CHC, CHPN
During this presentation, the participant will discover: the meaning of a professional boundaries, and the importance of maintaining professional boundaries. We will identify some red flags or indicators that give warning to boundary issues and strategies to prevent boundary issues.
November 9, 2017: The Aide’s Role in Communication and Conflict Resolution in the Workplace
(registration deadline is November 2)
Speaker: Kathie Smith, RN
Basic principles of communication include verbal and non-verbal communication. We are communicating, even when we are not using words, with our body language. This webinar will cover communication skills and ways to communicate to help with conflict resolution such as effective listening; self-management; self-awareness and how emotions affect communication.
December 14, 2017: The Aide’s Role in Understanding Depression
(registration deadline is December 7)
Speaker: Cindy Morgan, RN, MSN, CHC, CHPN
The CDC estimates that one in ten adults in the United States reports depression. About 25 million Americans will have an episode of major depression this year alone but only half of them receive treatment. Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and represents a public health challenge. This presentation will focus on the manifestations of depression that patients may exhibit and the aide’s role in caring for the depressed patient.
One of our signature conferences, the Corporate Compliance Symposium draws CEOs, COOs, corporate compliance officers and other managers who have responsibility for planning, operationalizing, and establishing a compliance-conscious culture at your organization.
Each year, HCA flags the compliance hot-topics and focus areas, matched with the expertise of top officials and consultants to help you get a handle on issues with direct implications for your financial stability, your reputation, your value to system partners, and the overall integrity of your patient-care mission.
From big-picture considerations to the concrete mechanics of maintaining a compliance program, this conference will: emphasize the focus areas targeted by government auditors (i.e., OMIG and OIG); provide takeaways and best-practice guidance based on real-world cases of HIT- and HIPAA-related breaches and enforcement actions; help you overcome exposure and identify new risks introduced by your participation in new integrated models of care; and examine growing segments of the home care continuum that are drawing scrutiny and new regulatory activity from state compliance agencies.
October 23 & 24 (Workshop)
October 25 (Optional COS-C exam)
VNSNY – Corporate Office
107 E. 70th Street
1st Floor Conference Room
New York, NY 10021
Clinician leaders from OASIS Answers are bringing the acclaimed Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy C-2 Data Set workshop to New York City on October 23 and 24, with the option to take the COS-C exam at the same location on October 25. Through guided, expert instruction, problem-solving discussions and application scenarios, participants will achieve mastery of the OASIS items, conventions and the latest data collection rules.
Webinar: From Frailty to Functionality: Evidence-Based Rehabilitation Strategies for Deconditioned Patients
November 1, 2017
1 to 2 p.m.
Deconditioning is a complex process of physiological change following a period of inactivity that results in functional losses including mental status, continence and ability to accomplish activities of daily living. This webinar will delve into the operational definitions for frailty and deconditioning as well as examine the scope and prevalence of the problem in today’s patient populations compared to similar patients ten or 20 years ago. Although these limitations are exacerbated with physiological consequences of low activity levels and extended bed rest, gains can be achieved and maintained by developing an evidenced-based practice for re-conditioning.
- Describe clinical aspects of frailty;
- Discuss risk related to frailty such as hospitalization or nursing home placement;
- Examine effects of reduced activity on elderly subjects, such as sarcopenia;
- Accurately perform at least four validated field tests to assess functional aspects related to frailty or deconditioning;
- Introduce new techniques and modification for frail and deconditioned patients;
- Analyze the latest in physio science research; and
- Discuss cases to illustrate new direction of care.
November 16 & 17
To be truly effective, all health care quality programs must embrace innovative technological solutions for achieving process improvements, data sharing, and communication capabilities that drive improvements in patient care, analytics and oversight. Health care technologies, for their part, are only useful to the extent that they support the quality of care that you deliver to patients – which is the lifeblood of your overall mission and a marker of your agency’s reputability and viability in an increasingly competitive health care marketplace.
HCA’s signature Quality and Technology Symposium, on November 16 and 17, is designed for home care clinical managers, Directors of Patient Services, quality improvement officers, and other strategic planners (including the leadership executives at your agency) who need to know the latest trends, policy developments, quality program requirements, and technological opportunity areas to fulfill your mission at this fundamental intersection of quality and technology in the home care, managed care and hospice arenas.
Own Your Voice: Leading with Strength, Certainty & Style
December 7 & 8
Excelsior Springs at the Courtyard Marriott
47 Excelsior Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY
Building on the success of last year’s inaugural program, HCA is excited to present the second annual Women in Healthcare Leadership Summit on December 7-8 to help women leaders from across the health care spectrum cultivate their unique talents and strengths as leaders.
Hear from women executives, leadership consultants and other engaging presenters who will help you leverage tools and insights for professional advancement, enhance your potential for leadership growth, and further develop your talents as women leaders in health care.
HCA Education and Research, the education arm of the Home Care Association of New York State, is seeking engaging educational sessions on timely, innovative and relevant topics for home health, palliative care and hospice industry professionals. Throughout the year, HCA hosts several signature events including our Annual Membership conference, as well as an array of educational workshops, webinars. If you are an industry expert and have an education program to pitch or feel you have some insights you can present as part of HCA’s education programming, please download our Call for Presenters form below for details on how you can participate in HCA education.
HCA has partnered with the Wound Care Education Institute to provide HCA members with discounts on courses for wound and skin care management. These include an online class as well as upcoming five-day onsite courses. These courses offer an evidence-based approach to wound management, along with an opportunity for certification.