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HCA Member Discounts on Wound Care Education Institute Courses for Clinicians

Online course and 5-day onsite courses, Including Sessions in May, August  and October woundcarelogo

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. 

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Webinar: The Opioid Crisis: Family and Caregiver Assessment Factors and How to Respond to Them

June 27, 2018
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The disease of addiction can impact those who are caring for their loved ones in pain. No one wants to think their parents, family members, caregivers, or friends would take medications from those who are suffering in pain especially at the end of life. Unfortunately in the world we live in today, this is happening. This session will share stories of struggles while providing pain management, palliative and end of life care. The presentation will share a pediatric institution’s quality improvement project on Opioid Risk Screen for Abuse in a pediatric chronic pain clinic and a home-based palliative care and hospice setting.

Experts will discuss:

  • Opioid misuse issue statistics
  • Risk factors for opioid misuse in caregivers and how this can impact pain management patients in pain and at the end of life.
  • Implementation of a quality improvement project conducted in a pediatric chronic pain clinic and home-based palliative care and hospice setting.

This program is offered in partnership with the Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice. RNs and LPNs must participate in the entire presentation in order for contact hours to be awarded. Please download the flyer below for more information about contact hours.

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Webinars for Home Health and Hospice Aides

Various dates from Jul 12, 2018 to July 13, 2019
Each live webinar runs from 3 to 4 p.m. A recording of each Webinar is accessible for 30 days following the live event.

Provide your home health and hospice aide staff with the benefits of webinar-based education that is convenient, cost-effective and with no limit on the number of participants through your registered site connection.

Here are the next three webinars in this 12-part series (see the full brochure for all webinars in the series):

  • July 12, 2018: The Aide’s Role in Understanding Hospice and End of Life Care (registration deadline is July 6). What does End-of-Life and Hospice care really mean? This presentation will clarify the meaning of hospice and EOL care. Some of the misconceptions about hospice and EOL care will be discussed and explained. Participants will have a better understanding of helping patients live until they die and strategies that will promote quality of life at the end of life for patients and families.
  • August 9, 2018: The Aide’s Role in Caring for Older Adults in Home Care (registration deadline is August 3). In 2014, 46.3 million of the US population was aged 65 or older and is projected to reach 98 million by 2060. In 2012, 60% of older adults managed two or more chronic conditions. Many of the clients you provide care for in the home will be older adults with chronic conditions such as heart, lung, kidney disease, diabetes, cancer or other conditions. This presentation will focus on providing care for the older population.
  • September 13, 2018: The Aide’s Role in Quality Improvement in Home Care (registration deadline is September 7). What is QAPI? This session will describe the requirement for home health and hospice agencies to conduct Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) activities including a family satisfaction survey. How your agency performs on these measures is available to the public. In-home aides will learn how they play a role in supporting QAPI.

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Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy: OASIS D 2-Day Workshop

October 22 & 23, 2018 Workshop (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
October 24, 2018 Optional COS-C Exam (9 to 11:30 a.m.)

Workshop/Exam Location
VNSNY Corporate Office
107 E. 70th Street
1st Floor Conference Room New York, NY 10021

Hotel Accommodations
Doubletree by Hilton
Metropolitan-NYC
569 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022

This workshop provides instruction on the significant changes implemented with OASIS-D on January 1, 2019 based on the most current CMS guidance available. It provides effective, up-to-the-minute education targeted for field data collectors, their supervisors, OASIS educators and reviewers, quality improvement staff, and those preparing for the COS-C Exam.

Objectives for this 2-Day,13 Contact Hour Workshop objectives include:

  • Selecting OASIS responses that accurately represent clinical assessment findings
  • Providing accurate data for quality measurement and reimbursement
  • Documenting OASIS data collection compliant with CMS resources and instructions.

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Call for Presenters at HCA Education Programs

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.  

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