Audio Conference Announcement: Staff Models and Training to Meet the New Challenges of Patient Acuity in Post-Acute Care

Scott Jackson CMP in Education

Join us on August 8, 2014 for "Staff Models and Training to Meet the New Challenges of Patient Acuity in Post-Acute Care" audio conference from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm presented by Mary Tellis-Nayak, My InnerView and Deborah Urbank & Ellen Rychlik, ElderWood Healthcare.


Part I: This session will address changes in patient’s admitted for post-acute care; admissions from home, clinic, ER results in new patients who are sicker or require more specific care needs.  Evidence supports and hospitals/MCOs expect greater involvement of nurse practitioners (NPs) and physicians.  This session will also discuss the right staffing mix to meet the new patient complexity.  Strategies to appropriately train clinical staff to assure competencies to meet these changing acuity admitted to SNFs.  It will also address how one balances the use of RNs and LPNs, as well as, how to integrate NPs and MDs into your Center.

Part II: Hospitals, ACOs and managed care plans are evaluating post-acute for strategic partnerships.  What are the criteria they will use in establishing these partnerships?  This session will explore what you, as a post-acute provider, need to do to prepare.  What do you need to consider in terms of your staffing model and the preparation of your staff to succeed in this changing environment?  Learn what successful providers have done to reduce rehospitalizations and gain the confidence of managed care and hospital partners.  Creating a staffing model that involves nurses in observing, assessing and teaching has demonstrated proven results.  This session will highlight effective staff models, tools for documentation and assessment and staff education that are making centers the post-acute providers of choice.  In addition, we will review a model for conducting a root cause analysis which is essential when you are looking at your rehospitalization rate.

Brochure and Online Registration

2.0 CEUs for LNHAs and ALAs

NYSHFA Contact:

Scott Jackson, CMP
Director, Education & Conference Planning
518-462-4800, ext. 27