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Conference Preview: NADONA/LTC 2016

Created Jun 15 2016, 8:00 PM by Lippincott Solutions
  • NADONA
  • long-term care
  • LTC

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long-Term Care (NADONA/LTC) is taking its annual conference ‘south by southwest’ to Austin, Texas, June 24 to 29, 2016 at the JW Marriott Austin.

As long-term care nursing evolves, new regulations and guidelines are being implemented in facilities across the country.  Did you know that there are more regulations governing the Long-Term Care industry than the aviation industry?  For clinicians in the field, it remains an ongoing challenge to understand and remain compliant with these complex guidelines.   

Care delivery is changing, and how residents and families obtain information is evolving significantly with the increased use of the Internet and social media. Join the best and brightest minds shaping Long-Term Care for the NADONA/LTC's 2016 National Conference, to learn important updates on these and other important trends that are affecting nurses, facilities, and residents. 

Conference Goals

Celebrate the achievements of NADONA/LTC and its nurse leader membership at this year's conference. Support NADONA/LTC's mission by discovering new knowledge and skills relevant to care for post-acute and long-term care residents.

Network with key long-term care personnel from your state and across the country, and interact with exhibiting companies to learn about the newest products and services that are being used in long-term care.

The sessions offered at this year’s conference will include the latest information on both clinical and management topics in long-term care, including:

• National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) Certification Course

• an overview of important legal and regulatory challenges in long-term care

• strategies to improve resident care in the long- term care continuum..

NADONA/LTC's conference will also provide up to 30 hours of nursing and/or administrator continuing education credit that is required in many states to maintain licensure and certification.

Administrator credits are being applied for from The National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB).

Notable Speakers

Heather Clarke-Peckerman, MA, CEC, ML-EL, founder and CEO of Stratengy, will present the opening session titled "Getting to the Core: Vital Leadership Skills to Nurse Yourself Back to Health." Stratengy is an organizational development and employee engagement company that specializes in professional development programs, executive coaching coupled with personality assessments, and management training customized to reflect real-work situations.

Other speakers include Linda Shubert, MSN, RN,  a certified healthcare simulation educator working as director of clinical education for a 180-bed long-term care facility.  She has 30 years of experience in nursing rehabilitation, geriatric case management, workers comp, long-term care, and nursing education.  Shubert has held a variety of clinical, administrative and teaching positions, including director of nursing, clinical professor of nursing, staff development director, and simulation and skills lab director.

Stephanie Stewart, RN, is an assistant professor in the Department of Nursing and Allied Health at Missouri Western State University. Stewart's experiences with older adults has spanned more than 20 years, beginning as a nursing assistant in a residential care facility and holding numerous nursing leadership positions including director of nursing and regional nurse consultant. In 2013, Stephanie shifted her focus to education in order to enhance the gerontological nursing education provided to aspiring nurses in academic settings. Currently her research interests are primarily focused on care of older adults and sparking a passion in nursing students to work with older adults as nurses.

Stephanie plans to pursue a doctoral degree in nursing in the near future to continue improving the care of older adults. She sits on the board of MC5 in Missouri, whose mission is “to promote and support ongoing collaboration within the adult care continuum to create environments where the dignity and value of each individual who lives or works there is respected and celebrated.”

Don't miss this opportunity to collaborate with like-minded long-term care nursing leaders. For the full schedule, visit NADONA/LTC's web page. For registration information, click here.

And, please drop by and visit with Lippincott Solutions in booth 121.  We’ll be on hand to demonstrate our best-in-class evidence-based clinical decision support software, which includes custom LTC Diseases & Conditions content entries that are regularly reviewed and updated by expert clinicians from NADONA/LTC as part of our partnership. 

Learn how our suite of products will help you enhance resident care, streamline nursing workflow, and reduce hospital readmissions.  You can also receive a free $5 Starbucks card by completing our short LTC survey.  Hope to see you there!