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Dec
20
Thu
Targeted Probe & Educate Update: Lessons Learned & Best Practices Webinar
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Hospices need to understand and learn how to respond to the Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE) audit process.  This webinar will address responding to audit findings, the response timeframe, and the recoupment process.  You will learn about hospice audit risks and monitoring, and results of actual audits.  Participants will receive a checklist of documentation and items to review before submitting charts.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • CMS criteria for TPE
  • Medicare MAC activity
  • Chart review submission guidelines
  • Why hospices are being targeted
  • Audit results
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • Checklist for submitting charts for medical review

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is best suited for staff who monitor hospice risk, review documentation quality, and submit records.  Clinical staff will benefit from review of required documentation to support hospice care.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Melinda A. Gaboury
Healthcare Provider Solutions, Inc.

Jan
1
Tue
2019 Volunteer Appreciation Event Package includes the following Recorded Webinars
Jan 1 @ 8:00 am

Click here or more information.

Two new 45-minute recorded webinars and guide for volunteer managers to use during National Volunteer Week, April 7-13, 2019 or for your own Volunteer Appreciation Event!

AVAILABLE ONLY VIA RECORDED WEBINARS

Webinars available Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Volunteer managers are constantly looking for ways to honor and show appreciation to volunteers. Volunteers often want more information and the opportunity to learn new skills to better care for patients and families. This appreciation-event package is designed to address these needs with two new 45-minute recorded webinars and a planning guide for volunteer managers.

  • Use the guide to create the perfect volunteer appreciation event
  • Share the two recorded webinars with volunteers at your convenience
  • Consider offering a one-time event, multiple small appreciation events, or spread activities throughout National Volunteer Week
  • Links to the recordings can be emailed to volunteers to view at their convenience

Receive both recorded webinars and the planning guide for the price of a single webinar!

Guide for Volunteer Managers Includes:

  • Ideas for structuring events
  • Discussion guide to use following the webinars
  • Group exercises before and after the webinars, with debriefing instructions
  • Resource list for further learning opportunities
  • Additional exercises and learning activities for expanding the event beyond the webinars
Jan
3
Thu
Hospice 101 – Essentials for New Staff Webinar
Jan 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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The demand for hospice programs continues to grow due to CMS hospital readmission penalties and patients’ need to receive the right services, including when to transition from home health or home care to hospice.  When people transition into hospice, agencies face challenges such as onboarding new staff, providing re-orientation for current staff, and educating the palliative care team.

This webinar will focus on new staff essentials, including the Medicare and Medicaid Hospice Conditions of Participation regulations, hospice philosophy and values, the interdisciplinary team’s purpose, and data reporting requirements.  It will also address difficult conversations and identify risks for rehospitalization to improve your organization through patient, staff, and contracted-provider outcomes.

Continuing Education: Attendance verification for CE credits upon request

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hospice philosophy and values
  • Hospice eligibility, length of stay, and levels of care
  • CMS Conditions of Participation – focus on patient care and core versus non-core services
  • Regulatory requirements: Hospice Item Set (HIS) and Notice of Election and Termination Revocation (NOE/NOTR)
  • Services not covered under the hospice benefit
  • Difficult conversations:  an easy-access tool to help new staff
  • TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT
  • The Medicare Hospice Benefit
  • Hospice Values Competency Grid (novice, proficient, expert)
  • Questions About Hospice Care – a caregiver’s guide to selecting a hospice
  • Hospice Interdisciplinary Team Grid
  • Website links to how hospice works, hospice CFRs, and hospice and respite care

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is designed for all new staff, education and staff developers, clinical managers and supervisors participating in an onboarding program, clinical staff requiring a refresher, administrators, board members, palliative care staff, transitional care coordinators, all medical directors, and potential home healthcare and hospital administrators interested in starting a hospice program and learning the basics.

PLEASE NOTE: Webinar content is subject to copyright and intended for your individual organization’s use only.

MEET THE PRESENTER
Kathy Ahearn, RN, BSN, PHN
Ahearn Advisement Partners

Jan
25
Fri
6th Cross Cultural Health Care Conference @ Ala Moana Hotel
Jan 25 – Jan 26 all-day

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EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION BEGINS ON FEBRUARY 1, 2018

ABSTRACT CALL TO OPEN APRIL 1, 2018

The Hawai’i Consortium for Continuing Medical Education (HCCME) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The Hawai’i Consortium for Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Jan
31
Thu
Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society Presents: Brain Health & Dementia Webinar
Jan 31 @ 11:30 am – 12:45 pm

COPY & PASTE THIS LINK INTO YOUR BROWSER TO REGISTER:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B2rnkCUvTeCp1zKLJCde9A

SPEAKER: DR. POKI’I BALAZ, DNP, APRN

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • What is dementia and how does it affect the brain?
  • 6 pillars to a healthy brain
  • Social interaction, nutrition, exercise, sleep & stress, health, mental stimulation
  • Local caregiver resources
  • Self-care tips & tricks for Caregivers

QUESTIONS? HELP WITH ZOOM?
EMAIL: HPGSmembers@gmail.com

Dr. Balaz is a local girl who grew up in Hawai’i. She attended the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and received a Bachelor of Science (BSN) degree in Nursing, along with a leadership award for her service as class president. Dr. Balaz received her Masters of Science (MSN) degree in Nursing Education from the University of Oklahoma, graduated with honors and was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. After working in Los Angeles she returned to Hawai’i to obtain her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) from the University of Hawai’i at Hilo. Dr. Balaz describes herself as a lifetime learner and is double board certified as a family nurse practitioner. Dr. Balaz is also a full-time caregiver to her father who has Alzheimer’s disease, facilitates a support group, and co-facilitates the Savvy Caregiver Program which helps to address the needs of caregivers.

Feb
9
Sat
2019 Hawaii Get with the Guidelines Cardiovascular & Stroke Workshop @ Ala Moana Hotel
Feb 9 @ 7:45 am – 4:00 pm

REGISTRATION FEE: $75 includes CEU and meals.  Limited scholarships available for outer-island attendance.
Register Today at www.heart.org/WSAQSI

For more information, please contact JoAnne.Pineda@heart.org.

Program Purpose
This educational program will provide healthcare professionals with information on the latest scientific updates and guidelines, technology, and thought-provoking topics to improve patient care related to cardiovascular and stroke issues. The long-term effect of the workshop will be to help promote improvement in the quality of care, improve outcomes, and quality of life for all patients.

Target Audience
The target audience includes physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners,
pharmacists, emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, and radiologic technologists. Subspecialties include neurology, cardiology, emergency medicine, telemetry, critical care, medical/surgical, intensive care, and rehabilitation.

CE Credits
7.00 continuing education credits available for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and EMS personnel.

Course Learning Objectives
Attendees will be able to:

  • List two examples of how the stroke patient population will benefit from the healthcare provider’s adherence to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guidelines.
  • Describe two possible system-wide solutions to improve patient outcomes.
  • Describe two rapidly evolving advances to prevent and treat stroke.
  • Provide two examples of how to use a patient-centered narrative as a means to provide a culturally appropriate way of communicating heart disease awareness and education among patients in Hawaii.
  • Identify two therapies used to reduce stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation.

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Feb
23
Sat
REHAB’s Caregiver Transfer Training Workshop! @ REHAB Hospital of the Pacific, Wo1 Conference Room
Feb 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Register here

Devin Otagaki, PT, DPT, ATP

Program Director, Advanced Rehabilitation Technologies

Devin has over 7 years of experience with successfully and safely transferring patients.  At REHAB, she currently works as the Program Director of Advanced Rehabilitation Technologies where she fits custom wheelchairs to patients of all diagnoses.  Devin is also certified as an Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP), which specializes in matching patients with assistive devices to help them be as independent as possible.

There will be 2 components of this one day workshop:

Session 1:  Informational Lecture

  • Importance of injury prevention
  • Biomechanics of lifting
  • Types of transfers
  • Tips for caregivers
  • Keys to a successful transfer

Session 2:  Hands-on Transfer Training

  • Bed mobility techniques
  • Common areas of concern for pressure injuries
  • Causes of pressure injury
  • Pressure relief
  • How to check for pressure injury

Requirements:

  • Must be a caregiver
  • Must be physically able perform transfers
Mar
15
Fri
2019 HADONA Conference KEEP IT CLEAN! Current Trends in Infection Prevention and Maintaining Skin Integrity @ Pomaika`i Ballroom
Mar 15 all-day

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May
18
Sat
REHAB’s Caregiver Transfer Training Workshop! @ REHAB Hospital of the Pacific, Wo1 Conference Room
May 18 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Register here

Devin Otagaki, PT, DPT, ATP

Program Director, Advanced Rehabilitation Technologies

Devin has over 7 years of experience with successfully and safely transferring patients.  At REHAB, she currently works as the Program Director of Advanced Rehabilitation Technologies where she fits custom wheelchairs to patients of all diagnoses.  Devin is also certified as an Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP), which specializes in matching patients with assistive devices to help them be as independent as possible.

There will be 2 components of this one day workshop:

Session 1:  Informational Lecture

  • Importance of injury prevention
  • Biomechanics of lifting
  • Types of transfers
  • Tips for caregivers
  • Keys to a successful transfer

Session 2:  Hands-on Transfer Training

  • Bed mobility techniques
  • Common areas of concern for pressure injuries
  • Causes of pressure injury
  • Pressure relief
  • How to check for pressure injury

Requirements:

  • Must be a caregiver
  • Must be physically able perform transfers
Aug
17
Sat
REHAB’s Caregiver Transfer Training Workshop! @ REHAB Hospital of the Pacific, Wo1 Conference Room
Aug 17 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Register here

Devin Otagaki, PT, DPT, ATP

Program Director, Advanced Rehabilitation Technologies

Devin has over 7 years of experience with successfully and safely transferring patients.  At REHAB, she currently works as the Program Director of Advanced Rehabilitation Technologies where she fits custom wheelchairs to patients of all diagnoses.  Devin is also certified as an Assistive Technology Practitioner (ATP), which specializes in matching patients with assistive devices to help them be as independent as possible.

There will be 2 components of this one day workshop:

Session 1:  Informational Lecture

  • Importance of injury prevention
  • Biomechanics of lifting
  • Types of transfers
  • Tips for caregivers
  • Keys to a successful transfer

Session 2:  Hands-on Transfer Training

  • Bed mobility techniques
  • Common areas of concern for pressure injuries
  • Causes of pressure injury
  • Pressure relief
  • How to check for pressure injury

Requirements:

  • Must be a caregiver
  • Must be physically able perform transfers