Monday, March 13, 2017

Assisted Living Administrator Trainings Cancelled

Attention Assisted Living Administrators

The remaining Assisted Living Administrator training dates have been canceled. 

In order to make the information available to a greater number of facilities in a more convenient and cost effective manner, the department will instead explore the possibility of providing the training presentations to facilities via the CDPHE website in the future. 

OASIS C2 Classes in 2017 *FREE*

ETA will offer new classes on specific OASIS topics in Denver, Pueblo, Greeley, Grand Junction and Colorado Springs. There is still room in the Pueblo sessions later in March. You may choose to take them all at once or individually as your interest and needs dictate.

OASIS C2 Basics for 2017 (One Day): Course ID 1066908
This beginning three-hour class is how to get started with OASIS C2.

OASIS C2 Item-by-Item for 2017 (2 Day): Course ID 1066909
This practical application class reviews item-by-item data set completion. We will follow Mr. Green’s assessment, which will require two sessions to complete. Attendance at both sessions on subsequent days is required to complete this class.

OASIS C2 Advanced for 2017 (One Day): Course ID 1066910
This course assumes familiarity with the OASIS C2 Item Set, covering more advanced content and application.

To see additional session details and register for on-site attendance for one of these offerings:
1. Go to http://www.co.train.org/
2. Log in to your existing CO.TRAIN account, or new users click "Create an Account"
3. Once you've logged in, or created an account, Search (top right) for the appropriate Course ID. (See above for desired training)
4. Click link for desired course.
5. Click the "Registration" tab.
6. Click the "Register" button for the session you wish to attend.
7. Remember to register separately for each desired course.

A detailed example of the above process http://67.231.102.44/HFEMSD/OASIS_Tranistions_Instructions.pdf (if needed)

Questions?: Please email betty.metz@state.co.us

MDS 3.0 Classes in 2017 *FREE*

ETA will offer new classes on specific MDS topics in Denver, Pueblo, Greeley, Grand Junction and Colorado Springs. There is still room in the Pueblo sessions at the end of March. You may choose to take them all at once or individually as your interest and needs dictate.

MDS 2017 Basics (One Day): Course ID 1066903
This beginning three-hour class is how to get started with MDS.

MDS 2017 Item By Item (2 Day): Course ID 1066907
This practical application class reviews item-by-item data set completion. We will follow Miss Scarlett’s assessment, which will require two sessions to complete. Attendance at both sessions on subsequent days is required to complete this class.

MDS 2017 Advanced (One Day): Course ID 1066904
This course assumes familiarity with the MDS Item Set, covering more advanced content and application.

To see additional session details and register for on-site attendance for one of these offerings:
1. Go to http://www.co.train.org/
2. Log in to your existing CO.TRAIN account, or new users click "Create an Account"
3. Once you've logged in, or created an account, Search (top right) for the appropriate Course ID. (See above for desired training)
4. Click link for desired course.
5. Click the "Registration" tab.
6. Click the "Register" button for the session you wish to attend.
7. Remember to register separately for each desired course.

A detailed example of the above process (if needed)

Questions?: Please email betty.metz@state.co.us

Colorado Medical Director’s Annual Conference


Please see the attached agenda and registration information for the April 28, 2017 conference.

Parking instructions

Agenda and registration

Information Gathering Request – Comfort Kits

"Comfort kit" and "comfort pack" are common terms used for a supply of medications, such as morphine, haloperidol, lorazepam, meoclopramide and acetaminophen, that may be provided to relieve symptoms that commonly arise in terminally ill patients. 

The Home and Community Services Section at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is gathering information on how hospices use, secure and account for comfort kits. The section intends to use the information to develop guidance for hospices and assisted living residences that promotes compliance and ensures medication security. 

Your responses will not be made a part of your agency record, will not be made available to the public, and will have no bearing on the hospice's compliance history. The questionnaire consists of 10 questions and should take about 5 minutes to complete. We thank you for your assistance.

Click the link to begin the questionnaire: 

https://docs.google.com/a/state.co.us/forms/d/12BYvf1SJJlV1Bs908SQzg2b0MSdLP1qvk1gppB4I5cc/edit

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Shadle, Home Care Services Section Manager at matt.shadle@state.co.us, (303) 692-2981

Telligen – Lunch with Linda

Join Telligen each Wednesday from 12:00pm-1:00 pm for Telligen's Nursing Home Open Office Call "Lunch with Linda." The first 10-minutes will be an educational overview on various topics related to MDS coding, Nursing Home Compare 5-star, quality measures, best practices, infection control and QAPI followed by an open discussion/question and answer session.

Objective:
To create a learning community, share best practices and provide a safe forum to mitigate challenges.

Audience:
Nursing home leaders, nursing home staff, direct care staff, medical directors, ombudsmen, trade association, nursing home corporate leaders, MDS coordinator, staff development coordinators, directors of nursing, nursing home administrators, and stakeholders

Call-in Information:
Conference number: 1-877-739-4149 
Conference code: _____