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Training & Events

Pain: Assessment and Management Webinar

March 19, 1 - 2 p.m. CT

Learn how to integrate principles of pain assessment and management in your clinical practices. Speaker is James Mitchiner, MD, MPH, medical director at MPRO and attending physician in emergency medicine at St. Joseph Hospital, MI. Hosted by the Lake Superior QIN. CE credit available for nursing education. Register or More >

QAPI Session at MNDONA Spring Conference and Annual Meeting

April 16, 9 - 10 a.m., Alexandria

Kathie Nichols, BSN, RN, CRRN, nursing home liaison, Lake Superior QIN, Stratis Health, will speak about quality assurance performance improvement (QAPI) on day one of the 2015 Minnesota Directors of Nursing Administration (MNDONA) Spring Conference and Annual Meeting. QAPI is a systematic, comprehensive, active approach to quality improvement and management. Prior to starting a performance improvement project (PIP), it’s important to define the problem or area of focus. In this interactive session, participants will use QAPI tools to focus the efforts of the PIP team by providing clear direction and setting goals. For more information about Kathie’s session, QAPI, or the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative work of the Lake Superior QIN, please contact Kathie Nichols at 952-853-8590.

Community Partners Working Together to Optimize Hospice Use

April 20, 1:15 - 2:45, Bloomington

Janelle Shearer, BN, MA, CHPQ, Stratis Health, will be leading a breakout session at the Minnesota Network of Hospice and Palliative Care Conference. The three-day conference aims to advance the knowledge of healthcare professionals who provide end-of-life services, resulting in improved quality of care for patients, families and communities. Register or More >

24th Annual Nursing Leadership Symposium

June 4, 10:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT, St. Paul

Kristi Wergin, RN, BSN, CPHQ, Lake Superior QIN, Stratis Health, will speak on the nursing home quality improvement work Lake Superior QIN is leading as part of the contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, including recruitment for the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative. LeadingAge’s Nursing Leadership Symposium is a five part series, held over the course of 5 months for three days each session. It is specifically designed for nurse leaders in aging services settings (primarily care centers, but some sessions are attended by nurse leaders in HWS/home care settings). The symposium can be attended in its entirety, or on a topic-by-topic/session-by-session basis. 2015’s symposium takes place at multiple locations in Minnesota. For more information about Kristi’s session, Lake Superior QIN, or the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative, please contact Kristi Wergin, 952-853-8561.

 

Partnerships in Progress - 2015 MN Rural Health Conference

June 29-30, Duluth

Discover the promising partnerships and reform happening in health care and rural communities. Submit proposals for presentations by January 30. Registration opens in April. More >

2015 Care Providers Annual Convention

November 16-18, Bloomington

Members of the Lake Superior QIN’s nursing home team will present at the 67th Care Providers Annual Convention & Expo. Lake Superior QIN, as part of a five-year contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, is working to improve quality of care and quality of life in nursing homes and seeks to disseminate best practices, information on quality assurance performance improvement (QAPI), and facilitate peer-to-peer learning between nursing home professionals. The Lake Superior QIN currently is recruiting nursing homes to join the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative. For more information about the Convention session, Lake Superior QIN, or the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative, please contact Kristi Wergin at 952-853-8561, or Kathie Nichols at 952-853-8590.

 

Online trainings

See available recorded training sessions.