Thursday, October 05, 2017

Rutgers Masters Certificate in Senior Care Management

5:00 PM
Participating in this program will give you the strategic and organizational skills you need to navigate today's rapidly changing senior health care environment as well as increase your understanding of the current and anticipated pressures of senior health care management.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Home Health Aide Recognition Day

9:00 AM
Sheraton, Eatontown
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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Tackle Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality Together: Best Practices in Multifamily Housing Upgrades Webinar

1:00 PM
Interested in taking a proactive approach to protecting indoor air quality (IAQ) while boosting energy efficiency in your multifamily building? This webinar will take you through the steps to get started.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Operational Realities of Complying with the HCPRREA

8:30 AM
NJHA Conference & Event Center, 760 Alexander Rd., Princeton, N.J. 08540

This program will build upon the June webinar which the Department of Health and the Division of Consumer Affairs discussed the regulations governing the Health Care Professional Responsibility and Reporting Enhancement Act (HCPRREA). The HCPRREA requires all licensed New Jersey health care entities to report licensed or certified health care professionals whose conduct is impaired and/or who exhibit incompetence or professional misconduct to notify the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Health Care Professional Information Clearing House Coordinator.
The Department of Health regulations under HCPRREA address information that is required to be provided by health care entities to other health care entities in New Jersey as part of the employment process. Participants will learn about provider and DOH and DCA experiences and lessons learned, as well as the practical, everyday implications of achieving compliance.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

LeadingAge Annual Meeting

New Orleans, LA
October 29-November 1, 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

LeadingAge New Jersey - State Night

5:30 PM
Pat O'Briens New Orleans, LA
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Meet up with your LeadingAge New Jersey colleagues during the LeadingAge 2017 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Join us for a night filled with fun, food & friends!

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Pressure Ulcer/Injury Conference

8:00 AM
NJHA Conference & Event Center, 760 Alexander Rd., Princeton, N.J. 08540
Join us for a comprehensive program on the latest evidenced-based information for the prevention and management of pressure injuries.

According to the NPUAP, a pressure injury is localized damage to the skin and underlying soft tissue, usually over a bony prominence or related to a medical or other device. It can present as intact skin or an open ulcer and may be painful. It occurs as a result of intense or prolonged pressure or pressure in combination with shear.

Although the terms “decubitus ulcer”, “pressure sore”, and “pressure ulcer” have often been used interchangeably, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) currently considers “pressure injury” the best term to use, given that open ulceration does not always occur.

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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Adverse Drug Event Conference

8:30 AM
NJHA Conference & Event Center, 760 Alexander Rd., Princeton, N.J. 08540
Adverse Drug Events result in more than 770,000 injuries and deaths per year at an average cost of $5.6 million per hospital, depending on size. This estimate does not include ADEs causing admissions, malpractice and litigation costs, or the cost of injuries to patients. Many ADE injuries and resulting hospital costs can be reduced if hospitals make changes to their systems for preventing and detecting ADEs.

Topics for the conference will include:
1. Outlining Institute for Safe Medication Practices and Joint Commission updates for ADEs.
2. Identifying best practice solutions for adverse drug events
3. Analyzing the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) and Board of Medical Examiners (BME) Regulations

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

LeadingAge New Jersey Fall Policy Symposium

8:30 AM
The Evergreens CCRC 309 Bridgeboro Road Moorestown, NJ 08057
Featured presenters:
Barbara Gay, Vice President, Public Policy Communications, LeadingAge 
Theresa Edelstein, Regulatory Consultant, LeadingAge NJ
Claudia Blumenstock, President & CEO, Copernicus, Inc.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Patient & Family Engagement: Strategies for Building a Meaningful Partnership

9:00 AM
NJHA Conference & Event Center, 760 Alexander Rd., Princeton, N.J. 08540
Improving patient safety and quality of care requires a redesign of relationships in healthcare and a greater emphasis on patient and family engagement (PFE) – often overlooked in quality improvement efforts. Studies suggest that patients and families who feel part of the care team tend to be happier with their care and ultimately have better medical results; are more likely to comply with their treatment and prevention plans; are less likely to engage in unhealthy behaviors; and they have fewer ED visits and hospitalizations (Green and Hibbard, 2011). Additionally, when patients and families are involved, hospitals and healthcare systems have an opportunity to improve quality and reduce medical errors, healthcare-associated infections and readmissions (AHRQ, 2009)

There are countless ways that patients and families can become engaged. They can serve as advisors to enhance quality and safety, redesign systems of care and educate healthcare professionals and other staff about safety. Some are formal and ongoing, others are time-limited and informal. All are necessary to ensure that care is safe and truly responsive to patient and family needs, priorities, goals and values. (IPFCC, 2004; AHA, 2013).

This full day conference will continue to build on the work of the NJHA Patient and Family Engagement Collaborative webinars and other educational events in encouraging all hospitals in New Jersey engage in patient and family-centered care.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Antimicrobial Stewardship Collaborative

Free Webinar

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Universal Transfer Form

2:00 PM
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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

LeadingAge New Jersey - Annual Awards Ceremony

9:00 AM
Forsgate Country Club Monroe Township, NJ

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

2018 LeadingAge New Jersey Annual Meeting & Expo

5:30 PM
Harrah's Atlantic City
Save the date for our 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo, June 5-7!
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