Education Calendar

Wed. 4/23
Thu. 4/24

Jointly funded by the federal and state government, Medicaid provides healthcare services to at-risk populations. In 2011, New Jersey began efforts to restructure the Medicaid program, shifting almost all beneficiaries and services to managed care. This transition poses many challenges for long term care, assisted living and home and community-based providers (referred to as long term services and supports under managed care) including understanding and working under a vastly different regulatory and payment structure from fee-for-service.

To assist long term services and supports providers with this changing landscape, NJHA is offering a two-day managed care “boot camp.” This intensive, interactive program will afford long term care, assisted living and home and community- based providers an opportunity to fully understand the impact of shifting long term services and supports to a managed care environment.

Attendees will have an opportunity to learn from Department of Human Services, Division of Medical Assistance representatives as well as representatives from the Medicaid Managed Care Organizations, and others about the sea-change that is taking place. Attendees will gain in-depth insight into regulatory and legislative requirements managed care organizations must adhere to; care management, the impact on claims payments; the process to appeal denials; and the complexity of contracting with managed care organizations.

Enrollment is limited to two individuals per organization. Organizations will be able to send different attendees per day, based upon who is most appropriate for the focus of the day. Call 609-275-4181 to verify if two representatives from your organization have already registered.

April 24 & 25, 2014
Our nursing history is rich with the accomplishments of the many outstanding individuals who have gone before us.
In a healthcare environment that is constantly changing and still redefining itself, we will bring together current legends who continue to impact nursing - changing the landscape of the profession, providing leadership lessons and educating on what we can expect in the future of our profession. These nurses advocate for important issues - not only in nursing - but in our lives and our communities. These are the current leaders who inspire others to become leaders and breathe new life into the profession.

Join us in Atlantic City as we review the history and the future of nursing; what it means to be a quantum leader; and the efforts underway to implement the recommendations found in the Institute of Medicine report. Listen to some of the best in our industry – major contributors in nursing – who will leave you asking, ‘What inspires me, how can I inspire others, and what can we do together to breathe new life into our profession?’
Wed. 4/30
This seminar will provide participants with an overview on how to deliver clear, credible and exciting presentations. Participants will learn techniques designed to help them enhance their presentation skills.
The Leadership Development Seminar Series is designed to provide new and experienced healthcare managers with tools and techniques to help them become more effective leaders. This three-part series will help leaders improve their presentation skills, manage and motivate staff and delegate effectively. Each seminar provides a comprehensive, hands-on training approach that can be applied in the workplace.

The three-part series will include:
April 30, 2014 – Presentation Skills for Managers
May 9, 2014 – Leadership Skills for Healthcare Professionals
June 11, 2014 – Managing the Whirlwind of Daily Activities
This seminar is designed to provide healthcare professionals with an overview of leadership skills that are essential to managing and motivating staff. Through group discussion and interactive exercises, participants will explore characteristics that contribute to effective leadership.
Tue. 5/13

This program will provide learners with an overview of the current efforts to eliminate Bloodstream Infections (BSI) in New Jersey dialysis units through the use of TeamStepps and CUSP methodology; and to implement evidence-based interventions/strategies to reduce or eliminate BSI and vascular access (VA) infections for end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients.

Wed. 5/14
In 2010, the Institute of Medicine issued its report, The Future of Nursing, as a result of a two-year initiative to assess and transform the nursing profession. This initiative, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, contained several recommendations. Among the recommendations: “Nurses should be full partners, with physicians and other health care professionals, in redesigning health care in the United States.”

Nurses should be ready to assume leadership roles on advisory and governance boards, where policy decisions that impact healthcare are made and where they can impact healthcare reform-related implementation efforts.
Mon. 5/19
The goal of this seminar is to equip healthcare providers with the knowledge and resources necessary to provide services to abused women and men, and to allow them the opportunity to become more comfortable with screening their patients. Numerous healthcare organizations recently have released guidelines for IPV screening and recognizing the dynamics of family violence and the risk factors associated with those experiencing IPV. Healthcare providers will be informed regarding the dynamics of abusive relationships and the clinical signs of abuse, which are important when identifying and treating victims.

The seminar will present strategies to overcome barriers that have been shown to hinder screening and services for IPV victims in the healthcare system. In addition, healthcare professionals will be exposed to a variety of screening methods allowing for significantly higher detection rates as suggested by current evidence and provide or refer women who screen positive to interventional services. By screening earlier and more effectively, victims may be aware of help and resources that are available.

This seminar is designed for all healthcare providers involved in the healthcare of women.
ELNEC’s primary aim is to educate nurses to improve end-of-life care. The curriculum addresses the unique needs of geriatric nurses who work in long term care and skilled nursing facilities and the hospices that service these facilities. Nurses from acute care settings, clinics and homecare also find the training helpful to their practice of caring for older adults in these settings. Undergraduate and graduate nursing faculty find the course, its supplemental teaching materials and case studies, invaluable to their current lectures.
Wed. 6/11
This seminar is designed to teach managers how to effectively control the daily whirlwind of activities that sabotage productivity. Participants will learn how to organize, prioritize and effectively delegate activities, while managing and controlling the whirlwind.
New Jersey Hospital Association's Second Annual Executive Assistants Conference offers a power-packed day of skill-building workshops designed to provide you with the tools you need to succeed. This conference offers practical, timely and relevant information that will maximize your effectiveness and improve your skills. Attendees can individualize the afternoon portion of the conference by selecting breakout sessions that address targeted training needs