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Virtual Nurse Leadership Program

Live, Virtual Event: November 4-5, 2020

On-demand sessions available through November 16 at 4:00 p.m. EST

FHCA’s 2020 Virtual Nurse Leadership Program is Florida’s leading clinical conference for long term care professionals. Designed to include all disciplines, this year’s program is being offered in a different format to accommodate and support online participation in response to the COVID-19. As always, the Nurse Leadership Program agenda will support the evolving skills required in long term care nursing and enhance individual's leadership development.  Presentations will focus on infection control skin health, wound management, strategies to fight Sepsis, reducing hospital readmissions, practical Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) for Nurses, effective internal investigations, and Phase III Requirements of Participation.

Earn 16 Hours of Continuing Education

3 Live CE Sessions
Wednesday and Thursday (Nov. 4-5) will feature three (3) live sessions, each offering 1 continuing education credit, that will be recorded and placed on-demand until November 16 at 4:00 p.m. EST for attendees to view should they not be able to make the live sessions.

11 On-demand CE Sessions
11 on-demand CE sessions will offer attendees a total of 13 contact hours (9, 1-hour sessions and 2, 2-hour sessions required for licensure renewal). On-demand sessions will be posted on the Nurse Leadership Program event platform for attendees to view beginning on Tuesday, November 4, and available until 4:00 p.m. EST on November 16, 2020.

Other Highlights

  • Attendees registered by the October 10 deadline will be guaranteed an NLP Gift Box by mail
  • 14 CE Sessions (3 live, 11 on-demand) for a total of 16 hours of continuing education
  • 2-hour on-demand sessions required for licensure renewal (Laws and Rules / Human Trafficking)
  • Virtual networking with exhibitors
  • Leaderboard with attendee prize giveaways
  • Presentation of the Long Term Care Excellence in Nursing Awards

     

Send Us Your 'We Can Do It' Selfie!
Deadline – October 21

Every day, long term care caregivers, residents, family members and community members are going the extra mile to beat COVID-19. In our efforts to showcase these heroic efforts, we want to showcase you!

Send us your best 'We Can Do It' Selfie by October 21 to be included in our upcoming motivational video to be shared during FHCA's Virtual Nurse Leadership Program, November 4-5. Photos may also be included in FHCA's public awareness and social media campaigns.

It's simple, show us your long term care professional pride by snapping a selfie in your best 'We Can Do It!' pose. If you're in the facility, remember to mask up. In scrubs or out, with your team members and residents or solo - we just want to see our healthcare heroes show us their strength and resilience.

  • Click here to upload your photo by the October 21st deadline.

Event Agenda

Live Session

Wednesday, November 4

11:00 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. EST

Day 1 Welcome Remarks

Live Session

Wednesday, November 4

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST

#1 - CMS RoP Phase III: Overview for Nurse Leaders
Kim Smoak, Asst. Deputy Secretary, Chief of Field Operations, Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)

The final CMS Requirements of Participation (RoP) Phase III began November 28, 2019, and included significant changes - Trauma Informed Care, establishing a Compliance and Ethics program and new training requirements for new and existing staff. The Agency for Health Care Administration’s (AHCA) Bureau Chief of Field Operations, Kim Smoak, will take attendees through current Phase III of the RoP and share her insight and knowledge on key aspects related to nurse leaders. Ms. Smoak will also provide an update on the long term care survey process.

Virtual Exhibit Hall

Wednesday, November 4

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST

Take time to visit virtually with up to 20 exhibitors offering the latest long term care products and services. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn virtual swag and win some amazing raffle prizes!

Live Session

Wednesday, November 4

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST

#2 - LIVE General Session - Grievances - Customer Satisfaction
Deborah Franklin, Senior Director of Quality Affairs, FHCA
Kim Smoak, Asst. Deputy Secretary, Chief of Field Operations, Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)

This session will cover the regulatory requirements of a grievance program. The attendees will learn how the facility should respond to the grievance while improving customer satisfaction and quality.        

Live Session

Thursday, November 5

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST

#3 - Infection Control Hot Topics
A.C. Burke, Vice President of Healthcare Quality, RB Health Partners, Inc.

Nurses are at the front line of Infection Prevention and Control and need to know regulatory changes and best practices as they develop. This presentation will discuss high profile hot topics in infection prevention and give insight into new CDC guidelines. It will also review the necessary components of effective prevention and control planning.

Virtual Exhibit Hall

Thursday, November 5

12:30 - 3:30 p.m. EST

Take time to visit virtually with up to 20 exhibitors offering the latest long term care products and services. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn virtual swag and win some amazing raffle prizes!

Live Session

Thursday, November 5

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. EST

Long Term Excellence in Nursing Awards Ceremony

Join us virtually as we celebrate the winners of our annual Long Term Care Nursing Awards. Recognition will be given to the 2020 Nurse Administrator, RN, LPN and CNA of the Year, along with the Rising Star in Long Term Care Nursing Award receipient. Help us honor these healthcare heroes for their dedication and commitment to quality long term care.

On-demand Sessions

11 On-demand Sessions

Click here to review our 11 on-demand sessions, which will be available on the virtual Nurse Leadership Program event platform from November 4 - November 16 at 4:00 p.m. EST.