Upcoming Courses - Continuing Education

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 9:00am

Course Objectives

  • Learn general assisted living concepts pertinent to nursing
  • Discuss the relationship between the functional capacity screen, negotiated service agreements and health service plan.
  • Examine negotiated service agreement and health service plan development.
  • Explain medication management and other nursing function regulations.

Course Description

This class is designed to help the assisted living/residential healthcare/home plus nurse with some of the concepts learned in the operators course.  The relationship between the functional capacity screen, negotiated service agreement and health service plan will be discussed.  How to develop the negotiated service agreement and health service plan will be examined in detail.  The regulations regarding medication management and other nursing functions will also be explained.  If you have not taken the Assisted Living Operators Course and are currently working or hope to work in state licensed only adult care homes this class is definitely for you.

Course Price: $109

Calendar - View the Course Calendar.

Information - Call 913-477-8251 for more information.

Contact Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (6 contact hours - 2 Administrative Hours, 4 Resident Care Hours)

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Olathe, KS
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 9:00am

Course Objectives

  • Differentiate between management and leadership
  • Recognize how staff empowerment relates to leadership
  • Discover the value of staff empowerment
  • Describe the characteristics of a good leader
  • Discuss the effects of the new philosophy of leadership and how it impacts culture change

Course Description

In these demanding times for long term care leaders, we must look for “new” leaders in our organizations.  Finding and training these new shining stars will be discussed in this interactive class.  Ways to empower staff will be analyzed, as well as characteristics of a good leader.  Differentiation between management and leadership will be defined.  

Course Price: $109

Calendar - View the Course Calendar.

Information - Call 913-477-8251 for more information.

Contact Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (6 contact hours, 6-Administration Hours)

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Olathe, KS
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 9:00am

Course Description

Culture change is a term used to describe a movement from traditional, institutional-type care to a more resident centered environment. This presentation will be a lively discussion about what culture change looks like in real life and how to make the change.  

Course Objectives

  • Define what culture change is not and is not.
  • State why LTC communities need to change.
  • Describe what culture is and how it is communicated.
  • Identify ways to change the “environment.” 

Course Price: $109

Calendar - View the Course Calendar.

Flyer: GERTIPALOOZA

Contact Hours: 6 (1 day, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) 4-Res Care, 2-Admin

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Olathe, KS
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 9:00am

ONE DAY TOWARD CULTURE CHANGE

FREE Class (for employees of Kansas skilled nursing communities) - 6 CEUs for Nurses, Social Workers, and Administrators

*$109 for those who are do not quality for the grant

Brewster Place in Topeka, Kansas 

Person Directed Care and Culture Change improves the lives of individuals living in long-term care.  It restores dignity, respect, and privacy that have been taken away from them in institutional model nursing homes.
No matter where you are on the journey, this one day program will help your team gain inspiration, momentum and practical solutions to transform from ‘Institutional Thinking’ toward ‘Home’ and Person-Directed Living.
It takes a team to make it happen.  We will educate and equip participants with a practical, reality-based plan to jump-start your community toward culture change.
 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the impact of culture change on the lives of the people who live and work in nursing homes
  • Learn tips to successfully implement culture change
  • Identify responsibilities in developing and implementing culture change
  • Develop a team plan for implementing culture change
  • Evaluate the quality of life and financial benefits of person directed care

 Who Should Attend:

  • Administrators
  • DONs
  • Nurses & CNAs
  • Social Workers
  • Activity Personnel
  • Dietary
  • Environmental Services

SPONSORED BY KDADS

Class size is limited. For more information, contact Shawna at 913-477-8251 or ShawnaW@gerti.org. No online registrations are available after May 17th. Call for availability after that time.

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Topeka, KS
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:00pm

Course Objectives

  • Discuss the most common risk assessment used in the United States to predict the development of a pressure injury
  • Report an understanding of the six subscales of the Braden assessment
  • Develop interventions for each subscale deficit of the Braden assessment
  • Design a comprehensive risk assessment program for the prevention of pressure injuries in his/her community.

Course Description

Pressure injuries are known to cause pain and often decrease activity for those who develop them.  Additionally, they often cost thousands of dollars to treat and lead to negative regulatory outcomes for the community and public perception about the community.  The saying goes that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  In the first “Lunch, Learn, & Support” offered by GERTI, nurse leaders will learn how to focus on prevention and move beyond the risk assessments used to predict the occurrence of a pressure ulcer to save your residents from pain and suffering.

Course Price: $35
Calendar - View the Course Calendar.
Information - Call 913-477-8251 for more information.
Contact Hours: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (1 contact hour, 1-Res Care Hour)

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Olathe, KS
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 9:00am

Course Objectives

  • Introduction to Person Centered Care
  • Resident choice in dining
  • Creating meaning through life enhancement
  • Learning circles

Course Description

No matter where you are on your person centered care journey, this Person Centered Care class is for you. Discover how to honor resident choice in regards to schedules, bathing, dining, and living a meaningful life with real life examples and success stories. Resident choice and meaningful life are two of the domains for the PEAK 2.0 program in Kansas.

Course Price: $109

Calendar - View the Course Calendar.

Information - Call 913-477-8251 for more information.

Contact Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (7 contact hours, 7-Res Care Hours)

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Olathe, KS
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 9:00am

Course Objectives

  • Describe regulations that impact activities and quality for life of residents.
  • Define person centered activity approaches.
  • Explain activity approaches for people with dementia.
  • Demonstrate activity ideas.
  • Identify how meaningful activities are defined

Course Description

Life enhancement or activities are a crucial part of quality of life for residents in long-term care.  In so many communities the role of activities is shared with many staff members throughout the organization.  So often, staff do not feel comfortable conducting activities because they do not know what to do or how to do it.  This class will explore what the new role of life enhancement looks like.  The class will also have interactive portions that will spark creativity and provide resources to bring back to the community to enhance residents’ lives.

6 CEUs for licensed nurses, social workers, Adult Care Home Administrators and Operators (5-Resident Care & 1-Admin).

Course Price: $109

Calendar - View the Course Calendar.

Information - Call 913-477-8251 for more information.

Contact Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (6 contact hours, 5-Res Care Hours & 1-Admin)

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Olathe, KS
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 9:00am

Course Objectives

  • Introduction to Person Centered Care
  • Resident choice in dining
  • Creating meaning through life enhancement
  • Learning circles

Course Description

No matter where you are on your person centered care journey, this Person Centered Care class is for you. Discover how to honor resident choice in regards to schedules, bathing, dining, and living a meaningful life with real life examples and success stories. Resident choice and meaningful life are two of the domains for the PEAK 2.0 program in Kansas.

Course Price: $109

Calendar - View the Course Calendar.

Information - Call 913-477-8251 for more information.

Contact Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (7 contact hours, 7-Res Care Hours)

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Olathe, KS
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 9:00am

Course Description

Communication and team building are important to any organization, especially long-term care.  This class will describe effective ways to communicate, explore the value of staff empowerment and other ways to build an effective team.  This class would be excellent for formal and informal leaders.  

Course Objectives

  • Identify strategies for building teams
  • Demonstrate how to be a valuable team member
  • Discuss the importance of customer service and team building
  • Describe effective communication techniques
  • Explore the value of staff empowerment when building an effective team 

Course Price: $109

Calendar - View the Course Calendar.

Information - Call 913-477-8251 for more information.

Contact Hours: 6  (6 Admin) (1 day, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Olathe, KS
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 9:00am

Course Objectives

  • Learn general assisted living concepts pertinent to nursing
  • Discuss the relationship between the functional capacity screen, negotiated service agreements and health service plan.
  • Examine negotiated service agreement and health service plan development.
  • Explain medication management and other nursing function regulations.

Course Description

This class is designed to help the assisted living/residential healthcare/home plus nurse with some of the concepts learned in the operators course.  The relationship between the functional capacity screen, negotiated service agreement and health service plan will be discussed.  How to develop the negotiated service agreement and health service plan will be examined in detail.  The regulations regarding medication management and other nursing functions will also be explained.  If you have not taken the Assisted Living Operators Course and are currently working or hope to work in state licensed only adult care homes this class is definitely for you.

Course Price: $109
Calendar - View the Course Calendar.
Information - Call 913-477-8251 for more information.
Contact Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (6 contact hours - 2 Administrative Hours, 4 Resident Care Hours)

Registration: Register for Class

Course Location: Olathe, KS