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2018 Therapy Conference
March 13, 2018
Columbus, Ohio

Conference Location:

Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center, OH 43235.

Each participant is responsible for his/her own lodging and dinner arrangements. We encourage you to make your hotel reservations as early as possible.

A limited number of rooms are available for OHCA guests at a reduced rate. Mention you are attending an event by OHCA for the group rate. The hotel may have additional rooms available once all of the OHCA rooms are gone, but they may not be at the special rate.

Every room and suite includes complimentary wireless Internet access, VOIP Telephone with speakerphone and voicemail, pillow-top mattress, refrigerator, microwave and Keurig coffee makers. Free parking is available at the Conference Center.

Reservations can be made by calling (614) 880-4300 or via the hotel website at

Conference Schedule, Description & Objectives:

8:30 am Check In & Continental Breakfast

Take this time to pick up your conference materials, catch up with colleagues and enjoy coffee and pastries.

9:00 am - 10:00 am - Survey & Regulatory Update

Ohio's Nursing Home Rules have completed the 5 year rule review process. There have been an increased number of immediate jeopardies cited with 114 cited in 2016 and 47 cited through the second quarter of 2017. We will review top survey citations, immediate jeopardy trends, Ohio survey issues, and the rule review changes.

Presented by: Mandy Smith, LNHA, PTA, WCC, RAC-CT, OHCA Regulatory Director; Shane Craycraft, LNHA, RN, Health Care Management Group

10:00 am - Networking Break

10:15 - 11:15 am - The Role of Therapy in Identification, Communication and Reduction of Adverse Drug Events and Significant Medication Errors

After completion of this session, participants should be able to apply the following:
1. Identify common manifestations of adverse drug events, significant medication errors and side effects of medications
2. Understand the role of the therapist in early detection of an adverse drug event/reaction
3. Understand the role of the therapist in early detection of a significant medication error
4. Understand the role of the therapist in early detection of side effects which could impede on the highest practicable well-being of the resident
5. Establish meaningful communication lines with the clinical consultant pharmacist as part of the IDT
6. Utilize those established communication lines to routinely communicate early signs of ADEs, significant medication errors and side effects to trigger immediate medication regimen reviews

Presented by: Mark Prifogle, RPh, LNHA, CEAL, Grandview Pharmacy

11:15 am - Networking Break

11:30 - 12:30 pm The Therapist's Role in Restorative Programming

Effectively utilizing restorative programming in nursing facilities is crucial to maximizing the resident?s top functional level, and helping to maintain quality of life for the residents we serve. Doing so can avoid costly repetition of therapy services as well as increase reimbursement if fully provided and accurately captured on the MDS.
Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Describe 3 roles Physical/Occupational Therapy has with restorative services.
2. Discuss the role of Physical/Occupational Therapy with restorative services.
3. List the requirements to capture restorative services on the MDS.

Presented by: Robin L. Hillier, CPA, STNA, LNHA, RAC-MT, President, RLH Consulting

12:30 - 1:15 pm - Networking Luncheon (included in your registration fee)

1:15 - 2:15 pm - Wha'?s Therapy Got to Do with Wound Care?

Ever wonder why so few health care professionals realize that PT's and OT's can play an integral part in caring for patients with wounds? This session will explore the role of Physical and Occupational Therapy in wound care and discuss the importance of therapy as part of the interdisciplinary wound team.

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
4. Describe 3 roles Physical/Occupational Therapy has with wound care patients.
5. Discuss the role of Physical/Occupational Therapy in the interdisciplinary team.
6. List the adjunctive modalities that Physical/Occupational Therapy can provide to enhance healing.

Presented by: Bill Richlen, PT, WCC, DWC, Infinitus, LLC

2:15 - 2:30 pm - Networking Break

2:30 - 3:30 pm MDS and the Therapist

The MDS is a data document which holds an immense amount of information. This information, if shared and discussed, can lead to better patient care and outcomes. What is the therapist's role in the MDS? What areas of the MDS should the therapist be involved in? And how can the therapist use this information to provide better care and outcomes for the residents? All of these questions and more will be answered at this informative session.

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Understand areas of the MDS that can identify patient decline.
2. Discuss the role of Physical/Occupational Therapy in the interdisciplinary team.
3. Discuss the areas of the MDS that require therapist input to complete.

Presented by: Maureen Wern, President Wern and Associates
Speaker information is not available.
Continuing Education Credit:

5 hours of credit have been requested for the following groups. For final approval status, please contact the OHCA office at 614/436-4154 or refer to the website at

Occupational Therapist: Application has been submitted to the Occupational Therapy Section of the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Trainers Board.
Physical Therapists: Application has been submitted to the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA).
This program has been approved for 5 hours of continuing education credit for the following

Ohio Licensed Administrators: The Ohio Health Care Association is an approved provider of continuing education credit by the Ohio Board of Executives of Long Term Care Services and Supports (BELTSS).

Certified Executives for Assisted Living (CEAL): Up to five hours are available during this program and can be used toward renewal of the CEAL certification.

*Nurses please note any continuing education that has been approved by BELTSS (or any other accredited body) can be accepted by the Ohio Board of Nursing in the State of Ohio. Nurses may use this continuing education to meet their licensure requirements. Please refer to OBN continuing education rules 4723-14-01 thru 4723-14-19.

Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology - Meets Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology education standards as stated in ORC 4753-4-01-B-2: Continuing education hours may be earned in the following continuing education experiences... Any activity approved for continuing education hours in related disciplines by any licensure board of the state of Ohio or any other state.

Membership is by facility or company. Please check with your administrator to see if the facility you work within is a member.

prior to February 27 $125
February 27and after $150

Non Members:
prior to February 27 $195
February 27 and after $225

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