Regional Spring Conference

april 18-19, 2017


Thank you for attending the IHCA/INCAL Regional Spring Conference on April 18-19 in Fort Wayne.  We hope you found the event to be beneficial, informative and fun!

Please take a minute to complete the online evaluation form found HERE. Your feedback is important to us and helps us continue to provide quality conferences in the future. By completing the evaluation, you will automatically be entered into a drawing to receive $50 off of the early bird registration for the 2017 IHCA/INCAL Convention & Expo! 

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Tuesday, April 18
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Registration & Exhibitor Showcase 

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm   General Session: Finding the Funny in Change (Jan McInnis)

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm  BREAK 

2:45 pm – 4:15 pm  General Session: Why On Earth Am I Doing What I Am Doing? (Peg Tobin) Handout

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm  Attendee Appreciation Reception 

Wednesday, April 19
7:30 am – 10:00 am  Registration & Exhibitor Showcase 

8:00 am – 9:00 am    
Breakout A: Strategic Goals for Success in Post-Acute Care Today (Caryn Enderle) Presentation
Breakout B: Utilizing QAPI to Effectively Implement a Wound Care Program and Utilize a Wound Care Nurse (Jeri Lundgren) Handout

9:00 am – 9:15 am   BREAK 

9:15 am – 10:15 am  
Breakout A: Turning Staff into CARE-givers: A DON’s Challenge (Mary Tellis-Nayak) Handout
Breakout B: Innovative Falls Prevention Strategies and Interventions In Long Term Care - PART I (Amie Martin) Handout

10:15 am – 10:30 am  BREAK 

10:30 am – 11:30 am  
Breakout A:  Is Anybody Listening?  The Cost Of Employee Engagement For Those You Care About (Martie Moore) Handout
Breakout B:  Innovative Falls Prevention Strategies and Interventions In Long Term Care - PART II (Amie Martin)

11:30 am-11:45 am   BREAK 

11:45 am – 12:45 pm   General Session & Luncheon: Competency is More Than a Checklist! (Lori Davenport) Presentation

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm   BREAK 

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm     
Breakout A: When Things Go Wrong: Apology and Communication (Kristi Eldredge) Presentation
Breakout B:  Have the Conversation: Advance Care Planning and the Indiana POST Form (Katie Hougham) Presentation Handout 1 Handout 2 Handout 3 Handout 4 Handout 5

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm    BREAK 

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm     
Breakout A:  Emotional Intelligence in Clinical Leadership (Dr. Amanda Scott) Presentation Handout
Breakout B:  Infection Prevention Challenges in the Post-Acute Care Setting (Barbara Connell) Presentation

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