Nursing Home Quality Improvement

ACE Learning Session III
Leadership Skills and Systems to Meet the Quality Imperative:
Third Key to Success

March 1 - Charleston | March 2 - Columbia | March 3 – Greenville

Registration begins at 8:30 A.M. with networking and a continental breakfast.
The session starts at 9:00 A.M. and concludes at 1:15 P.M.

Outcomes are based on the care provided by staff closest to the resident. Performance improvement thrives with the high engagement of staff who work well together. Barbara Frank and Cathie Brady return to provide a fast-paced primer for engaging staff in organizational improvement. Session includes a case study on pharmacy review. Bring your most recent consultant pharmacy irregularity report to work on in the session. This session builds on the first and second ACE Learning Sessions and will include easy-to-use tools and resources. Here are the highlights:

    • Build Leadership Skills of Charge Nurses
    • Bring a Prevention and Improvement Approach into Day to Day Operations
    • Utilize CASPER Data to Drive Improvements, Reduce Costs, and Improve Your Competitive Edge

Bring a leadership team of three staff members from your facility which could include the administrator, director of nursing, assistant director of nursing, managers, clinical champion, as well as other staff.

Barbara Frank and Cathie Brady – B&F Consulting
Authors of Meeting the Leadership Challenge in Long-Term Care

Jo Taylor, RN, MPH – CCME                                        Karen Southard, RN, MHA – CCME
Marilee Mohr, RN, MSN – CCME                                Cheryl Anderson, RPh – CCME
Heather Jones, PTA, MHA – CCME


City City City
March 1
Bishop Gadsden
1873 Camp Road
Charleston, SC 29412
March 2
Still Hopes Episcopal Retirement Community
One Still Hopes Drive
West Columbia, SC 29169
March 3
Kroc Center Greenville
424 Westfield Street
Greenville, SC 29601

Although there is no cost for you to attend, there are costs associated with sponsoring this conference. If you are unable to attend and are not able to send a substitute, please cancel your registration so that we can offer the opportunity to others.

The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.4.0 contact hours of Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credit will be available. Approval is pending for pharmacists and nursing home administrator continuing education credits. There is no cost for the 4 hours of continuing education credit for nurses and administrators.DISCLOSURES
CCME employees associated with this presentation have disclosed that no relevant financial relationship exists with commercial interests relating to this CME activity. The CCME CME planning committee has disclosed that no relevant financial relationships exist with commercial interests relating to this CME activity.

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March 1 - Charleston    March 2 - Columbia     March 3 - Greenville

Registration, conference materials, and continuing education credits are FREE.
For additional information and questions, please email

About Atlantic Quality Innovation Network (AQIN)
The Carolinas Center for Medical Excellence (CCME) is a member of the AQIN, a Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), offering health care quality improvement learning opportunities, technical assistance, and resources across New York, South Carolina, and the District of Columbia. CCME serves as the QIN-QIO for South Carolina.qio-aqin-logo


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