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Substantial Compliance Consulting Group in proud partnership with ESAAL is excited to announce a new training program!

Medication Assistance in the Adult Care Facility

 This Training Program is specifically designed for those who will be providing assistance with medications in Adult Care/Assisted Living Facilities. The Training Program will provide participants with the fundamentals of medication assistance, as well as NYS requirements for non-licensed staff assisting residents with self-administration of their medications. Substantial Compliance Training Environment (SCTE) and the Empire State Association of Assisted Living (ESAAL) are pleased to partner in providing this Training Program.

  For ease and flexibility, the online Training Program is offered on-demand and registrants may proceed through the modules at their own convenience.  The Training Program is composed of eight mini modules which range from approximately 8-17 minutes in length and are followed by key reinforcement points at the end of each module. The Training Program concludes with a 42-question quiz that requires at least 36 correct answers (85%) to pass. Participants will have two attempts to achieve the 85% passing score.

Modules/Course Content
1. Definitions, Abbreviations, and Assistance in the Adult Care Facility (12:52)
2. Introduction and Acquiring Medications (8:46)
3. Storage of Medications (8:31)
4. Medication Labels (5:56) and Medication Administration Record (MAR) (4:29)
5. Seven Rights (7:39)
6. Medication Assistance Part 1 (16:52)
7. Medication Assistance Part 2 (16:03)
8. Disposal of Medications (5:27), Documentation and Reporting of Concerns (2:39), and Medication Errors and Conclusion (2:04)

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You will be taken to a new webpage to register & pay for the course directly in the Substantial Compliance Training Environment.

Meet the trainers:

Headshot photo of Kathy Sindoni

Kathy A. Sindoni, RN, BSN, CLNC has been a registered nurse since 1993 and has been professionally engaged in the assisted living network since 2001. She is the owner and chief consultant of Substantial Compliance Consulting Group, which provides professional assisted living service consultation and serves residences in various regions throughout New York State. As a consultant, Kathy provides assistance with regulatory compliance, DOH surveillance, quality assurance, team building, and many other such services. She is also a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant providing assistance to operators and/or attorneys on the medical or operational aspects of their cases. Kathy previously served as the Administrator and Case Manager of Bridges Cornell Heights, in Ithaca, New York from 2005-2013. Bridges became the first licensed EALR in NYS in April 2008. Additionally, Kathy serves on ESAAL’s Assisted Living Services Committee which acts as an advisory panel to the organization's Board of Directors. She has also served on the Department of Health EALR workgroup. [email protected]

Jayne Perry, RN has been a registered nurse for 39 years and has served in a professional leadership and management role for several years.  Jayne previously served as the Administrator in a 120-bed residence licensed as an Adult Home/Assisted Living Facility with an Assisted Living Program (ALP) and Enhanced Assisted Living Residence (EALR) program.  Jayne was also responsible for oversight of the Licensed Home Care Service Agency (LHCSA) that served the ALP population. While in this role, Jayne worked closely with RFR Consulting Group and Substantial Compliance Consulting Group to provide staff education and guidance regarding the NYSDOH rules and regulations for the Adult Home/Assisted Living Facility.   This included the creation of policies, forms, and systems specific to the various resident populations within the residence. Additionally, Jayne has experience in completing UAS-NY assessments and is NYS certified to perform PRI/Screen Assessments in the community and for Assisted Living residents. [email protected]

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You will be taken to a new webpage to register & pay for the course directly in the Substantial Compliance Training Environment.

Please contact Cara Groff, CMP, Event Coordinator with questions: [email protected]