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Medications, Medication Management and More
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When: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
9:00 am - 3:30 pm / 8:30 am Check-in
Where: North Metro Event Center/Best Western Plus
1000 Gramsie Road
Shoreview, Minnesota  55126
United States
Contact: Melissa Stenberg

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Please Note the NEW Location - we had low registration for this workshop and in an effort to not cancel this important education we had to move locations.

Registration Fee

MHCA Member Rate
Non-Member Rate

*On-Site registrations are subject to an additional $50.00 fee per registrant.


Program Description

Medication management is an essential component of care for many seniors, including those residing in assisted living communities and in their own homes. When used appropriately, medications effectively manage acute and chronic disease. However, medications may pose potential risks. Toxicity, adverse drug events (ADEs), drug/drug and drug/disease interactions, diversion, misuse, metabolism, contraindications and non-adherence are just some of these risks.

The nurse’s/therapist’s role in managing medications in home care may include medication set-up, reconciliation, administration, storage, and education for the client/family. Statutory requirements outline the policies, procedures, documentation and competencies to be developed and adhered to.

Plan now to attend this interactive educational learning session presented by an experienced long-term care pharmacist and a home care RN who will challenge you to evaluate your policies, processes, and compliance with current regulatory requirements. Explore real-life scenarios to explore best practices with resources that include apps, links and resources.


Target Audience
  1. Comprehensive licensed agency providers in the community and/or in assisted living
  2. Medicare certified agencies bound to certain portions of the comprehensive rule AND Medicare requirements for medication management
  3. PCA providers


  • Discuss key elements of the requirements for medication management and medication reconciliation by Non-Medicare and Medicare Home Care Agencies
  • Describe the components of an initial and ongoing comprehensive medication assessment that includes prescribed, OTC’s and herbals from a Pharmacist’s perspective
  • Discuss the potential for the diversion of drugs by the client, family or staff
  • Describe components of documentation of medication set up, medication administration, and the individualized medication management plan


Workshop Agenda:

8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Program Starts
12:00 p.m. Lunch
3:30 p.m. Adjourn



JOE LITSEY, Pharm.D., CGP, Director of LTC Consulting Services, Thrifty White

Joe Litsey has worked with Thrifty White Pharmacy as a consultant pharmacist for over 15 years. He is currently the Director of Consulting Services for Thrifty White Pharmacy. In this role, Joe works with LTC communities and pharmacists developing best practice medication management programs and initiatives. Joe earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from North Dakota State University in 1994 and has specialized in geriatric medication management since the onset of his professional career. Joe is a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, president of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists-Minnesota Chapter, serves as a Long-Term-Care Delegate for the Minnesota Pharmacist Association, is a member of the American Medical Directors Association and routinely provides medication management educational sessions for LTC organizations, communities, facilities and fellow healthcare professionals.



Lores is a consultant for palliative care, hospice, home care and assisted living providing education, mock surveys, coaching for leadership and staff development. Lores’ 40+ years of professional nursing experience spans clinical practice in cardiac and general intensive care, outpatient clinic services and 19 years as a home care and hospice administrator. Lores is certified trainer for ELNEC (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium), EPEC (Education on Palliative and End-of-life-care) and the HPNA’s (Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses) as well as a state and national speaker.


Continued Education Credits

This program has been designed to meet the continuing education requirements for the Minnesota Board of Nursing for contact hours.



Handouts are emailed to the registrants 1 week prior to the event date. Printed copies will not be available on-site. Please contact if you do not receive handouts by then.


Cancellation/Refund Policy:

Cancellations must be in writing and received by MHCA on or before Thursday, April 5 to receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee (per registration). No refunds for cancellations made after the cancellation deadline or for no-shows.

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