Update Minnesota’s Call to Action: Urinary Incontinence and Catheters Statewide Training
July 25, 2005
Re: Update Minnesota’s Call to Action: Urinary Incontinence and Catheters Statewide Training
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), Licensing and Certification program has been working with the Urinary Incontinence (UI) stakeholders group to develop a training program related to the revised CMS Interpretative Guidelines and Deficiency Determination for Urinary Incontinence and Catheters.
The training will be in two phases. Phase I will be a half-day statewide videoconference from 1-4:30pm on September 12, 2005. The goal is for multiple statewide videoconference sites to be linked so that approximately 1,000 individuals can access this information. MDH is also working so that individual facilities with videoconference capability can connect to this training.
Phase II of Minnesota’s Call to Action will consist of three duplicative Train the Trainer sessions on implementation strategies and tools to assist providers to develop an effective Urinary Incontinence and Catheter Program. These will be scheduled for October 24, 25 and 26, 2005 at three different locations. Care Providers of Minnesota and Minnesota Health and Housing Alliance are working on the logistics for this portion of the training. Watch for upcoming announcements in provider newsletters and on the MDH website.
We are fortunate to have obtained Diane K. Newman, RNC, MSN, CRNP, and FAAN, as our clinical expert. Diane is a Nurse Practitioner and a recognized expert in the management of urinary incontinence. Diane is the Co-Director of the Pennsylvania Center for Continence and Pelvic Health at the University of Pennsylvania, Health System, and Division of Urology. In addition, Diane served as a clinical expert for urinary incontinence for the CMS panel that developed the revised guidelines and investigative protocols.