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About Us

Mission: "An alliance of rural health care organizations working together to effectively provide value to members and strengthen the delivery of health care in the Medi-Sota service area."  More...

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Career Center

The Recruitment Program is a Joint Venture between Medi-Sota and the Rural Health Alliance that provides recruiting services to members of both consortiums for Physicians, Mid-Levels, and Allied Staff Professionals...
Please visit the Career Center for a list of current openings at member facilities.

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Collection Agency

Recovery Resources specializes in medical account collections and is certified by the American Collection Association. Recovery Resources is member owned by Medi-Sota, Northland Healthcare Alliance, and Montana Health Network. Recovery Resources offers members exceptional customer service while maintaining reasonable commission rates with no up-front costs. Our agency pledges to provide you personal service to address any concerns, whether on an individual account or more involved collection issues. Opened in 1998, we have a proven record of collection effectiveness in four states. www.recoveryresourcesllc.com

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Education

The Medi-Sota Education program offers a variety of workshops pertaining to healthcare including Acute Care, Long Term Care, Management, Business Office, Compliance, and other Ancillary Departments.  Most workshops are available at no cost or a reduced rate to members.  A library of training videos is also available to Members Only at no charge. 

Because Medi-Sota covers a wide region of MN, we also offer several workshops by videoconferencing so members do not have to travel long distances and can remain on site for their training.  Visit the Medi-Sota Education page to review a list of upcoming workshops.

Mentor Health

The Lac qui Parle Health Network (LqPHN) was awarded a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant to fund the MENTOR Health IT project. This project connects network members with the broader health consortium, Medi-Sota, to propagate best practices and effective models for implementing and optimizing health information technology solutions to meet the needs of the rural, sparsely populated and rapidly aging southwest region of MN. Click Here for FAQ and Contacts.

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Events


Understanding FMLA, ADA, WESA

Please contact Carol Gerlach if you would like to connect remotely to this workshop at 320-564-5015 or at education@medi-sota.org. 6 clock hours • .6 ceu’s • 6.6 contact hours Approved by MN Board of Social Work for 5.5 CE’sApplication made to MN BENHA & SHRMDescription: What employee issues do you deal with the most at work? In reality, most employers and managers spend a lot of their time navigating the confusing, sometimes inconsistent and nearly always challenging set of policies and laws that deal with employ-ees that have attendance and leave issues. Add to that the new Women’s Economic Se-curity Act (WESA)that became effective August 1, 2014 and even more questions are be-ing asked. Objectives:*Review the ABC’s of the FMLA and the ADA*Discuss the overlap between the two*Review the WESA requirement*Discuss the overlap between WESA, the FMLA, the ADA, and the state discrimination statutes. Presenter: Penelope PhillipsMs. Phillips is a shareholder at Felhaber, Larson, Fenlon and Vogt, PA. She focuses exclusively on rep-resenting employers in all areas of employment law, including defending lawsuits based on claims of breach of contract, discrimination, wage and hour issues, defamation and wrongful discharge.Ms. Phillips is also a frequent teacher and trainer on labor and employment issues. She provides ongo-ing training to employers, managers, and human resource personnel on matters such as FMLA, ADA, FLSA, hiring

At Redwood Area Hospital - Education Room - West Entrance from Jan 28 2015 9:00 am to Jan 28 2015 4:00 pm - Hosted by Medi-Sota - Workshops - Details

Care Area Assessments & Care Planning for Quality Outcomes

6 clock hours • .6 ceu’s • 6.6 contact hours Description: Care Area Assessments and Care Planning are essential to quality outcomes, interdisciplinary teamwork and resident centered care. How comfortable do you feel completing the Care Area Assessments (CAA’s) for MDS 3.0? This session will explore the items within the MDS 3.0 that will trigger the CAA’s and detail how the process is designed to work according to the MDS manual. This class is designed to give you an opportunity to write and critique CAA’s and corresponding Care Plan areas. Come experience both lecture and lab time so that you can be confident in your facility’s process. Objectives: Upon completion of the course, the attendee will be able to:*Identify the 20 Care Area Assessment (CAA’s)*Understand how MDS items trigger the CAA’s*Explain the role of critical thinking in the CAA and Care Planning Process*Describe the development of a CAA summary*Demonstrate the CAA process by writing and editing CAA’s*Identify the relationship between the MDS, CAA’s, and the Care Plan*Demonstrate ability to care plan effectively by writing and editing care plans Presented by Pathway Health Consultants

At Prairie's Edge Casino and Resort from Jan 23 2015 9:00 am to Jan 23 2015 4:00 pm - Hosted by Medi-Sota - Workshops - Details

Prevention, Assessment & Treatment of Pressure Ulcers & Lower Extremity Ulcers

6 clock hours • .6 ceu’s • 6.6 contact hoursDescription: This session will be focused on the prevention, assessment and treatment of pressure ul-cers and lower extremity ulcers (arterial, venous, and peripheral neuropathy/diabetic). The participant will get hands on training with risk assessment tools, wound measurement, staging and assessment and differentiating lower extremity ulcers from pressure ulcers. Demonstrations will include correct wrapping of lower extremities. It will also address treatment options including: debridement of wounds, treating infection, support surfaces, topical treatments, compression therapy and other adjunctive therapies. This session will review the F314 long term care regulation. Participants are encouraged to bring examples of challenging wounds for open discussion. Course Objectives:*Identify etiologies of pressure ulcers and lower extremity ulcers, including differentiating arterial, ve-nous and peripheral neuropathy/diabetic wounds*Discuss risk factors that put a resident at risk of developing pressure ulcers and/or lower extremity ulcers*Demonstrate how to use pressure ulcer risk assessment tools*Demonstrate how to accurately assess, measure, and document wounds.*Describe prevention intervention strategies for pressure ulcers and lower extremity ulcers*Describe how to complete a comprehensive assessment and document pressure ulcers and lower extremity wounds*Identify appropriate treatment strategies. Audrey Johnson-Gilman, RN, CWCN. Mrs. Gilman has 33 years nursing experience, with a primary focus in Long-term Care. She has held multiple positions within LTC Facilities and has developed and successfully implemented staff education, performance improvement and compliance programs. In 1996, Mrs. Gilman found a passion for wound care, and utilized those skills consulting, nationwide to the post-acute market. Her business has allowed to provide services in 42 states and Puerto Rico. In 1999, she achieved National Board Certification in Wound Care, through the Wound, Ostomy, and Continence So-ciety. Ms. Gilman also has had the opportunity to consult in the acute care arena, but is driven by provid-ing education, resources, and consulting for post-acute care.

At Prairie's Edge Casino and Resort from Dec 15 2014 8:00 am to Dec 15 2014 4:00 pm - Hosted by Medi-Sota - Workshops - Details

Health Information Managers

At Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital EMS Training Center from Dec 10 2014 9:30 am to Dec 10 2014 12:30 pm - Hosted by Medi-Sota - Meetings - Details

Medi-Sota Board of Directors

At Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital EMS Training Center from Dec 3 2014 12:30 pm to Dec 3 2014 4:30 pm - Hosted by Medi-Sota - Meetings - Details

Psychotropic Medication: Medication Information & Best Practices in Monitoring

Minnesota West Community & Technical CollegeGranite Falls Campus1593 11th AveGranite Falls, MNRoom 305Credit: 6 clock hours/6.6 contact hoursApproved by MN Board of Social Work for 6 CE’sDesigned to meet approval of the Mn Board of NursingDescription: With the use of psychotropic medications in community settings, we all participate in the responsibility of managing the symptoms of mental illness and brain injury. How well the symp-toms are managed greatly affects the quality of life for the people we serve.Through lecture, videotape and discussion this course presents general classification information, indica-tions for use, mechanisms of action, side effects, and precautions when administering these medications: Antipsychotics, antidepressants, stimulants, sedative/hypnotics, antimanics, new medication, and antianx-iety medications. The new 245D Regulations covering psychotropic medication use and monitoring are nondescript and it is often left to the prescriber to determine your role in monitoring these medications.Objectives:*Discuss reasons for use and identify the categories of psychotropic medications*List general side effects of psychotropic medications according to their categories*Identify methods to monitor, treat, and prevent side effects of psychotropic medications*Identify 6 essential components of psychotropic medication monitoring*List reasons for taking an active role in psychotropic medication monitoring*Discuss the issue of consent*Discuss the consequences of inadequate psychotropic medication monitoringPresenter: Karen Finck, RN, MS, CS is an expert in psychiatric nursing and president of Heath Counseling Services. An engaging speaker, Ms. Finck lectures throughout Minnesota on mental health

At Minnesota West Community & Technical College from Dec 1 2014 9:00 am to Dec 1 2014 4:00 pm - Hosted by Medi-Sota - Workshops - Details

Charge Nurse Leadership 11 14

 If you have questions, please contact Carol Gerlach at education@medi-sota.org. These facilitated sessions are designed to enhance essential leadership skills for Charge Nurses.Presentations along with interactive exercises will be used to support critical thinking and problemsolving for some of the key challenges of a charge nurse, including:*Role of the Charge Nurse*Communication and Conflict Management*Leadership Styles/Situational Leadership*Finding BalanceThe 16-hour workshop sets a positive tone for understanding this important nursing roleand participants will practice problem solving on challenges faced daily by charge nurses.Case studies and interactive exercises for:*Improving communication skills*Identifying strategies for resolving conflict*Participating in a “World Café”*Creating a coaching planPractical critical thinkingInstructor: Elizabeth Larson, RN, BA, MS, Education Consultant

At Redwood Area Hospital - Education Room - West Entrance from Nov 17 2014 8:00 am to Nov 18 2014 4:00 pm - Hosted by Medi-Sota - Workshops - Details

Radiology Managers

At Redwood Area Hospital - Education Room - West Entrance from Nov 12 2014 10:00 am to Nov 12 2014 3:00 pm - Hosted by Medi-Sota - Meetings - Details

STABLE Newborn Transport 11 14-CLASS FULL REGISTRATION CLOSED

This workshop will not be held by videoconference ***Participants must purchase a current book. ***The S.T.A.B.L.E Program Learner Manual Edition 6www.stableprogram.org/catalog*** Please bring pencil, pen, and a calculator to class ***Clock Hours: 8 CEU’s: .8 Contact Hours: 8.8This workshop is designed to meet the continuing education requirements for the MN Board of Nursing.It is the responsibility of the nurse to determine whether these activities meet the current criteria forcontinuing education. DESCRIPTION: S.T.A.B.L.E. stands for Sugar, Temperature, Artificial Breathing, Blood Pressure,Lab Work, and Emotional Support. All hospitals providing labor and delivery services need tobe prepared for when a newborn becomes sick and requires transport. Before arrival of the transport team, community hospital caregivers should anticipate, promptly recognize, and effectively correct problems as they arise. The goal of all transport teams is to move with a well-stabilized infant, which helps minimize the chance that adverse events occur that may contribute to morbidity or lead to mortality. This program is designed to help community hospital caregivers organize care during the pre-transport stabilization period.There are numerous instructional materials and resources available for specific problem management, many of which will be included in the manual. This program is not intended to re-create instructional materials but to augment nursery education programs and serve as a straight forward and comprehensive guide for stabilizing a sick infant for transport.Objectives:*Identify neonatal risk factors, symptoms, and treatment for hypoglycemia*State the detrimental effects of hypothermia*Describe basic education of neonatal respiratory distress*Identify types and signs of shock in sepsis*Describe the clinical signs of sepsis*Describe ways hospital caregivers can support parents of sick newbornsWHO SHOULD ATTEND:This workshop is for physicians, nurse midwives, RN’s, LPN’s, Respiratory Therapists, EMT’s, and Paramedics.Presenters: Minnesota Children’s Hospital Staff

At Glencoe Regional Health Services from Nov 12 2014 7:30 am to Nov 12 2014 4:30 pm - Hosted by Medi-Sota - Workshops - Details

Pharmacy Directors-To Be Rescheduled

At Swift County-Benson Hospital from Nov 11 2014 1:00 pm to Nov 11 2014 4:00 pm - Hosted by Medi-Sota - Meetings - Details

Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) 11 14

Videoconferencing is Not available.  Please select Onsite when registering.  DESCRIPTION:The Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) is a course designed to provide the learner with cognitive knowledgeand psychomotor skills. The Trauma nursing process is used to standardize the approach to trauma care and is reflected in the chapters and in the psychomotor skill station in the manual.PURPOSE:The Emergency Nurses Association believes that the knowledge and psychomotor skill as identified in the Trauma Nursing Core Course will assist professional nurses to systematically assess the trauma patient and to intervene or to assist with interventions in a manner that will decrease the current mortality and morbidity associated with trauma.OBJECTIVES:Upon completion of the TNCC course the participant will be able to:*Discuss the concepts and principles of the primary and secondary patient assessment*Establish trauma patient management priorities*Demonstrate a standardized, systematic and organized approach to assessment, planning, intervention and evaluation of the trauma patientPRE-REQUISITE FOR COURSE:It is recommended that the course participants have at least six (6) months of clinical nursing experience in an emergency care setting prior to taking the course.WHO SHOULD ATTEND:***This course is only for RN’s; however LPN’s may attend this course, but will not be allowed to test.***

At Redwood Area Hospital - Education Room - West Entrance from Nov 6 2014 8:00 am to Nov 7 2014 5:00 pm - Hosted by Medi-Sota - Workshops - Details

Medi-Sota Board of Directors

At Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital EMS Training Center from Nov 5 2014 12:30 pm to Nov 5 2014 4:30 pm - Hosted by Medi-Sota - Meetings - Details

Lab Managers

At Rice Memorial Hospital from Nov 5 2014 12:00 pm to Nov 5 2014 3:00 pm - Hosted by Medi-Sota - Meetings - Details

Nurse Administrators

At Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital EMS Training Center from Nov 5 2014 9:00 am to Nov 5 2014 12:00 pm - Hosted by Medi-Sota - Meetings - Details

Diligence in the Healthcare Profession

- TBD Credit: 4 clock hours/4.4 contact hoursApproved by the MN Board of Social Work for 4 hoursDescription:Diligence is the provision of services in a reasonably prompt and thorough manner, including the proper planning for, and supervision of, the rendering of professional services. Unlike other jobs, healthcare ca-reers are often responsible for other people’s lives and health. Many times they are called upon to go above and beyond the call of duty, day after day. That can be exhausting!Objectives: Upon completion of this presentation, participants will be able to:*Describe current nursing care practices by assessing and applying principles of diligence*Demonstrate diligence in nursing practice to discharge education by applying the Teach Back method*Assess personal diligence practices and its effect on quality of health and patient care Presenter: Julie Gaffaney, RN, BSNMs. Gaffaney has a diploma in Nursing from St. Cloud Hospital School of Nursing, a BSN from the Col-lege of St. Scholastica in Duluth. She is a Certified First Line Therapy Lifestyle Educator, a Natural Health consultant and proprietor of The Healing Porch-holistic and natural health care solutions. She has more than 30 years as an RN in a variety of setting and has spent the past 10 years as an Educator and coordinator of staff development in Long Term Care, Orthopedics/Neurology/Rehab and Mental Health.

At Rice Memorial Hospital from Nov 3 2014 12:00 pm to Nov 3 2014 4:00 pm - Hosted by Medi-Sota - Workshops - Details

ACLS Recertification 10-31-14

Requirements:Participants must have a current BLS for Health Care Providers (CPR) card.They should have access to an ACLS Provider Manual (not included in registration fee) -or-Participants can purchase the current Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care available at :www.worldpoint-ecc.comNote: Make sure you are using AHA Evidence-Based Resuscitation Guidelines.You will be REQUIRED to print out the pre-course work and verification page & bring to class!You MUST also get at least 80% on the pre-test. Keep taking it until you achieve 80%Objectives:At the conclusion of this program, the participants will be able to:*Describe an understanding of airway management and endotracheal intubation.*Demonstrate recognition and therapy of the major ACLS emergency conditions.*Describe intravenous and invasive therapeutic and monitoring techniques.*Demonstrate an understanding and recognition of lethal and non-lethal arrhythmias*Demonstrate management of cardiac arrest using ACLS pharmacology including “why, when, how” precautions.*Explain the early management, first 30 minutes of: stroke, hypothermia, near drowning, trauma arrest,    

At Rice Memorial Hospital from Oct 31 2014 8:00 am to Oct 31 2014 4:00 pm - Hosted by Medi-Sota - Workshops - Details

ACLS Provider Course October 30/31 2014

Requirements:Participants must have a current BLS for Health Care Providers (CPR) card.They should have access to an ACLS Provider Manual (not included in registration fee) -or-Participants can purchase the current Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care available at :www.worldpoint-ecc.comNote: Make sure you are using AHA Evidence-Based Resuscitation Guidelines.You will be REQUIRED to print out the pre-course work and verification page & bring to class!You MUST also get at least 80% on the pre-test. Keep taking it until you achieve 80%Objectives:At the conclusion of this program, the participants will be able to:*Describe an understanding of airway management and endotracheal intubation.*Demonstrate recognition and therapy of the major ACLS emergency conditions.*Describe intravenous and invasive therapeutic and monitoring techniques.*Demonstrate an understanding and recognition of lethal and non-lethal arrhythmias*Demonstrate management of cardiac arrest using ACLS pharmacology including “why, when, how” precautions.*Explain the early management, first 30 minutes of: stroke, hypothermia, near drowning, trauma arrest,

At Rice Memorial Hospital from Oct 30 2014 8:00 am to Oct 31 2014 5:00 pm - Hosted by Medi-Sota - Workshops - Details

ACLS Recertification 10-30-14 - CLASS FULL

Requirements:Participants must have a current BLS for Health Care Providers (CPR) card.They should have access to an ACLS Provider Manual (not included in registration fee) -or-Participants can purchase the current Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care available at :www.worldpoint-ecc.comNote: Make sure you are using AHA Evidence-Based Resuscitation Guidelines.You will be REQUIRED to print out the pre-course work and verification page & bring to class!You MUST also get at least 80% on the pre-test. Keep taking it until you achieve 80%Objectives:At the conclusion of this program, the participants will be able to:*Describe an understanding of airway management and endotracheal intubation.*Demonstrate recognition and therapy of the major ACLS emergency conditions.*Describe intravenous and invasive therapeutic and monitoring techniques.*Demonstrate an understanding and recognition of lethal and non-lethal arrhythmias*Demonstrate management of cardiac arrest using ACLS pharmacology including “why, when, how” precautions.*Explain the early management, first 30 minutes of: stroke, hypothermia, near drowning, trauma arrest,    

At Rice Memorial Hospital from Oct 30 2014 8:00 am to Oct 30 2014 5:00 pm - Hosted by Medi-Sota - Workshops - Details

ACLS Recertification 10-29-14

Requirements:Participants must have a current BLS for Health Care Providers (CPR) card.They should have access to an ACLS Provider Manual (not included in registration fee) -or-Participants can purchase the current Handbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care available at :www.worldpoint-ecc.comNote: Make sure you are using AHA Evidence-Based Resuscitation Guidelines.You will be REQUIRED to print out the pre-course work and verification page & bring to class!You MUST also get at least 80% on the pre-test. Keep taking it until you achieve 80%Objectives:At the conclusion of this program, the participants will be able to:*Describe an understanding of airway management and endotracheal intubation.*Demonstrate recognition and therapy of the major ACLS emergency conditions.*Describe intravenous and invasive therapeutic and monitoring techniques.*Demonstrate an understanding and recognition of lethal and non-lethal arrhythmias*Demonstrate management of cardiac arrest using ACLS pharmacology including “why, when, how” precautions.*Explain the early management, first 30 minutes of: stroke, hypothermia, near drowning, trauma arrest,    

At Rice Memorial Hospital from Oct 29 2014 8:00 am to Oct 29 2014 5:00 pm - Hosted by Medi-Sota - Workshops - Details

CFO Networking Meeting

At Chippewa County-Montevideo Hospital EMS Training Center from Oct 22 2014 1:00 pm to Oct 22 2014 4:00 pm - Hosted by Medi-Sota - Meetings - Details

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