Lake Superior QIN experts Kristi Wergin, Kathie Nichols, and Janelle Shearer will present three learning track sessions during the three-day Care Providers of Minnesota’s 70th annual convention. The convention is a professional education opportunity that brings together members, experts, and resources from across Minnesota, including representatives from nursing facilities, assisted living and senior housing, and community and home care settings.
Janelle Shearer, RN, BSN, MA, CPHQ, Program Manager, Stratis Health, will be presenting:
Monday, November 12, 2018 | 3:00 p.m.
- Learning Track 304: Narrowing the Home Health Gap: Increasing Its Use
In Minnesota, the acceptance of home health services after a referral from a discharging hospital is much lower than the national average, resulting in higher 30-day hospital readmission rates. In this session, you will discover the issues for receipt of home health services, hear directly from a nursing home and a home health agency on collaborative approaches to increasing the acceptance of home health services following a nursing facility stay, and learn about tools developed to increase the uptake of home health services in the community or senior housing.
Kristi Wergin, RN, BSN, CPHQ, Program Manager, Stratis Health, and Kathie Nichols, BSN, RN, CRRN, Nursing Home Liaison, Stratis Health, will be presenting:
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.
- Learning Track 709: Driving QAPI Via Effective QAA/QAPI Meetings
Nursing facilities are required to have a QAA committee in place that meets at least quarterly, and as needed, to coordinate and evaluate activities under the QAPI program. In this session, participants will walk through a QAA/QAPI meeting agenda and guide, developed by Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network, to demonstrate how effective QAA/QAPI committee meetings drive QAPI implementation.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 11 a.m.
- Learning Track 901: C. difficile Infections: Tracking, Prevention, and Management
More than 100,000 C. difficile infections (CDI) develop among residents of US nursing facilities each year, making CDIs among the most serious healthcare complications that affect the nursing facility population. About 50 nursing facilities in Minnesota have been tracking CDI via a national database, contributing to the development of state and national benchmarks. These state and national data will be shared, as well as lessons learned regarding CDI tracking, prevention, and management.
Convention & Exposition Information
For more information and registration, visit the Care Providers of Minnesota Convention & Exposition website.