One-third of SNF residents experience an adverse or temporary harm event, and the majority of those are preventable. As part of CMS’s focus on raising awareness of nursing home safety and to support safer nursing home care across the nation, CMS and the Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center released a new resource: a Change Package to prevent all cause harm in nursing homes. The Change Package is a compendium of successful practices of high-performing nursing homes, illustrating how they prevent harm while honoring each resident’s rights and preferences.
From storms to droughts, wildfires to floods or accidents to epidemics, disasters occur nearly every day in the United States, and the frequency is increasing. How many people are hurt or even killed by such disasters depends on the severity of the event, but also on a health care system’s ability to respond to ensure the ill and injured are treated effectively and efficiently. This webinar will provide information about how to support, coordinate, and manage health care system emergency preparedness, including mitigation, response, and recovery for hazard emergencies and disasters.
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Welcome to the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative's Learning Session Six. In webinar 5, nursing homes will share strategies they are using to reduce hospitalizations, including resident/family engagement, teach back, use of INTERACT communication and quality improvement tools, and physician buy-in.
This 30-minute presentation will describe the development of the Nevada Sepsis Coalition Toolkit for skilled nursing facilities and provide an overview of the individual tools in the toolkit. The Sepsis Toolkit is designed to support skilled nursing facilities in early recognition and intervention for signs and symptoms of sepsis in residents.
Welcome to the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative's Learning Session Six. In webinar 4, nursing homes will share strategies they are using to reduce hospitalizations, including communicating resident change of condition, discharge planning, and discharge follow-up.
Welcome to the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative's Learning Session Six. In webinar 3, nursing homes will share strategies they are using to reduce hospitalizations. Strategies you will hear about include data mining, assessment and early intervention, staff and family education, and advance care planning.
Welcome to the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative's Learning Session Six. Webinar 2 will focus on the elements of QAPI in nursing homes. Facilities will have an opportunity to learn the steps and processes needed to apply QAPI elements to their facility’s rehospitalization reduction program effectively.