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Quality Improvement

Slides for “You Gave Them. What Happened with MDS Coding?”

Click the link to download the slides from the Office Hours event, “You Gave Them. What Happened with MDS Coding?”

04.2021 Vaccine MDS Coding Office Hours HQIN_508

COVID-19, Immunization, Infection Prevention, Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccine Quick Reference Chart for Moderna and Pfizer Vaccines

Access this COVID-19 vaccine quick reference chart for the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccine Quick Reference_Moderna_Pfizer_508

Cardiac Health, Chronic Care Management, Diabetes, Patient and Family Engagement

Moving for a Healthy Heart

This resource is intended to provide patients with exercise recommendations and an activity log to help stay on track with physical activity goals.

Moving Towards a Healthy Heart_fillable_FINAL_508

Cardiac Health, Chronic Care Management, Diabetes, Patient and Family Engagement

How to Read a Nutrition Facts Label

This resource is intended to help patients understand how to interpret food nutrition labels.

How to Read a Nutrition Label_fillable_FINAL_508

Cardiac Health, Chronic Care Management, Diabetes, Patient and Family Engagement

Using Medicines to Control Your High Blood Pressure

This fillable form is intended to help patients lower their blood pressure.

High Blood Pressure Medicine_fillable_FINAL_508

Cardiac Health, Chronic Care Management, Diabetes, Patient and Family Engagement

Control Your Blood Pressure

This resource provides patients with tips on how to control blood pressure.

High Blood Pressure Lifestyle_fillable_FINAL_508

Cardiac Health, Chronic Care Management, Diabetes, Patient and Family Engagement

Heart Healthy Eating on a Budget

This resource is intended to help patients make heart-healthy eating choices.

Heart Healthy Eating on a Budget_fillable_FINAL_508

Cardiac Health, Chronic Care Management, Diabetes, Patient and Family Engagement

Eating Your Way to a Healthy Heart with DASH

This resource is intended to help patients establish healthy eating goals using the DASH plan.

Eating Your Way to a Healthy Heart with DASH_fillable_508

Cardiac Health, Chronic Care Management, Diabetes, Patient and Family Engagement

Using Medicines to Control Your High Cholesterol

This fillable form is intended to help patients lower their cholesterol and triglycerides.

Cholesterol Medicine_fillable_FINAL_508

Cardiac Health, Chronic Care Management, Diabetes, Patient and Family Engagement

Control Your High Cholesterol Fillable Form

This fillable form is intended to help patients track their cholesterol and triglyceride numbers.

Cholesterol Lifestyle_fillable_FINAL_508

Infection Prevention

Pause for Prevention Binder Cover and Spine

This is a binder cover and spine for nursing homes that choose to print the Pause for Prevention modules and materials.

PauseforPrevention_CoverBinderSpine_FINAL_508

Infection Prevention

Pause for Prevention – Module 1: Hand Hygiene

Module 1: Hand Hygiene. This is the first module in a series of eight for the Pause for Prevention program.

PauseforPrevention_Module1_FINAL_508

Infection Prevention

Pause for Prevention Overview

This resource provides an overview of Pause for Prevention, a turnkey program to assist Nursing Homes in ensuring all staff have a basic understanding of infection prevention practices.

PauseforPrevention_Overview_FINAL_508

COVID-19, Infection Prevention, Vaccination, Quality Improvement

Slides for “Don’t Lose Track: Complete and Compliant COVID-19 Vaccine Tracking Tools”

Download the slides for “Don’t Lose Track: Complete and Compliant COVID-19 Vaccine Tracking Tools”

FINAL Vax Tracker 04.06.21 Train the Tracker_ 508

COVID-19, Immunization, Vaccination

Recording “Speaking of Vaccinations: A Peer Learning Event”

Watch this recording of the Speaking of Vaccinations Peer Learning Event, held on March 30, 2021.

Infection Prevention

SC Emergency Department Visit Toolkit for Long-term Care Facilities

This toolkit provides your team with actionable steps to decrease the number of hospital transfers of short stay residents.

ED Visits Toolkit 2021.3.24_508

Infection Prevention

South Carolina UTI Toolkit for Long-term Care Facilities

This PDF contains strategies for improving urinary tract infections for long-term care facilities.

UTI Toolkit_JT 2020.1.13_508

COVID-19, Immunization, Vaccination

Staff COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Form

Nursing home staff can use this form to record COVID-19 vaccine status for staff.

Staff Vaccine Administration Form_508

COVID-19, Immunization, Vaccination

Resident Vaccine Administration Form

Nursing home staff can use this form to record COVID-19 vaccine status for residents.

Resident Vaccine Administration Form_508

COVID-19, Immunization, Vaccination

Instructions for Completing COVID-19 Vaccine Staff Administration Record

These instructions are intended for nursing homes staff to follow when using the Staff Vaccine Administration Record for COVID-19 form.

Instructions for Completing COVID-19 Vaccine Staff Administration Record_508

COVID-19, Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Quick Reference

Quick reference for differences between the Moderna, Pfizer, and Janssen COVID-19 vaccines.

COVID-19 Vaccine Quick Reference_4.7.21_508

COVID-19, Immunization, Vaccination

Instructions for Completing COVID-19 Vaccine Resident Administration Record

These instructions are intended for nursing homes staff to follow when using the Resident Vaccine Administration Record for COVID-19 form.

Instructions for Completing COVID-19 Vaccine Resident Administration Record_508

COVID-19, Immunization, Vaccination

Slides for “Speaking of Vaccinations: A Peer Learning Event”

PDF slides for webinar, “Speaking of Vaccinations: A Peer Learning Event.”

HQIN_PPT_VaccinationLANCall_508AudienceSlides

COVID-19, Immunization, Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination Tracking Tool

This tool supports nursing homes in tracking COVID-19 vaccine administration for residents and staff.

COVID-19 Vaccination Tracking Tool

Quality Improvement

PDSA Worksheet

Worksheet walks you through a Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) process.

PDSA Worksheet 508

Quality Improvement

SMART Goal-Setting Worksheet to Measure Performance Improvement

This worksheet is intended to help teams establish appropriate goals for individual measures and also for performance improvement projects.

SMART Goal Worksheet 508

Vaccination

Pneumococcal Quality Measure Tip Sheet

This measure reports the percent of long-stay residents who received the pneumococcal vaccine during the 12-month reporting period.

Pneumococcal Quality Measure Tip Sheet

Vaccination

Influenza Quality Measure Tip Sheet

The measure reports the percent of long-stay residents who were assessed and/or given, appropriately, the influenza vaccination during the most recent influenza season.

Influenza Quality Measure Tip Sheet

Vaccination

MDS Pneumococcal Vaccine Coding

This algorithm is intended to help MDS staff code pneumococcal vaccinations accurately.

MDS Pneumococcal Vaccine Coding

Vaccination

MDS Influenza Vaccine Coding

This algorithm is intended to help MDS staff code influenza vaccinations accurately.

MDS Influenza Vaccine Coding

Infection Prevention, Quality Improvement

Flu Vaccine Quality Measure Tip Sheet

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff with their flu vaccine MDS coding.

Flu Vaccine Quality Measure Tip Sheet

Immunization, Quality Improvement

Pneumonia Vaccine Quality Measure Tip Sheet

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff with their pneumonia MDS coding.

Pneumonia Vaccine Tip Sheet

Immunization, Quality Improvement

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine MDS Coding Tip Sheet

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff with their seasonal influenza MDS coding.

Seasonal Influenze Vaccine MDS Sheet

Quality Improvement

About Me

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff with assessing residents and planning individual care.

About Me

COVID-19

Activities Toolkit For Long-term Care Facilities

Contains recommendations for reducing the feeling of isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Activities Toolkit 2021_2_8

Immunization

Simple Strategies for Encouraging Staff to Receive the Influenza Vaccine

Information sheet containing Simple Strategies for Encouraging Staff to Receive the Influenza Vaccine

Simple Strategies - Staff Influenza Vaccine_508

Immunization

Simple Strategies for Resident Flu and Pneumococcal Vaccines

Information sheet containing Simple Strategies for Resident Flu and Pneumococcal Vaccines

Simple Strategies - Resident Flu and Pneumo_508

COVID-19, Immunization

Simple Strategies for Encouraging Residents to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

Information sheet containing Simple Strategies for Encouraging Residents to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

Simple Strategies - Resident COVID Vaccine Facts_508

COVID-19, Immunization

Simple Strategies for Side Effects of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Information sheet with Simple Strategies for Side Effects of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Simple Strategies - Post COVID-19 Vaccine Considerations_508

COVID-19, Immunization

Simple Strategies for Encouraging Staff to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

Information sheet containing Simple Strategies for Encouraging Staff to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

Simple Strategies - COVID-19 Vaccinations_508

COVID-19

South Carolina Nursing Home COVID-19 Vaccine Resource List

Access these resources on COVID-19 vaccines for nursing homes located in South Carolina.

South-Carolina-Nursing-Home-COVID-19-Vaccine-Resource-List-Feb-2021-508

COVID-19

Missouri Nursing Home COVID-19 Vaccine Resource List

Access these resources on COVID-19 vaccines for nursing homes located in Missouri.

Missouri-Nursing-Home-COVID-19-Vaccine-Resource-List-Feb-2021-508

COVID-19

Kansas Nursing Home COVID-19 Vaccine Resource List

Access these resources on COVID-19 vaccines for nursing homes located in Kansas.

Kansas-Nursing-Home-COVID-19-Vaccine-Resource-List-Feb-2021-508

COVID-19

Virginia Nursing Home COVID-19 Vaccine Resource List

Access these resources on COVID-19 vaccinations for nursing homes located in Virginia.

Virginia-Nursing-Home-COVID-19-Vaccine-Resource-List-Feb-2021-508

Behavioral Health/Mental Health

Simple Strategies – Staff Mental Health

Simple Strategies for Health Care Workers to Manage Stress

Simple Strategies - Staff Mental Health_508

Behavioral Health/Mental Health

Simple Strategies – Resident Mental Health

Simple Strategies to Help Residents Manage Loneliness and Stress

Simple Strategies - Resident Mental Health_508

COVID-19

South Carolina COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkit For Residents and Staff

Resources and links to promote COVID-19 vaccinations for residents and staff.

COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkit_508

Medication Safety, Opioids

MedsMatter! Horizontal Flyer VA

This resource is intended to help physicians and pharmacists explain the importance of safe medication practices with patients.

MedsMatter Flyer VA Horizontal

Medication Safety, Opioids

MedsMatter! Vertical Flyer VA

This resource is intended to help physicians and pharmacists explain the importance of safe medication practices with patients.

MedsMatter Flyer VA Vertical

Medication Safety, Opioids

MedsMatter! Vertical Flyer HQIN

This resource is intended to help physicians and pharmacists explain the importance of safe medication practices with patients.

MedsMatter Flyer HQIN Vertical

Medication Safety, Opioids

MedsMatter! Horizontal Flyer HQIN

This resource is intended to help physicians and pharmacists explain the importance of safe medication practices with patients.

MedsMatter Flyer HQIN Horizontal Flyer

Quality Improvement

1:1 Education Opportunity – Virginia

VA Education Opportunity_508

Quality Improvement

1:1 Education Opportunity – South Carolina

SC Education Opportunity_508

Quality Improvement

1:1 Education Opportunity – Missouri

MO Education Opportunity_508

Quality Improvement

1:1 Education Opportunity – Kansas

KS Education Opportunity_508

Quality Improvement

Competency Check vs. Observational Audit – Virginia

VA Missouri NH Competency Check vs. Observational Check_508

Quality Payment Program

Competency Check vs. Observational Audit – South Carolina

SC Missouri NH Competency Check vs. Observational Check_508

Quality Improvement

Competency Check vs. Observational Audit – Missouri

MO NH Competency Check vs. Observational Check_508

Quality Improvement

Competency Check vs. Observational Audit – Kansas

KS NH Competency Check vs. Observational Check_508

Quality Improvement

Observational Audits: A Pathway for Improvement – Virginia

VA Observational Audits_508

Quality Improvement

Observational Audits: A Pathway for Improvement – South Carolina

SC Observational Audits_508

Quality Improvement

Observational Audits: A Pathway for Improvement – Missouri

MO Observational Audits_508

Quality Improvement

Observational Audits: A Pathway for Improvement – Kansas

KS Observational Audits_508

Quality Improvement

Element 5: Systematic Analysis and Systemic Action

Take action aimed at performance improvement. After implementing actions, measure success and track performance to ensure improvements are sustained.

Simple Strategies - Systematic Analysis and Systemic Action_508

Quality Improvement

ELEMENT 4: Performance Improvement Projects (PIPs)

The work of the PIP is to develop system changes specifically targeting identified problems and then to test those changes to determine whether the goals of the project are met.

Simple Strategies - Performance Improvement Projects_508

COVID-19

Targeted COVID-19 Training for Frontline Nursing Home Staff and Management

Informational sheet with directions for COVID-19 training for frontline nursing home staff and management.

CMS Targeted COVID-19 Training_NH Instructions_09032020_508

Quality Improvement

Pain Zone Tool

Take your patients’ pain education to the next level with an easy, one-page Pain Zone Tool. This stoplight tool is similar to others following green, yellow and red color assessment zones. Providing this during a discussion about new or existing pain medications can help patients to become more active in their care and communication with their health care team.

HQIN Pain Zone Tool 508

Patient and Resident Safety

Percent of Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms Quality Measure Tip Sheet

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff assess residents who present depressive symptoms.

Percent of Residents Who Have Depressive Symptoms Quality Measure Tip Sheet

Quality Improvement

Simple Strategies for IPCP and QAPI Alignment- Design and Scope (1 of 3)

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff use the data-driven, systems approach of QAPI to record incidents identified by the IPCP.

Simple Strategies for IPCP and QAPI Alignment- Design and Scope

Quality Improvement

Simple Strategies for IPCP and QAPI Alignment – Governance and Leadership (2 of 3)

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff use the data-driven, systems approach of QAPI to record incidents identified by the IPCP.

Simple Strategies for IPCP and QAPI Alignment- Governance and Leadership

Quality Improvement

Simple Strategies for IPCP and QAPI Alignment – Feedback, Data Systems, and Monitoring (3 of 3)

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff use the data-driven, systems approach of QAPI to record incidents identified by the IPCP.

Simple Strategies for IPCP and QAPI Alignment - Feedback, Data Systems, and Monitoring

Quality Measure Tip Sheet – Falls with Minor Injury

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff assess patient fall risk and prevention.

Falls with Major Injury Quality Measure Sheet

Behavioral Health/Mental Health, COVID-19, Patient and Family Engagement, Patient and Resident Safety

WEBINAR: Supporting Residents’ Mental Health During COVID-19

This session offers resident-centered strategies nursing home leaders and care staff can implement to identify the risk factors for and prevalence of depression, anxiety, trauma history and related cognitive status changes among residents. Deer Oaks provided resident-centered responses care staff can use with those experiencing symptoms and behaviors indicative of these conditions. There is also a discussion about comorbidities and the interconnection of emotional well-being to residents’ overall health outcomes.

Patient and Resident Safety, Quality Improvement, Pressure Ulcers

Pressure Free Zone

This resource is intended to be the turnkey toolkit to help nursing homes with ongoing prevention and elimination of facility-acquired pressure injuries.

Pressure Free Zone

Patient and Resident Safety, Quality Improvement

Slides for Identifying and Providing Person-Centered Strategies for Residents with Depression, Anxiety, or Cognitive Decline

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff identify and provide person-centered strategies for residents with depression, anxiety, or cognitive decline.

HQIN Final Presentation - Lind_508

COVID-19, Quality Improvement

COVID-19 Training Flyer

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) wants to help nursing homes prepare for the 2020 fall and winter months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CMS_Targeted_COVID19_Training_flyer_V6

Adverse Drug Events, C. diff, Disparities, Medication Safety, Opioids, Patient and Family Engagement, Patient and Resident Safety, Readmissions

Join the Health Quality Innovation Network for Safer Hospital Care

HQIC Fact Sheet_10.22.20_508

Infection Prevention, Patient and Resident Safety

Infection Preventionist Orientation Checklist

Infection Preventionist Orientation Checklist 508

Adverse Drug Events, Diabetes, Medication Safety, Opioids, Patient and Family Engagement, Patient and Resident Safety

Mind Your Meds – Medication Safety

This resource is intended to help patients and caregivers use medications safely.

Behavioral Health/Mental Health, COVID-19, Patient and Family Engagement, Patient and Resident Safety

Coping with Grief and Loss During COVID-19 – Slides and Webinar Recording

This second session in the Health Quality Innovation Network’s (HQIN) three-part series, “Addressing Residents’ Mental Health During COVID-19,” addresses the impact and experience of grief during COVID-19, including the loss of loved ones, the loss of the life we knew and the uncertain future. Deer Oaks shares ways to manage our experience of grief, identify how this experience manifests in different ways with different people and identifies personal and collective strategies to facilitate healing for your peers, your residents and your community.

Coping with Grief and Loss During COVID-19_508

Adverse Drug Events, Medication Safety, Patient and Family Engagement, Patient and Resident Safety

Mind Your Meds – Safe Opioid Use and Disposal

This resource is intended to help caregivers and older adults increase their confidence about managing their medications and disposing those that are no longer used or that are expired.

Patient and Resident Safety

Simple Strategies for Antipsychotic Reduction

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff evaluate the needs of residents with dementia and their use of antipsychotics.

Simple Strategies for Antipsychotic Reduction

COVID-19, Immunization, Patient and Resident Safety

WEBINAR: Give Vaccines a Shot – Addressing Influenza Vaccinations During COVID-19

This webinar provides an overview of influenza-related details including 2020-21 flu season recommendations and changes announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Messaging about myths and truths related to the flu shot will equip health care providers to speak with anti-vaccine or vaccine hesitant patients and/or parents. A strategic framework for improving vaccination rates and continuous quality improvement to support your long-term success is also shared.

Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning 101 Presentation Handout

Advance Care Planning (ACP) helps ensure your patients’ health care and end-of-life wishes are known to you and their other health care providers, their caregivers and loved ones before a serious illness or health crisis.  This session, led by the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative, discussed methods for normalizing and engaging in the ACP process and how to complete ACP documents, like a living will.  Attendees also learned about the role of the patient and those appointed to act on the patient’s behalf, as well as how the ACP process is reflected in Kansas and Missouri law.

Advance Care Planning

WEBINAR: Advance Care Planning 101

Advance Care Planning (ACP) helps ensure your patients’ health care and end-of-life wishes are known to you and their other health care providers, their caregivers and loved ones before a serious illness or health crisis.  This session, led by the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative, discussed methods for normalizing and engaging in the ACP process and how to complete ACP documents, like a living will.  Attendees also learned about the role of the patient and those appointed to act on the patient’s behalf.

Patient and Resident Safety

Weight Loss Quality Measure Tip Sheet

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff identify the correct course of action when addressing a resident’s weight loss.

Weight Loss Quality Measure Tip Sheet

Adverse Drug Events, Antipsychotic Medications, Medication Safety, Opioids, Patient and Family Engagement, Patient and Resident Safety

VIDEO: Introduction to the Blue Bag Initiative

This video introduces the Health Quality Innovation Network’s Blue Bag Initiative. The program is intended to support pharmacists’ and other health care providers’ efforts to improve patient safety and engagement while also decreasing adverse drug events.

Behavioral Health/Mental Health, Cardiac Health, Tobacco Cessation

Million Hearts® Tobacco Cessation Change Package

The Million Hearts® Tobacco Cessation Change Package is intended to help health care professional in outpatient, inpatient and behavioral health settings implement systems and strategies that improve care for patients who use tobacco.

Tobacco_Cessation_Change_Package

Cardiac Health

Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Change Package

The Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Package is intended to help outpatient health care providers implement process improvements for optimal hypertension control in their patient population.

HTN_Change_Package_Second Edition_6_3_20

Cardiac Health

Million Hearts® Cardiac Rehabilitation Change Package

The Million Hearts® Cardiac Rehabilitation Change Package is intended to help cardiac rehabilitation programs, hospital quality improvement teams and public health professionals implement strategies to improve care for patients who are eligible for cardiac rehabilitation.

Cardiac_Rehab_Change_Pkg

Cardiac Health

AMA 7-Step Self-Measured Blood Pressure Quick Guide

This resource from the American Medical Association is intended to help physicians and care teams start using self-measured blood pressure in their practice.

COVID-19, Quality Improvement

COVID-19 Targeted Training Instructions

This resource is intended to help nursing homes access the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) COVID-19 training modules.

CMS Targeted COVID-19 Training Instructions_09032020_508

Behavioral Health/Mental Health, COVID-19, Patient and Family Engagement, Patient and Resident Safety

WEBINAR: Reducing the Impact of Social Isolation and Loneliness

This first session in the Health Quality Innovation Network’s (HQIN) series, “Supporting Residents’ Mental Health During COVID-19,” provides education about the prevalence and impact of social isolation and loneliness. Deer Oaks, a long-term care psychology and psychiatry service, shares comorbidities for loneliness, loneliness assessment measures and resident-centered strategies for reducing social isolation and loneliness.

Infection Prevention, Patient and Resident Safety

UTI MDS Coding Guidelines

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff properly use MDS Coding for Urinary Tract Infections.

UTI MDS Coding Guidelines

Patient and Resident Safety, Pressure Ulcers

Simple Strategies for Skin Inspections

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff identify suspicious skin problems to prevent pressure injuries.

Simple Strategies for Skin Inspections

Patient and Resident Safety, Pressure Ulcers

Simple Strategies for Preventing Pressure Injuries

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff understand high-risk pressure points to prevent pressure injuries.

Simple Strategies for Preventing Pressure Injuries

Diabetes

Prediabetes and Diabetes Referral Flow Chart and Resources

This resource is intended to help health care providers screen patients for prediabetes and diabetes. It also highlights available programs for diabetes self-management and education.

Diabetes Referral Flow Chart and Resources

Patient and Resident Safety

MDS Coding Tips – Incontinence

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff understand MDS Coding for incontinence using a flow chart to guide decision making.

MDS Coding Tips Incontinence

Patient and Resident Safety

Quality Measure Tip Sheet – Incontinence

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff understand MDS Coding for incontinence.

Incontinence Quality Measure Tip Sheet

Quality Improvement

QAPI: Everyone Has a Role and a Responsibility

This resource serves as a guide to demonstrate utilization of your data to work through a successful and sustainable QAPI plan.

QAPI: Everyone Has a Role and a Responsibility_508

Quality Improvement

Why Employees Don’t Do What They’re Supposed to Do

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff understand what motivates a working to do their best.

Why Employees Don't Do What They're Supposed To Do 508

Quality Improvement

QAPI Sustainability Decision Guide

This is a resource to help nursing home leaders or teams determine if the interventions and changes they are making are sustainable.

QAPI Sustainability Decision Guide 508

Patient and Resident Safety, Pressure Ulcers

Simple Strategies for Preventing Pressure Injuries

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff understand how to protect residents’ skin and prevent pressure injuries.

Simple Strategies for Preventing Pressure Injuries_508

Patient and Resident Safety, Pressure Ulcers

Simple Strategies for Healthy Skin

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff understand the impact of nutrition on the skin and the increased risk of pressure injury development.

Simple Strategies for Healthy Skin_508

Care Transitions, Chronic Care Management, COVID-19, Medication Safety

Webinar: Medication Therapy Management

This webinar is intended for all provider types to learn about Medication Therapy Management (MTM) – what it is, how it works, turnkey programs to use and how MTM is integrated into Chronic Care Management and Transitional Care Management programs. It also covers how providers are conducting MTM successfully, especially during COVID-19, and shares tips and resources for maximizing processes and “connecting the dots” for patient safety during care transitions.

COVID-19, Quality Improvement

HQIN Generic Tracking Tool

The following workbook is a template for nursing homes to self-report data on their process measure of choice.

HQIN Generic Tracking Tool

COVID-19, Quality Improvement

HQIN Generic Audit Tool

This resource serves as a generic audit tool for nursing home staff to keep track of many variables in their line of work.

HQIN Generic Audit Tool

Adverse Drug Events, Medication Safety, Opioids

Blue Bag Initiative Q&A

This resource is intended to help pharmacists, clinicians and other health care providers better understand the Health Quality Innovation Network’s Blue Bag Initiative, a flexible medication review program that helps identify potential adverse drug events.

Blue Bag QA_07-06-2020

Patient and Resident Safety

The Huddle Guide : Meeting Summary

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff understand how to conduct Huddle meetings.

The Huddle Meeting Summary

Patient and Resident Safety

The Huddle Guide : Meeting Role Play

This resource is intended to introduce nursing home staff to Huddle meetings using role play.

The Huddle Meeting Role Play

Patient and Resident Safety

The Huddle Guide : Tip Sheet

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff conduct Huddle meetings and offers tips on how Huddle meetings work, the different types of Huddle meetings and keys to successful meetings.

Huddles Tip Sheet

Patient and Resident Safety

The Huddle Guide : Predictors of Risk & Risk Factors

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff understand the risk and risk factors associated with negative resident outcomes.

Huddle Predictors of Risk & Risk Factor Guide

Patient and Resident Safety

Simple Strategies – Stop and Watch

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff identify changes in a resident’s condition.

Simple Strategies Stop and Watch

Patient and Resident Safety

Simple Strategies – Changes in Condition

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff assess changes in a resident’s condition.

Simple Strategies Change in Condition

COVID-19, Quality Improvement

Nursing Home Office Hours – Audits and Tracking

This resource serves as a guide to walk through the HQIN Infection Control Audit and Data Tracking Templates.

HQIN Office Hours - Audits and Tracking

Infection Prevention, Vaccination, Quality Improvement

Resident Influenza, Pneumococcal, TB Vaccination Log

The following resource is intended to help nursing home staff track that residents have been appropriately assessed and received influenza, pneumococcal, and TB vaccinations.

HQIN Vaccination Tracking Tool

COVID-19, Quality Improvement

Terminal Cleaning Tracking Tool

The following workbook is a template for nursing homes to self-report data on their compliance in Monitoring Terminal Cleaning.

HQIN CDC Terminal Cleaning Tracking Tool

COVID-19, Infection Prevention

CDC Environmental Cleaning Checklist

This resource from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is intended to help nursing homes monitor terminal cleaning.

COVID-19, Quality Improvement

Daily Cleaning Tracking Tool

The following workbook is a template for nursing homes to self-report data on meeting standards for their Daily Cleaning Inspection Form.

HQIN APIC Daily Cleaning Tracking Tool

Infection Prevention

APIC Daily Cleaning Inspection Audit

This resource from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is intended to help nursing homes ensure all areas of a resident’s room are cleaned.

COVID-19, Quality Improvement

Peri Care Audit Tracking Tool

The following workbook is a template for nursing homes to self-report data on their process measure of choice.

HQIN Peri Care Audit Tracking Tool

COVID-19, Quality Improvement

Peri Care Audit

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff perform a peri care audit.

Peri Care Audit Tool

COVID-19, Quality Improvement

Masking Audit Tracking Tool

The following workbook is a template for nursing homes to self-report data on their process measure of choice.

HQIN Masking Audit Tracking Tool

COVID-19, Quality Improvement

Masking Audit

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff audit masking protocol.

Masking Audit

COVID-19, Quality Improvement

Masking and Face Shield Tracking Tool

The following workbook is a template for nursing homes to self-report data on their process measure of choice.

HQIN Masking and Face Shield Audit Tracking Tool

COVID-19, Quality Improvement

Masking and Face Shield Audit

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff audit their proper usage of masks and face shields.

Masking and Face Shield Audit

COVID-19, Quality Improvement

Indwelling Catheter Audit Tracking Tool

The following workbook is a template for nursing homes to self-report data on their process measure of choice.

HQIN Indwelling Cath Audit Tracking Tool

Infection Prevention

AHRQ Long-Term Care Indwelling Catheter (IUC) Maintenance Checklist

This resource from the Association of Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Safety Program for Long-Term Care: HAIs/CAUTI is intended to help nursing homes ensure residents are protected from infections caused by indwelling urinary catheters.

COVID-19, Quality Improvement

Hand Hygiene Competency Tracking Tool

The following workbook is a template for nursing homes to self-report data on their hand hygiene competency.

HQIN Hand Hygiene Competency Tracking Tool

COVID-19, Quality Improvement

Personal Protective Equipment Competency Tracking Tool

The following workbook is a template for nursing homes to self-report data on their personal protective equipment (PPE) competency.

HQIN PPE Competency Tracking Tool

COVID-19, Infection Prevention

Personal Protective Equipment Competency Validation

This resource from the Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology (SPICE) is intended to help nursing homes assess staff understanding of donning and doffing personal protective equipment.

COVID-19, Quality Improvement

COVID-19 PPE Audit Tracking Tool

The following workbook is a template for nursing homes to self-report data on their process measure of choice.

HQIN COVID PPE Audit Tracking Tool

COVID-19, Quality Improvement

COVID-19 Donning and Doffing Audit

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff with donning and doffing PPE.

COVID-19 PPE Donning Doffing Audit

COVID-19

Webinar: Greater St. Louis/St. Charles COVID-19 Testing Educational Session

This webinar is intended for nursing homes in the Greater St. Louis and St. Charles, MO area. Dr. Shephali Wulff of SSM Health describes the “Why” behind the different types of testing as well as the current capacity crisis. Dr. Michael Nash of Mercy Health Systems discusses the “How” of mass testing in nursing homes and the implications of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new guidance.  

Care Transitions, Chronic Care Management, Patient and Resident Safety

Quick Huddle on How to Use the “Change in Condition Alert” Form

This resource is intended to help long-term care and dialysis facilities in Missouri and Kansas understand how to use the Change in Condition Alert Form.

Quick Huddle on How to Use the Change in Condition Alert Form

Care Transitions, Chronic Care Management, Patient and Resident Safety

Change in Condition Alert

This resource is intended to help long-term care and dialysis facilities in Kansas and Missouri improve communication during patient transitions between dialysis and a long-term care facilities.

Change in Condition Alert

Behavioral Health/Mental Health, COVID-19

Webinar: Integrating Behavioral Health to Improve Patient Outcomes

The number of patients suffering from behavioral health conditions continues to increase and is a major concern for health care providers, particularly in this time of COVID-19. Many primary care practices struggle to provide mental health and substance abuse treatment and lack innovative strategies to meet the behavioral health needs of their patients. During this webinar, you will learn about the benefits of and models and methods for integrating behavioral health into your practice, as well as strategies for coding and billing. You also will hear from a Federally Qualified Health Center that modified its medication assisted treatment program during the pandemic to continue meeting the needs of its patients and learn how it plans to bring clinicians and patients back onsite to the practice

Diabetes

Diabetes Self-Management Instructions

This resource is intended to help patients with diabetes manage their daily health.

Managing your Diabetes Self-Management Instructions

Diabetes

Foot Care for Patients with Diabetes

This resource is intended to help patients with diabetes keep their feet healthy.

Foot Care for Patients with Diabetes

Quality Improvement

Nursing Home Office Hours: HQIN Action Plans

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff walk through the HQIN Infection Control Action Plan Templates.

NH Office Hours_HQIN Action Plans

Quality Improvement

Antibiotic Stewardship Action Plan Template

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff create an infection prevention and control action plan.

Antibiotic Stewardship Action Plan Template

Infection Prevention, Patient and Resident Safety

Quality Measure Tip Sheet – Urinary Tract Infections

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff understand MDS Coding for residents with urinary tract infections.

Quality Measure Tip Sheet - Urinary Tract Infections

Chronic Care Management, COVID-19

Webinar: How to Use Chronic Care Management Services During COVID-19

Patients with multiple chronic conditions are at a higher risk of mortality or other clinical complications if their conditions become uncontrolled. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these high-risk patients have become more reluctant to seek medical treatment. Chronic Care Management (CCM) services are an effective way for clinicians to manage their high-risk patients remotely while supporting social distancing recommendations. Following this webinar you will be able to: 1) Describe CCM services, including strategies for implementation and billing; 2) Understand the impact of COVID-19 on providers and patients with multiple chronic condition; 3) Describe the different models of conducting CCM.

 

Quality Improvement

Plan-Do-Study-Act Worksheet

This resource is intended to help run small tests of change to reach an efficient process and achieve the desired results.

PDSA Worksheet

Quality Improvement

SMART Goal Setting Worksheet

This resource is intended to help teams establish goals for individual measures and also for performance improvement projects.

SMART Goal-Setting Worksheet

COVID-19, Opioids

Brandeis Opioid Resource Connector

This website offers more than 150 community-based program models across the continuum of care that can be used as models for initiatives aimed at reducing opioid addiction and overdose. The site also includes toolkits, reports, peer-reviewed articles and data and mapping tools, including resources specific to COVID-19.

Quality Improvement

RCA Guidance Presentation – July 14, 2020

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff perform root cause analysis.

RCA Guidance_7-14-2020_508

Quality Improvement

Five Whys Worksheet

This resource is intended to help nursing homes ask why to get to the root cause of a problem.

Five Whys Worksheet

Patient and Resident Safety

Simple Strategies: Engagement and Sleep Hygiene

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff prevent resident falls through engagement and good sleep hygiene.

Simple Strategies - Engagement and Sleep Hygiene

Medication Safety, Patient and Resident Safety

Simple Strategies: Medication Management

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff prevent resident falls through medication management.

Simple Strategies - Medication Management

Quality Improvement

NHSN Instructions

This resource is intended to instruct nursing home staff on how to join the HQIN nursing home reporting NHSN group.

NHSN instructions

Medication Safety

Tips for Using Medicines Safely

This resource offers four tips to help patients, families and caregivers use medications safely.

Tips for Using Medicines Safely

Advance Care Planning

Advance Directives by State

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization offers free advance directives and instructions for each state.

Advance Care Planning

Prepare for Your Care

Prepare for Your Care is a step-by-step program that uses video stories to help you develop your advance directive and is available in 10 languages.

Advance Care Planning

Trusted Decision Maker Form

Developed by the Providence Institute for Human Caring and distributed in partnership by CAKE, this downloadable document communicates your health care preferences.

Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Directives

The U.S. National Library of Medicine’s Medline Plus website offers easy-to-understand information on advance directives including living wills, do-not-resuscitate orders and more.

Advance Care Planning

National POLST website

The national POLST website offers state-by-state information on the availability of and resources for Portable Physician Orders on Treatment preferences.

Medication Safety, Patient and Family Engagement

Medication Log

This resource is intended to help older adults keep track of the medications they are taking, the dose, time of day, reason for taking and the doctor who prescribed the medication.

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Advance Care Planning

Video: Who Will Speak for You?

This two-minute video from The Conversation Project highlights how it might feel when trying to choose a health care proxy.

Advance Care Planning

Toolkit for Health Care Advance Planning

The American Bar Association’s Toolkit for Health Care Advance Planning offers nine tools to help with all aspects of advance care planning.

Advance Care Planning

Getting Your Affairs in Order: Advance Care Planning

The National Institutes of Health Institute of Aging: Advance Care Planning website offers information about advance care planning and a checklist to make sure arrangements are in place before serious illness or a health care crisis.

Advance Care Planning

The Conversation Project

The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. The website offers tools and resources to help you get the conversation started today.

Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning Resources

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Geriatrics and Extended Care website offers resources to help with all aspects of advance care planning.

Chronic Care Management

Chronic Care Management Comprehensive Care Plan Template

This resource is intended to help clinicians develop a care plan for patients with chronic conditions.

Chronic Care Management Comprehensive Care Plan Template

Patient and Resident Safety

Simple Strategies: Falls Prevention

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff prevent resident falls.

Simple Strategies: Falls Prevention

Patient and Resident Safety

Simple Strategies: Environmental Safety and Fall Prevention

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff prevent resident falls by reducing environmental hazards.

Simple Strategies: Environmental Safety and Fall Prevention

Medication Safety, Patient and Family Engagement, Patient and Resident Safety

Be Prepared for Medical Appointments: Build Your Question List

This resource is intended to help patients and caregivers know what questions to ask their doctor about prescription medications, medical tests, new diagnoses, treatment for an illness or condition, recommended surgery, and questions to ask when choosing a health plan, health care provider or long-term care.

Be Prepared for Medical Appointments - Build Your Question List

Diabetes

It’s Good to Know About Your Diabetes

This resource is intended to help patients and caregivers manage their diabetes including tracking A1C (average blood sugar), blood pressure, HDL (good cholesterol), Triglycerides (fats), yearly dilated eye exam, diet and exercise, foot exam history and vaccine history.

It's Good to Know About Your Diabetes from Head to Toe

Infection Prevention

Poster: Donning and Removing Personal Protective Equipment

This resource illustrates the order for donning and removing personal protective equipment.

Poster: Donning and Removing Personal Protective Equipment

Patient and Resident Safety, Pressure Ulcers

Quality Measure Tip Sheet – Pressure Injuries

This resource outlines the MDS coding requirements for high risk residents with pressure injuries (long stay) and tips for proper coding.

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COVID-19, Telehealth

Webinar: Leveraging Telehealth to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19

This webinar discusses how to provide telehealth services in the physician practice setting during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19, Patient and Resident Safety

Patient Safety Considerations During COVID-19

This webinar highlights the patient safety considerations associated with patients delaying necessary health care as a result of COVID-19.

Antibiotic Stewardship, COVID-19, Infection Prevention

Simple Strategies – Antibiotic Stewardship to Prevent Adverse Drug Events

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff capture risk factors during the nurse-to-nurse assessment to prevent adverse drug events.

Simple-Strategies_Antibiotic-Stewardship_ADEs_508

Antibiotic Stewardship, C. diff, COVID-19, Infection Prevention

Simple Strategies – Antibiograms for Reducing Exposure to Antibiotics

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff understand antibiograms and how to use one to reduce unnecessary exposure to antibiotics.

Simple-Strategies_Antibiotic-Stewardship_Antibiogram_508

Infection Prevention, Sepsis

Patient and Family Guide to Understanding Sepsis

This guide defines sepsis, who is most at risk, outlines the signs and symptoms and what family members can do if they suspect a loved one may have sepsis.

Sepsis_Brochure_HQIN

Quality Improvement

Building the Business Case for Quality Improvement

This template helps health care leaders and staff arrange their thoughts and document important elements of their organization’s quality improvement initiative.

Building_The_Business_Case_for_QI_Template_02192020_508

Infection Prevention

Clean Hands Save Lives

This poster explains when to clean your hands to prevent the spread of germs.

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Infection Prevention

Hand Hygiene for Residents

This poster reminds nursing home staff to remind residents to wash their hands to prevent the spread of germs.

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Patient and Resident Safety, Pressure Ulcers

Four P’s to Purposeful Rounding

This tool is intended to help nursing homes reduce the number of falls in their facility, particularly among new admissions and residents at high risk for falls.

Four_Ps_to_Purposeful_Rounding_HQIN_03192020_508

Patient and Resident Safety, Pressure Ulcers

Pressure Free Zone – Preventive Skin Care

This resource is intended to educate nursing home staff on the typical seasonal increase of pressure injuries during winter with a focus on pressure injury prevention.

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Patient and Resident Safety, Pressure Ulcers

Pressure Free Zone – Pressure Points

This poster highlights preventative skin care to prevent pressure ulcers.

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Patient and Resident Safety, Pressure Ulcers

Pressure Free Zone – Repositioning

This resource is intended to focus nursing home staff on repositioning as a pressure injury prevention intervention.

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Patient and Resident Safety, Pressure Ulcers

Pressure Free Zone – Tip the Waiter

This resource explains the pressure relief technique, “Tip the Waiter.”

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Patient and Resident Safety, Pressure Ulcers

Pressure Free Zone – Incontinence Management

This resource is intended to focus nursing home staff on the importance of toileting and incontinence care in the prevention of pressure injuries.

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Patient and Resident Safety, Pressure Ulcers

Pressure Free Zone – Pressure Points Poster – Incontinence Management

This poster offers tips for incontinence management in the prevention of pressure injuries.

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Patient and Resident Safety, Pressure Ulcers

Pressure Free Zone – Friction and Shear

This resource is intended to focus nursing home staff on proper prevention techniques that reduce friction and shear.

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Patient and Resident Safety, Pressure Ulcers

Pressure Free Zone – Daily Skin Check

This resource is intended to focus nursing home staff on completing skin assessments on all residents during care in assessment of skin.

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Patient and Resident Safety, Pressure Ulcers

Pressure Free Zone – Float Heels

This resource is intended to focus nursing home staff on prevention techniques that reduce the risk of heel pressure injuries and to reinforce the importance of heel assessments during care.

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Patient and Resident Safety, Pressure Ulcers

Pressure Free Zone – Nutrition and Hydration

This resource is intended to focus nursing home staff on the importance of adequate nutritional and fluid intake and of immediately reporting sudden changes in intake for investigation.

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Patient and Resident Safety, Pressure Ulcers

Pressure Free Zone – Pressure Points Poster – Nutrition and Hydration

This poster highlights symptoms nursing home residents at risk for malnutrition and dehydration may have and what staff can do.

7-c_Poster-Pressure-Points_508C_03192020

Patient and Resident Safety, Pressure Ulcers

Pressure Free Zone – Skin Protection

This resource is intended to focus nursing home staff on the importance of the skin as the first line of defense in protecting the body from harm and to reinforce the staff’s role in providing care that promote skin integrity.

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Patient and Resident Safety, Pressure Ulcers

Pressure Free Zone – Pressure Points Poster – Skin Protection is Prevention

This poster highlights the importance of skin protection in the prevention of pressure injuries and what nursing home staff can do to protect residents’ skin.

8-c_Poster-Pressure-Points-_508C_03192020

Patient and Resident Safety, Pressure Ulcers

Pressure Free Zone – Introduction

The Pressure Free Zone program is a turnkey educational toolkit to assist nursing homes with ongoing prevention and elimination of facility-acquired pressure injuries.

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Patient and Resident Safety, Pressure Ulcers

Pressure Free Zone – Five Simple Steps to Get Started

This resource outlines five simple steps you can take to get started with the Pressure Free Zone program.

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Patient and Resident Safety, Pressure Ulcers

It’s Time to Take the Pressure Off

This brochure is a pressure injury prevention and treatment guide for nursing home residents, families and staff.

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Antipsychotic Medications, Medication Safety, Patient and Resident Safety

Quality Measure Tip Sheet – Antipsychotic Medications

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff understand MDS Coding for antipsychotic medications.
Antipsychotic Quality Measure Tip Sheet 508

Patient and Resident Safety, Pressure Ulcers

Pressure Points Pocket Card

This resource illustrates pressure points and proper positioning and offers tips for reducing nursing home residents’ risk of pressure injuries.

Pressure_Points_Pocket_Card_HQIN_03032020_508

COVID-19, Infection Prevention, Patient and Resident Safety

Simple Strategies – Know When to Practice Hand Hygiene

This resource explains when to practice hand hygiene.

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Antibiotic Stewardship, COVID-19, Infection Prevention, Patient and Resident Safety

Long-Term Care Antibiotic Stewardship Resources

This guide offers antibiotic stewardship resources for nursing homes.

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COVID-19, Infection Prevention, Patient and Resident Safety

Simple Strategies – Every Resident Every Time

This resource explains Standard Transmission Precautions and the importance of using these precautions with every resident, every time.

Simple-Strategies-Every-Resident-Every-Time_508

COVID-19, Infection Prevention, Patient and Resident Safety

Simple Strategies – Personal Protective Equipment

This resource describes how to properly use personal protective equipment.

Simple-Strategies-Personal-Protective-Equipment_508

COVID-19, Infection Prevention, Patient and Resident Safety

Simple Strategies – Environmental Cleaning and Infection Prevention

This resource helps nursing homes assess their current environmental cleaning practices.

Simple-Strategies-Environmental-Cleaning_508

COVID-19, Infection Prevention, Patient and Resident Safety

Simple Strategies – Use Friction

This resource explains how to use friction for proper hand hygiene.

Simple-Strategies-Use-Friction_508

COVID-19, Infection Prevention, Patient and Resident Safety

Do One Thing Differently – Know WHEN to Practice Hand Hygiene

This resource explains when to practice hand hygiene.

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Antibiotic Stewardship, Medication Safety, Patient and Resident Safety

Nursing Home Antibiotics Word Search

This tool is intended to help patients and families become more aware of antibiotics, when they are used and when they are not used.

Nursing_Home_Antibiotics_Word_Search_04072020_508

Adverse Drug Events, Antibiotic Stewardship, Infection Prevention, Medication Safety, Patient and Resident Safety

Nursing Home Suspected UTI Action Tool

This tool is intended to guide nursing home staff in the initial evaluation of possible urinary tract infection (UTI) in residents without a urinary catheter.

Suspected-UTI-action-tool-04072020_508

COVID-19

COVID-19 Focused Survey Readiness Book

This resource is intended to help nursing homes prepare for the COVID-19 Focused Survey.

COVID-19-Focused-Survey-Readiness-Book_5-19-2020_508

COVID-19, Patient and Resident Safety

Resources to Decrease Risks of Social Distancing & Isolation Precautions

This document provides nursing homes with easy access to evidence-based resources to help prevent falls and pressure injuries.

HQIN_Decrease_Risks_of_Social_Distancing_508_03.30.2020

COVID-19

Be Prepared – LTC Infection Prevention Education

This PowerPoint presentation is intended to be used by nursing home leadership to educate staff on infection prevention.

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COVID-19, Infection Prevention

HQIN Infection Prevention Resources

This guide offers infection control resources for nursing homes from a variety of sources including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Association for Professionals in Infection and Control.

HQIN_Infection_Prevention_Resources_04.13.2020_508

COVID-19, Infection Prevention, Patient and Resident Safety

Simple Strategies for Infection Prevention – Don’t Touch Your Face!

This resource is intended to remind nursing home staff and residents not to touch their face and offers tips for infection prevention.

Simple-Strategies-Dont-Touch-Your-Face_04032020_508

COVID-19, Infection Prevention, Patient and Resident Safety

Don’t Touch Your Face poster

This poster reminds nursing home staff and residents not to touch their face as an infection prevention strategy.

Simple-Strategies-Dont-Touch-Your-Face-Poster_04062020_508

COVID-19, Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Cases of COVID-19

This resource outlines the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s infection prevention and control recommendations and rationale for the recommendations.

Infection-Prevention-and-Control-Recommendations_508

COVID-19, Infection Prevention

Hand Hygiene Competency Validation – SPICE Tool

This tool is intended to help health care providers assess staff understanding of hand hygiene.

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COVID-19, Infection Prevention

Respiratory Protection: N95 vs. Surgical Mask

This tool is intended to help health care providers assess staff understanding of hand hygiene.

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COVID-19, Telehealth

Tips for Engaging Patients via Telehealth

This resource shares tips for clinician practices on how to clearly communicate the practice’s telehealth technology, processes, guidelines and service information.

Tips-for-Engaging-Patients-via-Telehealth_04202020_508

COVID-19

Office Hours: COVID-19 Focus Survey Preparedness Slides

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff indentify their preparedness against COVID-19.

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COVID-19

Long-Term Care Facility Playbook to Access Resources

This resource is intended to help nursing home staff access resources to COVID-19 for long-term facilities.

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Adverse Drug Events, Antibiotic Stewardship, COVID-19, Infection Prevention, Patient and Resident Safety

Simple Strategies for Antibiotic Stewardship

This resource offers tips and information about antibiotic stewardship to prevent adverse drug events.

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