• Resources

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 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 facilities in Kansas and Missouri improve communication and the transition of patient care between a dialysis facility and a long-term care facility.

Change in Condition Alert

Behavioral 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

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.

 

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.

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

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 Directives by 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.

Prepare for Your Care

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.

Trusted Decision Maker Form

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 Directives

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.

National POLST website

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.

Medication Log

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.

Video: Who Will Speak for You

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.

Toolkit for Health Care Advance 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.

Getting Your Affairs in Order - Advance Care Planning

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.

The Conversation Project

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.

Advance Care Planning Resources from Veterans Affairs

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.

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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.

Zoom meeting link

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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COVID-19, Infection Prevention, Patient and Resident Safety

Simple Strategies – Personal Protective Equipment

This resource describes how to properly use personal protective equipment.

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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.

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COVID-19, Infection Prevention, Patient and Resident Safety

Simple Strategies – Use Friction

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

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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.

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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.

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COVID-19

COVID-19 Focused Survey Readiness Book

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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