Nursing Home Care – Resources

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Phase 3 of the Nursing Home Final Rule: One Year Countdown

Phase 3 of Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities, will become effective on November 28, 2019. In one year, all of the new rules must be implemented and effective in each CMS certified nursing home. Will you be ready? This Telligen webinar posted in November 2018 supports nursing home efforts …

2018 All-Cause Harm Prevention in Nursing Homes Change Package

As nursing homes across the U.S. work to prevent, detect and mitigate certain categories of harm while honoring resident rights and preferences, this change package created by Telligen in November 2018 aims to serve as a key resource to improve quality of life through safer care for the nation’s 1.4 million nursing home residents. The …

Suspected Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Action Tool

This tool developed in November 2018 is based on McGeer Criteria, and is designed to guide nursing staff in the initial evaluation and next steps for possible urinary tract infection (UTI) in residents without a urinary catheter.

Antipsychotic Medications: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t

Improving the quality of dementia care being delivered and reducing antipsychotic drug use should be a priority in all nursing facilities. Federal and state regulators have made antipsychotic drug reduction a major survey focal point and it is also an expectation of today’s consumer and family members. This Telligen presentation recorded in October 2018 focuses …

The Role of the Antibiogram in Nursing Homes

Join Chris Czaja, MD, MPH, antimicrobial stewardship medical epidemiologist at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment in this Telligen webinar recorded in October 2018 as he describes what an antibiogram is and how it is used, explains how to interpret and apply an antibiogram and identifies information in the Colorado antibiogram that can …

Skin Care – Pressure Injury Prevention

This Telligen skin care webinar recorded in September 2018 will take you through the Pressure Ulcer/Injury Critical Element Pathway, with a special focus on skin care and putting forth your best efforts to improve the adverse effects of skin issues in your facility. This presentation will nurture growth in your certified nursing assistants’ (CNA) performance …

Illinois Nursing Home Infection Control and Prevention: What Do You Report to Whom?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires nursing homes to have a written infection control policy and a procedure outline that details “when and to whom possible incidents of communicable disease or infections should be reported.” In addition, nursing homes must also comply with the appropriate Illinois administrative codes. The Illinois long-term care …

Infection Prevention Wins

Telligen recognizes our partners for their infection prevention efforts during International Infection Prevention Week! Sweeping new federal nursing home regulations have made infection prevention a big priority for long-term care (LTC) facilities in 2018. Genesis Medical Center and UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island created a seminar series for hospital infection preventionists to share their expertise with …

FYI on RAI: Changes to the RAI/MDS Nursing Home Need to Know by October 2018

October 2018 brings changes to the Residential Assessment Instrument (RAI)/Minimum Data Set (MDS). This webinar recorded in September 2018 with Illinois Department of Public Health State RAI Coordinator Lori Brown, RN, addresses what every nursing home needs to know to be prepared, including Illinois-specific MDS items for Medicaid.

Turnover: What Can Nursing Homes Do About It?

According to the Five-Star Quality Rating System: Technical Users’ Guide, there is considerable evidence of a relationship between nursing home staffing levels and resident outcomes. The association between nurse staffing ratios and nursing home quality of care elevates the importance of staffing stability. However, turnover is hindering many nursing homes’ efforts to maintain staffing ratios …