Nursing Home Care – Resources

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Hand Hygiene Heroes: Engaging Staff Residents and Families

It takes a village to maintain effective hand hygiene practices within your community. Nursing home staff must identify ways to engage residents and families with hand hygiene. Tammy Woolsey, infection control nurse for the Heritage Operations Group, shares a successful strategy deployed for the past five years that engages staff, residents and families. Resources and …

Monitoring and Evaluation of Hand Hygiene in Nursing Homes, Part One

Hands are the number-one way that germs are transmitted. Despite the more than a 170-year focus on improving compliance, hand hygiene rates among healthcare providers are reported to be approximately 40 percent. Improving hand hygiene compliance will reduce the opportunity for transmission of microorganisms and facility-associated infections. In part one of this Telligen webinar series …

How to Access the Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Rating Preview Report

Use this tool, created by Telligen in March 2019, to learn how to access the Nursing Home Compare Five-Star Rating Preview Report through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Improvement Evaluation System (QIES) Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reporting (CASPER) Reporting System. This information lets you preview your facility’s quality measure scores …

CDC Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training

This Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training created in March 2019 is designed for individuals responsible for infection prevention and control (IPC) programs in nursing homes. Created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the course covers: Core activities of effective IPC programs …

Early Identification of Sepsis in Nursing Facilities: Opportunities and Hurdles

Sepsis is a leading cause of hospital readmissions for nursing home residents transferred to the hospital, yet the early identification of sepsis in nursing homes is fraught with challenges and has not been well-studied. Until further research is available, how might we begin to tackle this problem? Join Telligen Medical Director Dr. Christine LaRocca, MD, …

Sepsis Among the Elderly Toolkit

This Telligen toolkit includes links to sepsis prevention, screening and treatment resources tailored to older patients and their families.

Overview of New All-Cause Harm Prevention in Nursing Homes Change Package

The Office of Inspector General report for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services indicates that 33 percent of all residents of skilled nursing facilities experience an adverse event or a temporary harm event. This Telligen webinar recorded in February 2019 will introduce you to valuable resources for nursing home staff and healthcare providers …

National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Trailblazers

These Colorado, Illinois and Iowa nursing homes have been recognized by the Telligen QIN-QIO as National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Trailblazers for contributing nearly two years of Clostridiodes difficile (C. diff) infection information to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) NHSN database. The database tracks C. diff infections in nursing homes to help …

National Healthcare Safety Network Trailblazer Honor Roll

What is the National Healthcare Safety Network Trailblazer Honor Roll? National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Trailblazer recognition comes to select long-term care facilities in Colorado, Illinois and Iowa. These homes voluntarily contributed nearly two years of Clostridioides difficile (C. diff) infection information to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) NHSN database. The data is …

Grand Rounds in the Nursing Home Setting – Driving Quality with Interdisciplinary Team Collaboration

This 30-minute Telligen webinar recorded in January 2019 brings forward the concept of grand rounds in the post-acute care setting. Collaboration with an interdisciplinary team using a grand rounds approach places nursing home residents in the center of their care decision process, driving a united approach toward personalized objectives while achieving their highest possible level …