Nursing Home Care – Resources

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Managing Pain and Understanding Opioids: A Guide for Residents and Families in Nursing Homes

Nursing home teams and other healthcare professionals can use this Telligen presentation developed in March 2019 to help educate nursing home residents, families and representatives about pain management and opioid therapy. . This presentation is intended to be used as an educational resource to share directly with your residents and families or their representatives, so …

Recruitment and Retention of Millennials in Long-Term Care

This Telligen webinar recorded in March 2019 with Roberta L. Harrison, PhD, RN, is for long-term care professionals seeking to strengthen staff retention. The presentation addresses questions like these: How do different generations of nurses view work, professional growth, communication and recognition? Is a job posting enough to recruit millennials? What does the millennial nurse …

Revisiting Critical Elements of the QAPI Plan: Be Prepared When the CMS Temporary Enforcement Remedies of 2017 Expire

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) November 2017 memo from the Survey and Certification group that issued a 18-month moratorium suspending civil monetary penalties for certain Phase Two requirements of the CMS nursing home Requirements of Participation will soon expire. This includes Tag F865- QAPI Plan. Now is the time to ensure your …

QAPI Relay – Long-Stay Quality Measure Coding Improvements: Worsening Independent Movement

This 30-minute webinar recorded in March 2019 is a continuation of the Telligen QAPI Relay Series. During this webinar, the Telligen team discusses the long-stay quality measure, “Residents Whose Ability to Move Independently Worsened” and reviews how to code this measure in section G along with ways to improve your coding.

Improving Care for Persons Living with Dementia in Nursing Homes

Nursing homes and partners across the country are working to improve care for persons living with dementia, with particular focus on reducing inappropriate antipsychotic drug use. This Telligen webinar recorded in March 2019 focuses on successful practices of high-performing nursing homes. These practices are included in a change package that reflects how the nursing homes …

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, …