Nursing Home Care – Resources

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Suspected Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Action Tool

This tool developed in November 2018 is based on McGeer Criteria and modified Loeb Criteria. It 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 …

What’s An Infection Preventionist To Do? Review of the New Role as it Pertains to a Urinary Tract Infection Two Part Webinar – Part II

In part two of this webinar series for long-term care providers, Telligen staff dig deeper into a case study examining the environment of a resident with a urinary tract infection (UTI). They will also address treatment recommendations for a resident with asymptomatic bacteriuria versus symptomatic urinary tract infection, and how the infection preventionist manages this …

Staff Stability: Improving Processes in Nursing Homes

This 60-minute Telligen webinar provides information on how a stable staff allows the nursing home to benefit from the experience and knowledge that staff gain over time, thereby increasing the overall competence and confidence of staff and building strong bonds between residents and caregivers.The resources and tools introduced in this webinar are from the Nursing …