Nursing Home Care – Resources

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Antibiotics: Take a Time-Out

This Telligen QIN presentation recorded in July 2018 with Telligen Medical Director Dr. Christine LaRocca, MD, discusses what an antibiotic time out is, when it should be done and how it fits into your antibiotic stewardship plan for your nursing home.

Just When You Yeast Expect It: The Emergence of Candida auris

This 30-minute Telligen webinar presented in June 2018 provides information to locate appropriate resources to help recognize Candida auris, select appropriate precautions and disinfecting products, as well as develop interdisciplinary teams that include public health and comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) process.    

Understanding the Clostridium difficile Nursing Home Baseline

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the first-ever national baseline for Clostridium difficile (CDI) in nursing homes. This Telligen webinar recorded in June 2018 helps you interpret your facility’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) reports and how they compare to national statistics.

Are You On the List? Shout it Out!

Are you on the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative (NNHQCC) honor roll? Then shout it out! Use this marketing toolkit to let your healthcare partners, hospitals, employees, residents and families know that you’ve achieved this measure of nursing home quality. Download the media release. Customize for newsletters and send to local and industry publications. …

Preventing Opioid Adverse Drug Events in Nursing Homes

This Telligen QIN webinar recorded in June 2018 with Telligen program manager lead, Katy Brown, PharmD, explains the use of opioids in the treatment of persistent pain in older adults, lists risks of chronic opioid therapy and introduces a tool and other resources that help promote resident safety and improve outcomes.

National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative Honor Roll

The National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative Honor Roll recognizes performance on the long-stay quality measures on Nursing Home Compare, which has aligned with the top 10 percent of nursing homes in the U.S. Nursing homes on Nursing Home Quality Collaborative Honor Roll have achieved a quality measure composite score of six or less for …

Understanding Your National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Clostridium difficile Data

This 30-minute Telligen webinar recorded in May 2018 will walk you through the following goals: Locate reporting functions in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) registry. Run and use data reports for quality improvement. Understand common errors in NHSN reporting and how to correct them.

Signs of Infection and Sepsis at Home-Stoplight Tool

Sepsis can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death. This patient education tool from Sutter Health breaks down sepsis signs and symptoms into “green,” “yellow,” and “red” zones. Consider offering this tool to patients and families before discharge to help prevent infection at home.

C-diff Toolkit from ASHFSA/CDC/CMS

The Association for Health Facility Survey Agencies (AHFSA) is partnering with The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on a collaborative approach to help prevent and control Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in long-term care facilities. Resources cover: • Hand hygiene • Appropriate use of contact …

Tackling the Who, What, Where, When, Why & How of Drug Diversion in Long Term Care

Unlawful distribution or use of prescription drugs by healthcare professionals does occur in long-term care. Learn the red flags, prevention tips, and what do to when it occurs at your facility in this educational Powerpoint from Leading Age Indiana. Also included are real-life examples and controlled drug reconciliation tools.