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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 …

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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 …

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Telligen Opioid Safety Project Webinar Series: Psychologically Integrated Approaches to Pain Management

While pain is often seen as a biological model – where it is viewed as a response to a specific trigger – there is a shift toward a more integrated model that includes biological, psychological and social factors. This integration should spur a movement toward team-centered pain management: an approach that includes primary-care physicians, nurses, …

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Cardiac Rehabilitation: Saving Lives, Improving Health

Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) saves lives, helps restores health and helps prevents disease in the future. Unfortunately it is vastly underutilized. You can change that. This two-part course features Dr. Janet Wright, the executive director of Million Hearts®, a national initiative co-led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare …

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Pharmacist Collaborative Practice Agreements: Who, What, Why & How

This free webinar teaches pharmacists about collaborative practice agreements, suggests how to establish these agreements, and includes sample language, practical considerations and more. The coursework is available until October 2021 and is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations and the American Pharmacists Association.

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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.

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Pharmacist-Managed Anticoagulation Clinic: Preventing Adverse Drug Events

Pharmacists are well-positioned to prevent anticoagulant-related adverse drug events (ADEs) and improve care coordination for patients utilizing their service. Utilizing electronic medical record (EMR) extrapolation and manually reported intervention data, we were able to equate pharmacist interventions with prevented adverse events. In nine months, the pharmacist prevented over 370 anticoagulant-related ADEs and saved over $750,000. …

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Quit Yes! – Illinois Tobacco Quitline

In partnership between Illinois Department of Public Health and the American Lung Association, this webinar is designed for participants to learn more about the Illinois Tobacco Quitline. Participants will learn about the referral process and how to utilize the resources and tools available to patients. Watch this presentation to become a Quitline Referral Partner today!

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National Diabetes Month 2018: Social Media Toolkit

Social Media for National Diabetes Month – Aging and the Eye 1. #DidYouKnow that as you age, you are at higher risk of developing eye diseases and conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration (#AMD), #cataract, #DiabeticEyeDisease, and #glaucoma? Visit https://www.nei.nih.gov/agingeye to learn about your risk factors and what you can do to protect your sight. …

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National Diabetes Month 2018

November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. This year’s theme is Focus on Eye Care. Diabetic eye disease, a leading cause of blindness, often has no early warning signs. Early detection, timely treatment and appropriate follow-up care …