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My Diabetes Yearly Passport

This Diabetes Passport is just for you! Use it to record your personal healthcare information, track your medications and set health-related goals. There’s also a blood glucose log, diabetes tests chart and food journal. Take your Diabetes Passport to all your medical appointments to ensure this information is being seen and recorded by your providers. …

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Sepsis 911 – Suspect Sepsis. Save Lives.

Sepsis is a medical emergency. You can help save a life just by learning the signs and symptoms of sepsis. Join Telligen for Sepsis 911 – an educational presentation to raise sepsis awareness. Learn what sepsis is, how to spot it and how to advocate for yourself and your loved ones. This webinar recorded in …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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The Year of Cessation

To bring attention to the critical role of cessation as part of a comprehensive tobacco prevention and control approach, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) has declared 2019 the Year of Cessation. The Year of Cessation emphasizes the importance of quitting tobacco and highlights resources and initiatives that …

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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 …

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Quality Improvement Tools Review

Join Telligen Program Specialist Betty D. Wendford, RN-BC, CPHQ, CPPS, for this Telligen webinar recorded in February 2019 as we review quality improvement tools available to help you manage improvement projects. We’ll identify upcoming inpatient quality reporting (IQR), outpatient quality reporting (OQR), inpatient psychiatric facility (IPF) and ambulatory surgery center (ASC) program requirements, deadlines and …

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Moving From MIPS to an APM Series: Part One – Going Forward in the New APM Models

In December 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final Accountable Care Organization (ACO) rule called Pathways to Success, which includes many changes. In this Telligen webinar recorded in February 2019, Dr. Donald Klitgaard will help you to understand what participation in an alternative payment model (APM) will look like going …

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Antibiotic Time-Out Checklist

The Antibiotic Time-Out Checklist, developed in February 2019, follows the SBAR format and is designed to guide antibiotic stewardship champions through time-out discussions with prescribing clinicians within 48-72 hours of antibiotic initiation.