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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.

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Team-based Care in the Real World

The team-based care delivery models offer opportunities to improve quality of care and outcomes for patients, providers and communities. As part of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), Alternative Payment Models (APMs) have been catalysts in fostering the use of team-based care. In this Telligen webinar recorded in January 2019, learn more about team-based care from …

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Cardiac Rehabilitation Change Package: Success Stories and Strategies

Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) can be a game-changer to aid patient recovery and get them on the path to better health. In this Telligen webinar recorded in February 2019, we walk through the Million Hearts® Cardiac Rehabilitation Change Package and discuss success stories from Duke and Dartmouth that illustrate how implementation of program-specific tools support improvement. …

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Managing Heart Health in the Communities We Serve – Exploring Strategies and Interventions in Keeping Patients Healthy

American Heart Month is recognized in February, an ideal time to remind everyone to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved. During this Telligen webinar recorded in February 2019, we review revised heart failure guidelines and hear how one community is working to educate nurses about heart …

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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, …

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Sepsis Among the Elderly Toolkit

This Telligen toolkit includes links to sepsis prevention, screening and treatment resources tailored to older patients and their families.

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Seeing Sepsis: Skilled Nursing Facility Sepsis Algorithm for Adults

This one-page quick reference from the Minnesota Hospital Association will help your clinical staff identify the signs and symptoms of sepsis.