Game on! Approaches to Catching and Keeping an All-Star Team

Thursday, July 11, 2019, 3:00pm ET (1 hour)

Recording Available

Staff Stability allows a community to benefit from experience and knowledge that staff gain over time, increase the overall competence and confidence of staff, and build strong bonds between residents and caregivers. Please join us to explore approaches to creating a culture of staff stability, including what tools to use for tracking progress and additional resources to support you on this journey.

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Early Identification of Sepsis in Nursing Facilities: Opportunities and Hurdles Webinar

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 3:00pm ET (1 hour)

Recording Available

Sepsis is a leading cause of hospital readmissions for nursing home residents, yet the early identification of sepsis in nursing homes remains a challenge. With limited research available, how might we begin to tackle this problem?

Please join Christine LaRocca, MD and the National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign to learn more about sepsis, who is at risk and the signs and symptoms for early detection. In addition, we will:

  • Review examples of sepsis screening tools commonly used in hospital settings;
  • Learn what tools to use while recognizing the limitations of sepsis screening tools in the nursing home population; and
  • Understand the elements of evidence-based treatment for optimal outcomes.

Dr. LaRocca (she prefers Christine) is an internist and fellowship-trained, board-certified geriatrician. She received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed an internal medicine residency and geriatrics fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Christine serves as Medical Director to Telligen, supporting all of the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization’s (QIN-QIO’s) tasks, including Telligen’s partnership with over 75% of nursing homes in Iowa, Illinois and Colorado. She also provides clinical subject matter expertise for the national Evaluation and Monitoring of the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Initiative, the Evaluation of the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model, and the Evaluation of the BPCI Advanced Model.

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All Cause Harm Prevention in Nursing Homes Applying Strategies from the New CMS Change Package

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 3:00pm ET (1 hour)

Recording Available

One-third of SNF residents experience an adverse or temporary harm event, and the majority of those are preventable. As part of CMS’s focus on raising awareness of nursing home safety and to support safer nursing home care across the nation, CMS and the Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center released a new resource: a Change Package to prevent all cause harm in nursing homes. The Change Package is a compendium of successful practices of high-performing nursing homes, illustrating how they prevent harm while honoring each resident’s rights and preferences.

Please join us to learn more about the development of the Change Package and how you can use it to improve the quality of life and quality of care for those living in nursing homes and other long-term care settings.

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National Provider Call, Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI): Dementia Care & Psychotropic Medication Tracking Tool Call

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 1:30pm ET (90 minutes)

Audio Recording and Written Transcript

Event materials are posted to the CMS MLN Event website. An audio recording and transcript of the call is now available for review.

During this call, gain insight on the Dementia Care & Psychotropic Medication Tracking Tool, a free, publicly available electronic tool that facilitates a structured approach to tracking preference-based care and psychotropic medication use among residents living with dementia. Also, learn about a recently released Nursing Home Staff Competency Assessment toolkit. Additionally, CMS provides updates on the Phase 3 Requirements for Participation from the Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities final rule and the progress of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes. A question and answer session follows the presentations.

Browse Dementia Care & Psychotropic Medications Goal Resources


Goal Topic Webinars

Policy & Practice Webinars

video Incentivizing Consistent Assignment All-stakeholder Call
(60 minutes, webinar recorded January 8, 2018)
PPT Incentivizing Consistent Assignment Slides
Adobe PDF Incentivizing Consistent Assignment Transcript
video QAPI Push All-stakeholder Call
(60 minutes, webinar recorded June 13, 2017)
PPT QAPI Push All-stakeholder Slides

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