UPCOMING: Early Identification of Sepsis in Nursing Facilities: Opportunities and Hurdles Webinar
Thursday, May 30, 2019, 3:00pm ET (1 hour)
Registration is FREE
IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration is required to guarantee your spot in the webinar. The number of registrants is limited, so sign up as soon as possible!
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.
All Cause Harm Prevention in Nursing Homes Applying Strategies from the New CMS Change Package
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 3:00pm ET (1 hour)
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.
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