Free AHRQ LTC Staff Training Materials on Condition Changes and Falls

Angie Szumlinski Announcements

For a limited time, long-term care facilities can order up to 500 copies of three training tools to help staff at all levels of care prevent resident falls and detect and communicate changes in a resident’s condition. Free shipping is available for orders shipped within the U.S. and its territories through September 25. To order, use AHRQ Promo code 44 …

Volunteers Needed for Dementia Care & Psychotropic Tracking Tool

Angie Szumlinski Announcements

The National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign is looking for users to provide important feedback on our new Dementia Care & Psychotropic Tracking Tool. The pilot will take place in September. For more information on how to get involved, email help@nhqualitycampaign.org. Information about the tool: As we work to eradicate the misuse of psychotropic medications for individuals living with dementia, a …

Long-Term Care Facilities Invited to Join Antibiotic Stewardship Program

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, Health

Get the resources and training that your facility needs to run an effective antibiotic stewardship program by joining a 12-month national project. Beginning in December 2018, the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use provides participating long-term care facilities with antibiotic use guidelines, expert coaching, online education, improvement tools, patient education materials, and more to help you prevent harms associated with antibiotics, such …

Congratulations to HealthCap® Members who were awarded the 2018 Silver National Quality Award!

Angie Szumlinski Announcements

We are proud to recognize the 2018 Silver Award recipients who are HealthCap® members. The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) bestowed this honor on 166 skilled nursing care centers and assisted living communities. We applaud the 15 HealthCap® members who achieved this distinction! Applicants must have earned a Bronze Award to be eligible for …

Register Now: National Quality Forum (NQF) March 29 Webinar, May 1 Workshop On Opioid Stewardship

Angie Szumlinski Announcements

Registration is open for a March 29 webinar and a May 1 workshop sponsored by the National Quality Forum on strategies for opioid stewardship. The webinar will highlight the NQP (National Quality Partners) Playbook™: Opioid Stewardship, developed in partnership with AHRQ. The playbook encourages health care organizations to develop realistic measurement strategies to assess key issues such as clinician prescribing …

Congratulations Quality Award Applicants!

Angie Szumlinski Announcements

HealthCap would like to congratulate the 2018 Bronze, Silver and Gold AHCA/NCAL Quality Award applicants.  The quality journey is an ongoing process of evaluation and a commitment to achieving success.  Communities who have enjoyed success “live” the Baldrige criteria on a daily basis, everything done within the community is evaluated against this criteria and when necessary, systems are “re-created”.  This …

Great News for LNHAs!

Angie Szumlinski Announcements

Great news for LNHAs! The NAB CE Registry Handbook for Administrations is now available at www.nabweb.org/ceregistry NAB’s CE Registry is the perfect solution to help you The NAB CE Registry is the first of its kind and will be free of charge to long term care licensees. This system will enable you to track both CE approved by NAB’s National Continuing …

Are You Concerned About Rehospitalizations?

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, Featured, News

Well, you aren’t alone! Providers all over the country have been focusing on reducing the number of re-hospitalizations! And what a great goal to have, right? The problem we encounter is that we can’t seem to get a handle on the “why” and the “how” to prevent them. As we quickly approach the flu and influenza season (sorry but true) …

Disasters – It CAN happen to you!

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, News

Long ago and far away nursing centers provided care for frail, elderly patients. There were no IVs, TPN, Cpaps, peritoneal dialysis, active shooters or emergency evacuations. Our biggest threat back then was probably scabies! Those were the days where we “hunkered down”, took what hits us, brushed ourselves off and moved on. Today we are much more enlightened and we …