Not Too Late!

Angie Szumlinski Training

Are you facing staffing challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic? Well, you aren’t alone! Have you considered temporary nurse aides? AHCA/NCAL has an online, 8-hour training program for temporary nurse aide certification. The program was developed to give centers an opportunity to train current ancillary staff as well as others interested in providing care (i.e., activity aides, dietary aides, housekeepers, etc.). …

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Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network Conversation Series – Webinar Registration

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, Training

Aug, 26, 2020 @ 11:30 AM: The Latest News on Testing, Cohorting, and Critical Infection Prevention Strategies In partnership with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Project ECHO is mobilizing our national network of ECHO partners to rapidly deploy COVID-19 ECHO programs to train mentor, and support nursing home staff on infection prevention and control. With support from …

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Human Trafficking: Modern Slavery

Angie Szumlinski Training

Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery – a multi-billion dollar criminal industry that denies freedom to 20.9 million people around the world. No matter where you live, chances are it’s happening nearby. From the girl forced to prostitute at a truck stop, to the man discovered in a restaurant kitchen, stripped of his passport and held against his …

NCAPPS – National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, Training

NCAPPS is an initiative from the Administration for Community Living and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to help states, Tribes and Territories to implement person-centered practices. NCAPPS resources are open to the public and are geared toward human services administrators, providers and people who use long-term services and supports. These are also a great resource for families as …

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CDC/STRIVE Release Additional Free Infection Control Training Courses

Angie Szumlinski News, Training

Just released, the CDC/Strive are pleased to announce the launch of the Environmental Cleaning and Personal Protective Equipment courses, the latest in a series of 11 new infection control training courses. These courses are part of the new States Targeting Reduction in Infections via Engagement (STRIVE) curriculum intended for the infection prevention team, hospital leaders, clinical educators, nurse and physician managers, environmental services managers, all patient care …

A Growing Problem

Angie Szumlinski Health, Training

Antibiotic resistant bacteria and C. difficile are a growing problem in healthcare. The large reservoir of MDRO and C. difficle found within nursing homes can become a source of transmission. Added to that, the population entering nursing homes have many risk factors which make them vulnerable to colonization and infection with these organisms. You can download our helpful inforgraphic that …

Restorative Nursing

Restorative Nursing: A Win-Win

Angie Szumlinski Health, Training

A strong restorative services program can boost resident outcomes and independence. By Angie Szumlinski, LNHA, RN-BC, RAC-CT, BS and Erica Holman, BA, LMSW, LNHA, CDP At a local skilled nursing center, the administrator asks staff for assistance to enhance their restorative program. Fortunately, the center had both a therapy director and restorative nurse who expressed a desire to work together …

Root Cause Analysis

Angie Szumlinski Training

Creating a Fishbone Diagram A fishbone diagram is used to graphically display potential causes of a problem. The layout shows relationships between potential causes and is used in the analysis phase of event investigation. Instructions: Place the problem or outcome statement on the right side of the paper, half-way down; draw a horizontal line across the paper with an arrow …