During this call, learn how to work with physicians to ensure compliance with the new psychotropic medication prescribing requirements for long-term care facilities. Also, find out how nursing homes are putting the new Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) requirements into practice. Additionally, CMS experts share updates on the progress of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes and QAPI. A question and answer session follows the presentations.
Learn methods of increasing resident and family engagement in nursing homes.
Stratis Health's nursing home team, as part of Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network, will be leading a breakout session on QAPI during the three-day 69th Annual Care Providers Convention and Exposition.
[caption id="attachment_7596" align="alignright" width="239"] Sarah Kabbani, MD, MSc[/caption]
Learn from an interdisciplinary panel of experts who will discuss the challenges and strategies for transitions between dialysis facilities and other care settings, including emergency departments, nursing homes, and hospitals. Participants also have the opportunity to be part of a workgroup focused on one of four key issues: infection control, medication reconciliation, exchange of medical records/health information, and reducing hospitalizations.
[caption id="attachment_7376" align="alignright" width="150"] Kelly O'Neill, RN, BSN, MPA, CPHQ[/caption]
Five nursing homes in Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, and Wisconsin will present innovative strategies they used to improve their Quality Measures.
[caption id="attachment_6933" align="alignright" width="189"] Christopher Crnich, MD, PHD, MS[/caption]
Long term care experts will explain the importance of antibiotic stewardship and define the 7 Core Elements of antibiotic stewardship for nursing homes. Then they will identify steps to implement these core elements in your nursing home and monitor your program's progress. This is the third of four sessions in Learning Session 4 for nursing home staff. To prepare for session 2, watch the 5-minute video: CDC Expert Commentary: The Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship for Nursing Homes.
Long term care experts will describe the etiology (cause) of C. difficile and when to test. Then they will define treatment and discuss prevention strategies. This is the second of four sessions in Learning Session 4 for nursing home staff. To prepare for session 2, review: NNHQIC's Infections - Probing Questions document.