ICYMI: Important education and training opportunities from Superior Health Quality Alliance, Wisconsin’s Quality Improvement Organization (QIO)

Upcoming Events

Presented by Superior Health Quality Alliance (Superior Health)

Go beyond “They Just Lost Their Balance” Identifying the Root Cause of Falls and Implementing Successful Interventions

March 26 | Noon – 1 p.m. CT/1 – 2 p.m. ET
Register online.
Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for many older patients. Recurrent falls also generate enormous economic and personal costs. The risk of falling increases with age for many reasons, including diminished physical conditioning, frailty, balance problems, cognitive changes, vision and hearing deficits, medications, acute illness and other environmental hazards. However, falling is not an inevitable result of aging. This webinar will address individual multifactorial risk assessments and targeted interventions to reduce a patient’s risk of falling.

Nursing Home Leadership Roundtable

F-Tag Series Turning Deficiencies into Efficiencies: F880 Infection Prevention and Control (IPC)

March 27 | Noon – 1 p.m. CT/1 – 2 p.m. ET
Register online.
The Nursing Home Leadership Roundtable continues an engaging discussion around Turning Deficiencies into Efficiencies, specifically F880- IPC: Environmental Services (EVS), Laundry and Non-Clinical Citations. The presentation and discussion, led by Jana Broughton and Patti Leonard, provides valuable insights and practical examples to support your facility in meeting the rigorous standards of F880. We will discuss essential areas of compliance and surveillance within the EVS and laundry services as well as other most frequently cited areas, offering a brief overview of what the directed plan of correction (DPOC) process includes: how our teams support your facility, IPC best practices and Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) processes for IPC. Join us as we uncover actionable strategies and real-world scenarios to ensure facilities excel in EVS, laundry and other non-clinical compliance.

Supporting Residents in Skilled Nursing Facilities with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)

Held monthly through July, see dates and registration links below.
This four-part learning series for licensed nursing home staff will provide an overview of key considerations in caring for and supporting individuals with OUD. The series provides information on basic pathophysiology, pharmacological and behavioral treatment considerations, recognizing signs/symptoms of an overdose and withdrawal, naloxone administration and person-centered care planning.

You must register for each session.  All sessions are held, Noon – 1 p.m. CT/1 – 2 p.m. ET

Other Upcoming Events

Long-Term Care Antibiotic and Urine Culture Stewardship: Healthcare Professional Education Series and Data Use Collaborative

Presented by Minnesota Hennepin County Health Department
March 20 | 2:05 – 2:55 p.m. CT/3:05 – 3:55 p.m. ET
More information and registration.
You are invited to participate in this free webinar with presenter Dr. Sarah Kabini, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Deputy Director from the Office of Antimicrobial Stewardship. Learning objectives include:

  • Describe strategies for overcoming common implementation barriers to CDC’s Core Elements of Antimicrobial Stewardship.
  • Increase awareness of current literature describing asymptomatic bacteriuria vs. urinary tract infection (UTI) and its application to urine culturing and antibiotic use practices.
  • Identify your antibiotic stewardship programs current strengths and improvement opportunities using an interdisciplinary approach.

Emergency Preparedness Webinar Series

Presented by HSAG
More information and registration.
Offered monthly, these emergency preparedness webinars will discuss key areas for a successful Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP), followed by Q&A. Next session is March 20, How Do You Get Good at Doing Drills When Conducting Twice a Year. Recordings from past sessions are also available.


Opioid Treatment Programs and Methadone for Opioid Use Disorder

This document is designed to provide information and resources to nursing homes regarding coordinating with opioid treatment programs (OTP) for the care of residents receiving methadone to treat OUD. Please note that the state statutes identified in this document and the location of the OTPs are Wisconsin specific, however the remaining content applies to other states as well. Michigan and Minnesota specific documents are coming soon.

Quality Improvement Basics

Stratis Health developed a Quality Improvement Basics course you may find helpful to equip professionals with the knowledge and tools to start quality improvement (QI) projects at your facilities. This course includes resources and short videos related to the topics of quality improvement, team concepts and communication, organizational culture and change management, QI processes and data to support QI.