Ohio Psychotropic Medications Quality Improvement Project
Nursing homes are invited to register for the CMS Partnership to Improve Dementia Care’s new Ohio Psychotropic Medications Quality Improvement project, focused on improving care for patients who have dementia and on reducing rates of antipsychotic medications. Participation in this special short-term project comes at NO COST to you, with benefits for residents, staff, and your entire organization that include:
- Free education and sharing calls
- Technical assistance for Advancing Excellence and quality improvement
- Individualized reports
- Support for your facility’s QAPI endeavors
See the project information packet
for project details and registration materials. Space is limited; don’t delay! The deadline to join is Tuesday, December 31
. Contact Liz Simpson
at 216.503.5788 for additional information.
Follow us to better healthcare quality!
A little birdie told us: Ohio KePRO is now on Twitter! Follow us today for information and resources for better healthcare:
- @OHQIO – for healthcare professionals and partners
- @Medicarequality – for people with Medicare and their families
You can also sign up for additional updates:
Learning & Action Networks:
Hospital data reporting:
- @OH_IQR – CMS inpatient quality reporting
- @OH_OQR – CMS outpatient quality reporting
Are you prepared for the flu season?
Don’t forget that prevention is the best medicine—and getting a flu shot should be at the top of your holiday to-do list! It’s especially important for seniors to get immunized, since they are at increased risk for complications. The flu shot will help safeguard the health of your family and loved ones, and the cost is covered by Medicare—so there’s no reason not to get immunized! Immunization can also help healthcare professionals protect their own health, as well as the health of their patients and colleagues. Be sure to download tools (such as the flu sticker template and flu crossword) to remind patients and staff of this important preventive measure.
Are you communicating effectively with your patients? Download these tools to improve patient-provider communication and health literacy:
Healthier hands for the holidays
It may seem like a little thing, but hand washing is one of the most important preventive measures patients and providers can take to prevent the spread of infection.
- Patients: Read more about what you can do to prevent infection.
- Healthcare professionals: Download these resources to reduce the spread of infection in your facility.
NHSN Data Reporting for Hospitals
If you’re concerned about the impact of NHSN reporting on your organization’s bottom line, and are feeling overwhelmed with the reporting requirements, don’t worry—we’re here to help!
Recordings of the "Surviving NHSN Reporting" webinars are now available, with hands-on demonstrations of the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) system.
Simply visit our Education/Events page
and search by the keyword “NHSN” or scroll down to the event date under "Other Trainings":
- Surviving NHSN Reporting: Using Data Analysis reports to Ensure Data Completeness and Accuracy – 5/2/13
- Surviving NHSN Reporting Part 2: Using Data Analysis reports to Ensure Data Completeness and Accuracy – 7/31/13
Be sure to check out the accompanying NHSN Survival Guides:
Nursing Home Recorded Webinars
To help nursing home staff provide even better quality care to their residents, we’ve developed training materials focused on Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement (QAPI) and Consistent Assignment. Download the
Nursing Home Recorded Webinar Series Volume 1 Catalog
to access these webinar recordings and associated handouts.