Self Care: Managing Everyday Professional and Personal Stress and Anxiety During COVID-19

This webinar will address the impact and experience of COVID on staff in the Long TermCare setting. We will explore how to identify stress in yourself and your peers, how to manage stress in healthy ways and how to support your peers and friends as they face challenges during this unprecedented time of global crisis. Learning Objectives 1. Identify the impact and experience of COVID on staff in the Long Term Care setting. 2. Provide strategies to identify stress in yourself and your peers. 3. Describe how to cope with [...]

Constructive Responses for Residents Experiencing Neurocognitive Challenges

COVID 2021: Managing Difficult Behavior Constructive Responses for Residents Experiencing Neurocognitive Challenges This 60 minute webinar education provides constructive applicable responses to resident “difficult behaviors” related to dementia-related neurocognitive impairments and/or mental illness. Speaker Cynthia E. Baker, Regional Clinical Director for Deer Oaks Behavioral Health Solutions, provides education and constructive interventions that are applicable for both direct care and leadership professionals working with and on behalf of residents with dementia. Baker describes common behaviors, their purpose, triggers, and constructive interventions along with a discussion of common emotional disturbance and differentiating [...]

Culture of Safety Strategies – Preparedness

PLEASE NOTE: You must be REGISTERED to view this On-Demand Learning Session The Scouts’ motto of “Always Be Prepared” can be applied to the healthcare setting. Whether it is making sure staff is aware of care needs, appropriate measures are taken to ensure safety or understanding the correct billing requirements, being prepared makes for better care. In this lesson, you will learn about:Module 4: Preparedness Protect the health and safety of everyone in your building Create a comfortable, safe environment for your residents, your visitors, and your staff F-tags [...]

Depression and Anxiety Treatment for Older Patients

Understanding the root cause of depression is essential when determining the appropriate treatment. During this 60 minute webinar, Dr. Liz Frye from Cherokee Health Systems and Pharmacist Amanda Ryan from atom Alliance discuss how to properly evaluate and manage depression in older patient by using psychopharmacology techniques and resources.

Human Centered Design for Healthcare Improvement and Innovation

The biggest threat to addressing Twenty-first Century healthcare challenges is not a lack of resources, vision or passion, but a chronic lack of creativity. One of the most promising frameworks for facilitating creativity is Human Centered Design (HCD). HCD is an agile, future-oriented problem framing and solving framework, well suited to navigate complex and ill-defined challenges (the types of challenges those in healthcare are very familiar with). Organizations such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement [...]

How to Prevent, Identify and Track Infections in Nursing Homes

The New Rules for Participation state that by November 2019 nursing home Infection Prevention and Control Programs (IPCP): “Must have a system for preventing, identifying, reporting, investigating, and controlling infections and communicable disease for all residents, staff, volunteers, visitors, and other individuals providing services under arrangement based upon the facility assessment conducted according to §483.70 and following national standards.” Your facility should have a registered NHSN user for the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) - the nation’s most widely used healthcare-associated infection (HAI) tracking system. Hear guest speaker Angela [...]

Nursing Home Quality Improvement: Train the Trainer Toolkit

atom Alliance experts have compiled four modules targeting key issues impacting the quality of care delivered in nursing homes. These ready-to-teach modules have everything a trainer needs to educate nursing home staff. Here's what topics are covered in each module: Module 1: Partnerships Survey and certification process Resident's rights and family engagement How the Eden Alternative Domains of Wellbeing tie back to resident's rights Quality Assurance Performance Improvement concepts like effective teamwork, leadership Root Cause Analysis and problem-solving techniques like “the 5 Whys” Module 2: Person-Centered Care Prevent problems and [...]

Quality of Life at the End of Life

The Community Action Network (CAN) invited palliative care expert Dr. Dustin Dillon to provide insight into improving the quality of life for patients and residents as they near the end of their lives. After this webinar, you will: -Understand the difference between palliative care and curative directed therapy -Be able to describe hospice care -Understand the types of patients that may be classified as “end of life” -Recognize the myths around hospice care -Know the benefits of hospice care -Be able to discuss symptom management strategies at the end of [...]

How to Have the Difficult Discussions About the End of Life

PLEASE NOTE: You must be REGISTERED to view this On-Demand Learning Session Decisions about end-of-life care are deeply personal and often based on a person's values and beliefs. Talking with loved ones and healthcare providers is an important step to making a person's wishes known. These conversations relieve loved ones and healthcare providers of the need to guess what a person wants when facing a healthcare crisis. The Community Action Network (CAN) hosts a panel discussion on initiating these difficult end-of-life conversations featuring experts and people with Medicare. Objectives: [...]

Enhancing Patient, Family and Caregiver Engagement

PLEASE NOTE: You must be REGISTERED to view this On-Demand Learning Session Patients who are actively involved in their care experience better health outcomes. This introductory webinar will discuss strategies for assessing and optimizing patient activation and engagement. Speaker Monica Johnson, PsyD, will provide a working definition of patient engagement and discuss strategies for assessing, enhancing and incorporating patient engagement into routine patient care. Specific attention will be given to approaches to engage "challenging" patients. The Webinar will review helpful tips for overcoming barriers to patient motivation and engagement. [...]

Dementia and Antipsychotics in the Long Term Care Setting: A Quality Improvement Initiative

PLEASE NOTE: You must be REGISTERED to view this On-Demand Learning Session atom Alliance and the Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging have partnered to develop a six-part Webinar training series for skilled nursing facilities to reduce usage of antipsychotic drugs. Each session includes downloadable toolkit resources chosen by the presenters about dementia, behavioral disturbances and antipsychotic drug information for direct care providers.

Beyond CDI Basics Prevention Strategies: Reaching Across the Continuum of Care to Decrease CDI Events

PLEASE NOTE: You must be REGISTERED to view this On-Demand Learning Session atom Alliance and the Tennessee Department of Health have partnered to develop a five-part Webinar training series for healthcare providers to decrease C. difficile infections (CDI). Topics covered in the series include: Testing and Early Detection Contact Precautions and hand Hygiene Antibiotic Stewardship Environmental Cleaning Resources Available for Healthcare Providers Each session includes downloadable presentation slides and a transcript, along with other relevant resources.

Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Care Series

PLEASE NOTE: You must be REGISTERED to view this On-Demand Learning Session The often hectic long term care setting must effectively manage a resident population that is particularly high risk for facility acquired pressure ulcers. This program introduces a novel approach to pressure ulcer prevention that can be incorporated into activities staff are already performing several times each day. This approach can help the nursing home team to work smarter instead of faster.

Feeding Assistant Training Webinar Series

Training Series Overview Qsource and the Vanderbilt Center for Quality Aging have collaborated to offer nursing homes a web-based training program designed to teach non-nursing personnel to assist with daily feeding. The curriculum is led by experts in gerontology, nursing, social work and nutrition within the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. All 8 webinars and a post-test/evaluation must be completed if you are a non-nursing staff member who wants to be allowed to provide feeding assistance to residents in the state of Tennessee.  However, individual webinars can be viewed by any [...]

NHSN Enrollment for Long Term Care Facilities

This presentation provides instruction for enrolling your Long Term Care facility in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), the CDC's Healthcare Associated Infection Tracking System. Entering infection data into NHSN will allow facilities to help establish a national baseline for nursing home C. Difficile rates and subsequently identify goals to improve the quality of care and resident outcomes. What you will learn How to successfully enroll your long term care facility into NHSN and the Secure Access Management System (SAMS) Identify CDC resources to assist in NSHN and SAMS enrollment

NHSN Reporting for C. difficile

This presentation provides instruction for preparing your long-term care facility to report to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), the CDC's Healthcare Associated Infection Tracking System. Entering infection data into NHSN will allow facilities to help establish a national baseline for nursing home C. Difficile rates and subsequently identify goals to improve the quality of care and resident outcomes. You will learn: How to successfully set up for reporting C. diff statistics How to create a monthly reporting plan How to join groups in NHSN system

Tracking and Reporting CDI in Nursing Homes

After you're registered with NHSN, you need to get started tracking and reporting your CDI data. This webinar will show you some websites and resources that will help you maintain complete and thorough infection records for your long-term care facility. You will learn: How to use the Advancing Excellence tracking tool How to input CDI data for your residents How to report CDI data to NHSN

Understanding Opioids to Improve Outcomes and Safety in the Long Term Care Setting

PLEASE NOTE: You must be REGISTERED to view this On-Demand Learning Session In this session, guest speaker Dr. Don Teater share his knowledge from almost thirty years helping patients with opioid addiction. He identifies the relative effectiveness of common pain medications, describes the side effects and explains some alternative treatments for pain to improve clinical outcomes and reduce costs. Speaker: Don Teater MD, MPH Don Teater is a family physician who has lived and worked in western North Carolina for the past 28 years. In 2004, he started a [...]

NHSN Training Webinar

Join atom Alliance's Sarah Potter as she demonstrates how to enter infection data in the NHSN database for long-term care facilities. The session includes an overview of the three steps needed for each month for data to be complete in NHSN, how to create a reporting plan, how to enter CDI event data and a demonstration of the infection tracking tool.

5 Things You Need to Know About Hospice and Palliative Care

PLEASE NOTE: You must be REGISTERED to view this On-Demand Learning Session Learn about hospice and palliative care with Dr. Lori Earnshaw, MD, FAAHPM, medical director at Hosparus Health in Louisville, Kentucky. This webinar is a positive, encouraging and informative presentation for caregivers and patients alike to gain knowledge to help make informed healthcare decisions when facing terminal illness.

Introduction to Improving Outpatient Antibiotic Use through Antibiotic Stewardship

PLEASE NOTE: You must be REGISTERED to view this On-Demand Learning Session In this short webinar, Dr. Katherine Fleming-Dutra from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains antibiotic resistance and prescribing in the outpatient setting as she introduces the basics of Antibiotic Stewardship. Learn about the CDC's Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship: Commitment Action for policy and practice Tracking and reporting Education and expertise

Early Recognition and Management of Sepsis for Long-Term Care

PLEASE NOTE: You must be REGISTERED to view this On-Demand Learning Session Guest speaker Angela Craig leads an in-depth training series on sepsis for long-term care staff. She is an experienced ICU Clinical Nurse Specialist at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Tennessee where she leads their sepsis program. She has critical experience in caring for sepsis patients and developing and implementing sepsis protocols. In this series, she covers: Developing and implementing an early recognition of the sepsis process Standardizing processes for the treatment of patients with early sepsis Standardizing [...]