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 [...]

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.