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.

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.

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

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.

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 [...]