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Collaborative Materials

Resources developed specifically for participants of Qualis Health's Nursing Home Quality of Care Collaborative (NHQCC) are posted to this page.

Roadmap (Download the PDF)
Provides an overall perspective of the NHQCC 2 timeline.

Handbook  (Download the PDF)
The Handbook  includes background information on Collaboratives, an events schedule, important contact information, instructions and a checklist for pre-work activities, as well as the NHQCC framework, change package, and measurement strategy.

Storyboard Template  (Download the Powerpoint file)
Consider using this template to start structuring your team's storyboard. We look forward to seeing all the storyboards at the next Learning Session!


2018 Sessions

2018 Introductory Webinar

January 25, 2018

11:00am - 12:00pm PT
12:00-1:00pm MT

Advance reqistration is requested

Learn about the topics of focus for 2018, and how to access high quality, freely available resources related to each measure.

  • Low-risk urinary incontinence
  • Inapproriate use of antipyshcotics
  • Clostridium difficile infection tracking and control
  • Use of Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign tools

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You may also want to check out the Washington Department of Health's infection prevention educational series for nursing homes.

Changes to Medicare Conditions for Participation

Changes are effective November 28, 2017.

Review the Appendix document to ensure you are ready!  Information about infection control begins on page 633 and antimicrobial stewardship on page 655.

Antimicrobial Stewardship Sessions

Key Resource: Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Homes

Synopses of past Office Hour calls:

Kick-Off Webinar: Antimicrobial Stewardship, originally presented 8/22/17

Join us as we turn our focus during Learning Session #2  to antimicrobial stewardship. Hear from experts and your peers in this interactive discussion.


Sample antibiotic time-out policy and SBAR format to request a time-out from the prescriber

Public commitment to the wise use of antibiotics


Suggestions for implementing the Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship


Clinical tools for infection prevention


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