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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.

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!
 

 

Events (Click the date to register!)

 

Date and Time

 

Main Topic

 

Event Type

 

January 25, 2018

 

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
 

Introductory webinar

 

February 20

 

Prompted Voiding

 

Office Hour

 

February 27

 

Antipsychotics

 

Office Hour

 

March 13

 

Prompted Voiding

 

Office Hour

 

March 21

 

Antipsychotics

 

Office Hour

 

April 3

 

Prompted Voiding

 

Office Hour

 

April 10
Pocatello

 

Learn from peers and Qualis Health staff!

 

In-Person Meeting

 

April 11
Spokane Valley

 

Detailed discussion of implementation strategies!

 

In-Person Meeting

 

April 17
Seattle
10:00am - 1:00pm

 

Earn Quality Gems!

 

In-Person Meeting

 

April 24
11:00am - 12:00pm PT
12:00 - 1:00pm MT

 

Antipsychotics

 

Office Hour

 

May 8
10:00 - 11:00am PT
11:00am - 12:00pm MT

 

Prompted Voiding

 

Office Hour

 

May 22
11:00am - 12:00pm PT
12:00 - 1:00pm MT

 

Antipsychotics

 

Office Hour

 

June 5
10:00 - 11:00am PT
11:00am - 12:00pm MT

 

Prompted Voiding

 

Office Hour

 

June 20
11:00am - 12:00pm PT
12:00 - 1:00pm MT

 

Antipsychotics

 

Office Hour

 

July 11
10:00 - 11:00am PT
11:00am - 12:00pm MT

 

Prompted Voiding

 

Office Hour

 

July 24
11:00am - 12:00pm PT
12:00 - 1:00pm MT

 

Antipsychotics

 

Office Hour

 

August 7
10:00 - 11:00am PT
11:00am - 12:00pm MT

 

Prompted Voiding

 

Office Hour

 

August 21
11:00am - 12:00pm PT
12:00 - 1:00pm MT

 

Antipsychotics

 

Office Hour

 

September 4
10:00 - 11:00am PT
11:00am - 12:00pm MT

 

Prompted Voiding

 

Office Hour

 

September 19
11:00am - 12:00pm PT
12:00 - 1:00pm MT

 

Antipsychotics

 

Office Hour

EQuIP logo

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, 2017

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.

Resources:

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

 

Team Communication Sessions, 2017 Show detail