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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!

 

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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.

Learning Session #2 Antimicrobial Stewardship

Key Resource: Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship in Nursing Homes

Office Hours

Bring your questions to our open "office hours" and stay as long as you need.

Join the Tuesday, November 14 call
11:00am - 12:00pm PT
12:00 - 1:00pm MT

Join the Wednesday, November 1 call
10:00 - 11:00am PT
11:00am - 12:00pm MT

In-Person Events

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Spokane: October 27, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Seattle: October 26, 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Pocatello: October 24, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
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Office Hours

Bring your questions to our open "office hours" and stay as long as you need.

Join the Tuesday, October 17 call
11:00am - 12:00pm PT
12:00 - 1:00pm MT

Join the Wednesday, October 11 call
10:00 - 11:00am PT
11:00am - 12:00pm MT

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

 

Learning Session #1 Team Communication Show detail