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April 2015 Excerpt

QI Basics

Do you or your team members need more information about quality improvement fundamentals such as developing effective PDSA cycles or creating a run chart?

Turn to the QI Basics section of our website for easy-to-use resources.

If you don't find something related to your concern, please contact your QI consultant for assistance.

Throughout the Collaborative, we will post additional tools specifically designed for the nursing home audience. Check back periodically!


Welcome, NHQCC participants!

Once a month, we will send NHQCC participants this newsletter, with announcements and tips to help you make steady progress. Please notify us if your email address changes!

Recently released by CMS
Download the national change package

The national change package (version 2.0) contains ideas and guidance that will help all of our local NHQCC participants accomplish more during the Collaborative.

The comprehensive document is organized around seven key strategies, with a number of practical change ideas defined for each:

  1. Lead with a sense of purpose
  2. Recruit and retain quality staff
  3. Connect with residents in a celebration of their lives
  4. Nourish teamwork and communication Be a continuous learning organization
  5. Provide exceptional compassionate clinical care that treats the whole person
  6. Construct solid business practices that support your purpose