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August 2017 Excerpt

Act quickly!
NHSN enrollment re-opened
Take advantage of a limited opportunity to have Qualis Health assist you to enroll in, and report C. difficile data through, the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). Your data will help form the national baseline for nursing homes—the foundation for all the work to come!
See our website for the downloadable participation form, and contact your QI consultant to discuss the details.
It’s time for Learning Session 2
Kick-Off Webinar
Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS)
Tuesday, August 22
10:00 - 11:00am Pacific Time
11:00am - 12:00pm Mountain Time
As always, you can find the link to the online registration, and the discussion hand-outs and other tools, on our Collaborative Materials webpage.
Supplement Your AMS Learning
Take part in a national webinar, August 30, focused on antibiotic stewardship in all healthcare settings.
Get additional assistance from EQuIP (Education, Quality, and Infection Prevention) for Long Term Care Facilities, a program sponsored by the Washington Department of Health and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Public Health.
Introducing new staff
photo of Brent Schneider
Please join us in welcoming Brent Schneider, MHA LNHA. He is taking the lead for Collaborative teams in Idaho.
Brent has experience as an administrator in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and a home health agency—and is looking forward to serving you. Get Brent's contact information.
Collaborative teams can rely on Darcy Hall, LL.M, BA, CAPM, for assistance related to NHSN reporting. Learn more about her.
Check out the newest Quality Gem awards!
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Five homes have earned a new Quality Gem!
If your home hasn't sent your QAPI Assessment to Qualis Health, that will get you one step closer to acquiring a Gem.