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November 2015 Excerpt


November 19, 2015
World Wide Pressure Ulcer Prevention Day
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November is American Diabetes Month
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about reducing hypoglycemic adverse drug events

Learning Session Notes: Past and Future

During Learning Session 3, we reviewed the significance of Composite scores and the key quality measures that homes should target to improve both their Composite score and Star ratings. Thanks for your active participation!

We enjoyed being able to meet with all the NHQCC teams in person. Did you see the photos we posted to Facebook? Check out this and this and this!

Prepare for the Next Session
To get a jump on the work ahead, we recommend using these IHI-produced videos to help train staff about using data for QAPI.

Congrats to our high achievers!

Several more nursing homes have earned Quality Gems. See whether your facility made the list.

(Want more "sparkling" Gems? Earn points by submitting your facility's annual QAPI self-assessment!)

A total of 17 NHQCC participants (eight in Idaho and nine in Washington) have achieved the Composite score of 6.0 or better! That's nearly 20% of participating homes—we're well on our way to meeting the goal of at least half of NHQCC teams reaching this milestone by the end of the Collaborative in September 2016.