• OIG Audit Finds Staff Didn't Always Comply With Care Plan for Residents With UTI at One NF (6/19)

    OIG Audit Finds Staff Didn't Always Comply With Care Plan for Residents With UTI at One NF (6/19)

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    Princeton Place Did Not Always Comply With Care Plans for Residents Who Were Diagnosed With Urinary Tract Infections (A-06-17-02002)

    Princeton Place did not always provide services to Medicaid-eligible residents diagnosed with UTIs in accordance with their care plans, as required by Federal regulations. Specifically, Princeton Place staff did not always document that they monitored the residents' urine appearance at the frequencies specified in their care plans. Princeton Place did not have policies and procedures to ensure that its staff provided services in accordance with its residents' care plans. As a result of Princeton Place not following residents' care plans, the residents were at increased risk for contracting UTIs and for incurring complications from UTIs, including requiring hospitalization.

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  • CDC Infection Control Interactive Graphic Novel for Environmental Services (EVS) Personnel (6/19)

    CDC Infection Control Interactive Graphic Novel for Environmental Services (EVS) Personnel (6/19)

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    EVS personnel play a critical role in preventing the spread of germs and healthcare-associated infections

    EVS and the Battle Against Infection” is an interactive graphic novel illustrating the important role of EVS personnel in the prevention of healthcare-associated infections. The online version of the training tool features real-world infection prevention and control scenarios and allows participants to choose options that affect the outcome of the story. 

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  • CDC Interactive Training: Reducing HAI Transmission Risk (6/19)

    CDC Interactive Training: Reducing HAI Transmission Risk (6/19)

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    Healthcare professionals are the first line of defense against healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and the spread of germs in healthcare settings. CDC now offers a new online interactive infection control training, “Let’s Talk Patient Safety: Reducing HAI Transmission Risk,” to help healthcare professionals identify infection risks and prevent the spread of HAIs. The training provides free continuing education for healthcare professionals, including nurses, physician assistants, medical assistants, health educators, and other clinicians. (0.1 CEU and 0.6 CNE).

    The free online training can be completed anywhere. It has two modules and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete the entire training.

    Module 1: “What’s the Risk?” 

    This interactive module transports healthcare professionals into a scenario where they must identify infection risks and take action to protect patients, colleagues, and visitors. 

    Module 2: “Chain of Infection” 

    This story-based interactive module challenges professionals to break the chain of infection in a busy healthcare environment and educates them on the consequences of not following infection prevention and control recommendations.

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  • Early Identification of Sepsis in Nursing Facilities: Opportunities and Hurdles Recorded Webinar/Slides (6/19)

    Early Identification of Sepsis in Nursing Facilities: Opportunities and Hurdles Recorded Webinar/Slides (6/19)

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    Please join Christine LaRocca, MD and the National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign to learn more about sepsis, who is at risk and the signs and symptoms for early detection. In addition, we will:

    ·        Review examples of sepsis screening tools commonly used in hospital settings;

    ·        Learn what tools to use while recognizing the limitations of sepsis screening tools in the nursing home population; and

    ·        Understand the elements of evidence-based treatment for optimal outcomes.

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  • July 11 NNHQIC Staff Stability Webinar: Register Now

    July 11 NNHQIC Staff Stability Webinar: Register Now

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    National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign Staff Stability Webinar

    Staff Stability allows a community to benefit from experience and knowledge that staff gain over time, increasing the overall competence and confidence of staff, while building strong bonds between residents and caregivers. Please join us to explore approaches to creating a culture of staff stability, including what tools to use for tracking progress, as well as additional resources the Campaign has made available to support you on this journey.

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