October 14, 2015: Readmissions & Medication Safety Open Forum
Attend this free WebEx event to meet with TMF QIN-QIO Readmissions, Medication Safety and Behavioral Health quality improvement consultants who will be available to answer questions and provide technical assistance. During this monthly Open Forum, your team can network with other providers and TMF QIN-QIO staff, ask questions and problem-solve on topics such as Care Transitions, Readmissions Reduction, Medication Safety, Adverse Drug Events, Behavioral Health, or other issues your project may have.
Please see the TMF QIN-QIO registration page for this event here.
October 1, 2015: Collaborative Learning Session II: Activities for Daily Living, Incontinence and Antipsychotic Medications
Join this webinar to learn more about key interventions, strategies for improving activities of daily living, incontinence and antipsychotic medication quality measures through experiences shared by nursing home peers.
Please visit the event page here to register for this webinar.
Reducing Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Medications – Communication
Understanding dementia residents who are unable to communicate on the same level as others can aid in the reduction of inappropriate antipsychotics. However, meeting their needs can become very challenging if their behaviors are not understood. Click on the links below to learn more.
It is important to understand Clostridium difficile infections and guidelines for preventing infections. Click on the links below to learn more.
September 3, 2015: Reducing the Inappropriate Use of Antipsychotic Medications (12:00 Noon-1:00 p.m. CT)
Join this webinar to learn more about key interventions, strategies and the importance of reducing antipsychotic medications.
For more information, please visit the TMF website here and sign in. You may also register on the event page here.
The Section for Long-Term Care has published New Generations – Volume 12, Issue 3, Fall 2014. This issue is now accessible here. Please visit our website here to view this edition along with an archive of previous newsletters.
Dr. Al Powers explores guidelines for prescribing antipsychotics to persons living with dementia. In this 2 part blog series, he shares his understanding and some resources to implement an antipsychotic-free environment.
Guidelines for Antipsychotic Drugs in Dementia-Part 1
Guidelines for Antipsychotic Drugs in Dementia-Part 2
On October 22, 2014, CMS released recent data related to the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes. Please see the State-specific data here for more information.