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Category Archives: Nursing Home Administrators

QIPMO Newsletter – Volume 1, Issue 4

The Quality Improvement Program for Missouri (QIPMO) has published MDS Tips and Clinical Pearls – Volume 1, Issue 4.  Topics include Little Known Facts about the MDS, Interesting Websites, and features Dave Walker’s Questions from the Field.  Please visit www.nursinghomehelp.org/qipmo.html.

Long-Term Care National Collaborative – Opportunity to Reduce Infections

Missouri nursing homes are invited to join a national collaborative to improve safety culture and reduce infections in long-term care, including Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs).  This collaborative is being led through a partnership between the Center for Patient Safety and the Missouri Hospital Association.  Please view the flyer here: Long-Term Care Opportunity Reduce Infections or visit www.centerforpatientsafety.org/ltc-cauti.

Alive Inside – A Story of Music & Memory: Now in Theaters Nationwide

August 15, 2014: Tivoli Cinemas, Kansas City, Mo. – Visit http://www.aliveinside.us/#see-the-film.

Music & Memory website:  http://musicandmemory.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeAliveInside

Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies Report – Second Quarter 2014

Please view the quarterly report from the Section for Long-Term Care Regulation here:  Most Frequently Cited Deficiencies Report Second Quarter 2014

AHRQ and Joint Commission Launch E-Learning Module to Reduce Infections

Applying High Reliability Principles to Infection Prevention and Control in Long-Term Care

Free online learning module and index of resources!

Staff at all levels can help prevent healthcare-associated infections by using a 50-minute e-learning tool based on high reliability principles.  The online module teaches long-term care facilities to apply these principles, which can help them achieve safety, quality and efficiency goals, prevent infections and achieve high safety performance over extended periods.  Visit www.jointcommission.org/HRipcLTC.aspx.