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