Thompson House Nursing Home is a 42-bed Skilled Nursing Facility in Brattleboro, VT, that had a composite score of 17.09 as of February 2017. Facility leadership recognized that immunization compliance was a major contributing factor to their high composite score.
According to recently received data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), immunization rates have dropped for the second year in a row, putting patients at greater risk for flu and its associated complications including hospitalization and death. It’s more important than ever to educate and encourage everyone to get immunized for the 2016-2017 flu/pneumonia … Continue reading WEBINAR-Shot From the Heart: Flu and Pneumonia Shots and the Importance of Continued Vigilance
The Zika Virus has continued to spread throughout the Americas and is projected to impact the continental United States over the next few months. Join the New England QIN-QIO on July 19, from 12-1 p.m. for Zika Virus; Impact, Issues and Updates. During this educational webinar, a distinguished panel of physicians discussed recent updates and concerns … Continue reading WEBINAR: Zika Virus: Impact, Issues and Updates
Residents of the Vermont Veteran’s Home helped to implement in a hand hygiene program, led by the home’s Infection Preventionist, to keep their home free from the flu and norovirus. As a result of this program and the resident participation, the facility achieved zero flu and norovirus outbreaks and documented a 95% improvement in hand hygiene.
We hope you were able to join Kathy Roby, M.Ed., M.S., CHCE, CHAP of the New England QIN-QIO on Wednesday, October 14th from 2:30pm – 3:30pm for the New England Home Health Collaborative webinar on “Ban the Bug: Pneumovax – Who Pneu?” As a result of attending this webinar, attendees can now: identify the rationale for … Continue reading WEBINAR: NE Home Health Collaborative – Ban the Bug: Pneumovax – Who Pneu?
The New England QIN-QIO hosted this regional webinar “Flu & Pneumonia 2015 2016 Season: What every provider needs to know!” on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 12:15pm – 1:00pm. It was presented by international expert, Stefan Gravenstein, MD, MPH, CMD. On this webinar, we reviewed: New guidelines for PCV13 & PPSV23 Persons with the highest … Continue reading WEBINAR: Flu & Pneumonia 2015-2016 Season – What every provider needs to know!