Past Events: Nursing Home

Roberts Health Center’s Antibiotic Stewardship Program

Success Story IconAs part of their commitment to continually try to achieve the highest standards, the staff at Roberts Health Center continuously monitor and evaluate their procedures to identify and close gaps. Over the past year, they identified an inconsistency in their antibiotic stewardship program. A quality improvement team was assembled, led by the Assistant Director of Nurses with consultation of staff nurses, physician, pharmacy, laboratory, and radiology staff.

Massachusetts Long-Term Care Facility Significantly Reduces Alarm Use in Two Months through QAPI Initiative

Success Story IconRoyal Falmouth a 121-bed facility located in Falmouth, Massachusetts offers long-term care, short-term rehabilitation and memory care for residents with dementia. Within the facility, 23% of residents were using alarms, and in some cases, residents were double alarmed utilizing bed, chair or personal safety alarms to prevent falls or other injuries.

Successful Performance Improvement Project Results in Significant Reduction in Regulated Medical Waste Disposal Expense

Success Story IconWake Robin, a privately-owned nursing home in rural Vermont with less than 50 skilled residents, has been actively engaged with the New England QIN-QIO since 2014 to create and implement their Quality Assessment and Performance and Improvement Program (QAPI). Using these tools from their QAPI program, the leadership at Wake Robin initiated a Performance Improvement Project (PIP) and Root Cause Analysis to address challenges related to managing the disposal of Regulated Medical Waste. (RMW).

In-Person Event: Antipsychotics – A New Perspective

This program provided attendees with insights on: engaging your team and frontline staff in gradual dose reduction; non-pharmalogical approaches to antipsychotic reduction; and engaging beneficiaries and families. More About our Speakers       Continuing Education Approved: Six (6) Administrator CEUs provided by Connecticut Chapter of America College of Health Care Administrators Approved: 5.75 Social … Continue reading In-Person Event: Antipsychotics – A New Perspective

WEBINAR: C.A.L.M. in the Storm – Curtailing Antipsychotic Use in LTC Medicine

As a result of attending this webinar, participants are now able to: discover the elements of the C.A.L.M. approach; consider ways that the C.A.L.M. approach can be implemented in your setting; and generate a list of approaches currently used in your organization to compare against the C.A.L.M. approach and identify the gaps. More About our … Continue reading WEBINAR: C.A.L.M. in the Storm – Curtailing Antipsychotic Use in LTC Medicine

WEBINAR: Making the Numbers Count – Using Your Pharmacy Data to Support Antibiotic Stewardship and Infection Control

After this webinar, participants can now: Identify how the QIN-QIO is supporting the Nursing Homes with final rule phase two compliance regarding infection control Review the progress of antibiotic stewardship efforts in Maine nursing homes Hear from Maine Veteran’s Home and MVH Pharmacies about their partnership to address Antibiotic Stewardship Discuss the use of pharmacy … Continue reading WEBINAR: Making the Numbers Count – Using Your Pharmacy Data to Support Antibiotic Stewardship and Infection Control