Past Events: Rhode Island

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.

Increasing Home Health Face-to-Face Certification: Impact of a Hospital-Based Intervention

With support from our Rhode Island Healthcare Advisory Board, the New England QIN-QIO initiated collaboration between hospitals and home health agencies to improve patient transfers from the hospital to home. This collaboration led to interventions at hospitals in Rhode Island; most modified their discharge processes to embed required certification into the routine discharge paperwork for … Continue reading Increasing Home Health Face-to-Face Certification: Impact of a Hospital-Based Intervention

Collaborating to Help Rhode Island Nursing Facilities Reduce Antipsychotic Medication Use

In Rhode Island, the New England QIN-QIO Nursing Home Team convened staff from local nursing facilities who were struggling to reduce antipsychotic medication use among their resident population. During this meeting, held in January 2017, the QIN-QIO team incorporated input and participation in collaboration with the New England QIN-QIO Quality Improvement Initiative Lead, to offer technical support to attendees in an effort to help the challenged facilities to reduce their antipsychotic rate.

Data Collection Tool Aids Pharmacists in Preventing ADEs for Patients in Homecare Setting

Through a program developed by the University Of Rhode Island College Of Pharmacy, students traveled with a Visiting Nurse Agency to patients’ homes, to provide medication reconciliation and education. The New England QIN-QIO partnered with URI by creating a data collection tool for their findings. Data showed these visits prevented 186 physician visits and 46 hospital admissions. It is hoped that the collection of this data will lead to more utilization of pharmacists in the homecare setting.

In-Person Event – RI Community Coalitions’ COPD Train-the-Trainer Session

The Greater Providence Community Coalition is hosting a COPD Train-the-Trainer session on November 29, 2016. The training was presented by: Jenny Cellar, MSN, CNP, Co-Chair for Greater Providence Coalition Tara Higgins, PharmD, RI Primary Care Physician Corporation, Clinical Pharmacy Director Stacey Ranucci, RPh, CGP, CDE, RI Primary Care Physician Corporation Angela Butler, BIS, RRT-NPS, CPFT, … Continue reading In-Person Event – RI Community Coalitions’ COPD Train-the-Trainer Session

In-Person Event – RI Community Coalitions’ COPD Train-the-Trainer Sessions

The Greater Providence Community Coalition hosted the COPD Train-the-Trainer sessions on: April 27th @ 7:30 am, Brookdale South Bay April 28th @ 4:30pm, Healthcentric Advisors May 3rd @ 7:30 am, Healthcentric Advisors The training was presented by: Jenny Cellar, MSN, CNP, Co-Chair for Greater Providence Coalition Tara Higgins, PharmD, RI Primary Care Physician Corporation, Clinical … Continue reading In-Person Event – RI Community Coalitions’ COPD Train-the-Trainer Sessions

In-Person Event – RI Community Coalitions’ COPD Train-the-Trainer Sessions

The Greater Providence Community Coalition hosted the COPD Train-the-Trainer sessions on: April 27th @ 7:30 am, Brookdale South Bay April 28th @ 4:30pm, Healthcentric Advisors May 3rd @ 7:30 am, Healthcentric Advisors The training was presented by: Jenny Cellar, MSN, CNP, Co-Chair for Greater Providence Coalition Tara Higgins, PharmD, RI Primary Care Physician Corporation, Clinical … Continue reading In-Person Event – RI Community Coalitions’ COPD Train-the-Trainer Sessions

In-Person Event – RI Community Coalitions’ COPD Train-the-Trainer Sessions

The Greater Providence Community Coalition hosted the COPD Train-the-Trainer sessions on: April 27th @ 7:30 am, Brookdale South Bay April 28th @ 4:30pm, Healthcentric Advisors May 3rd @ 7:30 am, Healthcentric Advisors The training was presented by: Jenny Cellar, MSN, CNP, Co-Chair for Greater Providence Coalition Tara Higgins, PharmD, RI Primary Care Physician Corporation, Clinical … Continue reading In-Person Event – RI Community Coalitions’ COPD Train-the-Trainer Sessions