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  • Long & Short Stay Quality Measures Trend Graphs 2018 Q3 Update

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    Feb 7, 2019

    By clicking the Quality Measure Trends button from the NNHQI Campaign home page, website visitors can view long stay and short stay QM trend graphs. Users can view long stay trend graphs for fifteen quality measures that span Quarter 2 - 2011 through Quarter 3 - 2018 and they can view short stay trend graphs for six quality measures that span Quarter 2 - 2015 through Quarter 3 - 2018.

    All website visitors can view state and national medians and state and national 10th/90th percentiles. Homes registered with the NNHQI Campaign may view their home's trends as well. The graphs can be downloaded and saved as PDF, JPG, or PNG files, and chart data may be downloaded in an Excel file. The data are updated quarterly from CMS' Nursing Home Compare website. The graphs are customizable to display data for the quarters of your choice.


  • Special Report from the Campaign

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    Feb 4, 2019

    Updates on new website content, functionality, data access, tools and support. <a href='javascript: void(0);' onclick=\"window.location='https://conta.cc/2G7yM7c'\" class='underlineAnchor'>See what we've been up to, and what's coming next!</a>


  • Hospitalizations Tracking: All New Bridging Instructions Now Available

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    Jan 31, 2019

    All new instructions for bridging your 2018/2019 workbooks now available. Get the Instructions - ALL NEW: Finishing your 2018 workbook is as easy as 1-2-3! (PDF)


  • Recording Available: All Cause Harm Prevention in Nursing Homes

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    Jan 30, 2019

    New <a href='javascript: void(0);' onclick=\"window.location='videosAndWebinars.aspx'\" class='underlineAnchor'>recording</a> available: All Cause Harm Prevention in Nursing Homes Applying Strategies from the New CMS Change Package.


  • Upcoming Event → Dementia Care & Psychotropic Medication Tracking Tool

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    Jan 21, 2019

    During this call, gain insight on the Dementia Care & Psychotropic Medication Tracking Tool, a free, publicly available electronic tool that facilitates a structured approach to tracking preference-based care and psychotropic medication use among residents living with dementia. Also, learn about a recently released <a href='javascript: void(0);' onclick=\"window.location='https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/LTC-CMP-Reinvestment.html'\" class='underlineAnchor'>Nursing Home Staff Competency Assessment</a> toolkit. Additionally, CMS provides updates on the Phase 3 Requirements for Participation from the Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities <a href='javascript: void(0);' onclick=\"window.location='https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/10/04/2016-23503/medicare-and-medicaid-programs-reform-of-requirements-for-long-term-care-facilities'\" class='underlineAnchor'>final rule</a> and the progress of the <a href='javascript: void(0);' onclick=\"window.location='https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/National-Partnership-to-Improve-Dementia-Care-in-Nursing-Homes.html'\" class='underlineAnchor'>National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes</a>. A question and answer session follows the presentations. <a href='javascript: void(0);' onclick=\"window.location='https://blh.ier.intercall.com/details/f7dde2ecc6a54bebafca0ce5504b439a'\" class='underlineAnchor'>Register Now</a>


  • New Resource: KAER Toolkit

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    Jan 14, 2019

    KAER Toolkit: 4-Step Process to Detecting Cognitive Impairment and Earlier Diagnosis of Dementia from the GSA Workgroup on Cognitive Impairment Detection and Earlier Diagnosis. The KAER toolkit provides an extensive collection of evidence-based, practical and easy-to-use guidance for primary care providers, including clinically-relevant and scientifically supported measurement instruments for detecting cognitive impairment and links to clinical practice guidelines for conducting diagnostic evaluations for dementia. Get the Toolkit.

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  • New Resource: CMPRP Staff Competence Toolkit

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    Jan 14, 2019

    The CMPRP's Staff Competence Toolkit assessments have been added to the Staff Stability Create Improvement Page. With competency assessments and supporting materials, this toolkit can support your home's existing learning and development standards of practice.


  • IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Medication Tracking Tool Data Entry Ends 1/28/19

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    Jan 3, 2019

    Website data entry for the Medication (Antipsychotic) Tracking Tool will be discontinued on 1/28/2019. You will still have access to your trend graphs and data tables. Visit the Tracking Tool page for more information.


  • IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Download the 2019 Hospitalizations Tracking Tool

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    Jan 3, 2019

    Download your 2019 version of the Hospitalizations Tracking Tool and Instructions. Use the 2019 workbook for all events that occur in 2019. This year, we’ve included an automatic feature to push some of your 2019 information to your 2018 tool to complete calculations.


  • Important End-of-Year Announcements:

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    Jan 2, 2019

    Read the December Newsletter for reminders regarding 2018/2019 data entry for various tracking tools and updates to the new Dementia Care & Psychotropic Medication Goal.


  • Side-by-Side: With and without consistent assignment

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    Dec 3, 2018

    This 2-page visual (PDF) shows how enhanced communication from consistent assignment with huddles can greatly impact quality of life, resources and cost of care.


  • All Cause Harm Prevention in Nursing Homes

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    Nov 30, 2018

    The Office of Inspector General reported in 2014 that 33% of all residents of skilled nursing facilities experience an adverse event or temporary harm event.

    How to prevent harm while honoring each resident’s rights and preferences? This Change Package is a compendium of successful practices from high-performing nursing homes. Organized by overarching themes, it includes strategies to prevent, detect, and mitigate specific adverse events and abuse.


  • New: Start a New Year of Staff Stability Tracking

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    Nov 26, 2018

    Time for a new Staff Stability Tracking Tool? New instructions (with video) demonstrate how to move your data from the past year into a new workbook. Remember, you can start tracking at any time: the workbook will last for 12 months.


  • NEW GOAL: Dementia Care & Psychotropic Medications

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    Nov 20, 2018

    Our new quality goal to improve care for individuals living with dementia focuses on knowing the person, building on strengths, filling days with positive moments, and proactively addressing unmet needs. Read the <a href='javascript: void(0);' onclick=\"window.location='https://conta.cc/2DQx9uq'\" class='underlineAnchor'>November Newsletter</a> for more information.


  • Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

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    Nov 20, 2018

    Please take a moment to read this short message from the Alzheimer's Association Early Stage Advisory Group. Quality Care From the Perspectives of People Living with...


  • New: Hospitalizations Troubleshooting Guide

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    Oct 31, 2018

    A Hospitalizations Troubleshooting Guide has been added to the Hospitalizations Tracking Tool page. This resource provides best practices to prevent common problems, as well as how to address issues if they arise.


  • New: Toolkit for CDI Prevention and Management in Long Term Care

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    Oct 30, 2018

    The Minnesota Department of Health's toolkit for C. diff infection (CDI) prevention and management in long-term care includes resources in six topic areas: prepare, detect, contain, clean, prevent, and educate.

    Toolkit for CDI Prevention and Management in Long Term Care


  • New: Wound Management Best Practice Intervention Package

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    Oct 30, 2018

    This package brings together evidence-based practices and tools from leading expert organizations, such as Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN); National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP); International Skin Tear Advisory Panel (ISTAP); and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

    Wound Management Best Practice Intervention Package


  • Long & Short Stay Quality Measures Trend Graphs 2018 Q2 Update

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    Oct 30, 2018

    By clicking the Quality Measure Trends button from the NNHQI Campaign home page, website visitors can view long stay and short stay QM trend graphs. Users can view long stay trend graphs for fifteen quality measures that span Quarter 2 - 2011 through Quarter 2 - 2018 and they can view short stay trend graphs for six quality measures that span Quarter 2 - 2015 through Quarter 2 - 2018.

    All website visitors can view state and national medians and state and national 10th/90th percentiles. Homes registered with the NNHQI Campaign may view their home's trends as well. The graphs can be downloaded and saved as PDF, JPG, or PNG files, and chart data may be downloaded in an Excel file. The data are updated quarterly from CMS' Nursing Home Compare website. The graphs are customizable to display data for the quarters of your choice.


  • Don't Fall for the Flu!

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    Oct 12, 2018

    Prepare your community before flu season hits. Read our October Newsletter for more information.


  • Speak Up!

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    Sep 11, 2018

    Residents' Rights Month is just around the corner. Get ideas for how to celebrate by reading the September Newsletter.


  • New: Dementia Care Critical Element Pathway

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    Sep 10, 2018

    Critical Elements Pathways are used by state survey. Use Pathways to identify your strengths and your opportunities for improvement, and to plan your next steps. Routine review Pathways supports your continuous readiness.

    Dementia Care Critical Element Pathway


  • New: Hand-in-Hand Training Series

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    Sep 6, 2018

    Just released, updated dementia care and abuse prevention training is now available. Created by CMS in conjunction with training developers and subject matter experts, this training addresses essential dementia care and abuse prevention topics for direct care staff.

    For Nursing Homes Online: Self-Paced Training
    For Nursing Homes Download: Instructor-Led Training


  • Long & Short Stay QM Trend Graphs 2018 Q1 Update

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    Aug 2, 2018

    By clicking the Quality Measure Trends button from the NNHQI Campaign home page, website visitors can view long stay and short stay QM trend graphs. Users can view long stay trend graphs for fifteen quality measures that span Quarter 2 - 2011 through Quarter 1 - 2018 and they can view short stay trend graphs for six quality measures that span Quarter 2 - 2015 through Quarter 1 - 2018.

    All website visitors can view state and national medians and state and national 10th/90th percentiles. Homes registered with the NNHQI Campaign may view their home's trends as well. The graphs can be downloaded and saved as PDF, JPG, or PNG files, and chart data may be downloaded in an Excel file. The data are updated quarterly from CMS' Nursing Home Compare website. The graphs are customizable to display data for the quarters of your choice.


  • You’re Invited!

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    Jul 12, 2018

    Read the July Newsletter for more information on the free, 12-month Antibiotic Stewardship Program led by AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use, as well as where to find additional Antibiotic Stewardship resources.


  • Recently Added

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    Jun 25, 2018

    Three Survey Pathways covering Antibiotic Stewardship have been posted to the Infections goal resource (scroll to the section on Self-Assessment Tools). The Pathway for QAA & QAPI (look for QAPI Resources) has been added to the QI Methods page. Use these Pathways to identify your QI priorities, and repeat regularly to support continual readiness.


  • Could This Be You?

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    Jun 13, 2018

    How one long term care community changed habits to reduce readmission rates. Read our June Newsletter to learn more about their story and what you can do to find your own improvement opportunities.


  • National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care Quarterly Update

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    Jun 5, 2018

    The report includes national, regional and state data beginning with 2011Q2 and ending with 2017Q4. View trend data (PDF).


  • What's in your QI Toolbox?

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    May 15, 2018

    The Quality Improvement Methods page on the Campaign website has been stocked with quick start resources, including some favorites from IHI's Quality Improvement Essentials Toolkit. Read our May Newsletter for more information!


  • Long & Short Stay QM Trend Graphs 2017 Q4 Update

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    Apr 30, 2018

    By clicking the Quality Measure Trends button from the NNHQI Campaign home page, website visitors can view long stay and short stay QM trend graphs. Users can view long stay trend graphs for fifteen quality measures that span Quarter 2 - 2011 through Quarter 4 - 2017 and they can view short stay trend graphs for six quality measures that span Quarter 2 - 2015 through Quarter 4 - 2017.

    All website visitors can view state and national medians and state and national 10th/90th percentiles. Homes registered with the NNHQI Campaign may view their home's trends as well. The graphs can be downloaded and saved as PDF, JPG, or PNG files, and chart data may be downloaded in an Excel file. The data are updated quarterly from CMS' Nursing Home Compare website. The graphs are customizable to display data for the quarters of your choice.


  • Celebrating Stories of Success!

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    Apr 13, 2018

    In order to inspire improvement across our country, the Campaign is collecting and sharing your stories of success! Read our April Newsletter for more information.


  • Still Using Position Alarms?

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    Apr 10, 2018

    Consider a performance improvement project that emphasizes individualized care and enhancing mobility while reducing alarms. Read on to access resources in our March Newsletter.


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