Dementia Care: Keys to Implementing Technologies Effectively and Responsibly

Using technologies to engage residents with dementia is becoming increasingly common in nursing homes across the country. Local news shows are peppered with segments on facilities using dancing robots, robotic cats, and other technologies that are designed to improve the quality of life for these residents. However, providers must proceed …

Fall Prevention and Management: How the Consultant Pharmacist Can Add Value

F-tag 689 (Free of Accident Hazards/Supervision/Devices) was the top immediate jeopardy (IJ) citation nationwide—and the second most-frequent citation overall—in calendar year (CY) 2023, and that citation pattern is being maintained so far in CY 2024, according to QCOR data accessed May 7, 2024. Falls are a frequent driver of F689 …

Beyond Physical Function: Psychosocial Needs of Residents Post-Stroke

Stroke is a common issue among residents in long-term care facilities. When caring for this population, staff often focus on physical issues, yet post-stroke residents often have emotional or behavioral changes as well. It is important for staff to understand how a stroke can affect residents’ psychosocial well-being. By recognizing …

COE-NF June Behavioral Health Training Opportunities

Building A Better Suicide Risk Assessment: The Nuts and Bolts of the Columbia Protocol C-SSRS Event Date: June 12, 2024 2 – 3 pm ET ACCME & NAB CREDITS WILL BE OFFERED. Attendees can participate at any time in the series. Utilize the Columbia Protocol also known as the Columbia-Suicide …

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Age-Friendly Health Systems: Guide to Care of Older Adults in Nursing Homes

The Age-Friendly Health Systems: Guide to Care of Older Adults in Nursing Homes and the Age-Friendly Health Systems: A Workbook for Nursing Home Teams are designed to be used simultaneously to help care teams in SNFs and NFs “prepare for, test, and implement a specific set of evidence-based or evidence-informed …

Guide to Successful Restorative Programs

There are many reasons to beef up your facility’s restorative program, from reducing risk of functional decline, improving Five-Star and Quality Measure ratings, minimizing risk of falls and immobility, to improving reimbursement under PDPM.  But doing so is easier said than done! AAPACN has develop an interactive guide to restorative …

Ethical Infection Prevention and Control Decision-Making Framework

APIC and IPAC Canada partnered on the creation of a new resource to help healthcare professionals work through ethical issues that arise in infection prevention and control (IPC) and assist in making complex decisions. Published on both the APIC and IPAC Canada websites, the Ethical Infection Prevention and Control (EIPAC) Decision-Making Framework illustrates how to …

Free NPIAP Pressure Injury Training Modules

Formerly called the NDNQI Modules, these NPIAP complimentary training modules are aligned with the Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcer/Injuries: Clinical Practice Guidelines. Modules 1 – 3 are free with registration: Module 1: Pressure Injury Staging Module 2: Other Wound Types and Skin Injuries Module 3: Pressure Injury Prevention https://learn.npiap.com/products/npiap-pressure-injury-training-modules-1-3