TIP: COVID-19 Vaccination and Therapeutics Toolkit Now Available

The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA) has developed a new toolkit with their partners. This free toolkit provides resources for clinicians to help them navigate challenging questions. This toolkit includes: For permission to use or reproduce this tip in full or in part, please complete a permissions form. 

Stay Alert for Hypoglycemia – Nursing Assistant In-service Education

Participants will learn what diabetes is, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia, and what certified nurse aides (CNAs) should do when they see a resident might be experiencing hypoglycemia. Download now. For permission to use or reproduce this tool in full or in part, please complete a permissions …

CMS QSO Memo QSO-23-03-All: The Importance of Timely Use of COVID-19 Therapeutics

Note that this memo is for all healthcare providers, but there are several “nursing homes in particular” statements, including but not limited to: “Nursing homes, in particular, should review and reinforce their infection control protocols as we move into fall and winter, when respiratory infections are more commonly transmitted. In …

CMS QSEP Survey Citation Training Resources: Free of Accidents, Pressure Ulcers, Medication Errors (11/22)

There is a new Quality in Focus tab at the CMS QSEP Training site: https://qsep.cms.gov/ProvidersAndOthers/publictraining.aspx Available LTC-focused resources now available include: Quality in Focus Resources for Addressing LTC Free of Accident Citations Training for Providers This QIF provides resources that may aid LTC providers in recognizing potential free of accident …

CDC NHSN LTCF Prevention Process Measures (PPM) Module (11/22)

Hand Hygiene, Gown and Glove Use Adherence Sept. 21, 2021 update: Monthly Reporting Plan Monthly Reporting Plan for LTCF – September 2021 (57.141) pdf icon[PDF – 80 KB] Customizable form word icon[DOCX – 50 KB] Table of Instructions pdf icon[PDF – 100 KB] Prevention Process Measures – Hand Hygiene, Gown and Glove Use …

QIN-QIO Webinar Series Focuses on Using QAPI to Improve COVID-19 Booster Acceptance (11/22)

TMF Health Quality Institute, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), works with nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities in Arkansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Puerto Rico and Texas to improve staff and resident COVID-19 vaccination and booster rates. To accomplish this, TMF provides technical …

COVID-19 Vaccination and Therapeutics in PALTC Toolkit: Resources for Clinicians (11/22)

AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine partnered with the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, the Gerontological Advance Practice Nurses Association, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and the American Academy of Physician Assistants/Associates to create this toolkit for clinicians working in postacute and long-term care settings. https://paltc.org/sites/default/files/Vax%20and%20Pax%20toolkit_11_14_FINAL.pdf

CDC NHSN LTCF MDRO and CDI Infection Event Reporting Module (11/22)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Healthcare Safety Network Long-Term Care Facility Multidrug-Resistant Organism & Clostridioides difficile (MDRO/CDI) Infection Event Reporting Module Using Laboratory-identified Event Methodology offers protocols, tools and other resources at this site: https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/ltc/cdiff-mrsa/index.html Most recent updates Data Collection Forms & Instructions All Data Collection Forms are Print-only …

CDC NHSN LTCF UTI Module (11/22)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Healthcare Safety Network Long-Term Care Facility Urinary Tract Infection Module provides forms, tools, and other resources at this site: https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/ltc/uti/index.html Most recent updates Data Collection Forms & Instructions All Data Collection Forms are Print-only UTI Events UTI Event for LTCF – September …

HHS Long COVID Report (11/22)

A report released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) highlights patients’ experience of Long COVID to better understand its complexities and drive creative responses by government leaders, clinicians, patient advocates and others. Long COVID is a set of conditions. Researchers have cataloged more than 50 conditions …