CMP Reinvestment Fund Application Tools Updated (9/21)

Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment Program (CMPRP) Overview Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Funds About Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Funds A CMP is a monetary penalty the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) may impose against nursing homes for either the number of days or for each instance a nursing home …

Study: LGBTQ+ Adults in Long-term Care and the Invisibility Problem (8/21)

For Older LGBTQ+ Adults, Entering a Nursing Home Can Feel Like Coming out All Over Again New study by Rush researchers calls for a change in practices in long-term care settings 4-Aug-2021 Newswise — As the United States continues to recognize, include and protect the LGBTQ+ community, one part of …

Conflict Resolution: Achieving the Win-Win

Conflict is a daily reality, yet many of us do our best to avoid it, dreading the time when we will have to navigate interpersonal disputes. Many nurse leaders are similarly uncomfortable with or do not feel competent to manage conflict. Unfortunately, avoidance typically compounds the problem, further complicating matters …

HHS $103 Million Investment, Including Grants, to Reduce Healthcare Worker Burnout / Improve Mental Health (7/21)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 16, 2021 Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), announced the availability of an estimated $103 million in American Rescue Plan funding over a three-year period to reduce burnout and promote mental health among the health …

CMS Online Training Courses: (1) Improving LGBTQ Health Care Quality and (2) Achieving Health Equity (7/21)

Improving Health Care Quality for LGBTQ People (Contact Hours 70 min.) Learn to identify sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) terminology to build trust with LGBTQ patients and recognize health disparities that impact many older LGBTQ adults. Recognize evidence-based questions to more accurately obtain SOGI data, and processes for maintaining data in …

Mental Health and Well-Being During and After COVID-19: IHI Online Course (6/21)

A short, free IHI Open School online course offers practical ways for individual health care workers and team leaders to promote health, well-being, and connections every day. Login or register and then browse the catalog for this course title to learn more. Mental Health and Well-Being During and After COVID-19 …

AHRQ Guide for Building COVID-19 Vaccine Trust and Increasing Vaccination Rates Among CNAs (5/21)

Invest in Trust: A Guide for Building COVID-19 Vaccine Trust Among Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) is designed to help nursing home leaders build COVID-19 vaccine confidence among CNAs and overcome barriers to vaccination by applying insights from social, behavioral and cognitive science.  The guide sheds light on CNAs’ reasons for not …

Cultural Competence Resources (5/21)

Disparities & Culturally Competent Care: Fostering Cultural Competence This section includes a collection of assessment tools, educational and learning materials, research articles and resources that are curated to help medical professionals and institutions provide culturally competent care and reduce health disparities. https://www.idsociety.org/covid-19-real-time-learning-network/Disparities-culturally-competent-care/ The Cultural Awareness Video Series: From Action to Change offers …

Reduce Turnover and Increase Staff Retention with Employee First Culture

“Across the country, the high rate of turnover in long-term care is a serious workforce problem,” says Dr. Linda Shell, DNP, MA, BSN, DNS-CT, Chief Learning Officer, LindaShell.com. “The cost associated with this turnover—the organizational bottom line, the quality of services for residents, and the cost to consumers—is of greater …

Using Observational Audits to Assess Staff Skills to Prevent COVID-19 Infection: AHRQ ECHO Tools (4/21)

Two new resources from AHRQ are part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to protect nursing home residents and staff from COVID-19. Both are intended to support the use of observational audits, which help facilities understand if staff members are fully complying with infection prevention practices: ·  Competency Check vs. Observational …