Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services homepage for QAPI programs, which are critical to improving the quality of life, and quality of care and services delivered in nursing homes.
This Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services step-by-step guide explains how to implement QAPI in nursing homes.
Quality Measure Composite Score
This tip-sheet handout provides an overview of the weight loss quality measure, MDS coding requirements, and more.
This tip-sheet handout provides an overview of the urinary tract infection quality measure, MDS coding requirements, and more.
This tool will provide you with step-by-step instructions for prioritizing antipsychotic reduction efforts with residents in your facility.
This infographic outlines the five steps to avoid unnecessary antipsychotics from the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative (NNHQCC) Change Package.
(Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers) is a quality improvement program that focuses on the management of acute change in resident condition. It includes clinical and educational tools and strategies for use in every day practice in long-term care facilities.
This guide, developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), focuses on the transfer of residents from the hospital to the nursing home setting and the associated transfer of responsibility between the care teams. (Nursing home is an umbrella term that includes skilled nursing facilities, long-term care facilities, acute rehabilitation facilities, and post-acute care facilities.)
General Health Issues
This website provides access to a training module for incontinence management as a means to improve nursing home care.
An examination of the nature and adverse effects of pain and guidelines for improved pain management for nursing home residents.
This infographic outlines the five steps to prevent healthcare-associated infections in nursing homes from the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative (NNHQCC) Change Package.
A fact sheet about how DOT.COM can help address need-driven behaviors in nursing home residents with dementia.
This training provides nursing homes with information that emphasizes person-centered care for persons with dementia, and the prevention of abuse.
A one-page wheelchair seating assessment to evaluate older adults in wheelchairs.
This website provides access and links to free educational materials that you can use when training your staff and working with your residents and families to reduce falls and physical restraints.
South Tampa Health and Rehabilitation Center shares their story about eliminating restraints at their facility.
An article by Joanne Rader, Barbara Frank, and Cathie Brady that discusses and states the case for reducing and eliminating the use of personal alarms on older adults which will also reduce the risk for falls, restraint use, and other medical conditions.
This fact sheet provides a definition and values commonly used to grade the severity of protein-energy undernutrition.
This guide and chart categorizes medications and the effects these types of medications can have on wound healing and altering alertness.
This flyer is designed for healthcare organization leaders and focuses on strategies to encourage immunizations among staff members in healthcare settings.
This flyer is designed for healthcare organization leaders and focuses on strategies to encourage immunizations among staff members in long-term care settings.
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