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Patient Safety

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 4 million Americans are admitted to or reside in nursing homes and skilled nursing facilities each year, and nearly one million persons reside in assisted living facilities. Common healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) that affect nursing home residents include urinary tract infections, diarrheal diseases, antibiotic-resistant infections, among others. These HAIs are a major cause of hospitalization and death among nursing home residents.

In light of these issues facing nursing home residents, it is important for all staff in long term care facilities to work together to reduce or prevent infections using QAPI principles in the pursuit of providing a safe care environment for all. This webpage provides resources to build and expand Infection Prevention and Control programs in Long Term Care Facilities. These resources can assist Infection Preventionists, clinicians, administrators, and other support staff prevent the spread of infectious pathogens in their facilities and reduce the burden of HAI’s among nursing home residents.

Preventing Adverse Drug Effects (ADE)

Assessing and Reducing Opioid Prescribing in Long Term Care

Join us on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 2pm ET/ 1pm CT for the Nursing Home Learning & Action Network webinar, Assessing and Reducing Opioid Prescribing in Long Term Care. Together, we’ll learn from expert safety pharmacist, Dr. Tanya Vadala, about the current CMS regulations, guidelines and policies to assess and reduce Opioid prescribing in […]

Opioid Utilization and Misuse
Training

Medication Safety Resources

Shop Talks

A shop talk is a webinar hosted by Alliant to share information and resources. Updates and support for surveillance, tracking and infection prevention in nursing homes using National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). This WebEx is focused on submitting COVID-19 data but may include other components such as C. Diff, UTIs and hand hygiene

October 2024 NHSN Shop Talk

October 17, 2024, 2pm ET | 1pm CT

CME & NAB CREDITS OFFERED Shop Talk is a monthly webinar series hosted by Alliant Health Solutions. You will be provided with information, resources, updates and support for surveillance, tracking and infection prevention in nursing homes using National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).

Patient Safety
Training

September 2024 NHSN Shop Talk

September 19, 2024, 2pm ET | 1pm CT

CME & NAB CREDITS OFFERED Shop Talk is a monthly webinar series hosted by Alliant Health Solutions. You will be provided with information, resources, updates and support for surveillance, tracking and infection prevention in nursing homes using National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).

Patient Safety
Training

August 2024 NHSN Shop Talk

August 15, 2024, 2pm ET | 1pm CT

CME & NAB CREDITS OFFERED Shop Talk is a monthly webinar series hosted by Alliant Health Solutions. You will be provided with information, resources, updates and support for surveillance, tracking and infection prevention in nursing homes using National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).

Patient Safety
Training

Upcoming Events

Addressing the Sepsis Care Gap: A Comprehensive Assessment of Nursing Home Facility Practices

August 8, 2024, 1:30pm ET | 12:30pm CT

*CE for Physicians and Nurses Available* *NAB Credits Available* Join us for an insightful session that delves into the critical assessment of sepsis care capacity. This engaging session will explore using a sepsis gap analysis to evaluate the preparedness and capabilities of interdisciplinary teams in providing optimal sepsis care. Our expert speakers will guide participants […]

Training

Implementing Patient and Family Engagement in Rural Hospitals: Finding Solutions and Strategies | July 23, 2024

July 23, 2024, 1pm ET | 12pm CT

Join the Telligen, IPRO, Alliant, and IHC Compass HQICs for this patient and family engagement (PFE) learning event! Patient and family engagement is the foundation of holistic, patientcentered care delivery and can positively impact hospital patient safety metrics. This educational event will review the significance of each PFE best practice and discuss common challenges to […]

Training

Patient Safety Resources

Infection Control

Medication Safety

Shop Talks (NHSN)

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Order My Medication Bag to Prevent Adverse Drug Events

Adverse drug events (ADEs) account for millions of physician office and emergency room visits every year. The My Medication Bag helps to prevent those events by giving patients a simple way to keep all their medications in one place, and all of their physicians on the same page.

**At this time, Med Bags are NOT being shipped. Please check back for updates.