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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

Nursing Home Readmission Affinity Group: Root Cause Analysis

March 14, 2024, 1:30pm ET | 12:30pm CT

*CE for Physicians and Nurses Available* *NAB Credits Available* SUMMARY: Have you hit a roadblock during your root cause analysis (RCA) process? Or do you want to enhance your current RCA process? If so, join our RCA Session 2 educational event, where QAPI expert Lynn Wilson, MS, will share helpful tips for RCA success using […]

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.

*As of January 5, 2024, med bags will ONLY be shipped to organizations within the QIN-QIO regions of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

Orders placed after February 1, 2024, will have a delay in shipping until further notice.