Virtual Educational Events

Virtual Educational Events

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Each month, Alliant hosts an array of virtual educational events for Nursing Homes, Community Coalitions, Clinicians, Hospitals, and Medicare Beneficiaries in support of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors (NQIIC) and Quality Payment Program Small, Underserved, and Rural Support (QPP SURS) initiatives and goals.

Registration links and information for events occurring in the next month are listed below. Recordings of previous events and on-demand learning programs are on Alliant’s QIN-QIO YouTube channel.

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QIO States

Readmissions Twitter Chat

Alliant is hosting its first-ever Twitter Chat on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET. The topic will focus on decreasing hospital and facility readmissions. A new question will be tweeted at the top of each hour until 3 p.m. ET. Participate and follow the chat using #ChatWithAlliant

Q1: Sepsis, SDOH and prior hospitalizations are common readmissions causes. What do you think is the number one cause of readmissions? #ChatWithAlliant

Q2: We all have specific areas of readmissions where our facilities can grow. What specific tools/resources/data would you find helpful to reduce readmissions at your facility? #ChatWithAlliant

Q3: Many hospitals and facilities are ramping up their focus on readmissions prevention. Is there a readmissions best practice that your facility is proud of creating? #ChatWithAlliant

Q4: Gaps in caregiver support can increase readmission risk when patients return home from a hospital or facility stay. What is one tactic you plan to implement in the next month to engage patients and care partners in your readmission work? #ChatWithAlliant

June 28, 2022
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. ET
Multi-state

Trauma Informed Care Virtual Training (Part 1)

Join us to learn more about the intersection between trauma and the environment.

Objectives:
• Discuss the widespread impact of trauma
• Understand pathways to recovery
• Recognize the symptoms and signs of trauma in clients, families, and staff
• Integrate trauma awareness into policies, procedures, and practices
• Promote active avoidance of retraumatization

June 28, 2022
1-5 P.M. EST
QIO States

Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) for Opioids

This session will provide participants with information about Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS). It will also provide an overview of REMS and their impact on opioids and opioid prescribing.

At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

1. Define REMS
2. Describe the role of REMS in opioids
3. Examine the impact of REMS on opioid prescribing

June 28, 2022
12:30pm ET | 11:30am CT
Multi-state

Mental Health First Aid Training – June 29, 2022

Register by emailing stacy.hull@allianthealth.org.

Registration is required and space is limited. Upon registering, you will receive an email confirmation and the training link.

Classes fill quickly. Early registration is recommended.

The training consists of two parts:

Part 1: The duration of Part 1 is two (2) hours, includes two (2) sections and is completed independently through a Learning Management System (LMS) called Cornerstone. Components include:

Section 1:

  • Pre-Test/Opinions quiz
  • A self-guided training including a test upon completion. You must pass the Section 1 test to access Part 2 and
    you will be able to review materials and retake the test until you pass.
  • Access to a toolbox that contains a digital copy of the Mental Health First-Aid Manual, a Participant Processing
    Guide and a Self-Care Worksheet template. These documents should be downloaded, and the Participant
    Processing Guide and Self-Care Worksheet should be printed. They will be used during Part 2 and will
    continue to be accessible during the three-year certification period after successfully becoming a mental
    health first-aider.

Section 2:

  • Post Test
  • Evaluation
  • Certificate (Valid for three years)

You MUST complete Part 1, Section 1 no less than 48 hours (2 business days) prior to the scheduled
Part 2 session.

Part 2: Part 2 is a live, instructor led virtual training via Zoom that lasts approximately 5 ½ hours. This interactive training includes a Part 1 review and practical application of the Mental Health First Aid Action Plan with participant activities. Upon completion, the instructor will verify attendance and then Section 2 of  Part 1 will be unlocked, allowing participants to complete the post test, evaluation and obtain their certificate. Participants will receive an email informing them when Section 2 is unlocked and accessible. If you have any questions, please contact Stacy Hull at stacy.hull@allianthealth.org.

June 29, 2022
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
Multi-state

Trauma Informed Care Virtual Training (Part 2)

Join us to learn more about the intersection between trauma and the environment.

Objectives:
• Discuss the widespread impact of trauma
• Understand pathways to recovery
• Recognize the symptoms and signs of trauma in clients, families, and staff
• Integrate trauma awareness into policies, procedures, and practices
• Promote active avoidance of retraumatization

June 29, 2022
1-5 P.M. EST
QIO States

BOOST – The Latest Treatment Options Against Omicron: Therapeutics and More

BOOST Education & Office Hours Event:

Join us for a 30-minute educational presentation followed by a 15-minute interactive discussion hosted by Swati Gaur MD, MBA, CMD, AGSF, Medical Director, Post Acute Care, Northeast Georgia Health System.

*ANCC Contact Hours Awarded*

July 7, 2022
2pm ET | 1pm CT | 11am PT
QIO States

QI/QAPI Learning Series – Bridge the Gap from Theory to Practice

Attendees to the first session will automatically be enrolled in the 12-week series. You must register to attend the July 13th session to attend the full series.

Are you new or someone you know new to a quality improvement (QI) role, considering a role in QI or interested in deepening your understanding of the foundations of QI?

Alliant Health Solutions invites you to participate in a 12-week series of learning and coaching sessions focused on bridging the gap between QI theory and effective improvement strategies to improve safety and healthcare outcomes. The series is designed for individuals new to their role as quality leaders in hospitals, nursing homes or home health agencies, as well as individuals looking for a QI skills update.

Coaching calls will focus on supporting the application of the QI theory to organizational operations. Participants will actively engage in shared learning and relationship building with quality improvement peers across the healthcare continuum.

July 13, 2022
3pm ET | 2pm CT | 12pm PT
HQIC States

HQIC Monthly Office Hours – Infection Prevention (IP) Chats | July 27, 2022

IP Chats are monthly networking events to build knowledge, share experience, and provide support for hospital infection preventionists.

Please register for each event individually.

July 27, 2022
2pm ET | 1pm CT | 11am PT
HQIC States

HQIC Monthly Office Hours – Infection Prevention (IP) Chats | Aug. 24, 2022

IP Chats are monthly networking events to build knowledge, share experience, and provide support for hospital infection preventionists.

Please register for each event individually.

August 24, 2022
2pm ET | 1pm CT | 11am PT
HQIC States

HQIC Monthly Office Hours – Infection Prevention (IP) Chats | Sept. 28, 2022

IP Chats are monthly networking events to build knowledge, share experience, and provide support for hospital infection preventionists.

Please register for each event individually

September 28, 2022
2pm ET | 1pm CT | 11am PT
HQIC States

HQIC Monthly Office Hours – Infection Prevention (IP) Chats | Oct. 26, 2022

IP Chats are monthly networking events to build knowledge, share experience, and provide support for hospital infection preventionists.

Please register for each event individually.

October 26, 2022
2pm ET | 1pm CT | 11am PT

Past

QIO States

Readmissions Twitter Chat

Alliant is hosting its first-ever Twitter Chat on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET. The topic will focus on decreasing hospital and facility readmissions. A new question will be tweeted at the top of each hour until 3 p.m. ET. Participate and follow the chat using #ChatWithAlliant

Q1: Sepsis, SDOH and prior hospitalizations are common readmissions causes. What do you think is the number one cause of readmissions? #ChatWithAlliant

Q2: We all have specific areas of readmissions where our facilities can grow. What specific tools/resources/data would you find helpful to reduce readmissions at your facility? #ChatWithAlliant

Q3: Many hospitals and facilities are ramping up their focus on readmissions prevention. Is there a readmissions best practice that your facility is proud of creating? #ChatWithAlliant

Q4: Gaps in caregiver support can increase readmission risk when patients return home from a hospital or facility stay. What is one tactic you plan to implement in the next month to engage patients and care partners in your readmission work? #ChatWithAlliant

June 28, 2022
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. ET
Multi-state

Trauma Informed Care Virtual Training (Part 1)

Join us to learn more about the intersection between trauma and the environment.

Objectives:
• Discuss the widespread impact of trauma
• Understand pathways to recovery
• Recognize the symptoms and signs of trauma in clients, families, and staff
• Integrate trauma awareness into policies, procedures, and practices
• Promote active avoidance of retraumatization

June 28, 2022
1-5 P.M. EST
QIO States

Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) for Opioids

This session will provide participants with information about Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS). It will also provide an overview of REMS and their impact on opioids and opioid prescribing.

At the conclusion of the session, participants will be able to:

1. Define REMS
2. Describe the role of REMS in opioids
3. Examine the impact of REMS on opioid prescribing

June 28, 2022
12:30pm ET | 11:30am CT
Georgia

Georgia Department of Public Health – Strike Team: Office Hour | June 24, 2022

The Georgia Department of Public Health Strike (& Support) Team Office Hour will consist of a regularly scheduled monthly webinar for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) as well as SNF medical directors are. This is your opportunity to come and learn, share, vent and more!

Each month we provide updates on infection prevention, clinical protocols and ideas for new tools and resources. This is your chance is to access subject matter experts on infection control and clinical practice in long term care.

Come prepared to pose your questions to subject matter experts and learn from your peers about their best practices and their barriers.

Objective:
– Water surveillance/invite GA DPH coordinator in charge

June 24, 2022
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET
QIO States

BOOST Education & Office Hours Event | 6.23.22

BOOST Education & Office Hours Event: 

Join  Matthew Burnette, from GayCo Healthcare, to learn more about administering, storing, and recording COVID vaccinations in the nursing home!

*ANCC Contact Hours Awarded*

June 23, 2022
2pm ET | 1pm CT | 11am PT
HQIC States

HQIC LAN – Moving Forward Using Lessons Learned to Prevent Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI)

Join Us for Part Two of the Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) Learning & Action Network Series

Preventing CLABSI remains a national patient safety priority given its associated harms of increased hospital length of stay, costs, morbidity and a 12–25 % mortality rate. Recent studies have shown that during the COVID-19 pandemic many hospitals experienced a significant increase in their CLABSI rates.

This dynamic webinar will feature proactive strategies and tools for preventing all-cause harm related to CLABSI and sharing of a hospitals success with engaging leaders, providers and front-line staff in a hospital-wide initiative to drive down device utilization, increase bundle compliance and improve outcomes.

June 23, 2022
1 p.m. ET | 12 p.m. CT | 10 a.m. PT
QIO States

Tampa General Hospital PFAC; Enhancing Inclusion of the Patient and Care Partner Voice to Reduce Readmissions

Readmissions on the rise? Learn from a Patient Advisory Coordinator and a Patient and Family Advisor strategies and project ideas for engaging patient and family advisors in readmission prevention and reduction initiatives.

At the conclusion of the sessions, participants will be able to:

1. Define and understand the importance of patient voice inclusion – specifically involving an organized Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) in decisions involving patient-facing materials and processes
2. Learn specific ways PFAC involvement can contribute to readmission reduction in hospital settings

June 23, 2022
12:30pm ET | 11:30am CT
HQIC States

HQIC Monthly Office Hours – Infection Prevention (IP) Chats | June 22, 2022

IP Chats are monthly networking events to build knowledge, share experience, and provide support for hospital infection preventionists.

Please register for each event individually.

June 22, 2022
2pm ET | 1pm CT | 11am PT
Multi-state

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training – June 20, 2022

– THIS TRAINING IS OFFERED AT NO COST –

Registration is required. Space is limited to 35 participants. Upon registering, you will receive an email
confirmation and the training link.
Classes fill quickly. Early registration is recommended.

About this Event
This 1.5 hour on-line interactive instructor led training will provide a comprehensive three-step approach
everyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.
The three steps include:

  1. Questioning the individual’s desire or intent regarding suicide
  2. Persuading the person to seek and accept help
  3. Referring the person to appropriate resources.

Just as people learn CPR and the Heimlich maneuver which helps save thousands of lives each year, people
trained in QPR can do the same by learning how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to
respond.

Trainees will receive a digital QPR booklet and the training is delivered by a certified QPR gatekeeper
instructors.

One (1) continuing education unit (CEU) through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) will be
available for attending the session. You must attend the entire session to receive the CEU. Email
QPRTraining@allianthealth.org if you have any questions.

June 20, 2022
3-4:30 p.m. EST / 2:2:30 p.m. EST
Georgia

Georgia Department of Public Health – Strike Team: Office Hour | June 17, 2022

The Georgia Department of Public Health Strike (& Support) Team Office Hour will consist of a regularly scheduled monthly webinar for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) as well as SNF medical directors are. This is your opportunity to come and learn, share, vent and more!

Each month we provide updates on infection prevention, clinical protocols and ideas for new tools and resources. This is your chance is to access subject matter experts on infection control and clinical practice in long term care.

Come prepared to pose your questions to subject matter experts and learn from your peers about their best practices and their barriers.

Objective:
– Water surveillance/invite GA DPH coordinator in charge

June 17, 2022
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET