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

Give the Boost a Shot: What does it mean to be up-to-date?

What does it mean to be up-to-date?

*ANCC Contact Hours Awarded*

October 6, 2022
2pm ET | 1pm CT | 12 MT
QIO States

Adverse Drug Event Series – Opioids in Nursing Home Residents

Dr. Swati Gaur, MD
Medical Director
New Horizons Long Term Care Facilities

October 11, 2022
2pm ET | 1pm CT
QIO States

Session Two: Clostridioides difficile – Treatment Update and Antibiotic Stewardship Interventions

The 2019 CDC Threat Report lists Clostridioides difficile (C. difficile) as an urgent threat. There were an estimated 12,800 deaths due to C. difficile in the US in 2017. C. difficile infection (CDI) affects thousands of people each year; and infections are more common and tend to be more severe in older people. Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing puts patients at risk for CDI. It is the most common healthcare-associated infection. This presentation will summarize the recent treatment updates and risk factors associated with C. difficile infection.

October 12, 2022
1pm ET | 12pm CT | 11am MT
QIO States

Reducing Facility-Associated Infections and Hospitalizations Related to UTI, Sepsis, Pneumonia and COVID-19

This session will review evidence-based interventions to prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in nursing home residents, appropriate tests and treatments for UTIs, and quality improvement resources to support UTI prevention activities in nursing homes.

October 19, 2022
1pm ET | 12pm CT | 11am MT
Georgia

Georgia Department of Public Health – Strike Team: Office Hour | October 21, 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.

October 21, 2022
11am - 12pm ET
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
HQIC States

Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Prevention in Action: Strategies from the Field | Oct. 27, 2022

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) show a significantly higher incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) in 2021 compared to 2019. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, prevention of CAUTIs remains a patient safety priority in hospitals to reduce patient harm and costs and improve outcomes.

This presentation will feature real world examples of effective CAUTI prevention strategies shared by Alaska Native Medical Center and Campbell County Health infection prevention leaders. Our speakers will share their experiences developing staff education, optimizing surveillance, engaging physician champions and much more!

October 27, 2022
1pm ET | 12pm CT | 11am MT | 10am PT
Georgia

Georgia Department of Public Health – Strike Team: Office Hour | October 28, 2022

Join us for the Georgia Department of Public Health Strike & Support Team Office Hours.

This session is for non-skilled nursing facilities (non-SNFs). Office hours are your opportunity to come and learn, share, vent and more!

Find out 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.

October 28, 2022
11am - 12pm ET
QIO States

Nursing Home Immunization Affinity Group – 11.2.22

Influenza, pneumococcal and COVID vaccines are proven to reduce death and hospitalization among nursing home residents. Many factors influence vaccine acceptance including perceptions about vaccine safety and flu severity, concerns about side effects and health equity with rates often varying by factors such as resident age, race, facility type and location. This series is designed to share best practices for root cause analysis of rates, increasing facility vaccination rates and collaboration with community partners to increase overall community immunization rates.

November 2, 2022
2pm ET | 1pm CT
QIO States

Adverse Drug Event Series – Opioids in Nursing Home to Home Transitions

Madison McRainey, PharmD
Transitions of Care Pharmacist
McNeill’s Pharmacy

November 9, 2022
2pm ET | 1pm CT
QIO States

Nursing Home Immunization Affinity Group – 11.16.22

Influenza, pneumococcal and COVID vaccines are proven to reduce death and hospitalization among nursing home residents. Many factors influence vaccine acceptance including perceptions about vaccine safety and flu severity, concerns about side effects and health equity with rates often varying by factors such as resident age, race, facility type and location. This series is designed to share best practices for root cause analysis of rates, increasing facility vaccination rates and collaboration with community partners to increase overall community immunization rates.

November 16, 2022
2pm ET | 1pm CT
HQIC States

Alliant HQIC Cohort Celebration

It’s time to celebrate! Join this exciting presentation and discussion to learn how hospitals improved their processes and outcomes during their six-month cohort participation. Each cohort reviewed data and implemented improvements based on the most effective interventions among HQIC enrolled hospitals. Hospital cohorts began in May/June and included the following patient safety topics:

  • Readmissions and Health Equity
  • Adverse Drug Events (ADEs)
  • CAUTI/CLABSI
  • MRSA
  • Sepsis
November 30, 2022
1pm ET | 12pm CT | 11am MT

Past

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 LAN – Keep Calm and Prevent CAUTI and CLABSI | Sept. 27, 2022

OVERVIEW:

Data from the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) show a significantly higher incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) and central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in 2021 compared to 2019. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, prevention of CAUTIs and CLABSIs remains a patient safety priority in hospitals to reduce patient harm and costs and improve outcomes.

Join this exciting presentation and discussion to learn how Northeast Alabama Regional Medical Center changed its healthcare-associated infection (HAI) review process from one person to a group of clinical and health care professionals, resulting in better outcomes in CAUTI and CLABSI prevention. This is Part 1 of a two-part series on strategies to prevent CAUTI. Part 2 webinar will be held in October.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
1. Understand how changing the HAI review process resulted in better patient outcomes
2. Gain insight into how the Root Cause Analysis process is used to identify missed opportunities to prevent CAUTI and CLABSI
3. Learn how the team “shops at The Gaps” to implement best practice interventions

September 27, 2022
2pm ET | 1pm CT | 12 MT
Georgia

Georgia Department of Public Health – Strike Team: Office Hour | September 23, 2022

Join us for the Georgia Department of Public Health Strike & Support Team Office Hours.

This session is for non-skilled nursing facilities (non-SNFs). Office hours are your opportunity to come and learn, share, vent and more!

Find out 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.

September 23, 2022
11am - 12pm ET
QIO States

Give the Boost a Shot Event | 9.22.22

Give the Boost a Shot: Flu, Pneumonia and COVID Vaccines – Oh My!

*ANCC Contact Hours Awarded*

September 22, 2022
2pm ET | 1pm CT | 12 MT
QIO States

Learn Steps You Can Take To Reduce Dialysis Readmissions and Emergency Department Visits

SUMMARY:
Hear first-hand the real experiences of a patient and learn techniques from an ESRD expert that will improve the transition experience across health care settings and the continuum of care. Use what you hear in this session to analyze and improve your care transitions.

THE LEARNER WILL BE ABLE TO:
1. Know and understand mitigation strategies that will reduce readmission and ED visit rates.
2. Learn patient perspectives on tactics to improve the patient and care partner transfer experience.

USE TOMORROW:
Analyze your handoff process for dialysis patients across the continuum of care.

September 22, 2022
12:30pm ET | 11:30am CT
QIO States

Nursing Home Patient Safety Series: Reducing Facility Associated Infections and Hospitalizations Related to UTI, Sepsis, Pneumonia, and COVID-19

September 21, 2022
2pm ET | 1pm CT
Georgia

Georgia Department of Public Health – Strike Team: Office Hour | September 16, 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.

September 16, 2022
11am - 12pm ET
QIO States

Adverse Drug Event Series – Opioids in Hospital to Nursing Home Transitions

Dr. Steve Levenson, MD

Pain in Transition: Appropriate and Effective Pain Management With Opioids

September 14, 2022
2pm ET | 1pm CT
QIO States

Affinity Group Event: Patient Safety-CDI in NHs

September 14, 2022
1pm ET | 12pm CT | 11am MT
QIO States

Give the Boost a Shot Event | 9.1.22

Give the Boost a Shot: BINGO! – Activity and Meal Guidance During Outbreaks

*ANCC Contact Hours Awarded*

September 1, 2022
2pm ET | 1pm CT | 12 MT