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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Georgia

Georgia Department of Public Health Strike & Support Team Office Hours (PCH/ALF)

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.

**Now on Zoom*

January 27, 2023
11am - 12pm ET
QIO States

February 2023 Shop Talk

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).

**NOW ON ZOOM**

*ANCC Contact Hours & NAB Credits Awarded*

February 16, 2023
2pm ET | 1pm CT
QIO States

Patient Safety Series – Opioid ADEs in Nursing Homes – Pain Management in the Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Setting: Clinical Practice Guidelines Overview

SUMMARY:
Dr. Levenson chaired the workgroup responsible for writing the guidelines. He will be highlighting the guideline’s important questions and steps while incorporating real life patient cases. Additionally, Dr. Levenson will incorporate information from the newly released 2022 CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines.

THE LEARNER WILL BE ABLE TO:
1. Identify pain issues that arise in patients commonly seen in post-acute and long-term care settings.
2. Understand the different sections of the guideline and how the sections proceed along the steps of the clinical process.
3. Discuss challenging pain issues as responsibilities and capabilities of the staff and practitioners and how to best address expectations.

February 22, 2023
2pm ET | 1pm CT
HQIC States

A Practical Guide for Advancing Health Equity – HQIC LAN

OVERVIEW:
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges and intensified systemic health disparities that have pushed the conversation around health equity from “why is this important?” to “how do we do this?” Based on regulatory requirements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and The Joint Commission (TJC), hospitals have a critical opportunity to be at the forefront of building more resilient communities and addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) across readmissions, chronic diseases, and other patient harm areas. This session will highlight best practices and examples for successfully implementing health equity strategies within hospital settings. Rosa Abraha, MPH, Alliant HQIC’s health equity lead, will address frequently asked questions from hospitals and engage in a discussion with participants.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
1. Discuss a model for embedding a health equity champion to meet the current regulatory requirements.
2. Describe how to expand on the collection of Race, Ethnicity and Language (REaL) data and begin to analyze health-related social needs, e.g., health literacy, transportation needs, food insecurity etc.
3. Discuss a framework for community and hospital partnership to advance health equity needs and improve patient outcomes.

February 28, 2023
1pm ET | 12pm CT
QIO States

March 2023 Shop Talk

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).

**NOW ON ZOOM**

*ANCC Contact Hours & NAB Credits Awarded*

March 16, 2023
2pm ET | 1pm CT
HQIC States

HQIC Infection Prevention Chats | April 26, 2023

IP Chats are quarterly networking events to build knowledge, share experience and provide support for hospital infection preventionists. Have questions or ideas for content? Contact Amy Ward at Amy.Ward@Allianthealth.org.

Alliant HQIC developed a series of bite-sized learnings to assist hospital infection preventionists with some of their most frequently asked questions regarding the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) database. Topics include:

• NHSN New User Introduction
• Adding, Assigning Rights and Deactivating Users in NHSN
• Location Mapping and NHSN Training
• NHSN Annual Survey and Monthly Reporting Plans
• LabID Reporting

April 26, 2023
2pm ET | 1pm CT

Past

Georgia

Georgia Department of Public Health Strike & Support Team Office Hours (PCH/ALF)

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.

**Now on Zoom*

January 27, 2023
11am - 12pm ET
QIO States

Leveraging Technology to Support Safer Transitions of Care

SUMMARY:
Post-hospital contact with a primary care team is an established pillar of safe transitions. The prevailing model of telephone outreach is usually limited in scope and operationally burdensome. In this session, Eric Bressman, MD, MSHP, Fellow, National Clinician Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania and Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center will share learnings from a study to evaluate use of an automated text message-based program to reduce hospitalizations and emergency department visits.

IN THIS SERIES, ATTENDEES WILL:
1. Learn how an automated hovering strategy can help taper the cliff drop in medical supervision when patients are discharged to home.
2. Understand how the availability of telemedicine after discharge can improve access to care and promote equity.

**NOW ON ZOOM**

*ANCC Contact Hours & NAB Credits Awarded*

January 26, 2023
12:30pm ET | 11:30am CT
QIO States

Patient Safety Series – Opioid ADEs in Nursing Homes – Pain Management in the Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Setting: Clinical Practice Guidelines Overview

SUMMARY:
Dr. Levenson chaired the workgroup responsible for writing the guidelines. He will be highlighting the guideline’s important questions and steps while incorporating real life patient cases. Additionally, Dr. Levenson will incorporate information from the newly released 2022 CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines.

THE LEARNER WILL BE ABLE TO:
1. Identify pain issues that arise in patients commonly seen in post-acute and long-term care settings.
2. Understand the different sections of the guideline and how the sections proceed along the steps of the clinical process.
3. Discuss challenging pain issues as responsibilities and capabilities of the staff and practitioners and how to best address expectations.

January 25, 2023
2pm ET | 1pm CT
HQIC States

HQIC Infection Prevention Chats | Jan. 25, 2023

IP Chats are quarterly networking events to build knowledge, share experience and provide support for hospital infection preventionists. Have questions or ideas for content? Contact Amy Ward at Amy.Ward@Allianthealth.org.

Alliant HQIC developed a series of bite-sized learnings to assist hospital infection preventionists with some of their most frequently asked questions regarding the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) database. Topics include:

• NHSN New User Introduction
• Adding, Assigning Rights and Deactivating Users in NHSN
• Location Mapping and NHSN Training
• NHSN Annual Survey and Monthly Reporting Plans
• LabID Reporting

January 25, 2023
2pm ET | 1pm CT
Georgia

Georgia Department of Public Health Strike & Support Team Office Hours

Join us for the Georgia Department of Public Health Strike (& Support) Team Office Hours. These sessions will consist of a regularly scheduled monthly webinar for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) as well as SNF medical directors. Office hours are your opportunity to come and learn, share, vent and more! Each month we will have 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.

**Now on Zoom**

January 20, 2023
11am - 12pm ET
QIO States

January 2023 Shop Talk

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).

**Now on Zoom**

*ANCC Contact Hours & NAB Credits Awarded*

January 19, 2023
2pm ET | 1pm CT
QIO States

Nursing Home Patient Safety Series: HAI Affinity Group – Community-Acquired Pneumonia Update

SUMMARY:
This session will review pertinent definitions and categorizations of pneumonia. We will also discuss updates to the guidelines and review an example case.

TARGET AUDIENCE:
Infection Preventionists (IP), Nursing Home leadership, Clinical leadership.

IN THIS SERIES, ATTENDEES WILL LEARN:
New knowledge and tools surrounding the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of facility associated infections including Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s), Sepsis, Pneumonia, and COVID-19.

January 18, 2023
1pm ET | 12pm CT
HQIC States

HQIC Quality Leaders Summit | January 17, 2023

Join this exciting webinar to learn how the Alliant Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor (HQIC) program has improved patient outcomes for our 147 enrolled hospitals in the past two years. This webinar will also focus on patient and family engagement (PFE) and strategies to improve the five structural metrics. Hospitals will present their accomplishments and barriers to restarting and engaging their patient and family advisory councils (PFACS) to improve quality and patient safety. In addition, we will discuss educational and networking opportunities in 2023.

OBJECTIVES:

  1. Review performance to date and, 30-month target goals.
  2. Discuss the five structural metrics for patient and family engagement and opportunities for improvement among the enrolled hospitals.
  3. Learn how hospitals are restarting their patient and family advisory councils (PFAC) after suspending activities during the COVID pandemic.
  4. Discuss upcoming educational and networking opportunities in 2023.
January 17, 2023
1pm ET | 12pm CT
HQIC States

Connecting Your Hospital Culture of Safety to Patient Harm Reduction | Jan. 17, 2023

According to the New England Journal of Medicine in February 2022, the strides made toward improving patient safety were quickly and severely reversed amid the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic that swept the nation indicating that the healthcare system lacks a sufficient resilient safety culture and infrastructure. This has brought to light an opportunity and obligation to reevaluate healthcare safety with an eye toward building a more resilient healthcare delivery system. Successful and sustainable patient safety improvement rests heavily on an organizational culture of patient safety, in which leadership supports systemwide attitudes, actions, teamwork, and technology to reduce the risk of patient harm.

January 17, 2023
3pm ET | 2pm CT
QIO States

Nursing Home Readmission Affinity Group Session 4: Managing Readmission Risk

SUMMARY:
In this session, participants will learn how to use Alliant Health Solution’s Rehospitalization Risk Assessment Tool to identify patients’ risk factors for readmission. We will also review interventions and care planning for these risks. In addition, we will provide tips for implementation and discuss the impact of social determinants of health and implicit bias on readmission risk.

IN THIS SERIES, ATTENDEES WILL:
1. Learn strategies and resources for using a readmission risk tool.
2. Understand how social determinants of health can impact readmission risk.
3. Identify steps to effectively identify and manage acute changes in condition utilizing strategies for CHF and COPD that can be applied to other diagnoses, such as pneumonia and sepsis.

**NOW ON ZOOM**

*ANCC Contact Hours & NAB Credits Awarded*

January 17, 2023
2pm ET | 1pm CT