Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI)
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services homepage for QAPI programs, which are critical to improving the quality of life, and quality of care and services delivered in nursing homes.
This Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services step-by-step guide explains how to implement QAPI in nursing homes.
Quality Measure Composite Score
This manual is intended to provide clear guidance about how to use the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) correctly and effectively to help provide appropriate care. (V 1.15; October 2017)
This tip-sheet handout provides an overview of the weight loss quality measure, MDS coding requirements, and more.
This tool will provide you with step-by-step instructions for prioritizing antipsychotic reduction efforts with residents in your facility.
This infographic outlines the five steps to avoid unnecessary antipsychotics from the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative (NNHQCC) Change Package.
This tip sheet will show you how to view your official rehospitalization data by accessing your Certification and Survey Provider Enhanced Reports (CASPER) Confidential Feedback Report.
This tool was created by CMS as a resource document for SNFs containing necessary information for evaluating high risk medications/prevent unnecessary admissions or readmissions. It was designed to be a crosswalk that lists common potentially preventable ADEs, risk factors, triggers, and probes.
General Health Issues
This website provides access to a training module for incontinence management as a means to improve nursing home care.
An examination of the nature and adverse effects of pain and guidelines for improved pain management for nursing home residents.
A directive that provides information to caregivers regarding how the individual has preferred to perform ADLs, sleep preferences, hobbies, former occupation(s).
A fact sheet about how DOT.COM can help address need-driven behaviors in nursing home residents with dementia.
A one-page wheelchair seating assessment to evaluate older adults in wheelchairs.
This website provides access and links to free educational materials that you can use when training your staff and working with your residents and families to reduce falls and physical restraints.
Nursing Home Training Sessions
This site is an introduction to a set of training sessions aimed to provide nursing home leaders with training materials that can be used to enhance understanding of important concepts and practices that promote stewardship and C. difficile prevention, and provide information, tools, and resources...
This session is one of a series of six sessions for nursing homes to support implementation of principles and practices of antibiotic stewarship and prevention and management of C. difficile infections.
South Tampa Health and Rehabilitation Center shares their story about eliminating restraints at their facility.
A three-page case study that summarizes an intervention used to eliminate the use of personal alarms on residents while also reducing falls.
This handout can be utilized to help identify the root cause for the development of a specific resident's pressure ulcer and help identify opportunities for preventing pressure ulcers going forward.
An Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality form for documenting all wound characteristics as well as information on wound treatment and prevention.
This flyer is designed for healthcare organization leaders and focuses on strategies to encourage immunizations among staff members in healthcare settings.
This flyer is designed for healthcare organization leaders and focuses on strategies to encourage immunizations among staff members in long-term care settings.
Facility Assessment Tool
This is an optional template provided for nursing facilities, and if used, it may be modified. Each facility has flexibility to decide the best way to comply with this requirement.
This is a resources list for incontinence management. This document provides a list of resources to support incontinence management for residents living in nursing homes. (updated 7/30/2017)
This handout provides probing questions to aid in safely preventing and managing C. difficile infections.
This National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign (NNHQIC) website is a repository of Clostridium difficile and antibiotic stewardship resources.
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