These six sessions provide nursing home leaders with a set of training materials that they can use to enhance understanding of important concepts and practices that promote antibiotic stewardship and C. difficile prevention, and communication strategies and tools to promote quality and safety. The content for each session was developed as a set of “bite-sized” sections to keep the information, concise, brief, actionable, and customizable. The Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), developed these sessions with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
This assessment provides nursing home leaders with an optional tool to help them determine what resources are necessary to care for residents competently during both day-to-day operations and emergencies. Nursing homes can use this assessment to make decisions about direct care staff needs, as well as their capabilities to provide services to the residents in the facility. This tool can help nursing homes comply with federal regulations to complete a facility assessment. The Quality Innovation Network National Coordinating Center, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), developed the tool.
This Change Package is focused on the successful practices of high performing nursing homes. It was developed from a series of ten site visits to nursing homes across the country and the themes that emerged regarding how they approached quality and carried out their work. The practices in the change package reflect how the nursing homes leaders and direct care staff at these sites shared and described their efforts. The change package is a menu of strategies, change concepts, and specific actionable items that any nursing home can choose from to begin testing for purposes of improving residents’ quality of life and care. This change package is intended for nursing homes participating in the National Nursing Home Quality Care Collaborative, led by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Medicare Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs), to improve care for nursing home residents across the country.