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2023 #GetVaccinated Toolkit
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) created this toolkit to help long-term care providers encourage and facilitate vaccinations among their residents and staff.
Web link    Date Added: 10/23/2023    Date Last Modified: Oct 23 2023 3:38PM  
AHCA 2023 #GetVaccinated Toolkit
The American Health Care Association's (AHCA) 2023 #GetVaccinated Toolkit is a comprehensive resource that includes Medicare billing guidance and a reimbursement guide in addition to clinical resources.
Web link    Date Added: 12/07/2023    Date Last Modified: Dec 12 2023 3:09PM  
CDC Recommends Updated 2024-2025 COVID-19 and Flu Vaccines for Fall/Winter Virus Season
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend the updated 2024-2025 COVID-19 vaccines and the updated 2024-2025 flu vaccines to protect against severe COVID-19 and flu this fall and winter. It is safe to receive COVID-19 and flu vaccines at the same visit.
Web link    Date Added: 07/09/2024    Date Last Modified: Jul 9 2024 10:25AM  
CDC's COVID-19 Bridge Access Payment Program
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Bridge Access Program provides no-cost COVID-19 vaccines to adults without health insurance and adults whose insurance does not cover all COVID-19 vaccine costs. Find locations and other resources at this link.
Web link    Date Added: 10/11/2023    Date Last Modified: Oct 11 2023 1:46PM  
CDC's On-Demand Immunization Education and Training
The Centers for Disease Controland Prevention (CDC) provides a series of on-demand videos providing an overview of vaccination principles, general best practices, immunization strategies, and specific information about vaccine-preventable diseases and the vaccines that prevent them. Continuing education available for each event.
Web link    Date Added: 07/17/2020    Date Last Modified: Jul 17 2020 2:01PM  
Fishbone Diagram - Influenza Example
Use this fishbone diagram to help your organization conduct a root cause analysis. This document is a draft of suggestions and must be modified by the facility team to ensure they reflect their QI work.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/16/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 16 2022 11:20AM  
Fishbone Diagram - Pneumonia Example
Use this pneumonia example fishbone diagram to help your organization conduct a root cause analysis. This document is a draft of suggestions and must be modified by the facility team to ensure they reflect their QI work.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/19/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 16 2022 11:59AM  
Flu Resources
View and share these easy-to-read facts about the flu and flu vaccinations with your patients.
Web link    Date Added: 10/23/2014    Date Last Modified: Oct 23 2014 12:00AM  
Flyer: Is It Allergies or Something Else?
You may be confused about whether your symptoms are truly allergy related, flu or symptoms of an infection like COVID-19. This flyer helps distinguish the differences.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 05/12/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 20 2022 3:46PM  
How Vaccines Are Working
Display this immunizations infographic in facilities to show how vaccines control, eliminate and eradicate disease.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 11/09/2023    Date Last Modified: Nov 9 2023 11:12AM  
Immunization Series Part 1: How to Get a 100% on Influenza Vaccinations
This presentation is from the Sept. 15, 2022, LTC Connect webinar, "Immunization Series Part 1: How to Get a 100% on Influenza Vaccinations."
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/20/2022    Date Last Modified: Jan 18 2023 9:34AM  
Immunizations Toolkit
Nursing facilities can use these flu, pneumonia, COVID-19 and RSV immunization resources for staff, residents and family.
Web link    Date Added: 09/12/2023    Date Last Modified: Sep 8 2023 1:55PM  
Influenza Mini-Toolkit
This mini-toolkit includes influenza vaccine resources for the nursing home team as well as residents and their families.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/03/2021    Date Last Modified: Mar 24 2022 11:18PM  
Long Term Care Infection Control Worksheet
Use this worksheet comprised of both regulatory requirements and best practices in infection prevention and control to help create an improved infection prevention and control program.
Web link    Date Added: 05/19/2020    Date Last Modified: May 19 2020 5:56PM  
LTC Connect: Immunization Series Part 1 – How to Get a 100% on Influenza Vaccinations
This Sept. 15, 2022, LTC Connect recording is the first of a two-part immunization webinar series. This session focuses on influenza vaccinations for residents and staff. Discussion includes the benefits of and recommendations for the influenza vaccine, as well as how nursing facilities can use data to improve vaccination processes and reporting.
Video    Date Added: 09/19/2022    Date Last Modified: Jan 18 2023 9:36AM  
LTC Connect: Immunization Series Part 2 – How to Get a 100% on Pneumonia Vaccinations
This Oct. 20, 2022, LTC Connect recording is the second of a two-part immunization webinar series. This session focuses on pneumonia vaccinations for residents and staff. Discussion includes the benefits of and recommendations for the pneumonia vaccine, as well as how nursing facilities can use data to improve vaccination processes and reporting.
Video    Date Added: 10/25/2022    Date Last Modified: Jan 18 2023 9:25AM  
LTC Connect: Improving Immunization Rates for Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccinations
This Sept. 21 webinar recording explores the benefits of and recommendations for pneumonia and influenza vaccines for residents and staff. Additionally, TMF Quality Innovation Network–Quality Improvement Organization specialists discuss how nursing facilities can use data to improve vaccination processes for tracking and reporting.
Video    Date Added: 10/10/2023    Date Last Modified: Nov 16 2023 9:49AM  
LTC Connect: Keeping Your Residents 'Home' for the Holidays
This Dec. 8, 2022, LTC Connect recording focuses on ways to reduce emergency department visits and readmissions during the holiday season. Discussion includes preventive measures such as influenza, pneumonia and COVID-19 vaccinations.
Video    Date Added: 12/16/2022    Date Last Modified: Dec 16 2022 7:56AM  
LTC Connect: Reducing Hospitalizations Due to Facility-Acquired Infections, Part 2 – : Sepsis and Pneumonia
This April 20, 2023, LTC Connect recording focuses on reducing hospitalizations due to pneumonia and sepsis facility-acquired infections. TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization specialists reviewed pneumonia and sepsis in the nursing home setting and explore how to reduce hospitalizations by creating clinical champions and using advance care planning.
Video    Date Added: 04/24/2023    Date Last Modified: May 1 2023 8:53AM  
Motivational Interviewing Flowchart
This tool can be useful in approaching discussions about vaccinations such as COVID-19, flu, pneumonia, etc.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 10/25/2023    Date Last Modified: Apr 25 2024 8:43AM  
Nursing Home Connect: Sepsis Prevention: Pneumonia
Readmissions linked to sepsis are common and costly. Listen to this May 16, 2024, webinar recording to hear from TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization specialists who discuss key prevention and early detection strategies associated with pneumonia diagnoses.
Video    Date Added: 05/17/2024    Date Last Modified: May 17 2024 1:37PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours — Fall Immunizations Toolkit
In this Sept. 12, 2023, recording, TMF Quality Innovation Network–Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) specialists discuss the importance of the updated COVID-19 vaccine, routine vaccinations for older adults this season and our new immunization resources toolkit.
Video    Date Added: 09/15/2023    Date Last Modified: Oct 27 2023 11:56AM  
Older Adults Are at High Risk for Severe RSV
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), older adults are more likely to develop severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and need hospitalization. Display this flyer in your nursing facility to promote RSV vaccination.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 10/26/2023    Date Last Modified: Oct 26 2023 2:25PM  
Outcomes Table Reporting Template - Influenza Example
Use this tool with the influenza example to help you set up your measures for reporting your quality improvement project. This document is a draft of suggestions and must be modified by the facility team to ensure they reflect their QI work.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/16/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 19 2022 7:31AM  
Outcomes Table Reporting Template - Pneumonia Example
Use this tool with the pneumonia example to help you set up your measures for reporting your quality improvement project. This document is a draft of suggestions and must be modified by the facility team to ensure they reflect their QI work.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/19/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 16 2022 11:58AM  
Pneumonia Mini-Toolkit
This toolkit includes pneumonia vaccine resources for nursing home team members as well as residents and their families.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 02/12/2021    Date Last Modified: Oct 12 2022 10:25AM  
PneumoRecs VaxAdvisor Mobile App
Use this mobile app or web-based application from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help determine which pneumonia vaccine to administer.
Web link    Date Added: 12/08/2023    Date Last Modified: Dec 6 2023 9:02AM  
Podcast: A Person-Centered Journey to Immunity
In this 12-minute audio podcast, TMF's Russell Kohl, MD, chief medical officer and chief operating officer, Clifford Moy, MD, behavioral health medical director, and Melinda Quinn, quality improvement specialist, discuss vaccines as well as some of the hesitancy and resistance some people have. It is an enlightening Q&A that provides important medical perspectives.
Podcast    Date Added: 03/21/2024    Date Last Modified: Mar 21 2024 9:46AM  
QI Plan - Vaccine Example
Use this tool with influenza and pneumonia examples to help your team develop the quality improvement plan based on your root case analysis. This document is a draft of suggestions and must be modified by the facility team to ensure they reflect their QI work.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/16/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 19 2022 7:42AM  
Quality Measure Tip Sheet: Influenza Vaccine – Long & Short Stay
The Quality Measure Tip Sheet provides an overview of the influenza vaccine measure, MDS coding requirements and additional tips and assessment considerations.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/02/2020    Date Last Modified: Jan 15 2021 10:11AM  
Quality Measure Tip Sheet: Pneumonia Vaccine – Long & Short-Stay
This Quality Measures Tip Sheet provides an overview of the pneumonia vaccine measure, MDS coding requirements and additional tips and assessment considerations
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/02/2020    Date Last Modified: Oct 5 2022 10:52AM  
Quality Measure: Percent of Residents Assessed and Appropriately Given the Pneumococcal Vaccine (Short-Stay)
View this video recording to learn more about the Quality Measures (QM) specification for the percent of short-stay residents who were accessed and appropriately given the pneumococcal vaccine. Duration: 13:24
Video    Date Added: 07/29/2021    Date Last Modified: Jul 29 2021 6:12PM  
Quality Measure: Percent of Residents Assessed and Appropriately Given the Seasonal Influenza Vaccine (Short-Stay)
View this video recording to learn more about the Quality Measures (QM) specification for the percent of short-stay residents who were accessed and appropriately given the seasonal influenza vaccine. Duration: 14:52
Video    Date Added: 07/29/2021    Date Last Modified: Jul 29 2021 6:13PM  
Reducing Hospitalizations Due to Facility-acquired Infections, Part 2
This presentation is from the April 20, 2023, LTC Connect webinar, "Reducing Hospitalizations Due to Facility-acquired Infections, Part 2: Sepsis and Pneumonia."
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/19/2023    Date Last Modified: Apr 19 2023 10:20AM  
Remember the 3 Ws for the Holidays (printer-friendly version)
This printable holiday poster reminds readers of the three Ws to keep your season happy and bright - wear a mask, wash your hands and watch your distance.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 12/06/2022    Date Last Modified: Dec 6 2022 2:47PM  
Remember the 3 Ws for the Holidays (web-friendly version)
This web-friendly holiday poster reminds readers of the three Ws to keep your season happy and bright - wear a mask, wash your hands and watch your distance.
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Resident Immunizations Plan of Action
Use this simple planning form when talking with nursing facility residents about immunizations (flu, pneumonia, COVID-19, RSV, shingles).
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 11/10/2023    Date Last Modified: Nov 10 2023 1:58PM  
Respiratory Illness Crossword Puzzle
Print this out for nursing home residents who enjoy crossword puzzles or staff can solve the puzzle online by typing in the PDF.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 12/22/2023    Date Last Modified: Jan 3 2024 3:06PM  
Seniors in Care Facilities Have More Protection Available This Year: CDC Encourages Vaccination Against Flu, COVID-19 and RSV
Older Americans who are not vaccinated are at greater risk of serious illness. Read this press release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advising vaccines to protect older adults against all three fall/winter respiratory illnesses: flu, COVID-19 and RSV.
Web link    Date Added: 01/03/2024    Date Last Modified: Jan 3 2024 3:29PM  
Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide
Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide provides 142 pages of practical information in an easy-to-use format to help you implement or enhance adult immunization services in your health care setting. The guide also includes an abundance of web addresses and references to assist you in staying up-to-date with the most current information. Developed by staff at the Immunization Action Coalition, the Guide had several early reviews for technical accuracy by subject matter experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Vaccine Program Office.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 03/01/2021    Date Last Modified: Feb 26 2021 7:14PM  
Vaccines Are Important for Adults, Too
The effects of many vaccines can wear off over time. For best protection, it is important to stay up to date with vaccines that protect against infectious respiratory diseases during the fall season.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 01/12/2023    Date Last Modified: Jun 8 2024 8:52AM  
Don't Get Sidelined This Fall — Spanish for Puerto Rico
How long are you contagious with flu, COVID-19, pneumonia or RSV? Nursing homes can use this football-themed flyer in Spanish for Puerto Rico to promote reasons for fall immunizations.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/15/2023    Date Last Modified: Sep 15 2023 9:04AM  
How Vaccines Are Working — Spanish for Puerto Rico
Display this immunizations infographic in Spanish for Puerto Rico to show how vaccines control, eliminate and eradicate disease.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 11/30/2023    Date Last Modified: Jan 15 2024 12:56PM  
Resident Immunizations Plan of Action — Spanish for Puerto Rico
Use this simple planning form in Spanish for Puerto Rico when talking with nursing facility residents about immunizations (flu, pneumonia, COVID-19, RSV, shingles).
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 12/05/2023    Date Last Modified: Dec 5 2023 9:48AM  
Vaccines Are Important for Adults, Too — Spanish for Puerto Rico
The effects of many vaccines can wear off over time. For best protection, it is important to stay up to date with vaccines that protect against infectious respiratory diseases during the fall season. Nursing homes can use this flyer in Spanish for Puerto Rico to encourage immunizations.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 10/04/2023    Date Last Modified: Jun 8 2024 8:53AM  
Don't Get Sidelined This Fall — U.S. Spanish
How long are you contagious with flu, COVID-19, pneumonia or RSV? Nursing homes can use this football-themed flyer in U.S. Spanish to promote reasons for fall immunizations.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 09/15/2023    Date Last Modified: Sep 15 2023 9:03AM  
How Vaccines Are Working — U.S. Spanish
Display this U.S. Spanish immunizations infographic in facilities to show how vaccines control, eliminate and eradicate disease.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 11/30/2023    Date Last Modified: Nov 30 2023 4:18PM  
Resident Immunizations Plan of Action — U.S. Spanish
Use this simple planning form in U.S. Spanish when talking with nursing facility residents about immunizations (flu, pneumonia, COVID-19, RSV, shingles).
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 12/05/2023    Date Last Modified: Dec 5 2023 9:46AM  
Vaccines Are Important for Adults, Too — U.S. Spanish
The effects of many vaccines can wear off over time. For best protection, it is important to stay up to date with vaccines that protect against infectious respiratory diseases during the fall season. Nursing homes can use this U.S. Spanish flyer to encourage immunizations.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 10/04/2023    Date Last Modified: Jun 8 2024 8:53AM