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4 Ways to Get Ahead of Sepsis
This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention infographic provides an overview of ways to prevent developing sepsis.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 05/07/2024    Date Last Modified: May 22 2024 12:49PM  
Best Practice Pocket Cards Spread Knowledge
This series of nearly 20 different infection prevention reference cards from the Health Quality Innovation Network can be downloaded and shared with frontline health care staff. Topics include enhanced barrier precautions, personal protective equipment, cleaning and disinfection, and transmission-based precautions.
Web link    Date Added: 04/17/2023    Date Last Modified: May 8 2024 3:29PM  
Get Ahead of Sepsis Educational Materials
Get Ahead of Sepsis is a national educational effort that emphasizes the importance of early recognition, timely treatment, reassessment of antibiotic needs, and prevention of infections. Here are sepsis fact sheets, infographics, posters, brochures and social media content from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Web link    Date Added: 11/21/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 26 2024 3:52PM  
Infection Prevention Word Search
This PDF provides a word search game focused on infection prevention.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/18/2024    Date Last Modified: Apr 18 2024 4:25PM  
June 11: Nursing Home Connect Replay – Sepsis 101
Register to attend this replay of our Nursing Home Connect webinar at a special time this week: Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at 3:30–4:30 p.m. CT. The TMF QIN-QIO is bringing back Jillian Barthelemy, Certified Infection Control (CIC), and colleagues to replay our presentation about nursing home facility infection control procedures — including vaccinations — as a way to prevent sepsis and associated hospital readmissions.
WebEx    Date Added: 05/16/2024    Date Last Modified: May 16 2024 2:23PM  
June 20: Nursing Home Connect – Oral Health to Prevent Sepsis and Pneumonia
Register to attend this Nursing Home Connect webinar on Thursday, June 20, 2024, at 1:30–2:30 p.m. CT. Did you know that having poor oral health could increase risk for developing pneumonia? Join the TMF QIN-QIO’s LaNeidra Williams and Betsy Beard, registered dental hygienists, to learn how proper oral care can protect residents from developing pneumonia and/or sepsis.
WebEx    Date Added: 05/16/2024    Date Last Modified: May 16 2024 2:26PM  
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  
May 2024 Nursing Home Connect Events
The TMF QIN hosts weekly Nursing Home Connect webinars on Thursdays at 1:30 CT. Here are the topics for May 2024, which include a sepsis series. Register now.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/15/2024    Date Last Modified: Apr 15 2024 11:05AM  
Nursing Home Connect: Sepsis 101
Listen to this TMF Quality Innovation Network Nursing Home Connect webinar recording from April 11, 2024, to learn about nursing home facility infection control procedures, including vaccinations, as a way to prevent sepsis and associated hospital readmissions.
WebEx    Date Added: 04/12/2024    Date Last Modified: Apr 12 2024 10:48AM  
Nursing Home Connect: Sepsis Due to Urinary Tract Infections
Listen to this May 2, 2024, Nursing Home Connect webinar recording from the TMF Quality Innovation Network to learn how sepsis develops from a urinary tract infection. Listeners will also learn the symptoms of sepsis, risk factors for developing a sepsis infection and how to diagnosis and treat it, and most importantly, how to prevent a sepsis infection in the first place.
Video    Date Added: 05/06/2024    Date Last Modified: May 6 2024 10:00AM  
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 Connect: Sepsis Prevention: Surgical Site and Wound Infections
Listen to this May 9, 2024, Nursing Home Connect webinar recording to learn how your entire interdisciplinary team can prevent, identify and get ahead of wound infections that can lead to life-threatening sepsis.
Video    Date Added: 05/10/2024    Date Last Modified: May 10 2024 10:45AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Getting Ahead of Sepsis
In this Nov. 15, 2022, recording, TMF QIN-QIO specialists discuss infection control procedures, including COVID-19 vaccinations, as a way to prevent sepsis.
Video    Date Added: 11/21/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 8 2023 4:44PM  
Post-Acute Care Sepsis Early Identification and Treatment Pathway
This post-acute care tool helps caregivers quickly identify the signs and symptoms of sepsis and begin treatment.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/03/2024    Date Last Modified: Apr 18 2024 4:16PM  
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  
SBAR for Sepsis
Use this situation, background, assessment, recommendation (SBAR) tool to enhance caregiver-to-physician communication while discussing a change in a resident's status.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 05/13/2024    Date Last Modified: May 14 2024 9:02AM  
Sepsis Badge Card: Infections and SIRS
Cut out these sepsis badge cards to insert in nursing home staff badge holders.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 05/15/2024    Date Last Modified: May 15 2024 2:19PM  
Sepsis Badge Card: Medical Emergency
Cut out these sepsis badge cards to insert in nursing home staff badge holders.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 05/15/2024    Date Last Modified: May 15 2024 2:18PM  
Sepsis Word Games
This webpage provides downloadable sepsis word game templates for word search, crossword puzzles and unscramble the words.
Web link    Date Added: 04/18/2023    Date Last Modified: Apr 18 2024 4:23PM  
Sepsis: Every Minute Counts (NH)
This flyer helps nursing homes identify sepsis and determine what to do if sepsis is suspected.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 05/22/2024    Date Last Modified: May 22 2024 2:36PM  
Sepsis: What Is It?
This infographic describes what sepsis is and how to respond to this life-threatening condition.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 05/13/2024    Date Last Modified: May 13 2024 6:30AM  
Think Sepsis Quick Reference Guide
This sepsis quick reference guide provides the clinical signs and symptoms of infection in nursing residents, helping caregivers determine when to call a doctor.
Adobe PDF    Date Added: 04/03/2024    Date Last Modified: Apr 25 2024 8:00PM