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Nursing Home Connect: Sepsis 101
Watch this updated TMF Quality Innovation Network Nursing Home Connect webinar recording from June 11, 2024, to learn about nursing home facility infection control procedures, including vaccinations, as a way to prevent sepsis and associated hospital readmissions.
Video    Date Added: 06/13/2024    Date Last Modified: Jun 13 2024 11:56AM  
Nursing Home Connect: Emergency Preparedness – Planning for Natural Disasters
Listen to this June 6, 2024, Nursing Home Connect webinar recording from the TMF Quality Innovation Network where specialists share personal experiences learned from implementing their facilities’ Emergency Preparedness Planning during natural disasters. They also review natural disaster guidelines and helpful tips.
Video    Date Added: 06/11/2024    Date Last Modified: Jun 11 2024 9:40AM  
Nursing Home Connect: Special NHSN Office Hours with the CDC
Listen to this recording as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) long-term care team provides an overview of COVID-19 vaccination reporting, COVID-19 case and hospitalization reporting, and NHSN administrative topics, such as adding/editing users in the application.
Video    Date Added: 05/31/2024    Date Last Modified: Jun 13 2024 8:16AM  
Nursing Home Connect: Emergency Planning 101
Get a detailed overview of the importance of your emergency preparedness plan. Listen to this May 23, 2024, webinar recording to hear from TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization specialists that provide tools, tips and resources to strengthen your plan and tailor it to your facility's needs.
Video    Date Added: 05/30/2024    Date Last Modified: May 30 2024 2:56PM  
Implementing CLAS to Improve Health Equity: Assessing your communication and language assistance efforts to meet CLAS Standards
In this recorded webinar, subject-matter experts from ATW Health Solutions explore how enhanced communication efforts can help your organization meet the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (National CLAS Standards). Among other things, participants in this second CLAS webinar discussed how to assess their organization's success in creating an effective language services program.
Video    Date Added: 05/20/2024    Date Last Modified: May 20 2024 6:28AM  
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 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: Special Office Hours with CDC Specialists
Listen to this April 25, 2024, Nursing Home Connect webinar recording from the TMF Quality Innovation Network where specialists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) instruct on the latest guidance for COVID-19 vaccination policy, treatment options and more.
Video    Date Added: 04/29/2024    Date Last Modified: Apr 30 2024 8:17AM  
Nursing Home Connect: Nursing Home Tips for Success
Listen to this April 18, 2024, Nursing Home Connect webinar recording from the TMF Quality Innovation Network to find out how facilities have overcome challenges implementing quality improvement systems. Learn from peers who have achieved success with resident and staff COVID-19 vaccination rates and learn how to successfully report data in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
Video    Date Added: 04/22/2024    Date Last Modified: Apr 30 2024 8:25AM  
Nursing Home Connect: Functional Decline after COVID-19 Infection
Listen to this TMF Quality Innovation Network Nursing Home Connect webinar recording from April 4, 2024, to learn how nursing home staff can identify symptoms of Long COVID and address issues that can lead to functional decline. Listeners can also learn how to minimize impacts and help residents improve.
WebEx    Date Added: 04/08/2024    Date Last Modified: Apr 9 2024 11:06AM  
Nursing Home Connect: The Taste of Satisfaction
In this recorded webinar on March 28, 2024, TMF QIN-QIO specialist Ardis Reed, MPH, RD, LD, CDCES, FADCES, educates why food service staff need to "think outside the box" when meeting residents' nutritional needs. Reed shares ideas that can be adapted by staff in a variety of settings to ensure residents have a happy and healthy dining experience.
WebEx    Date Added: 04/01/2024    Date Last Modified: Apr 1 2024 12:51PM  
Nursing Home Connect: Preventing Adverse Drug Events in Long-Term Care
Listen to this TMF Quality Innovation Network Nursing Home Connect webinar recording from March 21, 2024, to learn how negative impacts can occur from adverse drug events and identify measures that assist in preventing them.
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Nursing Home Connect: NHSN Reporting Made Easy
Listen to this TMF Quality Innovation Network Nursing Home Connect webinar recording from March 14, 2024, to learn specific information about how essential hospitals can take advantage of the Inflation Reduction Act tax credits. This webinar was hosted by the Office of Climate Change and Health Equity.
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Nursing Home Connect: Common F-Tags and How to Avoid Them
This March 7, 2024, Nursing Home Connect webinar recording features TMF quality improvement specialists who reviewed the most frequently identified regulatory concerns (also known as F-tags) cited in nursing homes. Example scenarios and recommendations for quality improvement related to these citations are also provided.
WebEx    Date Added: 03/13/2024    Date Last Modified: Mar 14 2024 2:43PM  
Nursing Home Connect: QAPI Focus – Reducing Hospital Readmissions
In this recorded webinar on Feb. 29, 2024, TMF QIN-QIO specialists provide a Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) refresher with a focus on reducing hospital readmissions. Learn the tried-and-true QAPI principles of collecting and analyzing data, determining goals and objectives, and implementation and monitoring.
WebEx    Date Added: 03/04/2024    Date Last Modified: Mar 4 2024 11:10AM  
Nursing Home Connect: Advance Care Planning
Listen to this TMF Quality Innovation Network Nursing Home Connect webinar recording from Feb. 22, 2024, to hear techniques for discussing a resident's goals and preferences to prepare medical care in a time where they may be unable to make decisions for themselves. This interactive session incorporates case examples and resources that will build confidence for having these hard conversations.
WebEx    Date Added: 02/26/2024    Date Last Modified: Feb 26 2024 9:33AM  
Nursing Home Connect: The Customer Service Experience for Nursing Homes
Listen to this TMF Quality Innovation Network Nursing Home Connect webinar recording from Feb. 15, 2024, to hear the lessons learned by Jonas Schaffer, a third-generation owner/operator of Greenhurst Nursing Center in Charleston, Arkansas. Listeners will understand how customer service is a key tool for resident and family member satisfaction and establishing a happy and successful long-term care culture.
WebEx    Date Added: 02/21/2024    Date Last Modified: Feb 21 2024 8:46AM  
CDC and CMS Present Stories from the Field: Immunization Strategies for Long-Term Care
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) presented a national webinar featuring the TMF QIN-QIO's work with Birchwood of Beeville, Texas, nursing home on Jan. 31, 2024. Hear directly from nursing home teams that developed successful strategies to overcome COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and fatigue, schedule onsite vaccination clinics and address staff turnover.
Video    Date Added: 02/21/2024    Date Last Modified: Feb 21 2024 10:08AM  
Nursing Home Connect: How to Lead Effective Educational Sessions
Leading an effective educational session is crucial for enhancing the skills and knowledge of the health care personnel and staff in your nursing home. Listen to this Feb. 8, 2024, TMF Quality Innovation Network webinar recording to learn how to create and lead engaging and beneficial educational sessions for your nursing home staff.
WebEx    Date Added: 02/09/2024    Date Last Modified: Feb 14 2024 10:50AM  
Nursing Home Connect: COVID-19 Outbreak Response Plan
In this recorded webinar on Feb. 1, 2024, TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) introduces a new COVID-19 Outbreak Response Plan to provide resources and guidance for investigation, contact tracing, containment and cohorting, and educational signage. Learn how to ensure a proper communication chain is executed if an outbreak occurs.
Video    Date Added: 02/05/2024    Date Last Modified: Feb 7 2024 11:48AM  
Nursing Home Connect – Reflect, Reclaim, Recharge: From Collective Trauma to Post-Pandemic Growth
During this Nursing Home Connect webinar recording from Jan. 25, 2024, Susan Wehry, MD, director of AgingME, discusses the physical and mental challenges faced by health care staff since the COVID-19 pandemic. As a nationally recognized geriatric psychiatrist, Dr. Wehry provides lessons and strategies on overcoming those lasting effects.
WebEx    Date Added: 02/02/2024    Date Last Modified: Feb 2 2024 3:17PM  
Nursing Home Connect: Opioid Overload: Rescue or Relief?
This Jan. 18 webinar recording features Vicki Lepant of Rural Health Development and TMF's Behavioral Health Medical Director Clifford Moy, MD, discussing a naloxone rescue in a nursing home and how opioid adverse drug events are contributing to hospital readmissions.
Video    Date Added: 01/19/2024    Date Last Modified: Jan 21 2024 8:47AM  
Nursing Home Connect: 2024 NHSN Refresher
In this recorded debut on Jan. 11, 2024, of our new weekly Nursing Home Connect webinars on Thursdays, TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) specialists teach key components for successful reporting in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) in 2024.
Video    Date Added: 01/15/2024    Date Last Modified: Feb 20 2024 10:09AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours — Facility Spotlight: Holmes County LTC
In this Dec. 19, 2023, recording, learn how Holmes County Long Term Care (LTC) in Durant, Mississippi, used a “vaccine blitz” to double COVID-19 vaccination rates. Simple instructions guide you to increase your facility’s up-to-date rates, too.
Video    Date Added: 12/27/2023    Date Last Modified: Dec 27 2023 2:53PM  
LTC Connect: Surviving the Winter Blues
This Dec. 14, 2023, webinar recording discusses how to notice changes in mood or energy levels in yourself or your residents during the winter. Shorter days and less daylight may trigger a chemical change in the brain, leading to symptoms of depression. This session takes a close look at seasonal affective disorder and how to prepare now to alleviate the symptoms.
Web link    Date Added: 12/20/2023    Date Last Modified: Dec 20 2023 10:34AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours with CDC Experts: Tips for a Healthy Season
In this Dec. 7, 2023, recording, experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveal tips and strategies to increase vaccine uptake for this respiratory virus season, and provide useful infection prevention resources for long-term care facilities.
Video    Date Added: 12/08/2023    Date Last Modified: Dec 8 2023 1:55PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours — Facility Spotlight: Morningside Manor
In this Nov. 28, 2023, recording, learn how Morningside Manor at The Meadows in San Antonio, Texas, used education and vaccine champions to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates.
Video    Date Added: 11/30/2023    Date Last Modified: Nov 30 2023 3:31PM  
LTC Connect: Surviving the Holiday Season: Empowering Family Members in Resident Care Improvement
This Nov. 9 webinar recording explores holiday stressors that can affect your teams, residents and families. Featured speakers Jonas Schaffer, owner/operator of Greenhurst Nursing Center in Arkansas, and Daphne Brown, director of nursing at Ozark Health in Arkansas, discuss how to combat holiday stress and improve overall care. One strategy they share is how to consider grievances as “gifts” and turn them into something wonderful.
Video    Date Added: 11/20/2023    Date Last Modified: Dec 18 2023 9:08AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours — Optimizing Staff Health
In this Oct. 24, 2023, recording, TMF QIN-QIO specialists discuss how nursing home staff can cope with their physical and emotional conditions despite COVID-19 fatigue.
Video    Date Added: 10/27/2023    Date Last Modified: Nov 16 2023 9:51AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours — Care Coordination for Happy Transitions
In this Oct. 10, 2023, recording, TMF QIN-QIO specialists walk through a seamless transition of care, including effective communication of COVID-19 vaccination status.
Video    Date Added: 10/13/2023    Date Last Modified: Nov 16 2023 9:52AM  
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  
Nursing Home Office Hours — Keeping Up with COVID-19 Variants
In this Sept. 26, 2023, recording, TMF QIN-QIO specialists discuss the latest variant classifications, how variants occur, how they are tracked and how COVID-19 therapeutics and vaccines are evolving to adapt to new variants.
Video    Date Added: 10/02/2023    Date Last Modified: Oct 2 2023 3:53PM  
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  
Nursing Home Office Hours — Health Equity and Vaccine Hesitancy
In this Aug. 22, 2023, recording, learn how cultural disparities, generational factors and gender can affect COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. TMF QIN-QIO specialists discuss ways to leverage this information to develop new understandings and design processes to overcome vaccine hesitancy.
Video    Date Added: 08/28/2023    Date Last Modified: Aug 28 2023 9:54AM  
LTC Connect: Fall Reduction and ADLs – Helping to Prevent ED Visits
This Aug. 17, 2023, recording explores how assessing fall risks and improving activities of daily living (ADL) performance can prevent emergency department (ED) visits and hospital readmissions. TMF Quality Innovation Network–Quality Improvement Organization specialists discuss appropriate interventions along with creative strategies that nursing homes can apply right away.
Video    Date Added: 08/24/2023    Date Last Modified: Dec 20 2023 10:30AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours — The Short Story About Long COVID-19
In this Aug. 8, 2023, recording, TMF QIN-QIO specialists discuss the impact of Long COVID on nursing facility residents and review ways to prevent it in your facility.
Video    Date Added: 08/09/2023    Date Last Modified: Aug 9 2023 4:50PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours — Celebrating and Encouraging Staff
In this July 25, 2023, recording, TMF QIN-QIO specialists share ways to celebrate and motivate staff through education and infection prevention.
Video    Date Added: 07/26/2023    Date Last Modified: Jul 26 2023 4:45PM  
LTC Connect: Staff Culture, Stability and Retention
This July 20, 2023, recording discusses promoting a stable work culture and staff retention. TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization specialists explore strategies to increase and sustain retention with a resilient work environment and how to create a space for staff collaboration.
Video    Date Added: 07/25/2023    Date Last Modified: Aug 10 2023 8:51AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours — Using Root Cause Analysis for QAPI Success
In this July 11, 2023, recording, TMF QIN-QIO specialists provide tools and explain how to complete a root cause analysis (RCA) and align QAPI goals with your RCA.
Video    Date Added: 07/13/2023    Date Last Modified: Jul 13 2023 2:40PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours — Enhance Your QAPI Squad
In this June 27, 2023, recording, TMF QIN-QIO specialists present a Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) scenario that focuses on COVID-19 bivalent vaccination rates and highlights the importance of ensuring you have the best members at the table to maximize effectiveness.
Video    Date Added: 06/28/2023    Date Last Modified: Jun 28 2023 1:45PM  
Implementing CLAS to Improve Health Equity: Using patient-centered data to meet CLAS standards
In this recorded one-hour webinar, subject-matter experts from ATW Health Solutions explore how implementing the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (National CLAS Standards) can help advance health equity. In this first of three webinars, viewers will learn why it's important to implement these standards and review the National CLAS Standards' Principal Standard and Themes, with particular attention on Theme 3.
Video    Date Added: 06/26/2023    Date Last Modified: May 20 2024 6:29AM  
LTC Connect: Preventing ED Visits
This June 15, 2023, LTC Connect recording discusses the top reasons for emergency department (ED) visits and how to recognize early changes in condition to minimize risk for nursing home residents. Additionally, a TMF Quality Innovation Network–Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) specialist reviewed strategies to reduce preventable ED visits and to engage residents and their families in the decision-making process.
Video    Date Added: 06/20/2023    Date Last Modified: Jun 21 2023 11:58AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours — COVID-19 Outpatient Therapeutics
The spectrum of medical therapies to treat COVID-19 is rapidly evolving. Listen to this June 6, 2023, recording where TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization specialists discuss which medications are indicated for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in non-hospitalized residents.
Video    Date Added: 06/08/2023    Date Last Modified: Jun 15 2023 9:42AM  
LTC Connect: Readmissions – Early Recognition of Change
This May 18, 2023, LTC Connect recording discusses the top reasons for hospital readmissions and how to recognize early changes in condition to minimize risk for nursing home residents. Additionally, TMF Quality Innovation Network–Quality Improvement Organization specialists review important assessment skills and discuss how early recognition and prevention can potentially decrease emergency department visits and hospital readmissions.
Video    Date Added: 05/22/2023    Date Last Modified: Jun 13 2023 4:11PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours – QAPI Activity Ideas
In this May 2, 2023, recording, TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) specialists provide ways that everyone in your facility can use Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) activities for continuous improvement daily, including a scenario on improving COVID-19 bivalent vaccination rates.
Video    Date Added: 05/03/2023    Date Last Modified: May 3 2023 9:55AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours – COVID-19 Vaccines and Storage
In this April 25, 2023, recording, TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) specialists review proper protocols for storage of COVID-19 bivalent vaccines. We also review tips and best practices for running a successful vaccine clinic.
Video    Date Added: 04/26/2023    Date Last Modified: Apr 26 2023 1:30PM  
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  
Nursing Home Office Hours – Addressing Social Risk Factors
Social risk factors, otherwise known as social determinants of health (SDOH), are nonmedical factors that influence resident outcomes. In this April 18, 2023, recording, ATW Health Solutions discusses screening tools, reimbursement factors and how to embed collecting SDOH data into your daily practices. We also review how these risk factors can affect COVID-19 vaccination status
Video    Date Added: 04/19/2023    Date Last Modified: Apr 20 2023 11:23AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours – Environmental Cleaning Challenges and Tips
In this April 11, 2023, recording, Kate Tyner from the Nebraska Infection Control Assessment and Promotion Program (ICAP) discusses environmental cleaning and disinfection, which often includes directions that are complex for low-literacy staff. Learn solutions to overcome these challenges. This video also includes a regional update on COVID-19 bivalent vaccination rates.
Video    Date Added: 04/13/2023    Date Last Modified: Apr 14 2023 11:35AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours – Spring QAPI Refresher
In this April 4, 2023, recording,TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) specialists demonstrate how Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) principles result in better infection control, including increased COVID-19 bivalent vaccine rates.
Video    Date Added: 04/05/2023    Date Last Modified: Apr 5 2023 8:00AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours – How to Create Compelling Communication Boards
In this March 28, 2023, recording, TMF QIN-QIO specialists reveal the impact visual displays have on improving engagement with facility populations. Learn how communication boards help educate and engage staff, residents and visitors to improve infection
Video    Date Added: 03/31/2023    Date Last Modified: Mar 31 2023 11:03AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours – Ancillary Benefits
In this March 21, 2023, recording, TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) specialists share ideas on how ancillary departments such as housekeeping, dietary, physical therapy and activities can be keys to increasing bivalent vaccination rates. Learn how to empower non-clinical staff to join efforts that may be considered a “clinical” responsibility.
Video    Date Added: 03/29/2023    Date Last Modified: Mar 29 2023 4:02PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours – Facility Spotlight: Jefferson County Nursing Home
In this March 14, 2023, recording, leadership from Jefferson County Nursing Home in Fayette, Mississippi, discusses how they increased resident bivalent vaccination rates by more than 80% and have remained COVID-19 free since August 2022.
Video    Date Added: 03/15/2023    Date Last Modified: Mar 15 2023 5:07PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours – Staffing Solutions to Hire, Retain and Keep Staff Happy
In this March 7, 2023, recording, TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) specialists share best practices regarding nursing home staffing and discuss how vital organizational culture is to staff satisfaction and morale. We also provide an update on regional bivalent vaccination rates.
Video    Date Added: 03/08/2023    Date Last Modified: Mar 8 2023 12:46PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours – Introducing ICARE: Infection Control Advocate and Resident Education
In this Feb. 28, 2023, recording, Diana Cervantes, DrPH, professor at the University of North Texas Center for Older Adults, shares infection prevention and control best practices for respiratory illness outbreaks, including the role of COVID-19 vaccination.
Video    Date Added: 03/01/2023    Date Last Modified: Mar 1 2023 12:25PM  
LTC Connect: Adverse Drug Events
This Feb. 16, 2023, LTC Connect recording focuses on the three commonly prescribed medications that can cause adverse drug events (ADEs) in nursing home residents. TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization specialists reviewed information on anticoagulant, diabetic and opioid medications, BEERS criteria and how ADEs can affect readmission and hospitalization rates.
Video    Date Added: 02/22/2023    Date Last Modified: Feb 22 2023 8:45AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours – NHSN Reporting Update
In this Feb. 21, 2023, recording, TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) specialists demonstrate information in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), including addressing common challenges with up-to-date reporting of COVID-19 vaccinations
Video    Date Added: 02/22/2023    Date Last Modified: Feb 22 2023 9:03AM  
Feb. 14, 2023, NHSN Update
On Feb. 14, 2023, TMF QIN-QIO specialists provided a brief update on reporting in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
Video    Date Added: 02/15/2023    Date Last Modified: Feb 15 2023 1:16PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours – Building Trust Through Trusting Relationships
In this Feb. 14, 2023, recording, TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) specialists share how to build and maintain trust with staff and residents to increase bivalent vaccinations
Video    Date Added: 02/15/2023    Date Last Modified: Feb 15 2023 1:10PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours – Road Map to 100% COVID-19 Up-to-Date Vaccinations: PART 3
In this Feb. 7, 2023, recording, this series finale addresses COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and other barriers. TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) specialists also reveal tips for effective bivalent vaccine campaigns.
Video    Date Added: 02/08/2023    Date Last Modified: Feb 8 2023 12:00PM  
Feb. 7, 2023, NHSN Update
On Feb. 7, 2023, TMF QIN-QIO specialists provided a brief update on reporting in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
Video    Date Added: 02/08/2023    Date Last Modified: Feb 8 2023 12:00PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours – Road Map to 100% COVID-19 Up-to-Date Vaccinations: PART 2
In this Jan. 24, 2023, recording, learn how to leverage your Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) process to motivate staff and residents and ensure accurate reporting in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
Video    Date Added: 01/25/2023    Date Last Modified: Jan 25 2023 11:00AM  
Jan. 24, 2023, NHSN Update
On Jan. 24, 2023, TMF QIN-QIO specialists provided a brief update on reporting in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
Video    Date Added: 01/25/2023    Date Last Modified: Jan 25 2023 11:10AM  
Jan. 10, 2023, NHSN Update
On Jan. 10, 2023, TMF QIN-QIO specialists provided a brief update on reporting in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
Video    Date Added: 01/11/2023    Date Last Modified: Jan 11 2023 12:43PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours – Road Map to 100% COVID-19 Up-to-Date Vaccinations: PART 1
In this Jan. 10, 2023, recording, the TMF QIN-QIO begins a three-part series by reviewing up-to-date information and guiding you in reaching 100% COVID-19 up-to-date vaccinations.
Video    Date Added: 01/11/2023    Date Last Modified: Jan 11 2023 12:46PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours – A QAPI New Year
In this Jan. 3, 2023, recording, the TMF QIN-QIO helps your staff use Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) tools to ensure continuous improvement in COVID-19 bivalent vaccine rates
Video    Date Added: 01/05/2023    Date Last Modified: Jan 5 2023 11:20AM  
Jan. 3, 2023, NHSN Update
On Jan. 3, 2023, TMF QIN-QIO specialists provided a brief update on reporting in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
Video    Date Added: 01/05/2023    Date Last Modified: Jan 5 2023 11:23AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours – Prepare for the Winter Wave
In this Dec. 27, 2022, recording, the TMF QIN-QIO provides updates and guidance for the challenges of winter in nursing facilities, including concerning viruses and new COVID-19 variants, up-to-date vaccinations, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in older adults.
Video    Date Added: 01/03/2023    Date Last Modified: Jan 3 2023 9:55AM  
Dec. 27, 2022, NHSN Update
On Dec. 27, 2022, TMF QIN-QIO specialists provided a brief update on reporting in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)
Video    Date Added: 01/03/2023    Date Last Modified: Jan 3 2023 9:56AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours – Facility Spotlight: Good Shepherd Lutheran Home
In this Dec. 20, 2022, recording, learn how Good Shepherd Lutheran Home worked with the TMF QIN-QIO to achieve nearly 100% COVID-19 vaccination rates for their residents.
Video    Date Added: 12/22/2022    Date Last Modified: Dec 22 2022 7:30AM  
Dec. 20, 2022, NHSN Update
On Dec. 20, 2022, TMF QIN-QIO specialists provided a brief update on reporting in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
Video    Date Added: 12/22/2022    Date Last Modified: Dec 22 2022 7:42AM  
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  
Dec. 13, 2022, NHSN Update
On Dec. 13, 2022, TMF QIN-QIO specialists provided a brief update on reporting in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).
Video    Date Added: 12/15/2022    Date Last Modified: Dec 15 2022 8:05AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours – Facility Spotlight: Ponderosa Villa
In this Dec. 13, 2022, recording, learn how Ponderosa Villa got up to date with the bivalent COVID-19 booster the first week it was available.
Video    Date Added: 12/15/2022    Date Last Modified: Dec 15 2022 8:46AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: To Test or Not to Test?
This fall the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated COVID-19 testing recommendations that coincided with the new bivalent boosters. In this Nov. 29, 2022, recording, TMF QIN-QIO specialists review these recommendations and provide updates.
Video    Date Added: 12/02/2022    Date Last Modified: Dec 2 2022 7:00AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Cognitive Impairments and COVID-19
In this Nov. 22, 2022, recording, TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) specialists provide information on caring for residents with cognitive impairments while keeping them safe.
Video    Date Added: 11/30/2022    Date Last Modified: Nov 30 2022 10:27AM  
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  
LTC Connect: Mental Health and Wellness Check-in
This Nov. 10, 2022, LTC Connect recording focuses on mental health and wellness. Monika Maxwell, RN, TeamSTEPPS master trainer, discusses how to recognize the signs of mental health struggles, identify potential causes and empower individuals to be proactive in caring for their mental wellness..
Video    Date Added: 11/14/2022    Date Last Modified: Nov 14 2022 1:05PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: COVID-19 Considerations for Residents with Diabetes
In this Nov. 8, 2022, recording, TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) specialists provide an update on treatments, precautions and vaccine recommendations, specifically for residents with diabetes.
Video    Date Added: 11/09/2022    Date Last Modified: Nov 9 2022 8:15AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: QAPI Land Demonstration
In our recent Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) During COVID-19 series, we introduced a fun tool called QAPI Land. In this Nov. 1, 2022, recording, TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) specialists show you how to engage your staff and track progress with this tool to improve COVID-19 vaccine and booster rates.
Video    Date Added: 11/02/2022    Date Last Modified: Nov 2 2022 8:00AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Holiday Prep – Update Visitation Policies
In this Oct. 18, 2022, recording, TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) specialists discuss ways to ensure that everyone has the recommended COVID-19 boosters and are taking the right precautions to help keep staff and residents safe during the busy visitor season.
Video    Date Added: 10/25/2022    Date Last Modified: Oct 25 2022 5:14PM  
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  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Up to Date Fall Vaccinations
The fall season brings new information regarding COVID-19 boosters, flu and pneumonia vaccines, and many more immunizations. What is “up to date” now? In this Oct. 11, 2022, recording, TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) specialists provide the latest guidance and a brief update on National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) reporting. Download the PDF handout at https://tmfnetworks.org/link?u=b91be5.
Video    Date Added: 10/12/2022    Date Last Modified: Oct 12 2022 7:20AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Motivational Interviewing Series Finale
This Oct. 4, 2022, recording closes out the TMF QIN-QIO series on Motivational Interviewing with developing a plan for change. COVID-19 vaccination decisions must be followed up with a plan that details goals, barriers and solutions, and breaks the action into small steps. TMF specialists provide practical tools to help accomplish this. Download the PDF handout at https://tmfnetworks.org/link?u=037704.
Video    Date Added: 10/05/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 25 2024 8:45AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Motivational Interviewing Session 3
This Sept. 27, 2022, recording discusses how to manage resistance to change. You will learn skills to help others get unstuck, clarify values, explore the pros and cons of tough decisions, and create “change talk.” These easy-to-use tactics can help gain COVID-19 vaccine acceptance. Download the PDF handout at https://tmfnetworks.org/link?u=10bba4.
Video    Date Added: 10/03/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 25 2024 8:47AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Motivational Interviewing Session 2
In this Sept. 20, 2022, recording, TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) specialists teach basic communication skills to quickly build trust and rapport, enabling you to understand motivation and all the factors making change difficult. Viewers also learn how to apply these concepts to conversations about COVID-19 vaccines and boosters. Download the PDF handout at https://tmfnetworks.org/link?u=fefffb.
Video    Date Added: 09/21/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 25 2024 8:47AM  
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  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Motivational Interviewing Session 1
This Sept. 13, 2022, recorded event begins a four-session series focused on Motivational Interviewing. TMF QIN-QIO specialists share a variety of tools and strategies to help you evoke people’s priorities, experiences and ideas for behavior change, including exploring COVID-19 vaccine acceptance.
Video    Date Added: 09/14/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 25 2024 8:48AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: QAPI During COVID-19 Series Finale – Self-Assessment and Success Stories
This Sept. 6, 2022, session wraps up the TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization’s (QIN-QIO) Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) series with a self-assessment guide. TMF specialists walk you through a sample assessment based on improving COVID-19 booster rates.
Video    Date Added: 09/06/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 6 2022 3:55PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: QAPI During COVID-19 Series 5 – Q&A and Sharing a Successful Plan
This Aug. 30, 2022, recording of the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) series begins with a discussion on strategies to help boost nursing home vaccine rates with short-stay residents. Then a panel of TMF QIN-QIO specialists answer questions related to nursing home challenges with COVID-19 and vaccinations
Video    Date Added: 08/31/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 6 2022 1:10PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: QAPI During COVID-19 Series 4: Use Data to Drive Decisions
In this Aug. 23, 2022, recording of the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) series, TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization consultants illustrate how to gather data from Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles to decide if you will adapt, adopt or abandon your tests of change. Listeners will also learn how to communicate your findings to leadership and set your change in action.
Video    Date Added: 08/24/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 6 2022 1:11PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: QAPI During COVID-19 Series 3 – Implement Plan and Measure Progress
In this Aug. 16, 2022, recording of the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) series, learn how to develop SMART goals to advance your change efforts to improve COVID-19 booster acceptance. The TMF Quality Improvement Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) guides you in creating a successful plan using proven performance improvement tools, and in determining process, outcome and balancing measures to track your progress. Download the PDF handout at https://bit.ly/QII8-16-22.
Video    Date Added: 08/17/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 6 2022 1:11PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: QAPI During COVID-19 Series 2: Problem-Solving Tools
In this Aug. 9, 2022, recording of the Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) series, the TMF QIN-QIO reviews continuous improvement tools that help nursing homes identify the source problem and potential solutions affecting COVID-19 booster acceptance. We discuss tools such as root cause analysis (RCA), the Five Whys Tool, and a fishbone diagram. Download the PDF handout at https://bit.ly/QII8-9-22.
Video    Date Added: 08/10/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 6 2022 1:12PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: QAPI During COVID-19 Series Kickoff
In this Aug. 2, 2022, webinar recording, the TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) kicks off a series explaining Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) tools, methods and applications, and how to incorporate them into your daily nursing home operations.Download the PDF handout at https://bit.ly/QII8-2-22.
Video    Date Added: 08/03/2022    Date Last Modified: Sep 6 2022 1:12PM  
LTC Connect: Infection Control Practices and Compliance
This July 21 LTC Connect recording features TMF QIN-QIO subject-matter experts reviewing hand hygiene protocols and proper procedures for donning and doffing personal protective equipment. They also discuss targeted COVID-19 training from CMS for management and frontline staff, including vaccination system preparation.
Video    Date Added: 07/28/2022    Date Last Modified: Jan 18 2023 9:41AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Engaging Family in Medical Decision Making
In this July 26, 2022, webinar recording, the TMF Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO) discusses how some facilities have developed creative ways to maintain open communication with residents and their families and encouraged COVID-19 vaccine acceptance. Download the PDF handout at https://bit.ly/QII7-26-22.
Video    Date Added: 07/28/2022    Date Last Modified: Jul 28 2022 10:00AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Updates on NHSN Reporting, COVID-19 Boosters and Vaccines
In this July 12, 2022, webinar recording, TMF QIN-QIO provides an update on the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) reporting requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters, as well as the latest recommendations. Download the PDF handout at https://bit.ly/QII7-12-22.
Video    Date Added: 07/13/2022    Date Last Modified: Jul 13 2022 9:05AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: A Retrospective of Top COVID-19 Response Strategies
In this July 5, 2022, webinar recording, we spotlight the best ideas that we have found this year to overcome daily challenges with COVID-19 and vaccinations in nursing facilities. Download the PDF handout at https://bit.ly/QII7-5-22.
Video    Date Added: 07/06/2022    Date Last Modified: Jul 6 2022 12:30PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: COVID-19 Vaccinations and Health Equity
In this June 28, 2022, webinar recording, TMF Quality Innovation Network's (QIN) behavioral health medical director Clifford Moy, MD, leads a discussion about health equity in the provision of COVID-19 vaccinations, and reviews the concepts and definitions of this topic as it applies to nursing facilities. Download the PDF handout at https://bit.ly/QII6-28-22.
Video    Date Added: 06/28/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 28 2022 3:55PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Competency Check Versus Observational Audit for Infection Control
Staying up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters is a primary line of defense for this illness. In this June 21, 2022, webinar recording, TMF reviews vaccination information, then focuses on competency checks versus observational audits, and their importance in infection prevention and control practices. We also review the tools used and briefly discuss the World Health Organization’s multimodal approach to decreasing health care-associated infections. Download the PDF handout at https://bit.ly/QII6-21-22.
Video    Date Added: 06/22/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 22 2022 8:07AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Preparing for the Next Pandemic
In this June 14, 2022, webinar recording Marilyn Pattillo, PhD, RN, FAAN, APRN, discusses nursing home preparedness for the next epidemic or pandemic. The discussion includes durable medical supplies, education and training, and staffing. Download the PDF handout at https://bit.ly/QII6-14-22.
Video    Date Added: 06/15/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 15 2022 1:45PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Is It Allergies, Cold, Flu or COVID-19?
In this June 7, 2022, webinar recording TMF’s Infection Preventionist Samuel Elenwo, BS, MPH, CIC, looks at the distinction between the common cold, flu, allergies and COVID-19. He will review the causes, mode of transmission, treatment, prevention and best practices to break the chain of infection. Download the PDF handout at https://bit.ly/QII6-7-22.
Video    Date Added: 06/08/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 8 2022 8:46AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Continuity in Operations During Staff Turnover
In this May 31, 2022, webinar recording TMF specialists review the important factors in maintaining continuity of facility operations when key staff members leave. We cover preparing for continued NHSN reporting, infection preventionist activity, as well as policy and procedure maintenance.
Video    Date Added: 06/06/2022    Date Last Modified: Jun 6 2022 10:58AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Leadership Rounding and the Impact on Organizational Culture
Organizational culture has a major impact on staff satisfaction, retention and COVID-19 vaccination rates. In this May 24, 2022, webinar recording TMF reviews the impact leadership rounding can have on building a positive culture.
Video    Date Added: 05/25/2022    Date Last Modified: May 25 2022 2:14PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Recruitment, Hiring and Retention of Staff
This May 10, 2022, webinar recording discusses strategies for successful recruitment, hiring and retention of staff for long-term care facilities during COVID-19. In addition to TMF specialists, nursing facility leaders also share specific suggestions.
Video    Date Added: 05/11/2022    Date Last Modified: May 11 2022 7:31AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Strategies to Deal with Compassion Fatigue and Burnout
The burden of COVID-19, including vaccination mandates and changes, has affected all staff. This May 3, 2022, webinar recording continues our discussion from the LTC Connect on April 21, and talks about strategies that nursing facilities may use to deal with burnout and compassion fatigue.
Video    Date Added: 05/03/2022    Date Last Modified: May 3 2022 5:08PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: How to Develop a Vaccine Clinic and Community Partnerships
This April 26, 2022, webinar recording provides tools and strategies to develop your own vaccine clinic and the role community partnerships may play in this endeavor.
Video    Date Added: 04/28/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 28 2022 8:30AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: COVID-19 Impacts on Nursing Home Measures – Hospital Admissions and Readmissions
This April 12, 2022, webinar recording reveals how COVID-19 has impacted the hospital admission and readmission rates for nursing homes. We also discuss resident transitions to and from the hospital, and the importance of improving communication to assure safe transitions.
Video    Date Added: 04/13/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 13 2022 3:04PM  
How-To Video: Using TMF Networks Nursing Home Site
This brief video shows how to access valuable tools and resources for nursing home staff on TMF Networks.
Video    Date Added: 04/11/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 11 2022 2:48PM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Vaccine Safety and Efficacy – Responding to Misinformation
This April 5, 2022, webinar recording presents the latest guidelines and common misinformation, with a pharmacist providing insight into how to respond to common misinformation. We also review the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines through the different variants.
Video    Date Added: 04/06/2022    Date Last Modified: Apr 6 2022 9:44AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: Understanding Religious and Medical Exemptions for Vaccinations
This March 29, 2022, webinar recording discusses the guidelines for medical and religious exemptions reporting in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), and the impact these exemptions have on vaccine measures for facilities.
Video    Date Added: 03/31/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 31 2022 7:27AM  
Nursing Home Office Hours: The Science Behind Vaccines, Antibodies and Herd Immunity
This March 22, 2022, webinar recording takes a deep dive into common areas of misunderstanding, such as vaccine development, antibody protection, and how herd immunity works. Additionally, tactics are shared for how concepts can be communicated effectively.
Video    Date Added: 03/22/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 22 2022 3:46PM  
Nursing Home Office: Hours Health Literacy and Vaccine Hesitancy
This March 8, 2022, webinar recording focuses on the impact of health literacy in vaccine hesitancy. Strategies are shared to tailor communications for different populations and individual factors such as attitudes, culture, education and stress levels.
Video    Date Added: 03/09/2022    Date Last Modified: Mar 9 2022 4:23PM  
Quarantine and Isolation Changes
This webinar provides updates to the CDC’s COVID-19 quarantine and isolation guidelines in health care and non-health care settings.
Video    Date Added: 01/20/2022    Date Last Modified: Feb 8 2022 12:09PM  
Vaccine Hesitancy: Concerns with Fertility and Pregnancy
View this video featuring nationally recognized women's health physician Gloria Richard-Davis, MD, MBA, NCMP, FACOG, with the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (UAMS), who addresses common fertility concerns with COVID-19 vaccines and why it is important to receive the vaccine.
Video    Date Added: 07/28/2021    Date Last Modified: Feb 8 2022 12:12PM  
Video: Addressing COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy
Watch this video presentation, hosted by the Health Resources and Services Administration, to learn how to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy. This recording features Catherine Lindsey Satterwhite, PhD, MSPH, MPH, regional health administrator for the U.S. Department and Health Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in Region VII; Marwan Haddad MD, MPH, AAHIVS; and Kasey Harding MPH. You must use the following passcode to access the video: n1c=*y70.
Video    Date Added: 03/02/2021    Date Last Modified: Feb 8 2022 12:13PM  
Vaccine Hesitancy Among Minority Groups
View this video featuring Monika Maxwell, RN, who shares her perspective, as a Hispanic woman in health care, on why minority communities may be hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Video    Date Added: 02/25/2021    Date Last Modified: Feb 8 2022 12:12PM  
Telehealth Across Multiple Care Settings
Listen to this recording to learn how your facility or organization can bill for the telehealth services it provides. Attendees will learn about the telehealth solutions and payment options available for rural health clinics, federally qualified health centers, nursing homes and other care settings. Duration: 48:35
Video    Date Added: 05/06/2020    Date Last Modified: Feb 8 2022 12:10PM