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Quality Improvement for Senior Living Facilities

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Quality Improvement for Nursing Facilities

2013

 

2012

  • October
    Responding to challenging behaviors in dementia (part 2); lab-based intercept substance abuse testing; the fluid and electrolyte balancing act, free online palliative care guide for families

  • July
    Responding to challenging behaviors in Dementia (part 1); new tools for OIG compliance; assessing your fall intervention protocols; Bethany Retirement receives award for outstanding care; making good use of updated Quality Measure reports (MDS 3.0 Facility Quality Measure and Resident Level Quality Measure Reports available in the CASPER system)

  • April
    Putting fun in infection control; a new way to think about care plans; handling a diabetic crisis; transportation liability during a non-facility sanctioned activity; keeping clinical resources current

  • January
    Minnesota Masonic Home: Taking fall reduction to a new level; becoming a smoke-free facility; preparing for motorized conveyances at your facility; calculating infection control rates; educating residents and families on the potential dangers of antipsychotropic medications

Quality Improvement for Assisted Living Facilities

2013

  • May
    Alcohol abuse among tenants; dealing with destructive skin tears; accident investigation checklist; obtaining employee conduct statements

  • February
    "Death of the Buggy Whip Salesman" (on choosing technology); extended care products savings; norovirus fact sheet; tips for preventing hot water from scalding residents

2012

  • November
    Responding to challenging behaviors in dementia (part 2); lab-based intercept substance abuse testing; when residents attack residents; free online palliative care guide for families; the value of family council meetings

  • August
    Responding to challenging behaviors in dementia (part 1); scabies outbreaks in institutional settings; be careful about what your assisted living facility offers; sprinkler systems; the value of specifying occupancy criteria in admission agreements and marketing materials

  • May 2012
    The problem with occupancy in and transfer out evaluations; steps to consider when purchasing an automated external defibrillator; dealing with depression in an Assisted Living Facility; documentation checklist; handling narcotics

  • February
    Minimizing legal risk of social media and technology; responding to a fallen tenant; preparing for motorized conveyances at your facility; addressing the dangers of herbal remedies

Safety Spotlight for Independent Living Facilities

2013

  • June
    Severe weather procedures, identifying sprinkler hazard, and on-site cooking classes and food safety risk management tip

  • March
    Electrical preventative maintenance program; identifying stairway hazards; flammable and combustible liquid storage safety tips

2012

  • December
    Water damage protection for frozen pipes; identifying Christmas light safety hazards; snow and ice slip and fall risk management prevention tip

  • September
    Clothes dryer protection; identifying electrical hazards; water damage prevention for roofs risk management tip

  • June
    Electrical system safety; dangers of distracted driving; identifying slip and fall hazards; stair safety risk management tip

  • March
    Cooking-related fire injuries; identifying fire and liability hazards, ground fault circuit interrupter protection risk management tip

 

 

 
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