• Improving Patient Safety in Long Term Care Facilities Training Modules

    April 07, 2014

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed a new webinar series to assist in providing training to direct care staff in long-term care settings.  Registration for the 4 part series is now available for viewing.  Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to improve the safety in your home.  AHRQ also offers additional training opportunities and archived webinars for ...

  • AHRQ's National Program to reduce CAUTI in LTC

    March 14, 2014

    Research tells us that that the rate of hospital acquired infections (HAIs) in LTC residents is between 1- 3 million annually. In addition, re-hospitalizations from LTC are increasing, with UTIs being the second most common reason. The Agency on Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is funding a national program to reduce infections, specifically CAUTI in LTC. Spectrum Health Continuing Care ...

  • Heimlich Maneuver - When, Why and How

    March 13, 2014

    The HealthCap QA Reader program has grown tremendously in the past year and many HealthCap members are enjoying the benefit of having flagged incidents reviewed by Risk Management.  The review process includes recommendations to address common types of incidents, documentation best practices and the provision of emergency services. 

    Over the past couple of weeks I have reviewed several incident reports ...

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