CDC Training for HealthCare Professionals

Angie Szumlinski Training

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated their website to include educational sessions through TRAIN, self-paced, online courses, webinars, and other varied formats. The home page lists educational opportunities for a multitude of subject matter including: TRAIN – cross-cutting topics Vaccinations Clinical Care and Infection Control Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Nonpharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs) Emergency Preparedness and Response Contact …

$237M – Nursing Home Action Network

Angie Szumlinski Announcements, Featured, Training

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), part of HHS, is partnering with the University of New Mexico’s ECHO Institute in Albuquerque and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Boston to establish the network, which will provide free training and mentorship to nursing homes across the U.S. The project ECHO, or Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes, includes more …

Care Staff During COVID-19 – ECHO

Angie Szumlinski Training

Project Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) is a virtual, capacity-building education program with the capability to provide rapid, real-time dissemination of best practices. Developed in 2003 at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Project ECHO develops Communities of Practice using a Hub-and-Spoke model of knowledge dissemination and collaborative learning. It exchanges knowledge between interprofessional teams of specialists …

CDC Point of Care Test Reporting Webinar

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Late this week, the Centers for Disease Control are offering a webinar on Point of Care Test Reporting Trainings. There are two session times participants can choose from. The first option is February 11, 2021 at 2pm and the second is February 12, 2021 at 1pm. Both sessions will have identical content and allow time for questions and answers. The …

Information Sharing Practices

Angie Szumlinski Studies, Training

Patient transitions from hospitals to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) require robust information sharing. After a decade of investment in health information technology infrastructure and new incentives to promote hospital-SNF coordination in the U.S., the current state of information sharing is unknown. A recent study was conducted to determine the quality of communication and sharing between the two settings. U.S. SNFs …

WPOE

Angie Szumlinski Studies, Training

Wrong-patient order entry (WPOE) represents an important type of error. Although studies indicate that practitioners place more than 99.9% of all orders for the correct patient, the large number of orders placed by practitioners each day suggests that even an error rate of less than 1 in 1000 orders would still lead to approximately 600,000 orders placed for the wrong …

Communicate Openly

Angie Szumlinski Health, Training

During this pandemic and beyond, we see that the stress put on our caregivers and staff has increased dramatically. We have added new policies, revised existing policies, and required staff to take on additional documentation and tasks throughout their shift. All of these changes can and have proven to increase their level of stress. As a leader, are you aware …

Spare Change?

Angie Szumlinski Studies, Training

How well do you understand your nurse turnover rate? Seriously, are you looking at numbers? Are you looking at “why”? There have been many studies on nurse turnover and most say the same thing, “if you treat the employee fairly and pay them a competitive salary, nurses won’t leave”. Some of this is true, everyone wants to be respected for …

CMS Press Release- Call to Action

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CMS has released great informational material during the pandemic, including free training designed to educate staff in nursing homes and help combat the spread of COVID-19. Early this week, CMS released a statement publicly recognizing those that have completed training, and calling out star facilities that have had over half their staff complete such training. By the numbers, 125,506 individuals …