Virtual Educational Events

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Virtual Educational Events

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Each month, Alliant Quality hosts an array of virtual educational events for Nursing Homes, Community Coalitions, Clinicians, Hospitals, and Medicare Beneficiaries in support of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation Contractors (NQIIC) and Quality Payment Program Small, Underserved, and Rural Support (QPP SURS) initiatives and goals.

Registration links and information for events occurring in the next month are listed below. Recordings of previous events and on-demand learning programs are on Alliant Quality’s YouTube channel.

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HQIC States

Exploring Strategies to Prevent Hypoglycemia in Hospitalized Patients

Hypoglycemia is common among inpatient diabetics, occurring in 3-10% of patients receiving insulin. A common misconception is that hypoglycemia in inpatients is relatively innocuous and that it is similar in severity and risk to that of outpatients, and often little is done other than to treat the episode; prevention of the next event is often not considered. This course will discuss the top causes of inpatient hypoglycemia and offer strategies to prevent their occurrence. I addition, a tool will be offered to aid hospitals in determining which processes most commonly lead to hypoglycemia in their patients. Tips and tricks will be provided to small hospitals with low case numbers that are having difficulty finding the data.

October 28, 2021
1 p.m. ET | 12 p.m. CT
HQIC States

Weekly COVID Office Hours – Infection Prevention (IP) Chats | Nov. 3, 2021

To support infection preventionists, Alliant will begin hosting COVID Office Hours – IP Chats. These will occur every Wednesday and provide up-to-date resources and sharing of best practices and barriers for infection preventionists.

November 3, 2021
2-2:30 p.m. ET | 1-1:30 p.m. CT
HQIC States

Patient Safety Network Series: Readmissions | Nov. 3, 2021

Beginning November 2021, Alliant Quality and our HQIC Partners are continuing the Patient Safety Network series. These 30-minute sessions will provide resources to support improvement in the specific areas listed below. Subject matter experts and quality improvement advisors will offer guidance, resources and tools to enable participants to identify and develop action plans that address gaps and drive improvement. All participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with HQIC improvement staff as well as with peers from other HQIC hospitals.

November 3, 2021
2pm ET | 1pm CT | 11am PT
HQIC States

Patient Safety Network Series: ADE Opioids & Opioid Stewardship | Nov. 11, 2021

Beginning November 2021, Alliant Quality and our HQIC Partners are continuing the Patient Safety Network series. These 30-minute sessions will provide resources to support improvement in the specific areas listed below. Subject matter experts and quality improvement advisors will offer guidance, resources and tools to enable participants to identify and develop action plans that address gaps and drive improvement. All participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with HQIC improvement staff as well as with peers from other HQIC hospitals.

November 11, 2021
11:30am ET | 10:30am CT | 9:30am MT
HQIC States

Patient Safety Network Series: IP (C. diff/MRSA, CLABSI, CAUTI) | Nov. 11, 2021

Beginning November 2021, Alliant Quality and our HQIC Partners are continuing the Patient Safety Network series. These 30-minute sessions will provide resources to support improvement in the specific areas listed below. Subject matter experts and quality improvement advisors will offer guidance, resources and tools to enable participants to identify and develop action plans that address gaps and drive improvement. All participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with HQIC improvement staff as well as with peers from other HQIC hospitals.

November 11, 2021
12pm ET | 11 am CT | 10 am MT
HQIC States

Patient Safety Network Series: Sepsis & Septic Shock | Nov. 17, 2021

Beginning November 2021, Alliant Quality and our HQIC Partners are continuing the Patient Safety Network series. These 30-minute sessions will provide resources to support improvement in the specific areas listed below. Subject matter experts and quality improvement advisors will offer guidance, resources and tools to enable participants to identify and develop action plans that address gaps and drive improvement. All participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with HQIC improvement staff as well as with peers from other HQIC hospitals.

November 17, 2021
12pm ET | 11 am CT | 10 am MT
HQIC States

Patient Safety Network Series: Pressure Ulcers | Nov. 17, 2021

Beginning November 2021, Alliant Quality and our HQIC Partners are continuing the Patient Safety Network series. These 30-minute sessions will provide resources to support improvement in the specific areas listed below. Subject matter experts and quality improvement advisors will offer guidance, resources and tools to enable participants to identify and develop action plans that address gaps and drive improvement. All participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with HQIC improvement staff as well as with peers from other HQIC hospitals.

November 17, 2021
12pm ET | 11 am CT | 10 am MT
QIO States

Nursing Home & Community Coalition LAN Event: Organizational Trauma, Resiliency & the Holidays

The holiday season adds another layer of complexity to leading teams working to build resilience and establish a new normal. Join our conversation as we talk about approaches and resources for successfully leading, recognizing, and supporting teams through and beyond the holidays.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of the sessions, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the elements of building resilience.
  2. Discuss the impact of trauma on attempts to return to normalcy.
  3. Use skills to assist themselves in finding individual methods to increase mindfulness and decrease stress.
November 18, 2021
12:30pm ET | 11:30am CT
HQIC States

One Hospital’s Journey to a Culture of Health Equity: Lessons Learned from a Rural Community

Join this exciting presentation to learn about the population health initiatives at Jefferson Healthcare, a rural health system located in Port Townsend, Washington. In 2020, a robust health equity initiative was started that strategically overlapped with hospital operations and focused on the quality and patient safety program. This session will give an overview of Jefferson Healthcare’s culture of equity journey, how data was used to drive decision making for performance improvement and highlight tools and resources to enhance health equity.

November 23, 2021
2pm ET | 1pm CT | 11am PT
HQIC States

Patient Safety Network Series: ADE Anticoagulants & Glycemic | Nov. 30, 2021

Beginning November 2021, Alliant Quality and our HQIC Partners are continuing the Patient Safety Network series. These 30-minute sessions will provide resources to support improvement in the specific areas listed below. Subject matter experts and quality improvement advisors will offer guidance, resources and tools to enable participants to identify and develop action plans that address gaps and drive improvement. All participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with HQIC improvement staff as well as with peers from other HQIC hospitals.

November 30, 2021
12:30pm ET | 11:30am CT

Past

QIO States

NH August LAN: QI Tactics for Increasing & Documenting Short Stay Vaccination Rates

Event Description:

Despite the industry wide focus, vaccination rates still reflect an opportunity for improvement in most post-acute care settings. Join our conversation with experienced SNF clinician leaders as we discuss how quality improvement tools, data and best practices can help improve processes to increase vaccination rates.

August 17, 2021
2-2:30 p.m. ET | 1-1:30 p.m. CT
QIO States

Neuroscience of Addiction: Disease or Decision?

As addictions professionals, we often have gaps in our education around the basics of how our brain functions as well how that functioning is impacted by substance use, addiction, and recovery. Neuroscience of Addiction is a foundational course designed to introduce the fundamentals of brain functioning in ways that are both understandable and can be effectively utilized in treatment.

August 12, 2021
11- 12 p.m. ET/10 -11 a.m. CT
QIO States

Opioid Education: What You Need to Know

Event Description:

In this session, participants will learn what opioids are and the different types that define them, the benefits and dangers of opioid use and the metabolic impact of opioids on older adults such as mobility, increased falls etc. The side effects of opioids and the signs of overdose in addition to the benefits of coprescribing Naloxone will also be discussed.

August 4, 2021
1-2pm ET | 12-1pm CT

Establishing a Robust Pain Management Initiative Within Your Hospital

Established in 2014, the Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI) at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville initially intended to improve pain management within emergency settings. PAMI has since expanded to address pain management needs across the entire hospital system setting, including inpatient and outpatient care. Learn from the PAMI team about how to build a multidisciplinary team, establish buy-in from busy providers and produce patient education resources all tailored to your hospitals’ needs.

July 27, 2021
2-2:30pm ET | 1-1:30pm CT | 11-11:30am PT
QIO States

Optimizing Care Transitions of Older Adults with Diabetes

Over 25% of adults over the age of 65 years have diabetes. We will discuss factors that contribute to complexity of care transitions for older adults with diabetes, interventions to support effective care transitions and challenges faced post discharge identified during interviews with patients and care-partners.

July 22, 2021
12:30pm ET | 11:30am CT
QIO States

Understanding F-758: A Practical Approach to Gradual Dose Reductions (GDR) with a Definite Purpose

Nursing Home residents are at higher risk for adverse drug event/side effects associated with antipsychotic medication use. Residents transitioning from acute care with dementia may have behavioral expressions of unmet needs (pain, hunger, thirst etc.) treated with an antipsychotic medication. Assessing the true cause of behavioral expressions can help avoid unnecessary antipsychotic medication use. Targeting the early Admission/Re-admission assessment of residents antipsychotic medication use works to assist clinicians with initiating acceptable and timely gradual dose reduction (GDR). A timely stepwise GDR assessment to determine if conditions can be managed by lower dose or discontinuation works hand in hand with an ability to make suitable therapy changes in order to assure resident quality care, quality of life and positive outcome.

July 20, 2021
2pm ET | 1pm CT
Florida

Naloxone and Overdose Prevention

Opioid overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Naloxone has been proven to reverse the effects of opioid overdose.

July 14, 2021
2:30pm ET | 1:30pm CT
North Carolina

Opioid Overdose Prevention & Naloxone Training

This session will provide an overview of the opioid crisis in North Carolina and how communities are responding. This session will also review administration of the overdose reversal agent, naloxone, and where individuals can access naloxone.

June 30, 2021
2:30pm ET | 1:30pm CT
Multi-state

Go to The Hospital Or Stay Here: The Use of Evidence – Based Decision Guides to Reduce Readmissions

Join our conversation as we learn how hospital decision guide tools can help providers think differently on how to prepare patients, families and staff for change in condition discussions and reduce avoidable readmissions.

June 24, 2021
12:30pm ET | 11:30am CT
Multi-state

Alliant Quality Special Event: QII Increasing Vaccinations Webinar Series Event 4

June 23, 2021
1 p.m. ET | 12 p.m. CT