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.

To save the date for all events under these CMS programs on the 2021 calendar, please click here.

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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

Multi-state

Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for High Risk COVID Patients

Since their initial emergency authorization in November, monoclonal antibodies have been an important weapon in the fight against COVID-19. These products have proven to be effective at preventing hospitalization and death due to COVID-19 in some of the highest risk patients. This presentation will provide an overview of these products, the data behind their emergency authorization, and the clinical considerations around their use.

June 22, 2021
2pm ET | 1pm CT | 11am PT
Multi-state

Developing a Sustainable Water Management Plan in Nursing Homes

Nursing Homes with large complex water systems, if not properly maintained can promote the growth of Legionella (the bacterium that causes Legionnaires’
disease). Residents, specifically those who have certain weakened immune systems or chronic disease are at high risk for Legionnaires’ disease. The significance of having a water management plan, performing ongoing surveillance, monitoring, and mitigation waterborne illness risk is essential in limiting Legionella and other waterborne pathogens from growing and spreading in Nursing Homes.

June 15, 2021
2pm ET | 1pm CT
Multi-state

NCRN Regional Community Coalition (RCC) Meeting

The National COVID-19 Resiliency Network (NCRN) continues to thank you for your support and collaboration as we work together to mitigate and overcome COVID-19 related challenges that have disproportionately affected the communities we serve. The NCRN will be hosting its next Regional Community Coalition (RCC) Meeting June 15th, 2021 and ask partners to save the date for this event on their calendars. The save the date event flyer is shared above. More detailed information regarding the webinar will be shared with partners as we approach the date. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

June 15, 2021
3pm ET
Multi-state

Powerful Partnerships – Area Offices on Aging & Community Coalitions

In recognition of Older Americans Month, please join our conversation with community coalition colleagues to learn how to create Communities of Strength by partnering with your Area Office on Aging (AAA).

May 27, 2021
12:30pm ET | 11:30am CT
Multi-state

“Been There, Done That” – Shifting Our Focus from Planning to Perseverance

This is the third in a series of events Alliant Quality is hosting over the next several months focusing on improving COVID-19, Pneumococcal, and Influenza vaccination rates.

May 26, 2021
1 p.m. ET | 12 p.m. CT
Multi-state

Antibiograms and Infection Prevention Efforts to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance Post COVID-19

Antimicrobial resistance may have increased during COVID-19 pandemic due to the medications being used to treat the virus including steroids and other immune-suppressive medications, longer hospital length of stay, ICU length of stay, and duration of mechanical ventilator. During East Alabama Medical Center’s (EAMC) annual review of their antibiogram, the antimicrobial stewardship and infection prevention teams discovered dramatic changes in hospital-acquired infections as well as increasing resistance patterns. Join this webinar to learn how the team at EAMC further stratified their data and made significant changes to recommended antimicrobials.

May 25, 2021
2pm ET | 1pm CT | 11am PT
Multi-state

A Deeper Dive into Diabetic Agent and Anticoagulation Medication Adverse Drug Events

This LAN will take you through the most common ADEs and their risk factors for anticoagulant and diabetes medications. Case studies will be discussed to help hone your skills for identifying ADEs.

May 18, 2021
2pm ET | 1pm CT
Multi-state

National Webinar and “CommUNITY Exchange”

The purpose of this event is to:
1. Share updates with our partners and other community-based organizations on the progress that the National COVID-19 Resiliency Network has made since being funded in June 2020.
2. Showcase partners like you and the exemplary pandemic relief efforts your organization has led.
3. Engage with community members across the country to hear their questions, concerns and ideas for how we continue to collaborate to lead community COVID-19 pandemic recovery.

May 6, 2021
Noon - 5pm ET
Multi-state

Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy Part 2: Morehouse & GRHA

Link includes, Zoom 2: Communicating & Connecting with patients and the community to increase vaccination rates May 5, Noon -130PM Additional information– GRHA is proud to partner with Morehouse School of Medicine , Georgia CEAL Should you have any questions, please contact: Charles Owens, 229-322-8290

May 5, 2021
12 p.m. ET
Multi-state

COVID-19 Vaccination Update: New Data, Knowledge, and Resources from the Front Lines

During this 45-minute event, leaders from the community will review the latest updates in data and knowledge about COVID-19. Join us to learn about the “Community Spread” campaign that is increasing the number of shots in arms in one community in Tennessee. We’ll also hear why patients and partners on the front lines were initially hesitant about the vaccine and then later changed their minds.

April 28, 2021
1 p.m. ET | 12 p.m. CT