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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QIO States

Opioid Education: What You Need to Know

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.

Learning Objectives:

→ Define opioids and recognize common opioids
→ Discuss common opioid side effects and dangers of opioid use
→ Review the impact of opioid use on older adults
→ Analyze opioid overdose and the use of naloxone
→ Recognize best practices to avoid and treat opioid

August 4, 2021
1 - 2 p.m. ET / 12 - 1 p.m. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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