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

Practicing Antibiotic Stewardship in the Detection and Treatment of UTI

Urinary tract infections in nursing homes impact patient and resident quality of life, quality measures and readmissions. Join the conversation with our esteemed physician speakers as they discuss current best practices around recognition, diagnosis, prevention, and antibiotic stewardship.

October 19, 2021
2:30-3 p.m. ET | 1:30-2 p.m. CT
QIO States

Opioid Use Best Practices

In this workshop, participants will learn about the trends associated with prescribing opioids for pain. The current guidance information on how to prescribe and monitor the use of opioids will be presented. Participants will also learn about effective prevention strategies that decrease the negative consequences associated with opioid misuse and overdose. Prevention strategies currently being utilized across the country will be explored and discussed. Participants will also be given an opportunity to discuss some of these trends with colleagues and get many of their questions answered about opioid misuse.

October 20, 2021
2- 3 p.m. ET / 1-2 p.m. CT
HQIC States

Weekly COVID Office Hours – Infection Prevention (IP) Chats

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.

October 20, 2021
2-2:30 p.m. ET | 1-1:30 p.m. CT
Multi-state

Applying A Framework to Advance Health Equity

Advancing health equity requires a multifaceted approach. Join the conversation with our esteemed speaker as we learn about the Brooks PETAL Framework and how to use the framework as a guide for integrating a community driven approach to health equity into our work.

Following this session, learners will be better able to:

  1. Identify an approach for integrating health equity
  2. Adopt the Brooks PETAL Health Equity Framework (Prioritize health equity; Engage the community; Target health disparities; Act on the data; and Learn and improve)
October 26, 2021
2pm ET | 1pm CT
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

Past

HQIC States

Weekly COVID Office Hours – Infection Prevention (IP) Chats

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.

October 13, 2021
2-2:30 p.m. ET | 1-1:30 p.m. CT
Louisiana

Opioid Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Rescue

In this session, attendees will learn key information about opioid use prevention, national and state (Louisiana) opioid overdose data, how to correctly use NARCAN (Naloxone) and Good Samaritan Laws specific to Louisiana. The presenter will also provide resources for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment in Louisiana and answer questions from attendees.

October 13, 2021
2- 3 p.m. ET / 1-2 p.m. CT
HQIC States

CANCELED: Weekly COVID Office Hours – Infection Prevention (IP) Chats

Office Hours are canceled for October 6, 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.

October 6, 2021
QIO States

The Science of Pain: Evidence-Based Approaches to Treatment

This online workshop will provide an overview of the neurobiology of pain. Specific areas of the brain that process pain will be presented. Participants will also learn how opioids are used to treat pain and the limitations of this strategy. In addition, the multitude of evidence-based approaches to treat pain will be a focus of the workshop. Each participant will get an opportunity to actively participate in the workshop.

October 6, 2021
2- 3 p.m. ET | 1-2 p.m. CT
HQIC States

Weekly COVID Office Hours – Infection Prevention (IP) Chats

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.

September 29, 2021
2-2:30 p.m. ET | 1-1:30 p.m. CT
QIO States

Vaccines and Quality – What’s the Connection?

This webinar will explore the connection between your vaccination rates and processes to your quality program and practices.

 

Learning Objectives:

• Understand what your facility’s flu and pneumonia vaccination rates reveal about the strength of your quality program

• Learn what your flu and pneumonia vaccination rates are telling you about your admission practices

• Recognize how MDS coding plays a part in your quality measure rates

• Know how to use EHR, CASPER and Provider Preview reports in your quality program

• Learn how to improve your vaccination rates

September 29, 2021
1 p.m. ET | 12 p.m. CT
QIO States

Emergency Department Affinity Group: Virtual Hospital Decision Guide and Organizational Trauma?

Topics include:

  • Using a Virtual Hospital Decision Guide with Patients, Families and Health Care Agents
  • Building a Trauma Informed Workplace
  1. COVID-19 has amplified the need for creative ways to communicate with patients and families when changes in condition occur. Learn how the virtual decision guide “Go To The Hospital or Stay Here” can be used to facilitate conversations and reduce readmissions.
  2. Healthcare providers are experiencing anxiety and stress in unprecedented levels and many have experienced significant trauma. Learn how organizations can identify and address trauma through an increased understanding of trauma and it’s far reaching implications.
September 23, 2021
10 a.m. ET / 9 a.m. CT
QIO States

CC September LAN: Care Planning for Successful Transitions During COVID-19

Care transitions are times when hospitalized older adults are vulnerable to poor clinical outcomes such as medication errors, readmission, and even death. Well-executed care transitions incorporate effective communication and shared decision making between patients, care partners, and providers along with accurate medication reconciliation, planned follow-up, and education on reportable signs and symptoms of clinical changes.

In this presentation, we will discuss COVID 19’s impact on the delivery of effective transitional care and troubleshoot potential solutions to address these care barriers.

September 23, 2021
12:30 - 1 p.m. ET / 11:30 - 12 p.m. CT
HQIC States

Weekly COVID Office Hours – Infection Prevention (IP) Chats

To support infection preventionists, Alliant will begin hosting COVID Office Hours – IP Chats beginning September 22, 2021 at 2 p.m. EST. These will occur every Wednesday and provide up-to-date resources and sharing of best practices and barriers for infection preventionists.

September 22, 2021
2-2:30 p.m. ET | 1-1:30 p.m. CT
QIO States

NH September LAN: Best Practices for Surveillance, Diagnosis and Treatment of C. difficile

CDI is a common cause of healthcare associated (HAI) infection. Accurate diagnosis of CDI links to appropriate use of lab testing thus guiding CDI prevention, management and optimizing resident outcome. Introduction of a diagnostic stewardship as a best practice in antibiotic medication management, aiming to decrease antimicrobial use and C. difficile infection rates begin with effective diagnostic stewardship interventions.

 

The benefit of an effective diagnostic stewardship program applied to CDI is improved accuracy of CDI diagnosis and appropriate antibiotic use, reduce false positive HAI, and improve the value to residents and quality of care through prevention and appropriateness of treatment.

September 21, 2021
2-2:30 p.m. ET | 1- 1:30 p.m. CT