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Tools to Help Reduce Falls

January 9th, 2017|

Preventing falls is a challenge in every nursing home. These two resources can you help assess fall risk and prevent falls at your facility.

Effective Communication with Seniors Leads to Better Engagement

March 27th, 2016|

Healthcare professionals should engage older patients in conversations that encourage discussion and actively listening to what they have to say. This is according to a recent column focusing on effective communication with seniors.

“Caregivers need to talk ‘with’ their older patients and involve them in conversations, which also includes actually listening to what they are

Qsource Top 10 Provider Stories of 2015

December 17th, 2015|

In case you missed these stories, here are the top 10 provider-focused stories shared on Qsource in 2015.

Top 10 Provider Stories

Pledge to Get Your Flu Vaccine
Important Update to Pneumococcal Vaccine Recommendations
Have You Been Notified About a PQRS Negative Payment Adjustment?
Five Changes to the Five-Star Nursing Home Rating System
Qsource Partners with Cherokee Health Systems

Top 5 Most Downloaded Tools for Nursing Homes in 2015

December 11th, 2015|

Nursing homes across the five Qsource states—Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee—are working diligently to improve resident care. Here are the top five nursing home quality improvement resources downloaded from Qsource in 2015

Change Package Strategy 5: Be a Continuous Learning Organization

October 6th, 2015|

A continuous learning organization

knows where it stands,
knows when and how to change,
uses data to drive performance and
views the organization as an interdependent system.

Advancing Excellence Offers Workshops to Disrupt Infections

September 10th, 2015|

Advancing Excellence is offering Disrupt Infections: Creating a Community of Prevention workshops to explore how creating unity in the care setting can help break the web of infection in simple, practical ways.

Coaches Keep TeamSTEPPS on Track

September 8th, 2015|

After a facility conducts TeamSTEPPS training, internal coaches become change agents to help promote and sustain the continuous work and model the new behaviors and change.

Managing Change Using TeamSTEPPS

September 1st, 2015|

Pursuit of the goal for the safest and highest quality healthcare requires optimization of a complex and integrated delivery system that includes people and processes.

TeamSTEPPS: Putting It All Together

August 25th, 2015|

The tools and strategies presented in The Long-Term Care Version of TeamSTEPPS correspond to individual teamwork skills

The Communications Lifeline in TeamSTEPPS

August 18th, 2015|

Communication is the lifeline of a well-functioning team. Communication strategies and tools improve effectiveness and promote the sharing of information.