Identifying and Supporting Patient Representatives on a Quality Improvement or Patient Safety Committee

The September PFE Learning and Action Event explores how patient and family representatives can contribute to QI or patient safety initiatives. The one-hour session explains the roles and responsibilities of …

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National Rural Health Day Webinar: CMS Framework for Advancing Health Care in Rural, Tribal, and Geographically Isolated Communities

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022 Start Time: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM ET. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) is hosting a webinar in recognition …

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Now is the Time: A Compendium of Tools to Use for Great American Smokeout and Beyond

It is a well-established fact: smoking leads to disease, disability, and harm in nearly every organ system. It has long been shown to cause cancer, hypertension, heart disease, stroke, lung …

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Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic

On September 23, 2022, the CDC updated its infection prevention and control recommendations for healthcare personnel across all settings during the COVID-19 pandemic. A summary of recent changes includes: Updated …

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Antibiotic Stewardship: Quick Wins for Improving Duration of Therapy

November 8, 2022, 1 – 2 PM EST. Antibiotic Stewardship (AS) remains a national priority aimed at optimizing antibiotic use to effectively treat infections, protect patients from harms caused by …

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Clostridioides difficile: Sharing Best Practices and Outcomes Achieved

October 5, 2022 1 – 2 PM EST Pharmacy Continuing Education offered by CT Pharmacist Association The 2019 CDC Threat Report lists Clostridioides difficile (C.difficile) as an urgent threat. There …

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Clostridioides difficile: Update on diagnosis and treatment in the acute and post acute care settings and Reflections from a Clostridioides difficile infection survivor

Speakers: Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, Director Communicable Diseases Surveillance and Prevention Program, University of Rochester Medical Center Mary E. Curtin Pierce, MSN, BSN, RN Infection Preventionist, Reflections from a C.difficile Survivor.  In this session, …

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SAMHSA Webinar: Ending Homelessness-Developing Partnerships between HUD Continuums of Care and Disability, Aging, and Health Services Providers, August 29, 2022, 3-4 PM, ET

Through its Continuum of Care (CoC) program, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides funding for efforts by nonprofit organizations, states and tribes, and local governments to …

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CMS Discontinuing the Use of Certificates of Medical Necessity and Durable Medical Equipment Information Forms to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Burden for Clinicians, DME Suppliers, and Beneficiaries

As part of its ongoing efforts to increase access to care and to reduce unnecessary administrative burden for stakeholders, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be discontinuing …

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CMS Proposes Rule to Advance Health Equity, Improve Access to Care, and Promote Competition and Transparency

Hospital Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgical Center Proposed Rule Proposes Payment Policies for Rural Emergency Hospitals and Behavioral Health Services The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing actions …

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Moving Forward Using Lessons Learned to Prevent Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSI) June 23, 2022 – Part 2 of the 5-part Joint HQIC ‘Preventing Healthcare Associated Infections’ Learning & Action Network Series.

Prepared by IPRO HQIC Preventing CLABSI remains a national patient safety priority given its associated harms of increased hospital length of stay, costs, morbidity and a 12–25 percent mortality rate. …

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