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- PAST QI PROJECTS
- 8th Scope of Work (SOW) Nursing Home Quality Initiative
- 9th SOW National Patient Safety Initiative (NPSI)
- Corporate Nursing Home Improvement Collaborative (CNHIC)
- Improving Nursing Home Culture (INHC)
- Inter-setting Protection of Skin Integrity (IPSI)
- Measuring Culture Change
- Pharmacy, Part D Project
- Nursing Home Healthcare Disparities
- Staffing Quality Measures
Improving Individual Patient Care: Nursing Homes
As Colorado's Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) we are committed to helping you provide better care to nursing home residents. This means care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. CFMC can provide your facility with clinical resources, technical assistance, networking and learning opportunities to help make care safer and reduce costs.
Specific areas of work include:
The partnership for reducing healthcare-acquired conditions (HACs) in nursing homes. The goal of the partnership is to achieve the national goal of reducing healthcare acquired conditions in nursing homes by 40% over the next three years. Initially the areas of focus will include the reduction of pressure ulcers and physical restraints then evolve into the statewide nursing home learning and action network. The learning and action network will address additional healthcare-acquired conditions, such as falls, and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), as well as staff stability and consistent assignment.
The Patient Safety Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaboratives (PSPC) will bring together community teams that include pharmacists, physicians, patients, and a variety of healthcare settings. The goal of the collaborative is to reduce medication-related harm and prevent and eliminate adverse drug events in 265,000 lives per year. Using the successful Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) PSPC model, CFMC will participate in and lead multiple community teams. Please see http://www.hrsa.gov/publichealth/clinical/patientsafety/ for additional PSPC information.
- Materials & Resources
- National Nursing Home Collaborative
- Related Links/Organizations
- Contact the CFMC Nursing Home & Patient Safety Team