Safer Use of Narcotics in Noncancer Pain
The purpose of this presentation is to discuss issues surrounding the use of narcotics in non-cancer pain. In addition, information will be provided to assist clinicians in safer ways to care for these patients.
Rights and Responsibilities of Physician Users of EHRs
Despite the potential benefits of electronic health records (EHRs), clinicians have experienced several challenges in their adoption and use.
Dementia and Delirium: Managing its Impact in the Nursing Home
Given the current concern in the nursing home about appropriate and inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications, this presentation will describe an approach to effectively and safely assess and manage delirium and the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.
Effective Pain Management in the Nursing Home Setting
As many as 45% to 80% of nursing home residents have pain that contributes significantly to functional impairment and decreased quality of life. Substantial barriers and logistic problems in carrying out diagnostic procedures and pain management interventions are common.
Protecting Patient Information: Will you be ready to attest "Yes" for Meaningful Use?
Protecting Patient Information may be the last core objective listed in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, but don't save it for last and now isn't too soon to start.
Healthy Work Environment In Obstetrics: Real Tactics To Improve Your Culture by Reducing Disruptive Behaviors
We all want to work in an environment that models compassion, dignity, integrity, and service. We recognize the negative impact that disrespectful, harmful or abusive behavior has on:
Working Together To Reduce Unnecessary Acute Care Transfers: Using the INTERACT Quality Improvement Program As A Platform To Bring Your Team Together
Reducing readmissions requires close collaboration between all members of the health care continuum — hospital, clinic, assisted living and long term care staff, physicians, pharmacists, non-physician providers and other post-acute health care professionals.
Providing Patient-Centered Care in the Nursing Home: Beginning With the End (Goals) in Mind
Providing patient-centered care is about care that works and that is important to the patient. To successfully do that, we need to understand who the nursing home patient is and what they value.
The HIPAA Tango: Choreographing Privacy and Security under the Final Rule
This webinar will provide an overview of the development and implementation of the Minnesota Time Out Process.
Root Cause Analysis - A Focused Review of an Adverse Event
Whether you work in a hospital, long-term care or clinic organization, this webinar will provide you with an overview of how to respond to an adverse event.
Documentation in Long Term Care
This webinar will update long term care nurses on their responsibility to document care provided to each resident, communicate with family and physician and assess for changes in condition.
Care Planning in Long Term Care
Safe Surgery: The Minnesota Time Out Process - Getting It Right (or Left)
Long Term Care Survey Preparedness
This webinar will educate long term care staff on how to communicate during the annual regulatory survey process.
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