This material was prepared by The Bizzell Group (Bizzell), the Data Validation and Administrative (DVA) contractor, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
This resource includes a variety of interactive, self-paced learning modules on infection prevention and control in the hospital setting.
The series of 15-minute learning modules is produced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The series is tailored to teams leading hospital infection prevention programs and care teams in hospital settings of all sizes, including small, rural or critical access facilities. To demonstrate commitment and expertise, users can receive Certificates of Participation upon completion.
US Department of Health and Human Services offices of Minority Health
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health developed the Minority Health Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) to enhance existing resources to support the identification of racial and ethnic minority communities at greatest risk for disproportionate impact and adverse outcomes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given evidence on common factors contributing to social vulnerability, the MH SVI could potentially be applied to other public health emergencies.
American Institutes for Research (AIR) and IPRO Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor (HQIC)
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the IPRO HQIC hosted the March 2021 Patient and Family Engagement (PFE) webinar, titled Partnering with Patients and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
During this 45-minute interactive event, the AIR team provided an overview of five PFE best practices and described how engaging patient and families can help both patients and clinical staff address the emergency. The event featured real-world examples of how hospitals are partnering with patients and families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event will include time for a discussion among attendees about opportunities and lessons learned in partnering with patients and families around this all-consuming crisis.
March 30: Partnering with Patients and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic – IPRO QIN-QIO
North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF)
The North American Thrombosis Forum is dedicated to saving lives through education and prevention. A major part of this is helping healthcare professionals stay up-to-date on the latest research in the rapidly changing field of thrombosis. Through educational events and informative articles geared specifically towards clinicians, NATF provides clinicians with the information they need to best treat their patients. Topics covered include thrombosis, stroke prevention, atrial fibrillation, diabetes, cardiovascular-related illnesses, and more. Check back regularly for important updates on everything from the development of new medications, to the release of novel research.
This material was developed by IPRO HQIC.
Due to medical-surgical nurses’ limited exposure to managing acute respiratory failure, nurses in rural and critical access hospitals do not always have a comfort level with non-invasive ventilation (NIV) equipment and/or High-Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC). Managing this situation on medical-surgical floors within these smaller hospitals created a void, especially without access to specialty staff who have advanced clinical respiratory experience, lack of critical care beds, and/or the lack of respiratory therapy resources. This is especially true in rural and critical access hospitals, possibly exacerbating adverse events and potentially increasing health disparities (due to access of specialty care issues). This electronic tool provides digestible information to support the front-line in CPAP, BiPAP, and HFNC management.
American Institutes for Research (AIR)/IPRO HQIC
COVID-19 is a perfect issue for PFACs to address. The experiences of patients and families can have a direct impact on how the hospital safely treats those with severe cases including those in isolation, prevents the spread of the virus, and minimizes the impact of the virus on health care and health outcomes (e.g., delayed care). This resource provides suggestions about how PFACs can help hospitals proactively communicate, educate, and engage with patients and families and the larger community to build trust and deliver high-quality care during a time of uncertainty and fear.
This resource explains what All-Cause Harm is, why it is important and then dives into each of the processes it takes to prevent All-Cause Harm. Eight priority focus areas for the Hospital Quality Improvement Contract (HQIC) are illuminated and strategies to monitor compliance are provided.
All-Cause Harm Resource, Recording and Slides from the IPRO HQIC All-Cause Harm “launch” on March 29th, 2021.
IHI – Institute for Healthcare Improvement
This guide is intended to help health care staff and leaders have trust-building conversations about the COVID-19 vaccine, both at work and at home. Exploring people’s feelings about the vaccine through respectful, trust-building interactions over time offers the potential to increase the uptake of vaccinations. The guide helps health care staff and leaders begin to quickly engage in effective conversations about COVID-19 vaccination, enabling learning in practice and resolving issues that arise from such conversations. The focus is on having rich conversations to listen and learn about reasons and feelings for not getting vaccinated — and then seeking to have a dialogue about questions and concerns so that people can consider COVID-19 vaccination.
Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub)
Curated selection of resources and information for hospitals and inpatient settings to address challenges and maintain operations during healthcare surges.
Abbott Nutrition Health Institute (ANHI)
Panel of world-renowned experts discuss nutrition guidelines for caring for COVID-19 patients.
- NUTRITION CARE FOR PRESSURE INJURIES: GUIDELINES TO OPTIMIZE OUTCOMES
- THE ROLE OF HYDRATION IN ACUTE INFLAMMATORY PROCESS & RECOVERY
- NATIONAL BLUEPRINT: ACHIEVING QUALITY MALNUTRITION CARE FOR OLDER ADULTS, 2020 UPDATE
- NUTRITION SUPPORT OF THE COVID-19 ICU PATIENT
- A REVIEW OF THE SCCM/ASPEN COVID-19 RECOMMENDATIONS
- NUTRITIONAL NEEDS OF COVID-19 PATIENTS IN-HOSPITAL & POST-DISCHARGE
National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP)
Info-graphic that provides images and general tips positioning to preventing pressure injury when proning patients in acute respiratory distress (including COVID-19).
CDC, National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)
The Patient Safety Component includes five modules that focus on events associated with medical devices, surgical procedures, antimicrobial agents used during healthcare, multidrug resistant organisms, and Coronavirus Infectious Disease 2019 (COVID-19).