HQIC Webinar, November 4, 2021: Antibiotic Stewardship During A COVID Pandemic

This material was prepared by the IPRO NQIIC, a Network of Quality Improvement and Innovation 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 resources includes a recording and presentation slides from a November Webinar on Antibiotic Stewardship During the Covid Pandemic.

Antibiotic Stewardship (AS) is a national priority aimed at optimizing the use of antibiotics to effectively treat infections, protect patients from harms caused by unnecessary antibiotic use, and combat antibiotic resistance. Hospital AS Programs and teams have been challenged during the COVID pandemic to manage both viral and bacterial infections in patients for extended lengths of stay.

Exploring Sepsis Strategies-Part 2: Care Coordination & Preventing Sepsis-Related Readmissions

This material was prepared by Telligen in partnership with IPRO HQIC, the Hospital Quality Improvement 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 is the second session in a two-part series Webinar on Sepsis from September 30 11 PT 12 MT 1 CT 2 EDT. View the recording, as well as the questions and answers presentation slide deck.

This session focuses on preventing sepsis-related harm and avoidable readmissions using effective care coordination and hand-off strategies to the next level of care provider.

Partnering with Representative Patient and Family Advisors to Achieve Health Equity

Developed by the American Institute of Research (AIR) in partnership with IPRO HQIC

This LAN event: Provides resources and assists you to increase your understanding of person and family engagement(PFE) as a strategy to improve equity in both quality and safety; recognize the importance of partnering with diverse patients and families in improving quality and safety; learn about opportunities to be more inclusive of your total patient population and respond to their preferences and needs.

Pressure Injury- Learning and Action Network (LAN) May 24th 2021

IPRO & Telligen Hospital Quality Improvement Contractors (HQICs)

The LAN included:

  • A presentation of aggregated results from the IPRO & Telligen HQIC Hospital Baseline Assessment specific to pressure injury
  • An interactive discussion with quality and performance improvement subject matter experts on pressure injury identification, prevention, and management.

Attendees had the opportunity to discuss:

  • Pressure injury challenges in small rural and critical access hospitals (in general and with COVID-19)
  • Approaches to overcome these challenges, including patient and family engagement and health equity strategies.

Hospitals left “in action” with a variety of strategies and 17 salient resources for the front-line to further efforts in All-Cause Harm (Pressure Injury) prevention and management.

Still Going Strong: Age without Injury

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

CDC’s Still Going Strong campaign speaks directly to older adults, age 65 and older, and their caregivers. We want to raise awareness about preventable injuries among older adults. This campaign has two goals:

  1. Educate about common risk factors for falls and motor vehicle crashes, as well as traumatic brain injuries that happen from falls and motor vehicle crashes.
  2. Empower older adults and their caregivers to take simple steps that will help them maintain their independence and age without injury.

Resources, videos, ads and social media:

  • Older Adults: Information for adults age 65 and older on how to age without injury.
  • Caregivers: Information for caregivers to help your loved ones age without injury
  • Healthcare Providers: Information for healthcare providers to help your older patients age without injury.

A CDC report has found that unintentional falls are the cause of more than 90% of emergency department visits in adults aged 65 years or more.

Partnering with Patients and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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.

Webinar Materials:

March 30: Partnering with Patients and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic – IPRO QIN-QIO

Opioid Stewardship: IPRO HQIC, Learning and Action Network (LAN)

IPRO Hospital Quality Improvement (HQIC), Learning and Action Network (LAN) webinar on the All-Cause Harm focus are of Opioid Stewardship: April 26th 2021.

IPRO HQIC presented aggregate baseline data on the Opioid Stewardship Hospital Baseline Assessment and heard from a rural hospital on promoting the safe use of opioids (prescribing policy, scripted communication tools, alternatives to opioids, tracking prescribing practices, referral network for pain management, and MAT therapy).

In addition, IPRO HQIC highlight many salient opioid stewardship resources on processes that support the inclusion of patient and family engagement and health equity (stigma) in opioid stewardship efforts. These resources further support IPRO HQIC hospital efforts in All-Cause Harm reduction.

Recording, Slides and All-Cause Harm Resource available.

Implementation of Antibiotic Stewardship Activities in Critical Access Hospitals – YouTube Video

CDC and HRSA’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

During this webinar, leading experts will discuss the implementation of antibiotic stewardship activities to measure and improve how antibiotics are used. The discussion will emphasize the uptake of hospital core elements in the U.S., and address overcoming barriers and practical suggestions for enhancing antibiotic stewardship activities in critical access hospitals. This webinar will be co-hosted by CDC and HRSA’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.