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PODCASTS

Check out our most recent podcasts on topics associated with COVID-19. 

 

 

 

VLOGS

. . . and watch our most recent COVID-19 vlogs.

Archived Webinars

We offer high quality learning opportunities featuring expert speakers on topics important to you. Recordings, presentation slides and supporting materials from some of our previously-hosted webinars are featured below. Visit our News & Events page to find upcoming webinars.

June 29, 2022
COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care
Weekly Webinar

Topic: Tuberculosis in Long-Term Care

Tuberculosis hides in plain sight. The risk of TB infection is even higher for people who live or work in nursing homes. In this week's episode, we discuss what health care workers should know about TB and how to prevent infections.

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June 22, 2022
QIN-QIO Regional Sharing Call
Don't Be as Useless as the "P" in Pneumonia: Using Immunization to Prevent Disease

Participants will learn more about using immunization as a key strategy in the fight against pneumonia. Discussion points include common causes of pneumonia; risk factors associated with pneumonia; complications of pneumonia; prevention strategies related to pneumonia; and case studies involving immunization as it pertains to pneumonia.

June 22, 2022
COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care
Weekly Webinar

Topic: What are PCV15 and PCV20? The latest guidance on pneumococcal vaccinations

Are your residents up-to-date with their pneumococcal vaccinations? Should they receive PCV13, PCV15, PCV20, or PPSV23 — and when?

In today's episode, we'll break down the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccines (PPSVs). 

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June 15, 2022
COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care
Weekly Webinar

Topic: Nursing Home Guidance Updates – Boosters, TNAs, and PA DOH Therapeutics Form

Guidance updates affecting nursing homes have rolled out in recent weeks from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH).

In this week's episode, we'll get up to speed on the latest guidance on COVID-19 boosters, temporary nurse aides (TNAs), and PA DOH's therapeutics form. 

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June 8, 2022
COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care
Weekly Webinar

Topic: Long-Haul COVID-19 in Nursing Homes - Part 3

In this webinar, we discuss quality measures that should be evaluated to prevent further pain in people suffering from Long COVID. This is the final discussion in a three-part series about Long-Haul COVID in nursing homes.

June 1, 2022
COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care
Weekly Webinar

Topic: Long-Haul COVID-19 in Nursing Homes - Part 2

In this webinar, we discuss quality measures that should be adopted or strengthened to prevent further injury for people suffering from Long COVID. This is the second part of a three-part series about Long-Haul COVID in nursing homes.

May 25, 2022
COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care
Weekly Webinar

Topic: Long-Haul COVID-19 in Nursing Homes - Part 1

In this webinar, we discuss an overview of Long-Haul COVID. This is the first part of a three-part series about Long-Haul COVID in nursing homes.

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May 18, 2022
COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care
Weekly Webinar

Topic: CMS Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Nursing Homes

From power outages to tornados, disaster can strike at any time. What plans do nursing homes need to have in place for worst-case scenarios?

In this webinar, we discuss the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' emergency preparedness requirements for nursing homes with Debra Wright, Quality Improvement Specialist at Quality Insights.

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May 18, 2022
QIN-QIO Regional Sharing Call
What's All the Hype about Hypertension? Bringing Focus Back to the Basics

Almost half of the adult population in the United States has high blood pressure, and many don’t even know they have it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), high blood pressure is one of the most common reasons for physician office visits as well as the use of prescription medication. This webinar provides an opportunity to examine the health care provider role in helping patients manage hypertension.

May 11, 2022
COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care
Weekly Webinar

Topic: The Engine that Drives the CMS Five-Star Rating System

In recent years, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has rolled out a Five-Star Quality Rating System aiming to help consumers, families, and caregivers compare nursing homes.

These ratings and the data behind the ratings can be found on CMS's Nursing Home Care Compare website.

We discuss the engine behind the rating system with Pam Meador, Director of Regulatory Services with the West Virginia Healthcare Association.

May 4, 2022
COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care
Weekly Webinar

Topic: CMS Update on Nurse Aide Training Requirements

Last month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid announced it will phase out a series of regulation waivers put in place at the beginning of the pandemic (QSO-22-15).

This includes a waiver regarding the training and certification of nurse aides at Nursing Facilities and Skilled Nursing Facilities.

How will this affect nursing homes? We discuss the changes with Penny Imes, a quality improvement specialist at Quality Insights.

APRIL 27, 2022
QIN-QIO REGIONAL SHARING CALL
Understanding Medicare Coverage for Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Guest speaker Deborah Steinberg, J.D., talks about Medicare coverage for substance use disorder (SUD) treatment. Specifically, she addresses: Medicare’s current coverage of SUD treatment; Medicare’s coverage gaps for SUD treatment - including services, providers, settings, and anti-discrimination protections; and policy proposals to address these coverage gaps and our progress to date to improve Medicare’s coverage for SUD care.

April 20, 2022
COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care
Weekly Webinar

Topic: Boosting Boosters in Nursing Homes

Quality Insights' Shirley Sullivan discusses who is eligible to get a COVID-19 booster, and what is considered "up-to-date" on COVID-19 vaccines.

April 13, 2022
COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care
Weekly Webinar

Topic: Communicating COVID-19 Vaccination Status between Care Settings

Quality Insights' Patty Austin discusses best practices for communicating COVID-19 vaccine status between care settings.

April 6, 2022
COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care
Weekly Webinar

Topic: COVID-19 Vaccine Myth-Busters

Quality Insights' Natalie Tappe discusses common myths and misunderstandings about the COVID-19 vaccine and booster.

March 30, 2022
COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care
Weekly Webinar

Topic: Updates to COVID-19 Guidelines for Nursing Home Visitation and Testing

Quality Insights' Penny Imes discusses recent updates to guidelines issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding nursing home visitation and testing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 23, 2022
COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care
Weekly Webinar

Topic: COVID-19 Vaccinations and Chronic Kidney Disease

In this webinar, we discuss the unique concerns people with chronic kidney disease (CKD) face amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We are joined by Katelynn Booth, Quality Improvement Specialist with Quality Insights Renal Network 5.

March 16, 2022
COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care
Weekly Webinar

Topic: Understanding the "ICs" - Epidemic, Pandemic and Endemic

What is the difference between an outbreak, an epidemic, a pandemic, and an endemic? What can nursing homes do to plan ahead if COVID-19 is reclassified as an endemic? Patty Austin from Quality Insights joins us to tackle this topic.

March 9, 2022
COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care
Weekly Webinar

Topic: Infection Control Assessment and Response (ICAR)

Penny Imes, a Quality Improvement Specialist with Quality Insights, joins us to talk about the Infection Control Assessment and Response (ICAR) tool as it relates to long term care and skilled nursing facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 2, 2022
COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care
Weekly Webinar

Topic: Updates to Cohorting Guidelines in Long Term Care

Pam Meador from the West Virginia Health Care Association joins us to talk about the most recent updates to cohorting guidelines for long term care facilities.

February 23, 2022
COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care
Weekly Webinar

Topic: Tracking Immunization Status Among Nursing Home Residents

Patty Austin from Quality Insights talks about tracking the vaccination/immunization status of nursing home residents amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

February 9, 2022
COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care
Weekly Webinar

Topic: NHSN COVID-19 Vaccine Data Entry

Penny Imes from Quality Insights talks about COVID-19 Vaccine Data Entry for long-term care facilities in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).

February 2, 2022
COVID-19 Education for Long-Term Care
Weekly Webinar

Topic: Cohorting in Long-Term Care

Pam Meador from the West Virginia Healthcare Association discusses cohorting as an infection prevention and control strategy in long-term care and skilled nursing facilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

JANUARY 26, 2022
QIN-QIO REGIONAL SHARING CALL
WV Society for Healthcare Risk Management

Guest speakers Sandra Ellis, RN and Susan Lucot, MSN, RN talk about the West Virginia Society for Healthcare Risk Management. Topics included: Purpose of Society; Membership Eligibility and Types of Membership; Membership Application and Renewal Process; Board and Officer Composition and Committees; and Benefits of Membership.