Webinars

Mobility Management: Building a Fast, Secure, and Reliable Wireless Network

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 2:00 p.m. EDT, 1:00 p.m. CDT

Having a secure, reliable, and fast wireless network in your long-term care organization is a must. Residents, family members, and practitioners have come to expect access to the Internet, and the many benefits it provides. In order to keep up, organizations must invest in a secure infrastructure to meet the demands of mobility for a variety of users and environments.

Recognizing the Need to Eliminate Alarm Fatigue

Thursday, May 22, 2014, 1 p.m. EDT, 12 p.m. CDT

Alarm-equipped medical devices are essential to providing safe care to patients and residents in healthcare settings. However, these devices present a multitude of issues for healthcare organizations when the device alarms sound similar or are ignored and not responded to. According to the Joint Commission, alarm fatigue is the most common contributing factor in alarm-related sentinel events.

The Impact of Healthcare-Associated Infections in LTC: Prevention Challenges and Strategies

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 1 p.m. EDT, 12 p.m. CDT

This Webinar will focus on the impact that healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) have on long-term care (LTC) facilities, including statistics on their financial consequences, as well as the resident morbidity and mortality rates associated with these preventable infections.

Improve Compliance & Increase Reimbursements With Mobile Technologies

Thursday, April 17, 2014, 1:00 p.m. EDT, 12:00 p.m. CDT

From meeting regulatory compliance to preventing readmissions, today’s long-term care (LTC) providers are feeling the pressure. LTC organizations can juggle these challenges while maintaining efficient workflow and providing top-notch patient care by integrating the right technology solutions into their care model.

Data Driven Wellness: Using Information to Manage the Changing Landscape of Assisted Living

Thursday, March 27, 2014, 1 p.m. EDT, 12 p.m. CDT

Over time, assisted living has evolved from an alternative to nursing homes to a new type of environment that provides an option for seniors to “age in place.” However, the consequence of this evolution is an elder population with increasing acuity. Luckily, new technology, electronic health records (EHRs), and data analysis allow providers to assess and manage rising acuity and increasing frailty in the assisted-living population.

Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections in Long-Term Care

Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 1:00 PM ET, 12:00 PM CT

This webinar will focus on healthcare associated infections (HAIs) prevalent in today’s long-term care environments, including some of the most common infections. The speaker will discuss the multitude of challenges that long-term care facilities experience given the limited acuity of residents and the transfer of organisms from acute care to long-term care.

Fall Management Factors: Designing Environments, Reducing Readmissions and Managing Noise Levels

Thursday, November 14, 2013 1:00 PM EST, 12:00 CST

Employing effective fall management strategies is crucial to long-term care facilities, as falls can be costly for both residents and providers, and impact readmissions. In this webinar, participants will gain insight into a variety of factors that affect fall management.

Data will be presented on what types of alarms have the highest impact on residents with dementia, and how to create a plan that reduces noise levels throughout your facility. Finally, we will discuss proactive environmental design factors that help in the prevention of falls.

The National Quality Forum – What Performance Measures Mean for Hospice & Long Term Care

Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT, 12:00 CDT

The National Quality Forum is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public service organization committed to improving the nation’s healthcare through the use of standardized healthcare performance measures.

This webinar will educate long-term care providers on the accepted measures of the National Quality Forum, the reporting of those measures by hospice, and how it can affect hospice care residents. Implications of performance measures can drastically affect delivery of care, and long-term care facilities may face scrutiny from inspectors over deficiencies.