New AHRQ SOPS Workplace Safety Supplemental Item Set for Nursing Homes

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP  Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare This AHRQ webcast will introduce the new Workplace Safety Supplemental Item Set that can be added to the end of the Surveys on Patient Safety Culture™ (SOPS®) Nursing Home Survey. The new item set assesses staff perceptions of workplace safety, including workplace hazards, inappropriate resident…… Continue reading New AHRQ SOPS Workplace Safety Supplemental Item Set for Nursing Homes

2022-2023 Seasonal Influenza Testing and Treatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced a Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Call on November 15th at 2pm ET. Topic: 2022-2023 Seasonal Influenza Testing and Treatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted influenza activity during the past two seasons.…… Continue reading 2022-2023 Seasonal Influenza Testing and Treatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic

NETEC Webinar: Influenza 2022 Seasonal UpdateNETEC Course Module: Guidance on PPE Breaches

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare NETEC has 2 upcoming education opportunities that will be of interest to clinicians. Join NETEC experts Wednesday, November 9 at 1 p.m. EST for a live webinar event designed to help health care workers prepare for the 2022 influenza season. Registration available via the hyperlink in…… Continue reading NETEC Webinar: Influenza 2022 Seasonal UpdateNETEC Course Module: Guidance on PPE Breaches

Let’s Talk: What will the MDS 3.0 Item Set look like on October 1, 2023?

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Yesterday I was honored to present this webinar for Briggs Healthcare. It was great to “see” you there to learn more about what the MDS 3.0 Item Set v1.18.11 will look like next October when it’s implemented in LTC facilities. I shared what that Item Set…… Continue reading Let’s Talk: What will the MDS 3.0 Item Set look like on October 1, 2023?

Implementation and Use of Enhanced Barrier Precautions in Nursing Homes

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare You are invited to a webinar discussing Enhanced Barrier Precautions in nursing homes. Enhanced Barrier Precautions protect nursing home residents and staff from germs that can cause serious infections and are hard to treat.  Join us November 15, 2022, from 1-2 p.m. EST for a detailed…… Continue reading Implementation and Use of Enhanced Barrier Precautions in Nursing Homes

Changes to the MDS 3.0 Item Set on October 1, 2023 (Upcoming Webinar)

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare Join me for an introductory look at the draft MDS 3.0 v1.18.11. CMS released the draft on September 1, 2022 which gives LTC providers a chance to look it over and digest the significant changes it will bring. We’ll look at what will be new, what…… Continue reading Changes to the MDS 3.0 Item Set on October 1, 2023 (Upcoming Webinar)

Riding the Waves: Prepare Now for the Coming Changes to the MDS 3.0

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare   Yesterday’s (October 6, 2022) webinar (same title as this blog) is now available for on-demand viewing. Listen at a time and place that’s convenient for you, your team, your colleagues.  It’s information for anyone/everyone that works with the MDS 3.0. Click on the Register button on…… Continue reading Riding the Waves: Prepare Now for the Coming Changes to the MDS 3.0

Riding the Waves: Prepare Now for the Coming CMS Changes to MDS 3.0 (Rescheduled)        

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare After we scheduled this webinar, CMS announced an Open Door Forum for the same day/time. We didn’t want to conflict with any important updates from CMS, so we’re adjusting our webinar’s start time.   The new time for our MDS 3.0 webinar is 10:00 – 11:30am…… Continue reading Riding the Waves: Prepare Now for the Coming CMS Changes to MDS 3.0 (Rescheduled)        

Riding the Waves of Change: Prepare Now for “Enormous” MDS 3.0 Changes  

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDPClinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare CMS just released a surprise draft of the new MDS 3.0 that experts are calling “enormous” and “striking.” But the SNF industry is no stranger to waves of change. This webinar will introduce you to the latest MDS 3.0 Item Set (v1.18.11), coming Oct. 1, 2023.…… Continue reading Riding the Waves of Change: Prepare Now for “Enormous” MDS 3.0 Changes  

Free Seminar on Emergency Preparedness, Designed for Frontline Staff 

Mary Madison, RN, RAC-CT, CDP Clinical Consultant – Briggs Healthcare NAHCA is excited to announce the launch of a new seminar focused on emergency preparedness! Created in partnership with the Arizona Health Care Association, All Hands on Deck: A Frontline Focus on Emergency Preparedness in Long Term Care is a three-hour event that examines the following components…… Continue reading Free Seminar on Emergency Preparedness, Designed for Frontline Staff