Quality Improvement (QI) Resources

Working to improve the quality of care delivery to nursing home residents.

NHQCC Change Package

Quality Improvement Fundamentals Toolkit

Learning Circle Tool

Action Plan Worksheet

PDSA Cycle Worksheet

Advancing Excellence Implementation Guide: Reducing Staff Turnover

Getting Better All the Time: Working Together for Continuous Improvement

The Isabella Geriatric Center and Cobble Hill Health Center have developed a web manual on quality improvement approaches as a guide for nursing home caregivers. This is a particularly practical and lively resource that explains and illustrates performance monitoring and improvement approaches in ways that are understandable to most nursing home caregivers. Getting Better All the Time was written by Ann Wyatt, a social worker and nursing home administrator; it aims to present a model of quality improvement that integrates quality of care and quality life.

Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI)
IHI uses the Model for Improvement as the framework to guide improvement work. The Model for Improvement, developed by Associates in Process Improvement, is a simple, yet powerful tool for accelerating improvement. Learn about the fundamentals of the Model for Improvement and testing changes on a small scale using Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles.

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Building Blocks for Quality
QAPI Self-Assessment
Casper Data
Eliminating Inappropriate Antipsychotic Medication Use
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NHQCC Collaborative Kick-Off
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QI/QAPI
Using a System's Approach to Quality & Performance Improvement
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QAPI Self-Assessment and Related Resources
QAPI In Action
Quality Improvement (QI) Resources
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Transforming End of Life
Quality Payment Program
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New York

Pauline Kinney, RN, MA, LNHA, RAC-CT
Senior Director, Health Care Quality Improvement
Tel: (516) 209-5402
Fax: (516) 326-0434
pauline.kinney@area-I.hcqis.org

Maureen Valvo, RN, BSN, RAC-CT
Senior Quality Improvement Specialist
Tel: (516) 209-5308
Maureen.valvo@area-I.hcqis.org

David L. Johnson, NHA, RAC-CT
Senior Quality Improvement Specialist
Tel: (518) 320-3516
David.johnson@area-I.hcqis.org

Dan Yuricic, MA
Senior Quality Improvement Specialist
Tel: (516) 209-5458
Danny.yuricic@area-I.hcqis.org

IPRO Nursing Home Team
ipronursinghometeam@ipro.org