CAUSE NO HARM TOOL KIT
The Change Package is a description and list of successful practices of high-performing nursing homes (i.e., how they prevent harm while honoring each resident’s rights and preferences), organized by overarching themes, and includes strategies to prevent specific adverse events and abuse.
The Change Package can be used by nursing home leaders (e.g., administrators, directors of nursing, unit directors/managers, providers, and owners), residents and families, long term care stakeholders, and anyone with an interest in preventing harm in nursing homes.
Ideas for improvement can be generated by reviewing the practices listed and comparing those to practices currently in place. Ideas for improvement can be used for quality improvement purposes in order to improve each resident’s quality of life through safe care.
NURSING HOME CHANGE PACKAGE
Nursing home Change Packages focuses on the systems that impact quality care providing strategies, change concepts, and specific actionable items that any nursing home can choose to begin testing to improve residents’ quality of life and care.
QUALITY IMPROVEMENT (QI)/QUALITY MEASURES (QM):
QM Specification Manual
QI PROCESS TOPICS:
The Pioneer Network’s free Starter Toolkit for Engaging Staff in Individualizing Care
Your quality improvement efforts depend on how well your team communicates, problem-solves, and works together……………… Learn how to kick-start your Quality Improvement (QI) program using key organizational practices. The Pioneer Network’s free Starter Toolkit for Engaging Staff in Individualizing Care, produced by B&F Consulting, contains tip sheets and media clips providing how-to information, and starter exercises to get the change conversations going in your nursing facility.
Nursing Home Fact Sheet: Staff Stability
Achieving Staff Stability – apply the QAPI process of staff stability, including goal setting, collecting and using data and piloting improvements. Click this link to view the webinar.
Nursing Home Fact Sheet: Consistent Assignment
Huddles Tip Sheet
Systems for Communication, Teamwork, and Collaborative Problem-Solving – monitoring and systematic analysis of QAPI, ways to systematically involve staff in the feedback data, how to implement consistent assignment and practices that maximize the benefits of consistent assignment. Click this link to view the webinar.
QI Huddles Closest to the Resident Tip Sheet
Involving CNAs in Care Planning Tip Sheet
NH REGULATIONS + GUIDES:
- State Operations Manual Appendix PP – Interpretive Guidelines for Long Term Care
- The New York State Nursing Homes regulations, Title 10 Part 415 of the New York Compilation of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR)