Massachusetts Senior Care Foundation is pleased to make several resources available to assist facilities with important clinical issues.
Advancing Excellence is a coalition-based campaign to improve quality of care for the nation’s 1.5 million nursing facility residents and provides comprehensive resources to assist facilities in meeting their clinical goals. Clinical topics covered in the Advancing Excellence campaign include pressure ulcers, restraints and pain management.
Achieving Results in Pressure Ulcer Prevention Across Care Settings - an Advancing Excellence product that shares results from a groundbreaking initiative – the New Jersey Hospital Association Pressure Ulcer Collaborative. A 2008 presentation by the New Jersey Hospital Association provides additional information.
Saratoga County Partners for the Prevention of Pressure Ulcers, a partnership program for the prevention of
pressure ulcers across the healthcare continuum.
See also the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel at www.npuap.org
Fall Risk Assessment Tool piloted by the Massachusetts Senior Care Foundation, assists care providers to identify long term care residents at the greatest risk of falling and to develop care plans to minimize those risks. The Falls Management Program developed at Emory University is another resource to prevent falls and injuries.
General Resources on Geriatric Topics
Geriatric nursing resources - Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing and the “Try This” Series
Nursing Home Immunizations Toolkit is a comprehensive online toolkit provided by the
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) contains printable resources that nursing home providers can use to help improve the influenza and pneumococcal immunization rates among their residents, staff, and volunteers.
Safe Medication Practices Workbook is a resource manual created to reducing medication errors in long-term care facilities. This manual has chapters on warfarin management, medication reconciliation, monthly edits, and others. The manual was developed
by Masspro and Mass Senior Care with The Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors. It was funded by the Betsy Lehman Center
and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.