Quality Insights – News on immunizations, long-term care, skilled nursing facilities and more

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Welcome to the Last-Minute Lowdown! This weekly e-bulletin provides the latest news on immunizations, long-term care, and skilled nursing facilities — plus resources from the CDC, CMS, state health agencies, and Quality Insights. Use the quick links below to jump to a section of the newsletter.
Webinar & Office Hours

Next Week’s TopicQ&A on All Topics With our Health Care Experts
Submit a question for our discussion!💻 Tune into our weekly webinar         
Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 2 p.m. Register now💬 Ask your questions during our Virtual Live Chats
        Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12-12:30 p.m. Follow this link when office hours open
Miss this week’s webinar? 
Catch up on our March 15 discussion, “Multidrug-Resistant Organism (MDRO) Infections: Colonized vs. Active.”Watch Webinar Recording on VideoListen to Webinar on PodcastDownload Presentation Slides
Get Free Onsite Infection Control Consultation!
Effective infection control is key in preventing the spread of disease in health care facilities.
Quality Insights offers onsite visits for the assessment of and assistance with your infection control program free of charge
Get assistance with: Infection control program assessments Antibiotic stewardship Environmental infection control Staff education Vaccinations And more! For more information or to schedule your free onsite visit, contact Jennifer Brown at jbrown@qualityinsights.org.
FREE Webinar on Opioid Prescribing, PDMP, & Tapering
Quality Insights invites you to join our upcoming webinar, “Effective Opioid Tapering Practices,” Wednesday, March 22, from 1-2 p.m. ET.

Free Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits will be available.

This module is part of the “Evidence-Based Prescribing: Tools You Can Use to Fight the Opioid Epidemic” educational series. Expert presenters Rabecca Dase, MHA, and Dr. John Gallagher, MD, will discuss: How to use the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) to determine if a provider should consider tapering his/her patient Indicators prescribers can look for when considering tapering opioids How to discuss tapering with patients using patient-centered techniques General opioid tapering protocol and how to adapt this protocol to individual patients’ needs How to manage withdrawal and use tools to measure withdrawal in patients This webinar is recommended for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other health care professionals. 

To learn more about CMEs and learning objectives, as well as take the pre-event questionnaire, download the event flyer

To register for the event, follow the link below. 

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