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2020 Quality Improvement Activities (QIAs) Resources and Reporting Links

Welcome to the 2020 QIA Landing Page. We hope you will find this page useful as a “one-stop-shop” for all resources, information, and reporting links related to the quality improvement activities occurring throughout Qsource ESRD Network 12.

All QIAs were launched with the Network Council Webinar, held January 8, 2020.  A recording of this webinar is available here.  We ask that all units have someone review this information as it serves as a great orientation to Network and the QIAs.

Each facility is requested to:

  1. submit an evaluation of the Network
  2. review the Participation Commitment
  3. submit an attestation.

Review the sections below for information related to each of the activities in 2020.

pfe

Patient and Family Engagement (PFE) Update

  • PFE April Update

    As per CMS Guidance, due to COVID-19 and in following the social distancing recommendations, the Network advises facilities to use alternative means such as phone or online conferencing services to encourage patients to be involved in their Plan of Care and/or attend QAPI Team meetings. Attending support groups would not be recommended at that time […]Read More »
  • PFE March Update

    The 2020 Patient Engagement Calendar Topic of the Month for March is “My Plan: My Wishes” creating a great opportunity to focus on one of the CMS Big Three Patient Engagement Goals- Increasing patient participation in the plan of care (POC). We know that when patients and their families are engaged in the development of […]Read More »
  • PFE January/February Update

    Patient and Family Engagement The Network would like each facility to work with their Network Patient Representatives (NPRs) toward the CMS Big Three Patient Engagement Goals. There are several resources that have been developed to help you in working with your NPR effectively and/or to identify an individual (current or former patient/caregiver) to serve as […]Read More »
bsi

Bloodstream Infection (BSI) Update

  • BSI April Update

    QIA Resource Train your Brain to Relax Train your Brain to Relax is a tool that was created to help providers focus on the mental health of ESRD patients. This is a great time to regain that focus and to help provide stress relief to both patients and staff. The tool uses the technique of […]Read More »
  • BSI March Update

    QIA Requirement #1 CDC’s Making Dialysis Safer for Patients: Innovative Approaches to Hand Hygiene This month your Intervention for the BSI QIA is the completion of the CDC’s Continuing Education Opportunity. CMS expects that participants utilize the CDC’s online Dialysis Infection Prevention tools as an adjunct to your organization’s competency assessments. This webinar presents strategies […]Read More »
  • BSI January Update

    BSI QIA Project Charter/Acknowledgement FormDue December 27, 2019 Purpose – In your QAPI meeting, review project selection and then submit the online attestation. This include the identification of project points of contact specific to the BSI QIA. Self-check: Review data summary to make sure your unit has a form submitted. BSI QIA Environmental ScanDue January […]Read More »
ltc

Long Term Catheter (LTC) Update

  • LTC April Update

    QIA Resources Train your Brain to Relax Train your Brain to Relax is a tool that was created to help providers focus on the mental health of ESRD patients. This is a great time to regain that focus and to help provide stress relief to both patients and staff. The tool uses the technique of […]Read More »
  • LTC March Update

    QIA Requirement #1 Catheter Countdown Poster Use the Catheter Countdown poster adapted by Qsource ESRD Networks. Fill in the monthly count of Central Venous Catheters (# of present and removed) as it applies to your clinic. Then display it for patient and/or staff viewing to promote long-term catheter awareness and to track the monthly progress […]Read More »
  • LTC February Update

    Reducing LTC Rates Requirement #1 Understand and Brainstorm for your Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle View this brief 3-minute YouTube video from BMJ Quality presenting a brief, but comprehensive overview how to effectively complete the Plan-Do-Study-Act process. The PDSA Cycle 101   Reducing LTC Rates Requirement #2 Huddle Education Topic of the Month – Clinical Update on an […]Read More »
voc rehab

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Update

  • VR April Update

    To Do’s For April:   NO monthly report is due this month.  Attend the Mandatory Roundtable Call Webinar Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 2:00pm CDT We will focus on the National Employment Network Association and on-line Employment Networks. This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about Employment Networks and ask questions to subject matter experts during the call. Register Here. Post […]Read More »
  • VR March Update

    To Do’s For March: Complete your facility monthly report for February 2020 data: Due March 9, 2020     Did you miss the Collaborative Education Webinar on February 18 with Easter Seals Employment Network? If so, please view the recording here to stay up-to-date with QIA participation requirements. Soon you will receive printed material in the […]Read More »
  • VR February Update

    To Do’s For February:   Complete your facility monthly report for January 2020 data. Reports are due by February 10, 2020   Attend the Mandatory Roundtable Call Webinar February 18, 2020 at 2pm we will host our first collaborative learning webinar. This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about Employment Networks in your area and ask questions […]Read More »
grievance

Grievance Update

  • 2020 Grievance Update

    Please complete the Smart Sheet* report form by Friday, February 28  — even if you need additional time to complete the actions. On the report, you will be asked if you have completed the requested activities to date and if the answer is no, are provided a text box to indicate a timeline for completion. […]Read More »