Revision 16-1; Effective February 3, 2016
Quality monitors (QMs) can provide facility staff with a variety of in-service education presentations. Each in-service presentation provides information that is evidence-based and that will provide greater understanding of how implementing evidence-based care can improve resident outcomes. The in-service visits are interactive and can be used to stimulate ideas for quality improvement.
The Quality Monitoring Program (QMP) cannot provide in-services as part of a facility's plan of correction nor are in-services intended to satisfy continuing education requirements. In-service education sessions can be provided during a QM visit or can be scheduled separately. To request an in-service for facility staff, providers may contact the QMs assigned to their facility.
The following in-service education modules are available:
- QMP Overview
- Continence Promotion
- Influenza Vaccinations
- Nursing Fall Risk Management
- Nursing Pain Management
- Pneumococcal Disease and Vaccination
- Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Management
- Quality Assurance Process – Basics of the Quality Assurance Process
- Art of Avoiding Restraint Use
- Documentation by the Nurse
- Nutrition Care: Preventing Unintended Weight Loss – Designed for direct care staff and all non-licensed staff.
- Healthy Weight Management: Preventing Unintended Weight Loss, Managing Weight Gain and End of Life Care – Designed for direct care staff and all non-licensed staff.
- Hydration Care: Preventing Dehydration – Designed for direct care staff and all non-licensed staff.
- Enteral Nutrition/Tube Feeding Assessment and Administration Guidelines: Assessment, Identification and Prevention of Complications – Designed licensed staff.
- Dining Service Infection Control: Prevention of Food-borne Illnesses in a Health Care Facility – Designed for all staff.
- Advance Care Planning: Identification of Types of Advance Directives Recognized in Texas – Designed for direct care staff and all non-licensed staff.
- Dining Experience and Culture Change: Considerations for Implementing Culture Change in Food Service – Designed for all staff.
- Improving Quality of Life and Dementia Care
- Unnecessary Psychotropic Medications
- Infection Control
- Care Planning
- Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Documentation
- Staff Retention
- Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Training
- Virtual Dementia Tour®