Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Advancing Excellence New Video Series Stars Senior from "The Sopranos" and 2015 Champion of Quality

Katherine Merullo

The Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Campaign, whose mission is to make nursing homes better places to live, work, and visit, has created a new video series with the help of 2015 Champion of Quality recipient
 Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, and Soprano's actor, and senior, Dominic Chianese.
Advancing Excellence staff and volunteers at video premier at Forest Hills, DC

The nine brief videos were produced to educate nursing home staff and administrators as reminders on how to provide quality care and the tools that are available to them.  The topics covered include pressure ulcers, infections, person-centered care and the typical challenges that are encountered when providing quality care.  It's not too often you'll find a video including a medical epidemiologist from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a song in Italian about the bacteria C. dificile and how to prevent infections, like in Video 4 of the series.  Also, sometimes it's just doing this simple thing to prevent unnecessary hospitalizations, as seen in Video 9.

Advancing Excellence was founded in 2006 by a coalition of 28 organizations representing groups ranging from nursing home providers to quality improvement experts to government agencies. 
FREE tools and resources to support evidence-based quality improvement programs and improving clinical and organizational outcomes are available. Support the Campaign through membership or email info@nhqualitycampaign.org.

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