Advancing Excellence Update and New Antibiotic Stewardship Resources

Nancy Leveille and Lisa Volk in Clinical & Quality

The Advancing Excellence in Long Term Care Collaborative (AELTCC) has transferred the operation of its project, Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes Campaign, to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

CMS values the role of this unique site. With its contractor, Telligen, CMS will sustain the Campaign’s mission to make nursing homes better places to live, work and visit.

We are pleased to announce the continuation of this valued program as the National Nursing Home Quality Improvement (NNHQI) Campaign.

The NNHQI Campaign provides free evidence-based and model-practice resources to support continuous quality improvement. The Campaign promotes focus on individuals’ preferences, staff empowerment and consumers and leadership in creating a culture of continuous quality improvement.

The campaign continues to develop excellent resource materials for SNF. They just added information to their Antibiotic Stewardship resource. The materials on this webpage can be extremely helpful in meeting CMS Requirements of Participation for your infection control process including the management of antibiotics.  https://www.nhqualitycampaign.org/

NYSHFA CONTACTS:

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20

Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15