Upcoming AHCA Webinars

Attention all KCAL members.  Have you joined the National Patient Safety Organization (PSO) for assisted livings yet?  Haven't signed up yet because you don't know anything about it?  Well the upcoming AHCA/NCAL webinar is just for you, and it is free! Read more for details.

Having trouble implementing INTERACT in your facility?  Participate in on the "Sharing Advanced INTERACT Success!" free webinar and hear stories from four centers on how they implemented INTERACT.  Read more for details.

 *Upcoming Event – April 16, 2014

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 – 1:00pm – 2:30pm(CT)

Webinar title: Improving Quality in Assisted Living: An Introduction to the National Patient Safety Organization for Assisted Living

Speakers:  Margaret Murphy Carley, JD, Long Term Care Consultant

                   Helen Crunk, RN, Assisted Living Consultant

                   Lindsay B. Schwartz, Ph.D, Director, Workforce and Quality Improvement

Registration Link:   http://webinars.ahcancal.org/session.php?id=13136

Session Description: In 2013, NCAL began a collaboration with the New Jersey Hospital Association’s Patient Safety Organization (PSO) to collect clinical performance measures.  The National Patient Safety Organization for Assisted Living (PSO) officially launched in January 2014.  Patient Safety Organizations serve as a group of independent, external experts who collect and analyze data related to quality and patient safety. All PSOs are certified by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).   This exciting new collaboration will enable NCAL members to benchmark outcomes and process measures nationally.  By gaining access to this previously unavailable national data, assisted living communities can gain a better understanding of their unique strengths and weaknesses, and set specified improvement goals.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand what a Patient Safety Organization is and background of PSOs
  2. Learn about how the National Patient Safety Organization for Assisted Living can help your community improve quality
  3. Understand what kind of data the PSO will be collecting and the tool that will be used to collect data


*Upcoming Event – April 22, 2014


Date & Time: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm(CT)

Webinar title: Sharing Advanced INTERACT Success!

Speakers:  Pamela Zanes, Ed.M, BSN, RN, Senior Director of Care Transitions – Kindred Healthcare Shirley E.H. Barnes and Matt Topolski, CEO, Crest View Senior Communities Susan Peterson, RN, BSN, CHPN, Project Director, CareChoice Resident Centered Care Connections Misti Valentino, Senior Executive Director, Mi Casa Nursing Center

Registration Link:   http://webinars.ahcancal.org/session.php?id=13085

Session Description: In this informative session, participants will have the opportunity to hear how four different organizations advanced the use of INTERACT within their setting. INTERACT has played a key role in helping many organizations reduce unnecessary hospitalizations. Ideas on how to use these tools, how to spread them throughout the organization, how to get buy–in, and the fabulous results of these determined leaders will be some of the stories you will hear.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discover ways to advance the use of INTERACT.
  2. Question leaders who have successfully implemented advanced INTERACT
  3. consider ways to advance INTERACT in participant’s setting