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:

Nurses

  • 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

Dietitians

  • 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.

Pharmacists

  • Improving Quality of Life and Dementia Care
  • Unnecessary Psychotropic Medications

Multi-Disciplinary

  • Infection Control
  • Care Planning
  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Documentation
  • Staff Retention

Additional Training Opportunities

  • Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Training
  • Virtual Dementia Tour®