VHQC Offers Free Learning Network to Support Improvements in Resident Care

The Virginia Health Quality Center (VHQC) is inviting nursing facilities across Virginia to join the Virginia Nursing Home Quality Care Learning Network. The learning network offers access to free resources, a faculty of long term care experts, peer-to-peer interaction and evidence-based best practices.  Participating nursing facilities will learn new strategies to improve nursing home care by:

  • Reducing rates of Clostridium difficile (C. diff)
  • Preventing and treating pressure ulcers
  • Understanding the basics of quality improvement
  • Improving staff stability
  • Preventing inappropriate use of antipsychotic medication in residents with dementia
  • Avoiding hospital readmissions and unplanned discharges.

As the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for Virginia, VHQC convenes providers, practitioners and patients to spread best practices and achieve rapid, wide-scale improvements in patient care. For nearly 30 years, they have supported Virginia’s nursing facilities as they reduce pressure ulcers, prevent infection and solve a wide range of improvement challenges.

The learning network is flexible so nursing facilities can actively participate while caring for their residents.  Sign up today and take the first step toward improving long term care.  To learn more about the learning network or to register, contact Sheila McLean, smclean@vaqio.sdps.org or 804.289.5320, or Amy Lenz, alenz@vaqio.sdps.org or 804.287.0286.