Chronic Kidney Disease Change Package 2023

The Chronic Kidney Disease Change Package was developed by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to assist primary care programs with a systematic approach for transforming CKD care, advancing kidney health equity, and improving health care quality. At the heart of the Change Package is a dashboard of process improvement activities that can be utilized to address CKD screening, recognition, and management. It is intended to serve as a resource from which ambulatory practices can select approaches to build a CKD quality improvement program based on local practice needs and workflows.

Antipsychotic Action Plan

The Antipsychotic Action Plan template is to be used by clinical staff in the nursing home setting to assess and review medication management. It is intended to be a template capable of being modified as needed.

The SMART goals in the plan address education, non-medication interventions, documentation and gradual dose reduction strategies and outcomes. The resource section includes links to augment education and implementation of interventions.

Get to Know Me

One of the most important steps in providing quality dementia care is familiarity with the person. These resources can be used to provide insight into the residents’ preferences, life history, and qualities that make them unique. Knowing this information can foster a more relaxed relationship between the resident and care providers. The facility can post this resource where it is accessible to all staff working with the resident.

Get to Know Me

Get to Know Me: Tips for Use

Feel free to contact (ipronursinghometeam@ipro.org) the IPRO nursing home team for assistance with Dementia Care or Psychotropic reduction.

Psychotropic Medication Tracking Form and Guide

The “Psychotropic Medication Tracking Form” was developed to assist facilities with a way to track the prescribing of psychotropic medications and any gradual dose reduction efforts. It maintains an active list of all psychotropic medication used in “real time” to include antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications, stimulants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers and hypnotics. (See instructions below on how to download the tracking form resources.)

Complete this form to receive a link to download a zipped folder of the Psychotropic Medication Tracking Resources to include the Excel tracking form as well as a PDF instructional guide that explains the use of the tool: https://forms.office.com/r/v6t1MuPYnr

For questions on the Psychotropic Medication Tracking Form and Guide, please contact Dave Johnson (djohnson@ipro.org) or IPRONursingHomeTeam.org.

QAPI Mini-Self Assessment

Use this mini self-assessment with your QAPI committee to reflect on your QAPI structure, data utilization, and performance improvement projects.
This mini assessment is a modified version of the CMS QAPI Self-Assessment. View the CMS comprehensive QAPI Self-Assessment Tool for semi- or
annual evaluation of your organization’s progress with QAPI available at qapiselfassessment.pdf (cms.gov).

View the comprehensive QAPI Self-Assessment Tool for semi or annual evaluation of your organization’s progress with QAPI.

LINKS Portfolio: Medication Management & Safety

The IPRO QIN-QIO has prepared LINKS (Local Interactive Network of Knowledge Sharers) education materials and guidance to help spread awareness about health topics relevant to your community members and support population health.

Medication Management & Safety: Fact Sheet

Help spread awareness about medication management and safety.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_UVXEyqiW7WVw_3oALwwuCP5rtaWNugo/view?usp=drive_link

Know the ABCDs of Your Medications: Handout

Patient handout, developed by the QIO Patient and Family Advisory Counsel, to support Medication Safety, especially during transitions of care.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hf7hXwHqPRFSKelm94B6xdUFWWPCjAqQ

Medication Management & Safety: Tips, Tools, and Resources to Help You Stay Healthy

This PowerPoint presentation is about medication management and safety and can be adapted to fit the needs of your specific audience or community.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1hEV-4h92824HHs-u0E82YvmQX0q_cGuz/edit?usp=drive_link&ouid=103685187999998386862&rtpof=true&sd=true