Activity #1: Set up a DYNAMIC Visual Display/Education Station for your QIA(s)
It is time to set your facility up for QIA success!
Work with your staff and patients to develop an Education Station. This can be a bulletin board, a table display or something outside of the box (INNOVATION Is the key to success!)
Both of these QIAs were mandated by CMS to improve access to Home Therapies and Transplant resources for your patients.
For tips on how to have a successful Education Station, see our tip sheet
Use your displays to "Start the conversation" on the display, ask your patents "Have you considered Home Dialysis (PD or HHD) or Transplant?" Talk to a staff member to learn more.
Home Therapies: Feature quotes from current Home Therapies patients on a topic - Like why they chose Home Therapies (HHD or PD) (If your unit does not have a home therapies unit, ask your HT referral unit for some quotes/inspiration).
Transplant: Feature information about your local Transplant Center (if you have one). Contact the center to see if they have any information that they would like to share. Offer some information for family members that may have questions about transplant.
By June 2019
, you will be asked to submit a picture of your education station for our Annual Education Station Contest.
Patient Knowledge Assessment
Assess at least 10% of your patients on their knowledge about your QIA topic(s). This is a brief assessment that can be completed verbally and/or in written format. The baseline question is are:
HT and TX QIA:
Can you name four treatment options for ESRD?
Reporting: Please discuss the results of this assessment in your February QAPI meeting, and in March, you will be asked to provide the number of patients assessed (at least 10% of your census), the answer totals, and any patient comments about the questions in your monthly status report.