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October 2018
Basic Business Strategies for Building
a Successful Diabetes Self-Management
Training Program
Thursday, Oct. 11
Training Collaboration Bringing Diabetes Education to the Underserved People of Rural Appalachia
Due to the rural nature of Kentucky's Appalachian counties, it can be a challenge to provide services and resources. But  atom Alliance  Quality Improvement Advisor Nancy Semrau looked forward to bringing training to residents of this area.

She knows  diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES)  is a proven intervention for empowering persons with diabetes to acquire the information, skills and confidence they need to manage their health.

“DSMES can help prevent and lessen the severity of complications resulting from diabetes such as kidney disease, neuropathy, amputations, loss of vision, heart failure and stroke,” explained Semrau.
Featured Resource
Resources to Support Trauma Informed Care for Persons in Post-Acute and Long Term Care Settings  
This is a comprehensive, but not all inclusive, list of resources that may be helpful for nursing homes as they work to ensure that residents who are trauma survivors receive culturally competent, trauma-informed care in accordance with professional standards of practice and accounting for residents’ experiences and preferences in order to eliminate or mitigate triggers that may cause re-traumatization of the resident. 
Making Influenza Vaccinations Mandatory
Does your employer require you to get the influenza vaccine? Do they offer flu shots at no cost to you?

There is a growing trend to make influenza vaccinations mandatory for healthcare personnel. Hospital leaders are getting on board, but there is work to be done in the long-term care setting.
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From doctors to administrators, to patients and caregivers, everyone can benefit from engaging with us and exchanging ideas through social media.

Recognizing Depression

We all feel sad at times, but it should not be confused with being depressed.

Depression is different. It is a serious mood disorder that causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think and manage your daily life.

Featured On-Demand Learning Opportunity
Life and Work Balance: Finding Joy in Practice
This presentation focuses on professional quality of life, clinician self-care and resiliency and finding joy in practice by focusing on clinical and administrative burden, documentation and patient demand.
Upcoming Events
Oct. 10
MIPS Deadlines Are Coming!
Join Christa Thompson, CPHIMS, for a lively webinar that will help you take the necessary steps to earn the highest payment adjustment possible in the Quality Payment Program (QPP).
Oct. 11 & 25
Virtual Workshops for Early Recognition and Management of Sepsis for Long-Term Care
Join Angela Craig for a live virtual workshop to address your questions after you’ve watched sessions 5 and 6 online at your convenience.
Oct. 23
Special Considerations with Medication Management of Cardiovascular Disease in Older Adults
Using recommendations from current guidelines and medical literature, this program will discuss safety considerations when using common medications to manage cardiovascular disease in older adults.
Nov. 8
LSSCC II Outcomes Congress
Join us for the Outcomes Congress for the Leading and Sustaining Systemic Change Collaborative II (LSSCC II). This celebration webinar features successes and best practices from the past 18 months.
View our  upcoming atom webinars  page and our  calendar  page for more details.
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This material was prepared by atom Alliance, the Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization (QIN-QIO), coordinated by Qsource for Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi and Alabama, under a contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Content presented does not necessarily reflect CMS policy. 18.A1.05.039