May 17, 2023

Changes to COVID-19 Data Collection and Reporting

The end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) initiated a cascade of updates to COVID-19 data collection, reporting, and surveillance. Some surveillance metrics remain the same, but some have changed. The CDC’s COVID Data Tracker reflects these changes. The COVID Data Tracker displays hospital admissions, deaths, and emergency department visits data as primary surveillance metrics for COVID-19. This data will help inform public health actions to protect those at highest risk of severe COVID-19.

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New Ways to Access Education

Quest for Quality Podcast

Quest for Quality is the IPRO QIN-QIO's podcast, featuring guest subject matter experts interviewed by our own quality improvement specialists. Hear about best practices for improving COVID-19 vaccination rates among nursing home staff and residents, learn about innovative pain management strategies, and more. Vist the Quest for Quality Webpage.

IPRO Learn Offers Self-Paced, Asynchronous Learning

Find a library of asynchronous courses designed with your educational needs in mind. Self-paced learning that you can access at your own convenience populates IPRO Learn. Find a variety of courses addressing relevant topics like Quality Improvement 101; Stigma, Substance Abuse and Chronic Pain in Nursing Home Patients, and more.

Pneumonia Learning Circle

The Pneumonia Learning Circle offers a forum for education and sharing of resources and best practices so that all participants can benefit from the wisdom and experience of the group. Join other clinicians and subject matter experts in conversation focused on pneumonia stewardship. On Wednesday, May 24, 12 - 1 pm ET, discuss "Action Plan, Local Practices and Current Topics."

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Each week we offer an array of educational opportunities. Please visit our calendar to learn more and register for upcoming events. For educational modules you can complete at your own convenience and your own pace, visit IPRO Learn, our new online learning platform..

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