October 2022 | Issue 19
Onsite Visits are Back: Supporting Quality Improvement Face-to-Face
COVID-19 put the brakes on Partnership to Advance Tribal Health (PATH) team members arranging onsite visits with IHS hospital and area office staff. While any necessary precautions are still in place, quality improvement advisors (QIAs) are excited to once again get to work with IHS partners face-to-face. 

Learn how one facility took advantage of an onsite visit to support preparation for an upcoming patient-centered medical home (PCMH) survey.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our PATH Learning Circle session Workplace Violence ll: From Agitation to Aggression: Responses to Take with Patients and Visitors.

Your participation in polls, chat communication and post-event evaluations indicate how the PATH team can best support your facilities and help your peers with possible challenges. You can access the recording, key takeaways and additional documents from this session.
Registration is now open!
The PATH team is excited to host experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Indian Health Service (IHS) for a discussion on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Bacteremia and Clostridioides difficile (CDI) Laboratory Identified (LabID) Event Reporting. All staff who are currently working on, are new to or are curious about National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) reporting are invited to attend. This event is free, but registration is required. Please be sure to save the meeting invite to your calendar once you have registered.

Session information: 
  • Day: Wednesday, November 9
  • Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET l 12:00-1:30 p.m. CT | 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MT | 10:00-11:30 a.m. PT
  • Register now.
  • Contact: PATH@Comagine.org
Looking Ahead
We are excited to host more PATH events! Upcoming topics include improving emergency department flow and use, Emergency Severity Index (ESI), NHSN reporting, staff-to-staff harassment, incivility, intimidation and more. More information to come! Keep an eye on your inboxes!
Did You Know?
We know life happens, and though you may have wanted to attend a live event, you were unable due to a time conflict or any other many possible reasons. Not to worry! PATH has got you covered. Many of our past event recordings, key takeaways, flyers and resources can be found on our event page on our website. 

Please feel free to check out our PATH Events page if you missed an event or would like a refresher. While you are there, check out some of our other postings and materials available to you.
This material was prepared by Comagine Health for the American Indian Alaska Native Healthcare Quality Initiative under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Views expressed in this material do not necessarily reflect the official views or policy of CMS or HHS, and any reference to a specific product or entity herein does not constitute endorsement of that product or entity by CMS or HHS. NQIIC-AIHQI-280-10/24/2022