June 21, 2018
NQP is committed to equipping the workforce of our partner organizations with the tools needed to succeed in the value-based health care environment.

In this publication you will find information pertaining to upcoming training workshops. All workshops are free of charge.
Health Literacy
This workshop will provide participants with with an overview the functional ways for patients and clients to process, appraise and apply information; the interactive skills needed for participation in their healthcare; and the ability to critically analyze and use information for action to overcome barriers to health. evidence-based tools to assess adult health literacy, organizational health literacy and to communicate clearly will be examined; and participants will apply the lessons learned to develop a health literate document by revising written materials from their own agencies. Participants will leave with a sense of how to communicate in more direct and appropriate ways to clients and patients.

Workshop Objectives:
  1. Understand the three levels of health literacy.
  2. Identify resources for using plain language in written materials
  3. Describe how to implement AHRQ’s organizational health literacy assessment
  4. Assess adult health literacy
  5. Develop a health literate document

Date:  Friday, July 13
Time:  9:00 am - Noon
600 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030, 4th Floor - Training Room.

Please note that space is limited for this workshop.  For questions, please contact Anu Anish at  aanish@nqpps.org  or call 516-296-2367.
Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Housing
This interactive webinar will address:
  • How social determinants of health affect health outcomes
  • Housing as a local social determinant of health
  • How housing as a social determinant of health may cause someone to be seen as "non-adherent"
  • Best practices to address housing as a social determinant of health

Martine Hackett, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Public and Community Health Programs, Hofstra University and the National Center for Suburban Studies, Suburban Health Equity Institute.

Date:  Wednesday, July 18
Time:  Noon - 1:00 pm
Location:  Webinar

We look forward to your participation in this informative webinar.
Behavioral Health Strategies for Post-Acute Care, Physical Assessment and Sepsis
This session will provide long-term care leaders the elements required for Behavioral Health under the CMS’s new Requirements of Participation (RoP) for Skilled Nursing Facilities. Attendees will also be provided with the key components a comprehensive physical assessment process for the post-acute care resident.
Behavioral Health Strategies for Post-Acute Care  – 2 hours
This session will provide LTC leaders the elements required for Behavioral Health under the NEW Requirements of Participation for Skilled Nursing Facilities.

Upon completion of the class the attendees should be able to:
  1. Identify the required elements for behavioral health for Phase 2 of the NEW RoP
  2. Learn where to find helpful resources to assist with creation of a behavioral health program
  3. Describe three leadership strategies for caring for someone with behaviors or mental health issues

Physical Assessment and Sepsis – 5 hours
This engaging presentation will provide attendees with the key components and understanding of a comprehensive physical assessment process for the post-acute care resident. This program will include a presentation along with demonstration by the presenter. This presentation will provide attendees with key strategies for competency and for using resident history and current presentation to guide the assessment process, as well as decision making for notifications, recommendations and care planning for quality.  In addition, attendees will be provided with recommendations on identification and management of residents with Sepsis.

Upon completion of this program, attendees will be able to:
  1. Verbalize the importance of collecting and reviewing key resident history and current health condition information
  2. Identify skills necessary in the resident/resident representative interview process
  3. Verbalize steps to head-to-toe assessment, including techniques such as inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation in relation to the various systems for assessment
  4. Describe process for documentation and notifications for normal and abnormal findings
  5. Verbalize how to utilize the information from the physical assessment to develop and/or update the resident individualized plan of care
  6. Verbalize the definition of sepsis and recommended guidance on identification of possible sepsis and steps post-acute care nurses can take for quality management

Target Audience
Skilled Nursing Facilities

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

There are three training dates to choose from:

Date:  Monday, July 23
Time:  8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location:  Northwell Health, 145 Community Drive (Conference Room #3), Great Neck, NY 11021


Date:  Wednesday, August 1
Time:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location:  Angello Alumni House at Adelphi University, 154 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530


Date:  Thursday, August 2
Time:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Location:  Northwell Health, 145 Community Drive (Conference Room #1), Great Neck, NY 11021
Quality Assurance & Performance Improvement (QAPI) for Skilled Nursing Facilities
The Nassau-Queens PPS invites you to participate in a one-day training session on Quality and Performance Improvement in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF). Quality improvement (QI) and performance improvement (PI) concepts can be incorporated by staff in any role to improve workflows and patient outcomes. The training is sponsored by the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), and is funded by the New York State Department of Health’s Health Workforce Retraining Initiative.

About the Training
The training will be rooted in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Model for Improvement and will be contextualized for the SNF environment. Participants will identify improvement opportunities in their daily lives, be introduced to the Model for Improvement, learn how to perform root/cause analyses, and learn how to create improvement plans using examples from their practices.

Date:  Monday, July 30, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (breakfast and lunch will be served)
Location:  Angello Alumni House at Adelphi University, 154 Cambridge Avenue Garden City, NY 11530

The training will be interactive, and will include lecture/didactics along with learning activities. The session will be facilitated by Regina Neal of Qualis Health.

Who Should Attend the Training
The training is open to all staff who work in the SNF setting, and is recommended for nurses, nurse assistants, social workers, and quality assurance staff. GNYHA recommends that multiple team members from a facility. A diverse representation of roles maximizes the extent to which the team learns to jointly approach challenges related to workflows and overall PI. Managers, administrators, and nursing and physician leaders are also encouraged to attend with their teams.