NEWS & EVENTS
May 30, 3-4 pm ET
Early Identification of Sepsis in Nursing Facilities: Opportunities and Hurdles
Jun. 4, 2-3 pm ET
Caregiving for People with Non-Alzheimer's Dementia
Jun. 13-19
National Nursing Assistants Week
VALUING A MULTIGENERATIONAL WORKFORCE
Five distinct generations are now working side-by-side to solve problems, make decisions, and serve our residents. Each of these generations has collectively developed distinct values, motivations, perspectives, communication styles and work habits. Though this diversity in staff may create some challenges, it can also provide many benefits to long-term care communities. Rather than dwelling on differences or generational stereotypes, we can focus on creating meaningful relationships that will help us to provide the best care to our residents
  • Create opportunities for employees of different generations to interact in both work and non-work-related settings as this can help to build relationships and minimize misunderstandings. We understand and appreciate others more when we can get to know them.
  • Understand and study the demographics of your workplace as well as employee communication preferences. An annual survey can be used to help identify both differences and similarities between various employee groups.
  • Provide cross-generational mentoring. This can work both ways - don’t automatically assume that younger generations will be mentored by older generations. All age groups have opportunities to learn from each other.
  • Understand where your employees are at in their life paths in terms of responsibilities and interests that they may have outside the workplace.
As our communities of caring become more diverse, not only in terms of generation but also other attributes, it’s important to take time to understand and provide opportunity for interactions. The more we can understand each other, the better we are able to work together.

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Cultivating a healthy, collaborative multigenerational workforce is a step on the journey toward maintaining a stable staff at your home. Use the Campaign's Staff Stability Tracking Tool to monitor your home's turnover and retention rates. Use exit interviews and root cause analysis to determine reasons why people leave, and watch for generational differences in values as a possible contributing factor.
EARLY IDENTIFICATION OF SEPSIS WEBINAR
Please join Christine LaRocca, MD and the Campaign to learn more about sepsis, who is at risk and the signs and symptoms for early detection. In addition, we will:
  • Review examples of sepsis screening tools commonly used in hospital settings;
  • Learn what tools to use while recognizing the limitations of sepsis screening tools in the nursing home population; and
  • Understand the elements of evidence-based treatment for optimal outcomes.
Date: Thursday, May 30
Time: 3-4 pm ET
Location: WebEx
CDC LONG TERM CARE COMMUNITY TRAINING
The National Healthcare Safety Network’s (NHSN) Annual Training for Long Term Care Communities will cover various topics such as antibiotic stewardship, data analysis, and surveillance for urinary tract infections, C. difficile, and multi-drug resistant organisms. The NHSN user support team will be available to assist users, and the SAMS staff will also be onsite to assist with SAMS registration, identity proofing, and grid card issuance. Stay tuned for more information, including webinars to assist with pre-SAMS preparation.
Date: July 9-11
Location: Atlanta, GA
Please email  NHSNtrain@cdc.gov with training questions.
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This material was prepared by Telligen, National Nursing Home Quality Improvement Campaign contractor, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy. 11SOW-CO-NNHQIC-03/18-001