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More Than a Number:  How a Tennessee Nursing Home Reduced Antipsychotic Medications with Consistent Caregivers

The answer to reducing the use of antipsychotic medications in nursing homes may be as simple as establishing a relationship with residents and being able to identify behavioral changes that are out of the ordinary. One nursing home in McMinnville, Tenn. did just that and discovered that the most accurate information comes from dedicated, familiar healthcare providers and caregivers. In other words -- Consistent Assignment.

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TIMES Focused on Medication Safety Practices 

The Team for Innovation in Medication Safety (TIMES) serves as a medication safety advisory board for atom Alliance's five-state collaborative. 

The group uses their expertise to identify innovative medication safety practices taking place in local communities.

Adults Need Vaccinations Too: Promoting Immunizations

Vaccination is important, because it not only protects the person receiving the vaccine, but also helps prevent the spread of disease. Those most vulnerable to serious complications include infants, young children, the elderly and those with chronic conditions and weakened immune systems.

Get Help Transforming Your Practice

Clinicians who want to be a part of the  Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI)  often don't know where to start. 

Now practices in Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee have a new  contact list  developed by the atom Alliance to connect them with Practice Transformation Networks (PTNs) in their area.
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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), a federal agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Content does not necessarily reflect CMS policy. 16.A1.07.074