New resource for home and congregate care workers

Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety released a new video and suite of resources about infection control and PPE for home care and congregate care workers on the front lines of COVID-19. Stay Safe! Your Guide to Wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole and Brazilian Portuguese. We know that […]

Pre-Launch Webinars: National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network

As training centers and nursing homes around the country continue to join the Network and prepare to embark on their respective cohorts, we’re offering a series of pre-launch webinars to explore some of the key themes that will later be featured more deeply over the 16-week sessions. These interactive, pre-launch webinars will feature national experts […]

$6,000 Opportunity: AHRQ ECHO Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network

A learning collaborative focused on supporting nursing homes during COVID-19.   This evidence-based method of learning uses the Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) Model. This online learning platform connects groups of community providers with specialists and experienced peers in regular, real-time, collaborative sessions that include case-based discussions and peer mentoring. This initiative provides […]

Join the National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network

Join an interactive community of practice to advance improvements in COVID-19 preparedness, safety, and infection control in nursing homes. Supported by the Federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and in collaboration with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Project ECHO is virtually bringing together small groups of peers and experts to learn about […]

New Ways to Support Caregivers in Your Community

Could you be a caregiver? A caregiver is a person caring (physically and/or emotionally) for another person, also called a caretaker or care partner. Caregivers often balance full- or part-time caregiving for loved ones or friends while dealing with everyday responsibilities. For example, in 2017, an estimated 136,000 family caregivers in Rhode Island were providing […]

RIGEC and Healthcentric Advisors are pleased to invite you to the RI-G ECHO

Caring for Older Adults: The Impact of COVID-19 Project ECHO® is a free, practical, case-based tele-education series.  This eight session-series ran from August to November 2020. In this ECHO program, participants learned about: Care for older adults within primary care sites, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, and at home during COVID-19 Peer support by caring […]

Volume of Patient Call Messages takes Toll on Clinicians & Associated with Burnout

EHR vendors often tout their tools to improve efficiency and to streamline workflows as a way to decrease burnout among clinicians. However, except for good old fashioned “copy and paste,” these efficiency tools may not help clinicians feel less stressed out. This is according to a new study entitled “Are specific elements of electronic health […]

Self-Measured Blood Pressure

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a common, serious condition that affects about a third of U.S. adults. Proper management can decrease the incidence of stroke, heart attack, heart failure, as well as cognitive impairment and dementia in older adults. Several challenges impact patients from seeking treatment, adopting a healthier lifestyle, or taking medication appropriately. […]

Lifelong Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia: Basics of What You Need to Know

Join the Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center and the Virginia Geriatric Education Center for a three-part webinar series on lifelong intellectual disabilities. This series is for members of the aging network, such as health care professionals, human service providers, agency staff, program developers, policymakers, and faculty, who are interested in improving care for people with […]