Release of Additional Toolkits to Ensure Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes

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Submitted by S1AW on Fri, 02/14/2020 - 19:58
Title
Release of Additional Toolkits to Ensure Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes
Memo #
20-11-NH
Posting Date
2020-02-14
Fiscal Year
2020
Summary
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing the release of two toolkits that align with the CMS strategic initiative to Ensure Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes. • Developing a Restful Environment Action Manual (DREAM) Toolkit – CMS has created a toolkit that offers education and person-centered, practical interventions that nursing home administrators, directors of nursing, and bedside staff can implement to promote high-quality sleep for residents living with dementia. • Head-to-Toe Infection Prevention (H2T) Toolkit – CMS has created a toolkit that offers educational materials and practical interventions for bedside staff designed to prevent common infections by improving activities of daily living (ADL) care.

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