September 15, 2016 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm America/Chicago Timezone



Presentation Handout and Recording


Overview and Purpose:

This call focused on effective care transitions between long-term and acute care settings, highlighting transitions that involve residents with dementia. This is critical for residents with dementia, as care transitions can cause heightened anxiety and aggression. Communication should be optimized, as care transitions are high-risk periods for nursing home residents. Additionally, CMS subject matter experts share updates on the progress of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes and Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI). A question and answer session will follow the presentations.

Featured Presenters:

  • Dr. Kevin Biese, University of North Carolina (UNC), Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Tammie Stanton, UNC Health Care System
  • Kathryn Weigel, Rex Rehabilitation & Nursing Care Center of Apex
  • Scott Bartlett, Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments – Area Agency on Aging
  • Michele Laughman and Debbie Lyons, CMS

Target Audience:

  • Consumer and advocacy groups, nursing home providers, surveyor community, prescribers, professional associations, and other interested stakeholders


Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  1. Define a culture of safety
  2. Identify the principles and methods to achieve a culture of safety
  3. Decrease HAI in the acute care hospital setting by implementing horizontal infection prevention strategies
  4. Explore strategies to decrease CAUTI in the hospital setting
  5. Utilize the 2015 National Healthcare Safety Network definitions for CAUTI event reporting

For More Information: 

For more information, please visit the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes, QAPI, and Hand in Hand webpages.