Great Plains - Mountain GWEP Consortium
Several HRSA funded Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Programs (GWEPs) collaborated to develop and deliver training for long-term care (LTC) facilities on Resiliency for staff and residents. Collectively, the GWEPs bring together national expertise in Geriatrics and Quality Improvement. The consortium uses the ECHO / Zoom format to deliver interactive presentations. All sessions are free and they are archived for new and established LTC staff to access. The program promotes the concept of "All teach, All Learn." The goal of the program is to improve the knowledge and actions of LTC staff towards better care for older adults.
Building Resilience: Maintaining Quality Care in Nursing Homes During COVID
This 12-week Project ECHO series will be offered over Zoom.
- March 2 - May 18
- 1:00 - 2:00 pm MST • 2:00 - 3:00 pm Central
Presenters include regional and national experts in geriatric care. Receive feedback on your Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement process from quality improvement experts.
- April 27 – Prioritize Quality Opportunities and Charter PIP
Primary Topic: Age Friendly Case - Mentation
- May 4 – Plan, Conduct, and Document PIPS
Primary Topic: Age Friendly Case - Medications
- May 11 – Getting to the “Root” of the Problem
Primary Topic: Age Friendly Case – Mobility
- May 18 – Take Systemic Action
Primary Topic: Principals of Infection and Treatment
Strengthen your organizations knowledge and best practices around COVID-19. Support your staff and build team resilience.
Provide better care for older adults by applying the 4Ms of geriatric care and learn about becoming recognized by IHI as Age Friendly.
Build quality improvement skills to help improve patient outcomes!
Faculty / Mentors
Catherine Carrico, PhDGWEP Leader
Associate Director, Wyoming Center on Aging
Linda Edelman, RN, PhD, FGSA, FAANGWEP Leader
Director, Utah Geriatric Education Consortium
Director, Dakota Geriatrics | University of North Dakota
Renee Brooksbank, ESQAdmin Director
Jane Winston, MDMedical Director
Faye Salzer, RNInfection Control
Mark Dewey, PharmDPharmacy
Carmen Bowman, MHS, BSWCulture Change
Jean Roland, BSN, CPHQQIO/QAPI Experts
Jenifer Lauckner, RNQIO/QAPI Experts
Crystal Morse, MSWQIO/QAPI Experts
Adrienne Butterwick MPH, CHESQIO/QAPI Experts
Peer MentorsNursing Home Representatives