Lynn Snow, Research Clinical Psychologist, Research and Development Service of the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center
Christine Hartmann, Supervisory Research Health Scientist, Bedford VA Medical Center
Is your team poised to prevent resident quality problems before they occur? The watch-list huddle is a 15-minute practice that will enable your team to quickly identify and respond to resident conditions that can rapidly exacerbate into full-blow quality crises, thus preventing quality problems before they occur. The watch-list huddle also strengthens your team, improving communication and trust. In this webinar you will: (1) learn what the watch-list huddle practice entails through case examples of successful implementation in multiple VA community living centers and (2) learn how to create an action plan for implementing the watch-list huddle practice with your own team(s).
- Define and discuss watch-list huddles and their critical elements.
- Apply watch-list huddle knowledge to participants’ own goals and situations
- Create watch-list huddle implementation action plans
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Watch-list Huddling: A High-engagement Proactive Quality Practice
60 minutes / $59.00
price includes access to live webinar and the recording
Thursday, September 19, 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST
Dr. A. Lynn Snow is a research clinical psychologist in the Research and Development Service of the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center and a professor at The University of Alabama (Alabama Research Institute on Aging & Department of Psychology – Geropsychology division). She began working in nursing homes when she was 17 years old and her clinical and research agendas have focused on the nursing home setting for her entire career. She has served on the board of the Alabama Coalition for Culture Change and as a member of the culture change committee at her local VA Community Living Center. Her clinical expertise is in dementia care, particularly assessment and treatment of pain, depression, anxiety, mindfulness, and staff coaching. Her research agenda broadly focuses on nursing home quality of care and dementia care, and specifically on implementation of organizational change toward higher quality person-centered care. Her research has been continuously funded by VA and federal entities since 2000. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles. In collaboration with others, including Dr. Hartmann, B&F Consulting, and VA Geriatrics & Extended Care leadership, she currently co-direct a national program in VA nursing homes to establish high-functioning, fully integrated frontline quality improvement systems.
Christine Hartmann is a Supervisory Research Health Scientist at the Bedford VA Medical Center and a Research Associate Professor at Boston University’s School of Public Health. She has devoted her career to improving quality of care and championing person-centered care in nursing homes for the past 15 years. She has served on the culture change committee at her local VA community living center and she has led community living center culture change committees at the national level in the VA. Her research focuses on nursing home person-centered care, resident safety, and care quality. She is the principal investigator for a number of large, VA-funded grants investigating how to improve person-centered care in nursing homes. In collaboration with others, including Dr. Snow, B&F Consulting, and VA Geriatrics & Extended Care leadership, she currently co-directs a national program in VA nursing homes to establish high-functioning, fully integrated frontline quality improvement systems.