On-Time Quality Improvement for Long-Term Care

Web Conference

Broadcast June 12, 2007, this Web conference explored implementation of the On-Time Quality Improvement for Long-Term Care program in the redesign of workflow and the reduction of pressure ulcers. The program highlights improved daily work flow for front-line nursing home staff and improved health outcomes experienced by nursing home residents.

This health information technology initiative is funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), with support from the California Healthcare Foundation.

In addition to the streaming archive of the Web conference, you can also access the individual PowerPoint® slide presentations and manually move through the slides referred to by each presenter. There is a text version of each slide presentation as well as a text transcript of the entire audio portion of the conference. Select to download materials related to the Web conference.

Background

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has launched a program to help front-line nursing home staff reduce the occurrence of in-house pressure ulcers, providing residents with more efficient, effective, and patient-centered care. Pressure ulcers can pose particularly overwhelming challenges for long-term care professionals. The prevalence of pressure ulcers in individual facilities can range from 2.5 percent to 24 percent, depending on the facility. The On-Time Quality Improvement for Long-Term Care program is an innovative program designed to improve day-to-day practice in nursing homes, improve and redesign workflow, enrich work culture, and reduce pressure ulcers.

Program Objectives

This program is designed to:

  • Help you learn about the benefits of implementing the On-Time program, including:
    • Increased efficiency in workflow.
    • Reduction of paperwork and improved communication.
    • Increased staff morale and empowerment of nursing assistants.
    • Overall quality improvement.
  • Help you begin to evaluate your readiness for workflow change.
  • Highlight the reduction of pressure ulcers as the result of On-Time implementation.

Download Information

Presentations

William Spector, Ph.D. ( Microsoft PowerPoint file Microsoft PowerPoint version - 837 KB ; Text Version).
Susan Horn, Ph.D. ( Microsoft PowerPoint file Microsoft PowerPoint version - 642 KB ; Text Version).
Siobhan Sharkey, M.B.A. ( Microsoft PowerPoint file Microsoft PowerPoint version - 666 KB ; Text Version).
Robyn Stone, Dr.PH. ( Microsoft PowerPoint file Microsoft PowerPoint version - 640.5 KB ; Text Version).

Video

The streaming presentation, which begins with a brief video about the On-Time program, includes the audio and slides presented during the Web conference. Because this is a recording, instructions to participants are no longer relevant.

Page last reviewed July 2007
Internet Citation: On-Time Quality Improvement for Long-Term Care: Web Conference. July 2007. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/long-term-care/resources/ontime/puwebcast/index.html