DQA Notifications & Updates Listserv Archives

Date Subject
2/1/17 SAVE THE DATE - WI Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) in Long Term Care (LTC) Coalition 2017 Spring Conference: The Art & Science of Infection Prevention and Control
1/30/17 DQA Quarterly Information Update – January 2017
1/25/17 4th Quarterly RAI/MDS Quarterly Educational Forum
1/6/17 Increase in Flu cases in Wisconsin – Persons 65 Years and Older Particularly Vulnerable
1/6/17 DQA Pharmacy Newscapsule
12/7/16 Reporting Requirement Under Wis. Stat. § 457.25 (1)
11/18/16 Reporting, prevention, and control of acute respiratory illness outbreaks in long-term care facilities
11/9/16 DQA Memo 16-011 / Freedom of Choice of Pharmacy Provider
11/9/16 DQA Publication P-01903 Smoking in Wisconsin Nursing Homes
11/9/16 Update regarding Alleged Nursing Home Resident Mistreatment Report
11/7/16 Update re: Nationwide Recall of Frozen Strawberries
11/5/16 DQA Update: Reporting to the Division of Quality Assurance via Select Survey
11/4/16 Important Notice regarding the Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry
11/3/16 FOCUS 2016 REGISTRATION – LAST CHANCE, REGISTRATION CLOSING SOON
11/3/16 Nationwide Recall of Frozen Strawberries
10/10/16 WI Division of Public Health (DPH) Expands Mandatory Reporting of Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) to Nursing Homes
10/10/16 RAI/MDS Quarterly Educational Forum Agenda
10/10/16 DQA Quarterly Information Update – October 2016
9/28/16 Health Care Built Environment Conference
9/26/16 2015 Wisconsin Act 351 – Victim Accompaniment Law: Guidelines now available
9/16/16 FOCUS 2016 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
9/16/16 Challenging Behavioral Specialist Train-the-Trainer – Classroom Training Now Available!
9/16/16 2015 Wisconsin Act 351 – Victim Accompaniment Law: Form now available
9/13/16 FYI / Final Reminder to Sign up for DQA and UW Oshkosh Caregiver Project Workshops
9/7/16 FYI / National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) NEWS RELEASE: Governmental Agencies and Professional Organizations Support NPUAP’s Pressure Injury Staging System
9/2/16 Division of Quality Assurance Phone Number Changes for the Northeastern Regional Office (Green Bay)
9/1/16 Noncertified Individuals in Delivery of Non-Hands-On Services
8/23/16 DQA Memo 16-010 / Pain Clinic Certification Notification
8/15/16 DQA Update: FDA announces voluntary nationwide recall of all liquid products manufactured by PharmaTech and distributed by six companies
8/8/16 REGISTRATION OPEN! MDS 3.0 for Beginners
8/5/16 DQA Memo 16-009 / Approval of Laboratories and Analysts Performing Testing under Wis. Stat. § 343.305(6)(a)
8/2/16 REGISTRATION OPEN! Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) 101 Workshops
7/29/16 Revised Pre-Admission Counseling (PAC) Brochure Now Available
7/26/16 FYI / Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Toolkit for Long-Term Care Employers
7/25/16 RAI/MDS Educational Forum Agenda
7/21/16 Extremely High Temperatures in the Forecast
7/14/16 FDA Press Release - INRatio and INRatio2 PT/INR Monitor System by Alere: Recall - Potentially Inaccurate INR Results
7/12/16 Nursing Home Influenza Vaccine Study
7/8/16 RAI/MDS Educational Forum
7/1/16 SAVE THE DATE – MDS 3.0 for Beginners
7/1/16 SAVE THE DATE – Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) 101Workshops
6/29/16 DQA Memo 16-008 / Centralized Reporting of Client/Patient/Resident Death Determination
6/29/16 DQA Memo 16-007 / Variance Needed for Use of a Licensed Mental Health Professional to Approve Emergency Mental Health Crisis Plans and Response Plans
6/23/16 SAVE THE DATE – FOCUS 2016
6/6/16 National Nursing Assistant Week -- June 9 - 16
5/24/16 Alert / FDA MedWatch - Fluoroquinolone Antibacterial Drugs: Drug Safety Communication - FDA Advises Restricting Use for Certain Uncomplicated Infections
5/19/16 Training on Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Level I and Level II Screen Requirements and Implications Updates
5/6/16 Save the Date – Wisconsin DHS Division of Public Health (DPH), National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Training Webcast
5/4/16 PCV 13 and PPSV23 recommendations for adults aged 65 years and older
4/29/16 Save the Date – Wisconsin DHS Division of Public Health (DPH), National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Training Webcast
4/27/16 FYI / New National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) 2016 Pressure Injury Staging Definitions
4/20/16 Wisconsin's Clean Indoor Act Reminder
4/18/16 Clinical Laboratory Notifications
4/15/16 Reminder: The Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI)/Minimum Data Set (MDS) Educational Forum
4/14/16 DQA Memo 16-006 / Revised Guidance for the Safe Use of Oxygen - Use of Hair Dryers
4/12/16 Provider Performed Microscopy (PPM) Educational Publication from the CDC
4/11/16 DQA Quarterly Information Update - April 2016
4/8/16 REMINDER: Register Now for the 2016 Hospital Conference
4/7/16 FYI / WI APIC 2016 State Seminar – The Greying of America
4/6/16 Caregive Background Checks
4/4/16 UW Oshkosh CCDET Dementia Specialist Training
3/31/16 DQA and UW Oshkosh Caregiver Project Workshops
3/23/16 Important information about the Elizabethkingia bacteria is now available at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website
3/15/16 Important information about the Elizabethkingia bacteria is now available at the Wisconsin Department of Health Services website
3/11/16 DQA Memo 16-005 / Provision of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Services
3/10/16 Reminder: Product Survey of Wisconsin Assisted Living Facilities and Home Health Agencies – due March 11, 2016
3/7/16 Product Survey of Wisconsin Assisted Living Facilities and Home Health Agencies – due March 11, 2016
3/7/16 Hospital Conference Registration is Open
3/3/16 DQA Memo 16-004 / Guidance Reminder Regarding Handheld Devices and Potential Misuse of Such Devices
3/3/16 Sign up for DQA and UW Oshkosh Caregiver Project Workshops
3/1/16 MDS/RAI Forum
2/26/16 Important update about dhs-dqa-publications email distribution list (PDF, 123 KB)
2/24/16 Update: Changes to the dhs-dqa-publications email distribution list (PDF, 121 KB)
2/22/16 Upcoming changes to the dhs-dqa-publications email distribution list (PDF, 151 KB)
2/17/16 DQA Memo 16-003 / Reminder: Wisconsin Nurse Aide Eligibility Requirements (PDF, 183 KB)
2/17/16 FYI / Save the date for the 2016 Hospital Conference (PDF, 190 KB)
2/12/16 Prevnar 13 (PCV-13) Immunization for preventing pneumococcal infections as part of the standard of practice for immunizing adults in Nursing Homes (PDF, 211 KB)
2/5/16 DQA Memo 16-002 / Hospice and Community-Based Residential Facility Review Submittal Change (PDF, 187 KB)
Last Revised: February 2, 2017