Conversations in Shared Innovations (CSI)

Conversations in Shared Innovations (CSI) are free, informal, 60-minute audio-conferences showcasing programs, practices and challenges shared among long term care providers. The goal of CSI is to offer networking opportunities to connect providers, share knowledge and resources, and address challenges that accelerate improved care and quality of life for those you serve.

CSI are open to long term care providers with a limit of one line per organization. If you have speaker phone capabilities, please invite your interdisciplinary team members to participate.

Educational contact hours for CSI are not offered.


*Flexible Medication Passes (June 21, 2016)

At the heart of person-centered care is the freedom of choice. Instead of a traditional, rigid medication pass many care communities are successfully implementing flexible medication passes.  Hear how two communities successful implemented Flexible Medication Passes.

*Alarm Elimination (September 29, 1:30 to 2:30 pm)

Are alarms seen as the first line of defense in your organization’s work on fall management? Is staff becoming desensitized to sounding alarms? Is the noise of alarms negatively impacting resident life? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions,  join our conversation to hear how two organizations safely eliminated their use of personal alarms.

To listen to the recorded podcast click on the arrow above.  (Please note:  some minor technical issues were experienced during the first 41 seconds of the broadcast. After this, the recording is clean.)


*Staff Bullying:  From Schoolyard to the Nursing Home (October 21, 1:30 to 2:30 pm)

Staff-to-staff bullying is an under acknowledged phenomena in the long term care setting and may even occur on a daily basis. Often, it may happen in very subtle ways and can undermine staff morale leading to staff burnout, increased turnover, lack of motivation and poor attendance. Join the conversation about bullying in nursing homes and what some organizations are doing to address it.

To listen to the recorded podcast click on the arrow above.