Welcome to the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) Medicaid’s Nursing Home Quality Improvement website. LDH is working in collaboration with the Louisiana Nursing Home Association (LNHA), LeadingAge Gulf States and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport to improve the quality of care provided in nursing home facilities.

Our current focus is on improving the quality of care related to pressure ulcers through a series of educational webinars. These trainings are specifically targeted for nursing staff based on the functions they perform within your facility and their role in the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers. We have developed three separate educational tracks described below:

• Administrative: geared toward facility administrators and fiscal managers

• Advanced clinical: geared toward DON’s and trained wound care nurses/therapists/dieticians, etc

• Front Line clinical: geared toward floor nurses, certified nursing assistants, technicians, etc

Please have as many staff as possible participate in the webinars below. Registration is required but there is no charge. Staff may view the webinars as many times as they like. Thank you for your participation and please feel free to provide comments and feedback to Linda Sadden at linda.sadden@la.gov.



Nursing Home Quality Initiative Overview (click to view pdf)
Presenter:  Randy Davidson, Louisiana Department of Health
Track:  Administrative, Advanced Clinical, Front Line Clinical
Link to Presentation:   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2044690683830393090

The CNA’s Role in Skin Care (click to view pdf)
Presenter:  Tanya Procell, RN ADN
Track:  Front Line Clinical
Link to Presentation:   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1382864948766719491

Appropriate Classification of Wounds and Staging of Pressure Injuries/Ulcers (click to view pdf)
Presenter:  Stanley K. McCallon, PT, DPT, CWS 
Track:  Advanced Clinical
Link to Presentation: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7850187945297544196

Operationalizing:  The Key to Achieving Successful Skin and Wound Care Programs (click to view pdf)
Presenter:  Tara Roberts, PT
Track:  Administrative
Link to Presentation: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/243035329111792131