Event Descriptions

KHC HIIN Webinar - September 25

September 25, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend our monthly virtual meetings, usually held the fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. CT.  This month's event will take place Wednesday, September 25, 2019.

Monthly KHC HIIN meetings provide direct access to subject matter experts, peer-to-peer sharing and KHC HIIN project leaders.  This also is a good opportunity to stay in the know about the project, progress to date, resources and opportunities in quality and patient safety.

KHC HIIN Webinar - August 28

August 28, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend our monthly virtual meetings, usually held the fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. CT.  This month's event will take place Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

Our featured topic this month will be prevention of avoidable readmissions, and our guest speaker will be Kim Werkmeister, BA, RN, CPHQ, CPPS, improvement advisor, Cynosure Health.  More details soon!

Monthly KHC HIIN meetings provide direct access to subject matter experts, peer-to-peer sharing and KHC HIIN project leaders.  This also is a good opportunity to stay in the know about the project, progress to date, resources and opportunities in quality and patient safety.

KHC HIIN Webinar - July 24

July 24, 2019
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT

Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) are encouraged to attend our monthly virtual meetings, usually held the fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 to 11 a.m. CT.

Tara Bristol RouseTara Bristol RouseThis month, our featured topic is "Beyond the Metrics:  Implementing PFE Strategies that Improve Quality and Safety."  Special guest will be Tara Bristol Rouse, a patient and family engagement project consultant for the American Hospital Association Center for Health Innovation. Tara supports PFE strategy and provides technical assistance and subject matter expertise to the Health Research & Educational Trust HIIN.  During this presentation, we will briefly review the HIIN PFE metrics, discuss ideas and alternatives for implementation of PFE strategies that address quality and safety issues that are a top priority for hospital leadership.

We hope you will join us to stay in the know about the project, progress to date, next steps, resources and opportunities in quality and patient safety.

Introductory Workshop: 7 Steps to Sustainable PFA and PFAC Programs

June 25, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn & Convention Center
3320 S. 9th
Salina, KS

Who Should Attend?

This one-day KHC HIIN workshop is for Kansas hospital personnel who are new in their role, or need a refresher, to developing patient and family advisor (PFA) programs and patient and family advisory councils (PFACs).  This is an introductory course.  Recommended attendees include hospital administrators, quality leaders, clinicians, patient experience coordinators and other key staff who may have a role in patient experience and safety, policy-setting and Patient and Family Advisor Program implementation.

Note:  Space is limited. This workshop is a repeat of previous learning events provided to hospitals participating in KHC HIIN PFA/PFAC Collaborative.

Registration link

Agenda (pdf)

Registration:  8:30 a.m.
Program:  9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Fee

There is no cost to Kansas hospitals participating in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN).  However, participants will be responsible for purchasing a $10 box lunch provided onsite.  Other snacks and refreshments are available for purchase onsite.  Due to federal contract requirements, KHC nor its partnering organizations are permitted to sponsor food or beverages for this meeting.

Workshop Objectives

  • Identify the role of patient and family advisors in supporting hospital excellence in patient experience & patient- and family-centered care;
  • Explore structural models for hospital PFA programs, including patient and family advisory councils and patient/family representatives in other settings;
  • Appraise approaches to advance adoption and effective engagement of PFAs within the organization; and
  • Sketch a plan for sustaining & evolving a Patient and Family Advisor Program over the long-term.

What are the 7 Steps?

Step 1 -- Raising Awareness of the "Why"

Step 2 -- Preparing:  Leadership buy-in and planning

Step 3 -- Structure:  Key decisions about PFA program approach

Step 4 -- Recruiting:  Laying the foundation for success

Step 5 -- Training and orienting PFAs

Step 6 -- Launching and running your PFA program

Step 7 -- Thinking about sustainability

Instructors

Tiffany Christensen, vice president of Patient Experience Innovation, The Beryl Institute

Allison Chrestensen, MPH, OTR/L, principal consultant, Tandem Healthcare Solutions

Lodging Arrangements

For those driving to Salina the day prior to the workshop, a small block of discounted sleeping rooms is available through June 10, 2019.  Reservations may be booked online at https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/rooms using the special group code, KHC, or call the Hilton Garden Inn reservations desk at (785) 309-0440. The discounted group rate is $109 rate (plus tax).  Breakfast is not included in this rate.

Travel Assistance

Travel assistance is available for eligible KHC HIIN participants.  KHC will reimburse allowable travel expenses (roundtrip mileage and tolls for one vehicle) up to $100 and up to one hotel night at the group room rate for participants whose facilities are more than 50 miles driving distance from the workshop location.  No meals or incidentals will be reimbursed.

 Questions?

Contact Michele Clark at Kansas Healthcare Collaborative, (785) 231-1321.

 

Deadline to Sign Up with IRIS

May 23, 2019

Kansas Healthcare Collaborative is extending a special opportunity to Compass PTN practices to implement IRIS: the Integrated Referral and Intake System being used for bi-directional referral between physician practices and community services. To participate, contact your KHC Quality Improvement Advisor. The deadline to sign up with IRIS is May 23, 2019.

 

Building Your Diabetes Education Program

Provided by the American Association of Diabetes Educators
May 15, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT
In-Person Event @ Wichita State University, Room 129
Registration
*Registration open until filled.

This training event is provided to individuals interested in building an AADE accredited diabetes education program.  It is provided at no cost by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

 


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Lifestyle Coach Training

Provided by the American Association of Diabetes Educators
May 16 - 17, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CT
In-Person Event @ Wichita State University, Rhatigan Student Center
Registration
*Registration is limited and will close once filled.

 

This training event is provided to individuals interested in becoming a Lifestyle Coach leading a lifestyle change program to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. It is provided at no cost by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Maximum seating is 18 participants. Preference will be given to individuals serving persons in the following counties: Barber, Brown, Butler, Cowley, Crawford, Finney, Johnson, Kearny, Lyon, McPherson, Montgomery, Neosho, North Central (Republic, Jewell, Mitchell) , Saline, Sedgwick, Trego, Wilson, Wyandotte.

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Summit on Quality 2020

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Infection Prevention Boot Camp
April 16-17, 2019

Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan

This boot camp is for novice infection prevention professionals in Kansas acute and ambulatory care settings who are not CIC certified and have not received previous APIC training.

Topics will include:

  • Being an Infection Preventionist and Leading Change
  • Regulations and Requirements
  • Basics of Epidemiology
  • Risk Assessment
  • IP as an Educator
  • Construction and Renovation
  • NHSN Basics
  • NHSN Analytics
  • Managing the IP Program
  • Disinfection and Sterilization
  • MDRO and Infectious Diseases of Interest to the IP
  • Using and  Reporting Data

Travel assistance is available to eligible participants.

Sponsored by

Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Healthcare-Associated Infections & Antimicrobial Resistance Program

with additional support by

Kansas Healthcare Collaborative
Great Plains Quality Innovation Network
Kansas Office of Primary Care and Rural Health

For more information, contact Kansas Healthcare Collaborative, (785) 235-0763 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network

New Quality Leader Workshop
March 6-7, 2019

Garden City Community College Campus
Beth Tedrow Student Center - Endowment Room
801 Campus Drive
Garden City, KS

This two-day workshop will advance knowledge for new roles in quality, patient safety and change leadership.

Objectives:

Upon conclusion, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least three key resources to support development as a quality improvement leader.
  • Propose a personal action plan to develop resiliency and sustainability.
  • Apply the Model for Improvement in one priority harm reduction topic at their organization.
  • Explore change management concepts and apply at least three to current work.
  • Describe three changes in the way data is currently collected, displayed or communicated to increase your effectiveness

Topics include:

  • Self-management and Development
  • The Model for Improvement
  • Teaming as a Verb, the Art of Engagement
  • Measures and Methods
  • Using Data Effectively
  • Putting It All Together

Faculty
Jackie Conrad, BSN, MBA, improvement advisor and leadership coach, Cynosure Health, Inc.

Additional presenters include:

  • Michele Clark, MBA, CPHQ, CPPS, ABC
    Program Director, Kansas Healthcare Collaborative
  • Eric Cook-Wiens, MPH, CPHQ
    Data and Measurement  Director, Kansas Healthcare Collaborative
  • Nadyne Hagmeier, RN
    Quality Improvement Consultant, Kansas Foundation for Medical Care
  • Susan Runyan, MHCL
    Chief Executive Officer, Runyan Health Care Quality Consulting and KHERF Consultant

Travel Assistance
If your hospital is a participant in the KHC HIIN and is located more than 50 miles from the meeting site, travel expense reimbursement may be available through the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative.  This reimbursement could cover one hotel night at the designated hotel at the discounted rate, as well as roundtrip mileage at the federal rate, up to $100.  KHC will provide an expense reimbursement form to eligible participants.  No food or incidental expenses will be covered.

Hotel Reservations
A block of rooms is being held at the Clarion Hotel in Garden City for Wednesday night, March 6, 2019.  To make your reservation, call (620) 275-7471 and ask for the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative room block.  The discounted rate of $92 plus tax is available through Friday, March 1, 2019.  Breakfast is included.

Lunch
Lunches and refreshments are on your own.  A cafeteria is available in the building.

Questions? Contact the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative at 785-235-0763 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Collaborative - Feb. 1

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar
Session #7


February 1, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT

The KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Collaborative features one-hour virtual meetings for participating Kansas hospitals. The quarterly sessions promote peer-to-peer sharing, resources and tools in support of strengthening hand hygiene adherence and practices. The link to join the webinar will be mailed to enrolled participants.

For information, contact Chuck Duffield, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

About the KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Collaborative

In 2017, KHC launched a new collaborative to help hospitals track and improve hand hygiene.  Tanya McIntosh, RN, BSN, CIC, infection preventionist with The University of Kansas Hospital is serving the statewide Hand Hygiene Collaborative as a hospital improvement advisor. Education, coaching, peer-to-peer collaboration, an online toolkit, list-serv, and comparative data reports are offered to help hospitals improve clinical practices and care processes.  In addition, with HIIN funding and in partnership with Qualaris Healthcare Solutions, KHC is able to offer a no-cost, easy-to-use mobile software tool for each participating hospital to use for capturing real-time data for hand hygiene observations.

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar


May 3, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT

The KHC HIIN is now launching a new Cohort 2 of the KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Collaborative.  Our quarterly webinars feature one-hour virtual meetings for participating Kansas hospitals. The quarterly sessions promote peer-to-peer sharing, resources and tools in support of strengthening hand hygiene adherence and practices.

Register for the May 3 webinar today:
https://khconline.adobeconnect.com/khc-hh-050319/event/registration.html

Enroll in Cohort 2 (May 2019 - March 2020) here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KHC-HIIN-HH-C2-enrollment

Information flyer:
Download here (pdf)

For information, contact Chuck Duffield, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

About the KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Collaborative

In 2017, KHC launched a new collaborative to help hospitals track and improve hand hygiene.  Education, coaching, peer-to-peer collaboration, an online toolkit, list-serv, and comparative data reports are offered to help hospitals improve clinical practices and care processes.  In addition, with HIIN funding and in partnership with Qualaris Healthcare Solutions, KHC is able to offer a no-cost, easy-to-use mobile software tool for each participating hospital to use for capturing real-time data for hand hygiene observations.

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar


August 16, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT

The KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Collaborative features one-hour virtual meetings for participating Kansas hospitals.  The quarterly sessions promote peer-to-peer sharing, resources and tools in support of strengthening hand hygiene adherence and practices.  The registration link for this webinar has been shared with Cohort 2 participants on the KHC HIIN "SOAP UP" listserv.  For information about this webinar or future Cohort 2 webinars (to be held Nov. 1 and Feb. 7), contact Chuck Duffield, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Barb DeBaun CynosureHealthOur faculty for the collaborative is Barb DeBaun, RN, MSN, CIC, improvement advisor for Cynosure Health.  Barb is a reknowned and familiar leader in infection prevention nationwide, such her work with hospitals participating in the AHA/HRET Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN).  She conducts performance improvement training, infection prevention program support, and much more.  Barb is an active member of APIC and served two years on the APIC board of directors.  She also served as APIC's liaison to the CDC's Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee.

 

About the KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Collaborative

In May 2019, KHC launched a second cohort of the KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene collaborative to help hospitals track and improve hand hygiene.  Education, coaching, peer-to-peer collaboration, an online toolkit, list-serv, and comparative data reports are offered to help hospitals improve clinical practices and care processes.  In addition, with HIIN funding and in partnership with Qualaris Healthcare Solutions, KHC is able to offer a easy-to-use mobile software tool for each participating hospital to use at no cost for capturing real-time data for hand hygiene observations.

For additional details, visit the KHC website at www.khconline.org/initiatives/hiin/hand-hygiene-collaborative.

 

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar


November 1, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT

The KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Collaborative features one-hour virtual meetings for participating Kansas hospitals.  The quarterly sessions promote peer-to-peer sharing, resources and tools in support of strengthening hand hygiene adherence and practices.  The registration link for this webinar has been shared with Cohort 2 participants on the KHC HIIN "SOAP UP" listserv.  For information about this webinar or the next Cohort 2 webinar (to be held Feb. 7), contact Chuck Duffield, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Barb DeBaun CynosureHealthOur faculty for the collaborative is Barb DeBaun, RN, MSN, CIC, improvement advisor for Cynosure Health.  Barb is a reknowned and familiar leader in infection prevention nationwide, such her work with hospitals participating in the AHA/HRET Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN).  She conducts performance improvement training, infection prevention program support, and much more.  Barb is an active member of APIC and served two years on the APIC board of directors.  She also served as APIC's liaison to the CDC's Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee.

 

About the KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Collaborative

In May 2019, KHC launched a second cohort of the KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene collaborative to help hospitals track and improve hand hygiene.  Education, coaching, peer-to-peer collaboration, an online toolkit, list-serv, and comparative data reports are offered to help hospitals improve clinical practices and care processes.  In addition, with HIIN funding and in partnership with Qualaris Healthcare Solutions, KHC is able to offer a easy-to-use mobile software tool for each participating hospital to use at no cost for capturing real-time data for hand hygiene observations.

For additional details, visit the KHC website at www.khconline.org/initiatives/hiin/hand-hygiene-collaborative.

 

KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Webinar


November 1, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CT

The KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Collaborative features one-hour virtual meetings for participating Kansas hospitals.  The quarterly sessions promote peer-to-peer sharing, resources and tools in support of strengthening hand hygiene adherence and practices.  The registration link for this webinar has been shared with Cohort 2 participants on the KHC HIIN "SOAP UP" listserv.  For information about this webinar, contact Chuck Duffield, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Barb DeBaun CynosureHealthOur faculty for the collaborative is Barb DeBaun, RN, MSN, CIC, improvement advisor for Cynosure Health.  Barb is a reknowned and familiar leader in infection prevention nationwide, such her work with hospitals participating in the AHA/HRET Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN).  She conducts performance improvement training, infection prevention program support, and much more.  Barb is an active member of APIC and served two years on the APIC board of directors.  She also served as APIC's liaison to the CDC's Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee.

 

About the KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene Collaborative

In May 2019, KHC launched a second cohort of the KHC HIIN Hand Hygiene collaborative to help hospitals track and improve hand hygiene.  Education, coaching, peer-to-peer collaboration, an online toolkit, list-serv, and comparative data reports are offered to help hospitals improve clinical practices and care processes.  In addition, with HIIN funding and in partnership with Qualaris Healthcare Solutions, KHC is able to offer a easy-to-use mobile software tool for each participating hospital to use at no cost for capturing real-time data for hand hygiene observations.

For additional details, visit the KHC website at www.khconline.org/initiatives/hiin/hand-hygiene-collaborative.

 

KHC HIIN PFAC Collaborative - March 5

KHC HIIN PFA/PFAC Collaborative

March 5, 2019
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CT

Track 2 "Mini-Fellowship" - Session #4

Hospitals participating in this mini-fellowship have identified one or more key patient and family engagement strategies that they want to implement or bolster within their organizations.  Monthly webinars through March 2019 will allow hospitals to share progress with their peers in implementing their actions plans and to help stay on track.

The link to register for this webinar has been shared with hospitals participating in this Collaborative.  For information, contact Chuck Duffield, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (785) 235-0763 x1327.

About this Collaborative:

KHC is extending its fourth breakthrough collaborative with national expertise, a roadmap and individualized support designed to help organizations learn and implement key Patient and Family Engagement (PFE) concepts and practices, and to take steps to establish an active Patient and Family Advisory (PFA) Program, including a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) and patient/family representatives on quality committees and projects.  All h ospitals in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network are eligible to participate

KHC HIIN PFAC Collaborative - Feb. 5

KHC HIIN PFA/PFAC Collaborative

February 5, 2019
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CT

Track 2 "Mini-Fellowship" - Session #3

Hospitals participating in this mini-fellowship have identified one or more key patient and family engagement strategies that they want to implement or bolster within their organizations.  Monthly webinars through March 2019 will allow hospitals to share progress with their peers in implementing their actions plans and to help stay on track.

The link to register for this webinar has been shared with hospitals participating in this Collaborative.  For information, contact Chuck Duffield, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (785) 235-0763 x1327.

About this Collaborative:

KHC is extending its fourth breakthrough collaborative with national expertise, a roadmap and individualized support designed to help organizations learn and implement key Patient and Family Engagement (PFE) concepts and practices, and to take steps to establish an active Patient and Family Advisory (PFA) Program, including a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) and patient/family representatives on quality committees and projects.  All hospitals in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network are eligible to participate

KHC HIIN PFAC Collaborative - Jan. 8

KHC HIIN PFA/PFAC Collaborative

January 8, 2019
1:00 to 2:00 p.m. CT

Track 2 "Mini-Fellowship" - Session #2

Hospitals participating in this mini-fellowship have identified one or more key patient and family engagement strategies that they want to implement or bolster within their organizations.  Monthly webinars through March 2019 will allow hospitals to share progress with their peers in implementing their actions plans and to help stay on track.

The link to register for this webinar has been shared with hospitals participating in this Collaborative.  For information, contact Chuck Duffield, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (785) 235-0763 x1327.

 

About this Collaborative:

KHC is extending its fourth breakthrough collaborative with national expertise, a roadmap and individualized support designed to help organizations learn and implement key Patient and Family Engagement (PFE) concepts and practices, and to take steps to establish an active Patient and Family Advisory (PFA) Program, including a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) and patient/family representatives on quality committees and projects.  All hospitals in the KHC Hospital Improvement Innovation Network are eligible to participate.

KHC HIIN Falls Sprint - March 21

KHC HIIN Falls Prevention Sprint
Session #6

March 21, 2019
10:00 to 11:00 a.m., CT

Celebration!
Facilitated by Jackie Conrad with Betsy Lee, Cynosure Health

  • Hospitals will share summaries of experience and learnings
  • Next steps for hospitals

Sprint assignments to be completed prior to webinar

  • Conduct PDSA #3
  • Prepare a brief summary of your sprint experience and learnings

The link to register for this webinar has been shared with hospitals participating in this Sprint. To view past sesssions, visit the KHC HIIN Educational Archive. For information, contact Michele Clark, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (785) 235-0763 x1321.

About this Sprint:

Kansas hospitals that are ready to discover opportunities and test methods to help prevent falls with injury are meeting monthly during the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative’s HIIN Falls Prevention Sprint. This six-month sprint, conducted with Jackie Conrad, BSN, MBA, improvement advisor, Cynosure Health, will conclude March 21, 2019.

Objectives for this six-month sprint are to assist participating hospitals in:

  • Identifying opportunities for PDSA improvement cycles through use of the HRET HIIN Falls Process Discovery Tool.
  • Applying targeted strategies for involving patients and families in fall prevention, such as validating patient/family understanding and adopting or improving the post-fall huddle process.
  • Engaging in the HRET HIIN Up Campaign by designing "Get Up" strategies for engaging front line staff in preventing injuries from falls and immobility.

KHC HIIN Falls Sprint - Feb. 28

KHC HIIN Falls Prevention Sprint
Session #5

February 28, 2019
10:00 to 11:00 a.m., CT

Additional Strategies for Preventing Falls with Injury
Facilitated by Jackie Conrad with Betsy Lee, Cynosure Health

  • Hospitals will share PDSA and observation learnings
  • Discuss additional strategies and resources for preventing falls with injury.

Sprint assignments to be completed prior to webinar

  • Observe a post-fall huddle (up to five).
  • Conduct PDSA #2

The link to register for this webinar has been shared with hospitals participating in this Sprint. To view past sesssions, visit the KHC HIIN Educational Archive. For information, contact Michele Clark, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (785) 235-0763 x1321.

About this Sprint:

Kansas hospitals that are ready to discover opportunities and test methods to help prevent falls with injury are meeting monthly during the Kansas Healthcare Collaborative’s HIIN Falls Prevention Sprint. This six-month sprint, conducted with Jackie Conrad, BSN, MBA, improvement advisor, Cynosure Health, will conclude March 21, 2019.

Objectives for this six-month sprint are to assist participating hospitals in:

  • Identifying opportunities for PDSA improvement cycles through use of the HRET HIIN Falls Process Discovery Tool.
  • Applying targeted strategies for involving patients and families in fall prevention, such as validating patient/family understanding and adopting or improving the post-fall huddle process.
  • Engaging in the HRET HIIN Up Campaign by designing "Get Up" strategies for engaging front line staff in preventing injuries from falls and immobility.