Below is a list of recent and ongoing Civil Monetary Fund (CMP) projects in Nevada and surrounding states. These descriptions are provided to give potential CMP applicants an idea of projects that were previously approved to help them design their own proposals.
Project term: Aug. 1, 2016-Sept. 31, 2018
- University of Nevada, Reno, School of Community Health Sciences
- Part 1 - To create an Antimicrobial Resistance Intelligence System (ARIS) for the state of Nevada that will focus on the highest foci of resistance, which are the long-term care facilities in order to reduce patient morbidity and mortality, cost of care, and colonization of acute care facilities with multi-drug resistance bacteria. Education of providers in the community on antibiotic stewardship.
- Part 2 - To create an online antimicrobial stewardship toolkit to enable nursing homes to measure and manage antimicrobial stewardship in their facilities in accordance with federal and state regulations.
- Aim 1 - To create a secure, online system of creating, storing, and managing antibiogram data from nursing homes.
- Aim 2 - To create an online antimicrobial stewardship management system tailored to nursing homes.
- Aim 3 - A standardized system of risk assessment that takes into account the degree of risk a given nursing home represents to the community based on its comprehensive drug resistance profile and relative degree of stewardship engagement.
- Aim 4 - To efficiently capture metrics to validate the outcomes of antimicrobial stewardship.
- Benefits - Nursing home residents are currently subjected to multi- and pan-resistant bacterial infections in Nevada’s nursing homes. Any progress made in antimicrobial stewardship that mitigates the cost, morbidity, and mortality represents better care for Nevada’s nursing home patients. The creation of an online stewardship management system enables efficient, focused targeting of intervention by the State in the context of limited resources.
Music and Memory
Project term - Dec. 31, 2016-Dec. 31, 2018
- Perry Foundation
- Goal – To decrease the use of unnecessary medication and negative behaviors in Skilled Nursing Facility residents with the use of individualized music collections and the ability for those residents to use the equipment to listen to their music collections. “Alive Inside” is a documentary that was produced by the original “music for residents” program creator to show the connection between music and decreased negative behaviors.
- Benefits – Enhanced engagement and socialization; a reduction in resident agitation and sun-downing; and further reduction in the off-label use of anti-psychotic medications.
- Also awarded in Arizona and California
Comprehensive Resident Safety Program (CRiSP)
Project term - May 1, 2016-April 30, 2018
- Goal – To actively engage at least 10 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) in a falls management program with the aim to reduce resident falls and fall-related injuries by 25 percent over a period of 24 months.
Provider Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) translation
Project term - July 2016-May 2017
- To translate the POLST form into a variety of local languages in an effort to broaden the understanding and use of the POLST form.
- Awarded in Hawaii and Guam