The website for your long-term care
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Welcome Texas
Nursing Home users
"The first thing I tell my new staff members is to register for CRC, it’s free and has so much valuable information."
- Administrator
WI DHSLeadingAge WIWHCA/WiCAL
Fall 2018:
New COPD Care Area Module on CRC
"The Clinical Resource Center is the first place I send my staff when they have a question about care process or best practice in long-term care."
- Anonymous Director of Nursing
AMDA CPGs available free to all CRC member facilities
Register today to receive free access to:
  • AMDA CPGs, Tools, and More
  • Care Area Modules
  • Educational Materials
  • Webinars and Trainings
  • Upcoming workshops & conferences
  • Regulatory Memos
Wisconsin Coalition for Collaborative Excellence in Assisted Living (WCCEAL)Welcome WCCEAL members: A new benefit of being a member of WCCEAL is access for your ALC staff to the CRC website and all the valuable long-term care resources and guidelines on the website.
 
CRC overview

What is the Clinical Resource Center?

The CRC website is designed to provide key information and resources about clinical care for staff members caring for residents living in long-term care (LTC) facilities. The CRC project began as a Civil Money Penalty (CMP) funded research project in 2007. The website, originally called WCRC (Wisconsin Clinical Resource Center) was designed by the Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis (CHSRA) at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. The project was jointly sponsored by the Wisconsin Health Care Association (WHCA), LeadingAge Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (WI DHS).

Who can access the Clinical Resource Center?

Website access is currently available to staff working in Wisconsin nursing homes and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). 2017 marked the beginning of a new pilot project between CHSRA and the Texas Health Care Association (THCA) which provides CRC access to skilled nursing facility (SNF) staff working in in the state of Texas, this access is provided by the THCA.

In 2019, CRC will also be available to members of the Wisconsin Coalition for Collaborative Excellence in Assisted Living (WCCEAL), please contact your LTC provider association to see if you have access.

What is available on the CRC website?

CRC has been designed to provide key information and resources about clinical care for long-term care staff. The secure, log-in based CRC website is a user-friendly resource which provides links to educational and clinical information about selected care areas and training topics. The key components of the website are the Care Area Modules, Training Modules, full downloadable versions of AMDA clinical practice guidelines and other materials, and both Federal and State specific long-term care regulations. To facilitate ease of use, each care area module is organized using a framework that provides tools, guidelines, related regulations and additional resources for learning. It provides a one-stop, dynamic forum for accessing useful information and resources about long-term care. The following Care Area Modules and Training Modules are currently available on the CRC website, as well as full copies of the AMDA Clinical Practice Guides and other tools and resources from AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.

Care Area Modules:

  • Challenging Behaviors
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Dehydration & Fluid Maintenance
  • Dementia & Distressed Behaviors
  • Depression in the Elderly
  • Diabetes Management
  • Falls & Fall Risk
  • Infection
  • Nutrition
  • Pain Management
  • Person-Centered Care
  • Pressure Ulcer Prevention & Treatment
  • Restraints
  • Transitions in Care
  • Urinary Incontinence

Training Modules:

  • Managing Challenging Behaviors
  • Review of the Care Process: Getting to the Root of the Matter
  • Identifying and Responding to the Changes in Resident Condition (ICRC): The Impact of Effective Communication between the Licensed Nurse and Medical Provider
  • Building Relationships Within a Clinical/Cultural Environment
  • Infection Prevention and Control Within a Clinical/Cultural Environment

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For login help, contact CHSRA toll-free at 1-888-300-8098
or email the CRC helpdesk: crc@chsra.wisc.edu