◂  February 2017

SNF QAPI Fundamentals

Published by: pattyadmin


Live Webinar


$55 HFAM Members - $110 Non-HFAM Members

 SNF QAPI Fundamentals

02/15/17 Live Webinar

This 1.25 hour webinar will focus on the fundamentals of QAPI and incorporating the 5 QAPI elements into existing continuous quality improvement (CQI) facility quality programs. Self-assessment for goal setting, the QAPI written plan, policies and procedures, and leadership’s role in accountability for QAPI programs will be emphasized.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the fundamentals of QAPI programs and the similarities and differences from other quality improvement initiatives such as CQI and the Advancing Excellence campaign.
  2. Understand the 5 elements of QAPI for nursing facilities
  3. Establish a framework for the written SNF QAPI plan that meets CMS QAPI Design and Scope requirements.
  4. Describe a process for establishing priority QAPI goals based on facility specific assessment.
  5. Understand the governing body and administrative role in development and sustenance of a QAPI culture and maintaining accountability for safety and quality in balance with resident rights and choice.

Course Content

1:00     QAPI fundamentals and the 5 elements

  • Design and Scope
  • Governance and Leadership
  • Feedback, Data Systems and Monitoring
  • Performance Improvement Projects (PIPs)
  • Systematic Analysis and Systemic Actions

1:30     Leadership responsibility and accountability

1:40    Developing the written SNF QAPI plan

2:00    Identifying facility quality improvement opportunities and prioritizing performance improvement objectives

  • Data collection and use
  • Root cause analysis and PIP framework resources

2:10   Driving change

  • Staff training for QAPI awareness and team focused improvement
  • Sustaining improvement

2:15        Closing Comments/ Q&A

Target Audience:   Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Nurse Managers, Nursing Home Administrators, Nursing staff and leaders, Quality Assurance Director, Social Services, Rehabilitation services

Program is approved for 1.25 contact hours for Administrators and Social Workers, approval pending for Nurses and OT/PT.

This registration is good for one CEU certificate.  If there are others viewing this program with you that need CEU certificates there will be a $15.00 charge per additional person/CEU certificate.  Please contact Patty DeGrasse at 410-290-5132 prior to the start of the program if others will be needing CEUs.

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