These are ongoing discussion groups for nursing home professionals interested in Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI).
Visit http://primaris.org/news-events. The New QAPI Six-Part Webinar Series begins January 15, 2014 – view all upcoming events at http://primaris.org/calendar/categories/show-mequality.
Show-Me Quality – QAPI in Action
There are currently 481 homes at the Copper level, and we challenge you to achieve the Bronze level in just two easy steps! Send your team photo to email@example.com, and attend two Show-Me Quality educational offerings. To learn more, please visit http://primaris.org/services/quality-improvement-organization/show-me-quality-qapi-in-action and download the Show-Me Quality Games Program Guide.
Missouri League for Nursing (MLN) Continuing Education Programs
Please view the calendar here: MLN One Day Workshops 2014, or visit www.mlnmonursing.org/One-Day%20Workshops.
February 19 – 20, July 8 – 9, October 7 – 8, 2014: RAI Process from Start to Finish
April 25, August 12, November 12, 2014: Medicare from Start to Finish
Location: Courtyard by Marriott in Columbia, Missouri. View the brochure here: MDS RAI 2014 or visit www.mlnmonursing.org/MDS.
The Missouri Coalition Celebrating Care Continuum Change (MC5)
by Sam Plaster, State Culture Change Coordinator
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed by Congress in 2010 requires that all nursing homes develop Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs, ensuring that homes continuously identify and correct quality deficiencies as well as sustain performance improvement. While the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has yet to promulgate the specific regulatory requirements, many homes are already initiating or improving their QAPI processes… to read more and view photos click here: MC5
Changing Antipsychotic Thinking (CAT) Tip #4
To reduce resident and care partner distress, take the time to examine and modify the bathing routine to best accommodate the wishes of each person. Learn how to effectively communicate, build a relationship, and meet the needs of persons with dementia during the bathing process. Click here CAT Tip #4, or visit http://primaris.org/tool/cat-bath. The Missouri Local Area Network for Excellence (MOLANE) is the state coalition for Advancing Excellence.
The American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) – Greater St. Louis Chapter’s quarterly newsletter LiNK, November 2013, is now available. Please visit http://stlapda.org/.
Your participation in Show-Me Quality: QAPI in Action grants you an all-access pass to national learning events! Coming up next:
- November 14, 2013: Leadership Participation in Quality
- March 5, 2014: Content Based on Feedback from YOU
Stay up-to-date on the latest collaborative QAPI news and events – visit Primaris at http://primaris.org/