December Moving Mountains Webinar – Phase 3: Implementing an Effective QAPI Program


Course Description:

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

  • Describe the fundamentals of QAPI programs
  • Understand the 5 elements of QAPI for nursing facilities
  • Describe a process for establishing priority QAPI goals based on facility specific assessment.
  • 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

  • 1:30 – 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
  • 2:00 – Leadership responsibility and accountability
  • 2:15 – Identifying facility quality improvement opportunities and prioritizing performance                           improvement objectives
    • Data collection and use
    • Root cause analysis and PIP framework resources
  • 2:30 – Driving change
    • Staff training for QAPI awareness and team focused improvement
    • Sustaining improvement
  • 2:45 – Closing Comments/ Q&A

Target Audience:   Directors of Nursing, Assistant Directors of Nursing, Nurse Managers, Nursing Home Administrators, Nursing staff and leaders, Quality Assurance Directors

Instructional Level: Intermediate     
Contact Hours: 1.25