Nursing Home Compliance Webinar Series

WHCA/WiCAL is pleased to offer a new webinar series this year on six of the Top-10 F-tag citations from 2015. We encourage you to participate in one or all six of these worthwhile webinars, which can be purchased individually or are also available at a great package price. Register today for one or all of these webinars today!

F-Tag 314 – February 16, 2016
F-Tag 225 – March 15, 2016
F-Tag 329 – May 17, 2016
F-Tag 323 – June 14, 2016
F-Tag 371 – July 12, 2016
F-Tag 309 – August 16, 2016

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INDIVIDUAL WEBINARS: $35 for members $45 for non-members

SPECIAL PACKAGE RATE: Register for all of these webinars for the affordable price of $119 for members and $139 non-members.

F-Tag 314
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1-2:15 p.m., Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Theresa Lang, RN, of Specialized Medical Services will present this webinar.

In the first nine months of 2015 — 122 facilities have been cited for F-Tag 314, at this rate more than 150 facilities (greater than 35%) of all facilities will receive this citation in 2015. In the first six months of 2015 – six facilities were cited at the IJ level. In this webinar we will discuss situations that have led to the citation of F-Tag 314 as well as facilities processes that would prevent these citations such as: risk assessment including tissue tolerance, care planning, physician notification, immediate interventions and documentation. You will be able to identify the key elements of F – Tag 314, differentiate pressure ulcers from other skin alterations and discuss the role of care planning in pressure ulcer prevention and treatment.

F-Tag 225
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1-2 p.m., Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Brian Purtell, Esq. of DeWitt Ross Stevens, S.C. will present this webinar.

This session will address the multiple expectations and obligations related to abuse/neglect/injury of unknown origin prevention and reporting. Given the critical issues involving protecting residents from harm, the interpretations of the regulations underlying these F-Tags is quite strict. There are multiple areas of missteps that can lead to allegations of noncompliance with these deficiencies, including in instances where no actual harm occurred. As importantly, often a single situation can yield multiple F-Tags alleging noncompliance. Given the importance of both protecting residents from harm, and the public perception associated with deficiencies in these areas, compliance in this highly scrutinized area is critical. This session will discuss the frequent areas in which providers are being cited critical components of written policy and training; necessary reporting expectations; and documentation and monitoring tips. Finally, we will discuss proactive and reactive QAPI efforts that may aid in compliance expectations.

F-Tag 329
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1-2 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Caryn Adams, RN, MSN, RAC-CT, of Wipfli LLP, will present this webinar.

When F-329 is thought of, usually it is in relationship to anti-psychotic use, behaviors, and dementia care. This F-Tag refers to unnecessary medications. ALL medication. There is a special focus on Narcotics, Anticoagulants, and Diuretics, as well as psychoactive medication. Join us in this session to be able verbalize what areas are being reviewed during the survey process, assess facility at-risk areas related to related unnecessary medications and initiate PIPs to monitor and improve the identified risk areas as well as improve quality of care.

F-Tag 323
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1-2 p.m., Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Rebecca Case, of Pathway Health Services will present this webinar.

Join us for this webinar as we discuss quality improvement tools that can take your accident prevention and response programs to the next level of excellence. Learn about creating a culture of safety that empowers staff members to take an active role in accident prevention. We will discuss the steps to creating a learning organization that is quipped to continually reach new levels of safety without compromising resident quality of life.

F-Tag 371
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1-2 p.m., Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Christy Edwards, RD, of Martin Bros. Distributing will present this webinar.

Providing safe foods requires careful attention by both management and employees. According to F-Tag 371, a facility must store, prepare, distribute and serve food under sanitary conditions. This webinar will discuss trends in survey violations related to safe storage, handling, preparation and service of foods in senior living and healthcare communities. Examples of specific violations as well as resources and techniques to help you maintain compliance will be reviewed.

F-Tag 309
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1-2 p.m., Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Rebecca Case, of Pathway Health Services will present this webinar.

The federal F-Tag that governs quality of care is especially focused on 9 clinical conditions: dementia, end-of-life care, diabetes, renal disease, fractures, heart failure, non-pressure related skin ulcers, pain and fecal impaction. This informative webinar will give an overview on current best practices for each of these 9 clinical conditions. Take this opportunity to ensure that your organization is providing the very best care!

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