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Evaluating the "Connection" Between the QAPI Plan and Facility Assessment

presented by Diane Vaughn, RN, C-DONA/LTC, LNHA

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Financial— Diane Vaughn receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. There are no other relevant financial relationships. Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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Video Runtime: 21 Minutes; Learning Assessment Runtime: 21 Minutes

This course explains how to build and manage the connection between the QAPI plan and the facility assessment. It provides strategies to capture negative changes early, proactively avoid negative changes, and also identify opportunities for innovation. This course is designed for QAPI leadership and PIP leaders.

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Diane Vaughn, RN, C-DONA/LTC, LNHA

Diane C. Vaughn, RN, C-DONA/LTC, LNHA has been a nurse for over 40 years. She has worked in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, ICF-MR, and in national consulting companies. She is also an endorsed parish nurse. She served in the roles of staff nurse, nurse manager, staff development, director of nursing, quality manager, director of quality,…

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1. Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI): Defining the Process Flow of the QAPI Plan

This chapter outlines the role the QAPI plan process flow plays in the evaluation of the facility assessment. Staff will understand the systematic approach and the feedback loops.

2. Making the “Connection”

This chapter demonstrates using the QAPI plan in evaluating the effectiveness of the facility assessment data collection, evaluation of outcomes, and actions to take when outcomes are either not tracked or going in the wrong direction. It also has tips for keeping the facility assessment current.

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