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QAPI: Running an Effective QAPI Committee and Engaging All Stakeholders

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: 27 Minutes; Learning Assessment Runtime: 21 Minutes

This course will provide a recommended template to guide the QAPI committee in making the QAPI meeting more than a reporting meeting. It will become a fluid, dynamic, interactive process of continuous improvement on the journey towards excellence.

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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. QAPI: Preparing for an Effective Meeting

This chapter will outline the steps in preparing for an effective and impacting QAPI meeting. It will provide tips in how to inspire the team members to come prepared with key information and analysis. This agenda blends in CMS compliance requirements related to QA&A/QAPI requirements.

2. QAPI: Engaging Stakeholders Quality Assurance Performance Improvement

This chapter provides strategies for stakeholder engagement to increase the effectiveness of the QAPI meeting. It discusses the importance of building a “just culture” so all stakeholders contribute concerns and innovative ideas.

3. QAPI: Running the Meeting - A Deeper Dive

This chapter provides a suggested agenda template and discusses how to design the process to be efficient. Stakeholders will be better prepared to focus on identified areas needing improvement and/or innovation opportunities to set effective goals.

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