There is no doubt that improving the quality of healthcare services has been a national priority in the U.S. for the last several decades, and home health care is no exception. Since the beginning of OASIS in 1999, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has required home health agencies to assess and report the quality of delivered care and seek ways to improve patient outcomes. To further emphasize the importance of quality healthcare, CMS developed the Home Health Compare website, which publicly reports OASIS-based quality performance information (CMS, 2020a). Quality Assessment Performance Improvement, or QAPI, is a tool that home health agencies use to help identify issues within their organization and with the care delivered to patients. Once these issues are identified, QAPI allows the agency to focus their goals and create a plan that will guide them to improvement. In this course, you will learn the role that QAPI has in improving healthcare quality and the fundamental principles of QAPI. The goal of this educational program is to provide nursing professionals in home health with education about QAPI.
Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed and Certified Home Health (L&CHH). Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.
District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Fundamental Principles of QAPI
What is QAPI?
Identifying the Problem
QAPI in Action: Part 1
QAPI in Action: Part 2
Monitoring the Plan
Section 3: Conclusion
Jennifer W. Burks is a Curriculum Designer in Post-Acute Care for Relias. She has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing, "I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints." Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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