The Survey Process for Nursing Facilities

The Survey Process for Nursing Facilities 

The survey process can be a stressful time for nursing facility staff and one of the ways to minimize survey-related stress and anxiety is to have a better understanding of the survey process and its various components. Furthermore, this understanding allows you to identify ways in which you can begin to prepare your facility and its staff for impending surveys. Given the significant impact that survey outcomes can have, improving survey outcomes should be high priority! The purpose of this module is to introduce to and acquaint management level staff with the survey process for nursing facilities. This module will specifically focus on the new OBRA survey process, effective November 28, 2017. Note that any references to regulations throughout the course is specific to federal nursing facility regulations. In addition, the term “nursing facility” in this course refers to both skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and nursing facilities (NFs) collectively.

$20.00

Hours: 1.25
REL-SRC-0-SPNF

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (17 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.2 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.25 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 1.25 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators

1.0 HOURS


Course approved by the Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators.
Provider # 50-290
NHA/RCAL
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Georgia Nursing Home Administrators Board

1.25 HOURS


Course approved by the Georgia Nursing Home Administrators Board.
Provider # 50-290
This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Missouri Health Care Association

1.25 HOURS


This on-line activity has been approved for 1.25 Administrative Hour(s) toward the Missouri continuing education requirement for nursing home administrators. Relias LLC offers courses approved by the Missouri Health Care Association, an approved training agency, TA-002-919, by the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

California Nursing Home Administrator Program - non-P type

1.0 HOURS


This educational offering is approved by the California Nursing Home Administrator Program (NHAP) for full credit as a course relating directly to duties, functions, or responsibilities of the nursing home administrator. Provider # CEP 1701; Course Approval # 1701001-6324. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Association of Social Work Boards - Retired*

1.25 HOURS


Essential Learning is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. Essential Learning maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11.9.2011-11.9.2014.Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.25 continuing education clock hours. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.

Association of Social Work Boards

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Relias LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/10/2018-02/10/2021.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, post-tests. This module is Reading-Based.

Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 General continuing education clock hours.

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NHA)

1.0 HOURS


This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.00 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]
Hours type - NHA: Administrative Hours

California Nursing Home Administrator Program - non-P type

1.0 HOURS


This educational offering is approved by the California Nursing Home Administrator Program (NHAP) for full credit as a course relating directly to duties, functions, or responsibilities of the nursing home administrator. Provider # CEP 1701; Course Approval # 1701001-7474. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-SPNF
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2020
Learning Objectives:
Identify the purpose of the OBRA survey process for nursing facilities.
Describe the regulations related to types of nursing facility surveys and completion timeframes.
Explain how F-tags are assigned a scope and severity score.
Describe the 3 different parts of the standard survey process.
Identify the 9 mandatory tasks completed during a standard survey.
Identify the minimum content required related to an acceptable Plan of Correction (POC).
Identify 3 other programs that may be impacted by the survey outcomes.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Long-Term Care Survey Regulations A. Purpose B. Definitions C. Survey Frequency and Timing D. History E. Review F. Summary Section 3: The New Survey Process A. Off-Site Preparation B. Facility Entrance C. Three Parts of the Survey Process D. Initial Pool Process E. Sample Selection Process F. Investigative Process G. Closed Record Reviews H. Mandatory Tasks I. Dining J. Infection Control K. SNF Beneficiary Protection Notices L. Kitchen Observation M. Medication Administration and Storage N. Resident Council Meeting O. Staffing Review P. QAA/QAPI Q. Environment R. Exit Conference S. Review T. Summary Section 4: Survey Outcomes A. Citations (F Tags) B. Common Survey Citations C. Plan of Correction D. Review E. Summary Section 5: Survey Outcomes and Their Impact A. Special Focus Facility Program B. Surveys and Nursing Home Compare C. Surveys and the Five Star Program D. Being Survey Ready E. Review F. Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations! F. Exam

Staff Writer: Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer
Ronald Orth, RN, CMAC, CHC  obtained a nursing degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 1985 and a B. A. in Health Care Administration from Concordia University in 1996. Mr. Orth possesses over 30 years of nursing experience with over 20 of those in the Skilled Nursing industry. Mr. Orth has extensive experience in teaching Medicare regulations to healthcare providers both in the US and internationally. Mr. Orth is currently the Post Acute Care Curriculum Designer and is certified in Healthcare Compliance through the Compliance Certification Board (CCB). Disclosure: Ron Orth RN, CHC, CMAC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Administrators; Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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