Implementing QAPI Programs in Nursing Facilities

Implementing QAPI Programs in Nursing Facilities 

The quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) initiative in long-term care facilities is a step toward moving the quality process from one based on assessment of inadequacies to one focused on improvement. With an overall heightened scrutiny on quality of care in the healthcare industry, an effective QAPI program in your facility is an essential business practice. In this course, you will learn about the concepts and principles of QAPI and its five elements. Additionally, you will learn how you can use QAPI in your facility for quality improvement and management activities.

Note: This course is intended for management level staff responsible for implementing QAPI programs within their facility.



$22.50

Hours: 1.50
REL-PAC-0-IQPNF

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (14 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.5 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.5 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 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


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

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.5 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]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.5 HOURS


New Mexico Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)

This course awards 1.50 contact hours upon successful completion.

Arkansas State Board of Nursing

1.5 HOURS


Association of Social Work Boards

1.5 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 1.50 General continuing education clock hours.

Ohio Social Worker Board

1.5 HOURS


Provider # RST050401 290 This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

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

1.5 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 1.50 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners

1.5 HOURS


South Carolina Board of Social Work Examiners (CEBroker Provider 50-290)

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

1.5 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-IQPNF
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Explain the basic concepts and principles of QAPI.
Describe each of the five elements of QAPI.
Utilize QAPI principles to address problems and opportunities with your facility.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Understanding the QAPI Concept

Defining QAPI

QA vs. PI

Written QAPI Plan

Role of the QA&A Committee

The Steering Committee

QAPI Involvement

Review

Summary

Section 3: QAPI Elements

Five Elements of QAPI

Design and Scope

Governance and Leadership

Feedback, Data Systems, and Monitoring

Performance Improvement Projects (PIPs)

Systematic Analysis and Systemic Action

Self-Assessment

Review

Summary

Section: 4: Using QAPI

Communication

Data Collection and Analysis

Monitoring Data

Identify and Prioritize

Starting a PIP

Goal Setting

Understanding the Problem

Getting to the Root of the Problem

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

Creating a Plan

Choosing Corrective Actions

Implementing and Studying Change

Act

Review

Summary

Section 5: QAPI in Action-Example

The Resident Concierge

Section 6: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Congratulations!

Instructor: Kim Matthews, RN
Kimberly Matthews, RN obtained a nursing degree from Western Kentucky University in 1998.  Ms. Matthews possesses over 20 years of nursing experience with over 17 of those in the Skilled Nursing industry.  Ms. Matthews has extensive experience in MDS, restorative nursing programs, and nursing management.  Ms. Matthews is currently a Post Acute Care Content writer and subject matter expert for MDS. Disclosure: Kim Matthews, RN 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: Administrators; Beginner level Social Workers; Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
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.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.