Care Plans and the RAI Framework

Care Plans and the RAI Framework 

Care plans are developed to help residents attain and maintain physical, mental and psychosocial well-being while in your care. The purpose of this course is to provide information on the care plan framework so that you can work together as a team to develop comprehensive care plans that maximize the well-being of each resident. The module covers the use of care area triggers, resources and CAA summary so that decision making can be supported and documented in the care of the resident.


Hours: 1.50


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-CPDIE
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 6/30/2023
Learning Objectives:
Explain the Care Area Assessment process
Describe Care Area Triggers and their role in the RAI process.
Identify the 20 care areas in the CAA framework
Identify timelines for care plan completion and updating.

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Plan of Care

Uses of the Plan of Care

Goal Setting



Section 3: RAI and Care Planning

RAI and the Care Area Assessment

The Components Work Together

The Care Area Triggers

The Care Area Assessments



Section 4: Working the CAA

Implementing the Components

Reviewing a Triggered CAA

Clearly Define the Issue/Problem

Defining the Extent of Care

Identify Links

Detailed History

Refer to Sources



Section 5: The RAI and Care Planning

Baseline Care Plan

The RAI and Comprehensive Care Planning

The Resident's Unique Characteristics



Section 6: The 20 Care Areas In-Depth

The 20 Care Areas



Section 7: Conclusion


Course Contributor



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: Entry level Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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