Protect your facility and residents from adverse events and negative survey outcomes.

The Phase 3 SNF §483.95 Training Requirements must be in place by November 28, 2019. As part of the new requirements, nursing facilities will be required to develop, implement, and maintain an effective training program for all new and existing staff; individuals providing services under a contractual arrangement; and volunteers, consistent with their expected roles. Each facility must use their facility assessment to determine the amount and types of training necessary based on their specific resident population and needs.

The Phase 3 Requirements require that at a minimum, training topics must include:
  1. Effective Communications
  2. Resident rights and facility responsibilities to properly care for its residents
  3. Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation (effective in Phase 1)
  4. Mandatory training that outlines and informs staff of the elements and goals of the facility’s QAPI program
  5. The written standards, policies, and procedures for the Infection Control and Prevention program
  6. An effective way to communicate the Compliance and Ethics program’s standards, policies, and procedures through a training program or in another practical manner which explains the requirements under the program.
  7. Annual Compliance and Ethics training if the operating organization operates five or more facilities.

In addition to these new Phase 3 requirements, there are multiple existing requirements that are already in effect regarding training and competency of staff. In FY2018, there were 35 Immediate Jeopardy citations nationally at F726- Competent Nursing Staff. This highlights the significant risks that your facility and residents may face if you fail to ensure your staff are competent to meet the needs of your resident population.

As you prepare for the upcoming Phase 3 Requirements of Participation, it is important to evaluate your current training and competency assessment programs to identify weaknesses, and put measures in place to protect your facility and residents from adverse events and potential negative survey outcomes related to poor training and competency evaluation processes.

Proactive’s Regulatory Experts can help you with your SNF Training and Competency program.

Proactive’s Regulatory Experts can meet your needs for development and ongoing implementation of a SNF Training and Competency program. Let us ease the burden of interpretation and compliant implementation of the Final RoP, and help ensure that you are ready to meet the requirements with confidence through our Phase 3 Requirements of Participation Facility Partnership plan. Learn more about our partnership plan here.

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Proactive On-Demand Training Solutions:

Learn more about Proactive’s on-demand recorded webinar download training covering SNF Training and Competency Program requirements. This 1.25 hour session will assist SNF providers in developing an effective implementation of competency based staff development and training programs. Click here for details and to download.

PDF Competency Toolkits for Download:

Check out our competency toolkits for a head start on Phase 3 readiness! Some of the Competency Toolkits include: Activities of Daily Living, Basic Nursing Skills, Infection Control and Prevention, Cultural, and many more. Download these today and get started! Click here for details and to download.

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Blog by Shelly Maffia, MSN, MBA, RN, LNHA, QCP, CHC, Director of Regulatory Services, Proactive Medical Review

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