How will you meet Trauma Informed Care standards required under the Phase 3 Requirements of Participation (ROP)?

Trauma-informed care is an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. Trauma informed care emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for staff, families, and the residents we serve. It helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment.

Proactive recommends a comprehensive training program to address the standard F699- Trauma Informed Care; F741- Sufficient & Competent Staff;

Key elements of a Trauma Informed Approach include: 
  • Recognize that trauma is prevalent and individuals in the facility have potentially been affected by trauma
  • Responding to this risk by incorporating evidence based knowledge on the topic into practice
  • Put measures into place to reduce the likelihood of re-traumatization
Six key principles of a Trauma-informed Approach:
  • Safety- keep resident and staff emotionally and physically safe
  • Trustworthy & Transparent- make certain that tasks & boundaries are clear
  • Peer Support
  • Collaboration & Mutuality- build in opportunities for participation
  • Empowerment, Voice & Choice-offer control and choice as much as possible, empower residents and staff to be involved with decisions
  • Cultural, Historical & Gender Issues- think about differences in perception
Other key factors facility caregivers should consider:
  • Person-centered care planning processes
  • Staff competency – must be culturally-competent and trauma informed
  • Screening processes- for trauma upon admission and thereafter
  • Evaluation of services in the community
    Benefits gained from this implementation include: reduction in patient & staff injury, decreased LOS, decreased recidivism (a tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behavior), enhanced therapeutic skill set for staff, and improved employee & patient satisfaction surveys!
All nursing facilities must implement Trauma Informed Care processes by November 28, 2019. Get a head start on implementing Trauma Informed Care training and competency assessments with Proactive’s Trauma Informed Care Tool-kit.
Check out Proactive’s other user-friendly tools and practical training solutions for Phase 3 compliance and contact us to learn more about our Phase 3 Partnerships with step-by-step phase 3 readiness solutions on a 7 month work plan that includes all the policies, templates, and training you need for compliance. Learn more here.

Download the Trauma-Informed Care Competency Tool-Kit

This Tool-kit is intended to supplement or enhance current SNF/NF educational programs for Restorative Nursing Programs to meet the intent of the new Requirements of Participation for competency based training. Learn more about the Trauma-Informed Care Tool-kit here.

Download our PDPM Moving Mountains on Demand Training

This webinar series guides providers in implementing a step-wise action plan to manage the industry changes taking effect in 2019 including Phase 3 RoP (Requirements of Participation) and preparing for the reimbursement transition from Medicare PPS RUGs IV to the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM). Learn more about PDPM Moving Mountains here.

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Blog by Stacy Hartwell, RN, HFA, RAC-CT, QCP, Clinical Consultant, Proactive Medical Review

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