Grant Funded Training Program for LTC Facilities
Ready to take your QAPI program to the next level?
Express your interest in participating in a similar grant funded QAPI project with Proactive by December 25!
This project provides grant funded resources, training, and consultation to Kentucky nursing facilities on driving quality care through effective quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) programs. Participants will build skills in designing, implementing, and documenting evidence of QAPI program activities to improve resident quality of care and quality of life. Training, resources, and support are provided at no charge to participating facilities.
Medicare and Medicaid certified facilities in Kentucky are eligible to participate in this project.
The length of commitment to complete this project is 6 months. The project is tentatively scheduled for August 2023 to February 2024.
What to Expect
1. 2-Day Workshop
• A 2-day in-person workshop on designing and implementing a QAPI program in a nursing facility will be held in:
• Florence – August 30 & 31
• Somerset – September 6 & 7
• Louisville – September 13 & 14
• Owensboro – September 21 & 22
2. 90-Day Implementation Period
• Participants will return to their facilities to implement at least one performance improvement project.
• An individual facility phone consultation call with a Proactive consultant will be provided to each participating facility to assist with facility’s QAPI program development & application of the project resources.
• Participants will complete at least 3 of the 7 on-demand training webinars offered on 7 QAPI focus areas as outlined below.
• A self-assessment with program goal setting will be completed following implementation of the initial performance improvement project to identify opportunities, needs and potential barriers to success.
3. 1-Day Workshop
• Following the implementation period, a final 1-day workshop will be held on reviewing best practices, implementation processes, sharing project outcomes, group discussion regarding overcoming barriers, and review of self-assessment of facility learning and project development.
4. Continuing Support
• Proactive will provide continuing support through monthly email newsletters with QAPI program guidance, tips, and strategies.
• Grant funded follow up consultation with a Proactive consultant will be provided should your facility receive survey deficiencies related to QAPI program areas (F865-868).
The on-demand webinars are accompanied by a resource toolkit for each topic to provide expert guidance on the design and implementation of QAPI program activities in the facility. Webinar/toolkit topics include:
• Pressure Ulcers
• Weight Loss
• Catheter Use
• Successful Discharge to Community
Each webinar includes training on the designated topic and a review of best practices for implementing QAPI/PIP in that area. Each toolkit includes:
• PowerPoint slides for staff training
• Resource template for data tracking
• Tool for conducting root cause analysis
• Guidance for implementing facility-specific PIP
• Pre/post-test to use with staff training
Key Project Goals
• Improve 5-Star Rating
• Reduce QAPI related citations
• Overcome barriers to QAPI program success
Continuing education (CE) credit will be offered to those participating in the 2-day QAPI workshops. The project will provide up to 12 hours of Kentucky Board of Nursing approved training and/or up to 12 hours of NAB approved training.
Please contact Kirby Swails with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The QAPI Programs in the LTC Setting project is wholly funded by a grant from the KY Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Office of Inspector General. This project was made possible by the Kentucky Office of Inspector General and CMS. CMP Project# 2021-04-KY-1228 Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Project.
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