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National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes


Purpose:

The Survey and Certification Group has developed three mandatory surveyor training programs related to surveying for the care of persons with dementia and the use of antipsychotic medications, when no clinical indications are present.

Content includes:

  1. How to identify whether an individualized, person-centered approach was implemented for a resident with dementia;
  2. How to identify that a systematic process is in place and has been followed for persons with dementia in the facility;
  3. How to evaluate the role of the consultant pharmacist, physician/nurse practitioner/physician assistant, medical director, direct care staff, resident, their family, and/or representative, as well as other members of the interdisciplinary care team;
  4. Other associated tags related to care of persons with dementia and use of antipsychotic medications; and
  5. How to cite scope and severity and other aspects of deficiency citations in more detail, based on new guidance at F309, Care of Residents with Dementia, and revised guidance at F329.

Additionally, a voluntary training has been added related to citing harm, with an emphasis on the utilization of antipsychotic medications, without clinical justification, and the implementation of non-pharmacological approaches to care.

Content includes:

  1. A review of 2567s including F329 case studies;
  2. F329 Interpretive Guidance updates, involving psychosocial harm; and
  3. Preliminary results of Focused Dementia Care Survey.
Course NameActivity Code

Overview of Antipsychotic Medication Use in Nursing Homes

This program provides background information on the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and survey basics related to care of person with dementia and unnecessary medications.

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Surveying for Antipsychotic Medication Use in Nursing Homes

This program is an interactive self-study with video clips that walks through portions of an actual nursing home survey.

If you have trouble viewing the videos in this course, a lower resolution version is also available from the following link: Surveying for Antipsychotic Medication Use in Nursing Homes (Low Resolution)

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Severity & Scope Guidance - Antipsychotic Medication Use in Nursing Homes

This training will address how to cite severity and scope and other aspects of deficiency citations in more detail, based on new guidance at F309, Care of Residents with Dementia, and revised guidance at F329.

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Use of Anti-Psychotic Med w/o Clinical Justification

This training discusses citing harm related to the utilization of antipsychotic medications without clinical justification and the implementation of nonpharmacological approaches to care.

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