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Live Session Recorded October 2018

Questions? Contact:

Shelly Maffia 
Proactive Medical Review & Consulting, LLC 
(812) 471-7777 

Presented By:

Shelly Maffia, MSN, MBA, RN, LNHA, QCP,
Director of Regulatory Services
Proactive Medical Review and Consulting, LLC
(812) 719-0452

Shelly Maffia is a Registered Nurse and Nursing Home Administrator with over 15 years of experience serving in long term care leadership and consulting positions, including positions as Director of Nursing, Administrator, and Corporate Nurse Consultant and Training Positions. She earned the QAPI Certified Professional (QCP) credential from the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC), which was established to promote the highest standards for QAPI program implementation in the long-term care profession.


Dignity and Respect of Individuality 

This session focuses on the Dignity and Respect of Individuality Regulations including, but not limited to, F-Tag 550, with a review of the regulations and an analysis of the associated Interpretive Guidance. A review of survey procedures used to guide the investigative process is discussed. Actual citation examples are shared and discussed. Tools to assist the facility interdisciplinary team in monitoring compliance and incorporating into the facility QAPI processes are discussed.

Projected Learning Outcomes/Course Objectives:
  • Identify the regulatory requirements related to Dignity and Respect of Individuality.
  • Identify survey procedures that describe how Dignity and Respect of Individuality requirements are reviewed for compliance during the annual survey process.
  • Identify examples of how F-Tags related to Dignity and Respect of Individuality are commonly cited in the new LTCSP.
  • Identify tools for the leadership team to use for monitoring compliance with Dignity and Respect of Individuality requirements.
  • Explain strategies for incorporating survey preparedness related to Dignity and Respect of Individuality into facility QAPI processes.
Course Content:
  • Overview of the F-Tag Regulations and Interpretive Guidance
  • Survey procedures for assessing compliance with the F-Tag and citation examples
  • Strategies for monitoring compliance and incorporating survey preparedness into facility QAPI processes   
  • Closing Comments/Q&A

Target Audience: Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Nurse Managers, Nursing Home Administrators, Nursing Staff and Leaders, Quality Assurance Director, MDS Staff

Instructional Level: Intermediate 

Contact Hours: 1.5

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