AHCA: 6-Part Antipsychotic Webinar Series - Part 2 Now Available

Nancy Leveille and Karen Morris in Clinical & Quality

With CMS recently releasing new surveyor guidance to assess compliance with F309 and F329 as they relate to residents with dementia and use of antipsychotic drugs, AHCA is proud to offer members a series of 6 brief, but content-rich webinars to help your nursing center be well-prepared for these changes.  Each 30-minute webinar in the series, F309 & Antipsychotics?!  Compliance?! QAPI?!:  Your Integrated Pathway to Dementia Care, is grounded in a Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) approach and provides strategies for achieving compliance with the new guidance.

The second webinar in the seriesWhat’s Up Doc?! (AHCA member login required) is now available!  What’s Up Doc?! focuses on how to get physicians on board with the nursing center’s effort to reduce the off-label use of antipsychotics.  Additional materials to use when working with physicians on this issue are available when you register for the webinar.  Remember – all AHCA webinars are available to members at no charge and are available on-demand.

The first webinar in the series, The Good, the Bad and the QAPI (AHCA member login required) is alsoavailable to members on-demand.

 And keep an eye out for the rest of the webinars in the series:

  • Mining for Family Gold  - Engaging families and obtaining helpful approaches for providing care for their family member with dementia
  • Frontline Workers or “Special Ops”?  - Ways to engage front-line workers in the nursing center’s efforts to provide the highest quality of care for residents with dementia
  • CNAs - The Keys to Success!  - A session specially designed for CNAs to differentiate between behaviors and unmet needs; reviewing ways to individualize care; and recognizing appropriate responses to offer to survey teams when asked about the patients the CNA cares for
  • “Quality is Our Business Model” - Relate current QA&A practices to QAPI principles and ways to organize current QA&A work to transition to a QAPI approach

 Learn more about the webinar series (member login required), or contact AHCA’s Lyn Bentley or Marguerite McLaughlin.

 If you need your AHCA member login, contact Ellen Bagley at ebagley@nyshfa.org.

NYSHFA CONTACTS:

 

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20
  Karen Morris, RN, MS
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15