Demystifying SNF Drug Regimen Reviews Virtual Workshop

Duration: 60 minutes
Continuing Education: This virtual workshop is eligible for 1 CE.
Speaker: Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT

Does the Drug Regimen Review (DRR) have you stumped? With so much confusion around DRR and medication reconciliation, it’s hard to know if you’re on the right track. Learn how best to comply with the Oct. 1, 2018, requirements for a DRR on section N of the MDS in this virtual workshop. 

The DRR impacts the SNF QRP Quality Measure, which assesses whether or not a DRR was conducted upon admission, throughout the residents Medicare stay, and if potential or real clinically significant medication issues were followed up upon. Although the data is captured on the MDS, a sound process for conducting and documenting the review and follow-up is critical to your facility’s publicly reported QRP measure. This requires collaboration and communication between the NAC and DNS for successful and sustainable implementation. While the NAC is responsible for coding the item, he or she will depend on nurse leaders to ensure a solid system is in place to collect, follow-up on, and document on the required components.  

During this 60-minute virtual workshop, the speaker will identify the elements of the SNF QRP drug regimen review Quality Measure. You’ll examine the process of gathering and reporting the findings of the drug regimen review on the MDS and look at the differences between the monthly medication reconciliation process outlined in the State Operations Manual (SOM) under F756 and MDS drug regimen review process. Finally, you’ll learn about the differences between the drug regimen review for SNF QRP and the one outlined in the SOM. 

Learning objectives:

  • Explain the process of medication reconciliation and drug regimen review, the timeline for completion and follow-up with physicians, and documentation requirements
  • Describe the elements of the SNF QRP drug regimen review Quality Measure and detail how to ensure they are collected throughout the resident’s stay
  • Explain what constitutes a potential or real clinically significant medication issue 
  • Compare and contrast the MDS drug regimen review and the F756 medication reconciliation found in the SOM
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New Survey Process Virtual Workshop

Duration: Two sessions, 90 minutes per session
Continuing Education: This virtual workshop is eligible for 3 CEs.
Speaker: Amy Franklin, RN, RAC-MT, DNS-MT, QCP-MT

Whether you were in a quality indicator survey or traditional survey state, you will want to participate in this virtual workshop. This training will provide you with the knowledge to thrive, not just survive, in the new survey process. You’ll receive a walk-through of the surveyor side, and then you’ll be ready to prioritize your pre-, during-, and post-survey provider responsibilities. You’ll get information on the CMS-required facility tasks and pathways that will be utilized both offsite and onsite. You will also learn how to prepare your residents and staff so they know what to expect before the surveyors are at your door. And you’ll find out how building your survey readiness toolkit is the key to your success.



Learning Objectives:

  • Compare and contrast the difference between Requirements of Participation and State of Operations Manual guidance
  • Apply the knowledge from Appendix PP that will be used during day-to-day clinical operations
  • Delineate the differences in the CMS pathways – care areas, critical elements, and facility tasks
  • Know the survey readiness action steps the DNS should take
  • Grasp three main areas that a DNS can control during a survey
  • Identify strategies to promote QAA committee awareness and identify committee activities that promote sustainable compliance
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Antibiotic Stewardship Program in Long-Term Care Virtual Workshop

Duration: Four sessions at 1.5 hours in length, 6 hours total.
AADNS Speaker: Amy Franklin, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT
ASCP Speaker: Stacey Ranucci, RPh., CGP, CDE, Clinical Consultant Pharmacist

Session 1: Regulatory Compliance and Commitment
Session 2: Facility Gap Analysis ASP Committee Duties
Session 3: Advancing ASP Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement (QAPI) Program
Session 4: Consultant Pharmacist & Infection Prevention Roles in ASP

Improving the use of antibiotics to protect residents and reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance is a top priority in long-term and post-acute care. AADNS has partnered with the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) to offer an online virtual workshop to help facilities comply with F881 infection control regulations related to antibiotic stewardship in the CMS Long-Term Care Final Rule. This workshop provides practical guidance on how to initiate, grow, and sustain an antibiotic stewardship program that will become an integral part of your facility’s Infection Control and Prevention Program.  This course includes sample antibiotic protocols and helpful worksheets.

Following this course, you will:   

  • Be able to develop a plan of action to help your facility comply with this new regulation
  • Understand how to improve the use of antibiotics to protect residents and reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance
  • Know how to create a commitment statement, policies and procedures, assessment forms, and clinical staff education resources    
This course qualifies for six hours of nursing and pharmacy CE.

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ASCP and AADNS would like to acknowledge the significant work of the 2015-2016 ASCP Antibiotic Stewardship Task Force. Their work served as the foundation for this program.

If you are a pharmacist or a member of ASCP, please visit their website to purchase this product.