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Proactive Webinar: Accident/Bed Rails
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This webinar focuses on F689 and F700 (formerly F323) on accident and bed rails.

When: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
3:00 PM
Where: United States
Contact: Paula Ropelewski
(804) 965-5500

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Session Title: F-Tag Review Series- Comprehensive review of Regulations and Interpretive Guidance for F689 Accidents and F700 Bed Rails

Presented By:

  • Shelly Maffia, MSN, MBA, RN, LNHA, QCP, Director of Regulatory Services

    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.

Contact Person: Shelly Maffia 812-719-0452

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Course Description:

This session will focus on F-Tag 689 & 700 with a review of the regulation and an analysis of the associated Interpretive Guidance. A review of survey procedures, such as the Accidents Critical Element Pathway and/or Surveyor Probes used to guide the investigative process will be discussed. Actual citation examples will be shared and discussed. Tools to assist the facility interdisciplinary team in monitoring compliance and incorporating into the facility QAPI processes will be discussed.


Projected Learning Outcomes/Course Objectives: At the conclusion of each session, the learner will:

  1. Identify the regulatory requirements related to F689 & F700
  2. Identify survey procedures that describe how Accidents and Bed Rails are reviewed for compliance during the annual survey process
  3. Identify examples of how F-Tags 689 & 700 are commonly cited in the new LTCSP
  4. Identify tools for the leadership team to use for monitoring compliance with Accidents and Bed Rail requirements
  5. Explain strategies for incorporating survey preparedness related to Accidents and bed rail use into facility QAPI processes    

Course Content

3:00        Overview of the F-Tag Regulations and Interpretive Guidance

3:30        Survey procedures for assessing compliance with the F-Tag and citation examples

4:00        Strategies for monitoring compliance and incorporating survey preparedness into facility QAPI processes   

4:15       Closing Comments/Q&A