State Nursing Home Quality Improvement Programs: Site Visit and Synthesis Report. DHS Geriatric Symposium Series

05/15/2003

This educational initiative began in April 2000. The program is a self-sustaining effort funded through registration fees (about $20,000 per session). The purpose of the series is to provide a forum to disseminate information to facility staff and others (DHS surveyors, social workers, consulting pharmacists, LTC regulatory staff, LTC physicians, administrators, and nurses) on evidence-based clinical thinking regarding issues, such as incontinence care and restraint use, that are special concerns of the Quality Review Program. In 2001, the topics were expanded to include additional issues from the top ten deficiencies.

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