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Expert MDS, PDPM and QAPI Training

Get up speed on PDPM, become a Resident Assessment expert at our RAC certification seminars,
or become a QAPI guru in our AADNS QAPI Certified Professional (QCP) Prep Workshops. 

Meet our Master Teachers for RAC-CT, Advanced RAC-CT and QAPI certifications!

Melanie

Melanie Tribe-Scott, RN, RAC-MT, QCP

RAC Master Teacher

Melanie has over 20 years of experience in Long Term Care and has held a variety of positions - including CNA, Charge Nurse, Assistant Director of Nursing, MDS Coordinator, and Clinical Reimbursement Specialist.

Melanie is passionate about person centered care and resident advocacy.  She has been a RAC-CT since 2011 and is also a Certified QAPI Professional.  Melanie has consulted for several long term care facilities and has  provided educational programs with Rhode Island Health Care Association on topics such as nursing documentation, MDS coding, and Quality Measures.

Linda Winston

Linda J. Winston, RN, MSN, BS, QCP-MT, DNS-MT, RAC-CT

QAPI Certifed Master Teacher

Linda has been a nurse with over 30 years, with almost 15 years as a Director of Nursing. Linda has filled many roles in the long-term care setting, including staff nurse, supervising nurse, nurse educator and administration.

Linda’s focus on improving resident care has driven her to a leadership role in the areas of the survey and certification processes, resident assessment, and clinical approaches to the improvement and prevention of skin alterations.

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Barbara Bates, RN, MSN, RAC-CT, QCP-MT, DNS-MT

QAPI Certifed Master Teacher

Barbara's 35 year nursing career included 10 years as a Director of Nursing in an upstate NY veterans home and a specialty in psychiatric nursing for psychogeriatrics, as well as extensive experience in nursing administration and facility management.

As a nursing educator and consultant, Barbara is a Gold STAMP facilitator and coach in MDS 3.0 and  Resident Assessment, Care Area Assessments and Care Planning, Survey Preparation, Survey Deficiency Correction, Exceptional Care Planning, Restorative Nursing, Pressure Ulcer Program assessment and Safe Patient Handling.

RAC-CT Certification: AANAC Live Workshop
3 day workshops in Upstate NY

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Instructor:  Melanie Tribe-Scott, RN, RAC-MT, QCP - RAC Master Teacher

RAC-CT® certification is the nationally recognized gold-standard in resident assessment in the long-term care nursing profession. By earning it, individuals have shown their expertise in skilled nursing facility prospective payment system and minimum data set (MDS 3.0) assessment.

AANAC’s Resident Assessment Coordinator-Certified (RAC-CT®) is the distinguishing characteristic of an expert in resident assessment. AANAC’s RAC-CT program has long set the national standard for skilled nursing facility PPS and MDS education.

More and more employers are requesting RAC-CT certified applicants in their jobs postings as it has become the mark of professionals who are committed to their career and residents.  In this program, you will immerse yourself in clinical assessment and care planning, completion of MDS, and the regulatory body surrounding the RAI/MDS process.

Course: AANAC RAC-CT Certification - Three Day Workshop
Cost: $575 for AANAC Members | $775 for Non-Members
CE: 22.5 CE's through AAPACN accredited by ANCC and in conjunction with NAB

Courses Include:

  • MDS Coding for OBRA and PPS
  • RUG IV
  • OBRA Timing and Scheduling
  • Care Area Assessments
  • PPS Timing and Scheduling
  • Introduction to Medicare Part A
  • Care Planning
  • Accurately Assessing Functional Status
  • Five-Star Quality Rating System
  • Quality Measures

Workshop Information:

  • Schedule: 8:00am – 5:00pm - arrive 15 minutes early on the first day
  • Handouts are provided
  • Lunch is provided
  • Access the RAC-CT certification exams in the online AANAClassroom at www.AANAC.org

Nursing Continuing Education Hours

The American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN*) is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The RAC-CT 3-day workshop is approved for 22.5 CEs.

AAPACN* works in conjunction with the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) to provide nursing home administrators with continuing education credit for any AANAC workshop attended.

*The American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN) is the parent organization to AANAC.

Completion Requirements

CEs for the three-day workshop are based upon actual classroom attendance for the duration of the scheduled educational activity verified through sign-in sheets. If a student must leave before the activity is schedule to end or is late arriving, he/she will not receive full CE credit. Partial credit may be awarded. Each attendee, based on sign-in sheets/attendance, will receive the CE certificate upon completion of the education activity. The final certification exams are not a requirement for claiming a CE certification for the workshop.

Cancellation Policy

AANAC and/or the training partner are not responsible for any fees incurred due to cancellations or postponements. Attendee cancellations must be submitted in writing to the AANAC office via email to workshops@AANAC.org. All cancellations received seven business days prior to the start date of the workshop will be refunded in full, minus a $50 processing fee. Refunds for cancellations received fewer than seven days prior to the start date of the workshop will not be issued, except for an emergency or a visit from State Surveyors. Registration fees cannot be transferred to another AANAC program.

Disclosures

Commercial support provided to AANAC or the training partner has in no way influenced or biased the content of the education activity. AANAC does not endorse commercial products or services within the education program. No AANAC Master Teacher has any conflicts of interest to disclose.

QAPI Training: AADNS QCP Prep Workshop
3 day workshops in Upstate NY

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Instructor:  Linda J. Winston, RN, MSN, BS, QCP-MT, DNS-MT, RAC-CT - QAPI Certified Master Teacher

Instructor: Barbara Bates, RN, MSN, RAC-CT, QCP-MT, DNS-MT- QAPI Certified Master Teacher

Get the tools you need to prepare for and implement QAPI-mandated regulations in your long-term care facility with a preparatory workshop for QAPI Certified Professional (QCP) certification. Implementing quality assurance and process improvement (QAPI) strategies is nothing new in long-term care. Following these principles helps you fulfill your mission to provide the best possible care and quality of life for residents. What is new are the formal QAPI government standards and regulations.

Implement the five elements of the QAPI program. Evaluate your facility and create an ongoing improvement plan for your facility. Help your team understand and be involved in the process. Apply QAPI principles effectively.

This two-day workshop will complement your nursing expertise with QAPI knowledge and skills to lead your team in quality initiatives. Workshops are taught by individuals who go through rigorous requirements to become Master Teachers and who are experts in the field.

The QCP credential is perfect for directors of nursing services, QAPI managers, nurse managers RNs & LPNs, social service directors, activities directors, staff development directors

Course: AADNS QCP Prep Workshop
Cost: $425 for AANAC Members, $725 for non-members
CE: 15 CE's through AAPACN accredited by ANCC and in conjunction with NAB

Courses Include:

  • QAPI Design and Scope for Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • QAPI Governance and Leadership for Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • QAPI Feedback, Data Systems, and Monitoring for Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • QAPI Performance Improvement Projects for Skilled Nursing Facilities
  • QAPI Systematic Analysis and Systemic Action for Skilled Nursing Facilities

Workshop Information:

  • 8:00am – 5:00pm - Arrive 15 minutes early on the first day
  • Handouts will be provided to attendees electronically for this workshop. Students can download the materials to her/his device of choice to bring to the workshop. Students also have the option to download and print the materials. Access information will be sent via email to each student prior to the beginning of the workshop.
  • Lunch is NOT provided

Nursing Continuing Education Hours

The American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing AAPACN* is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The QCP 2-day workshop is approved for 15 CEs.

AAPACN* works in conjunction with the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) to provide nursing home administrators with continuing education credit for any AADNS workshop attended.

*The American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN) is the parent organization to AADNS.

Completion Requirements

CEs for the two-day workshop are based upon actual classroom attendance for the duration of the scheduled educational activity verified through sign-in sheets. If a student must leave before the activity is schedule to end or is late arriving, he/she will not receive full CE credit. Partial credit may be awarded. Each attendee, based on sign-in sheets/attendance, will receive the CE certificate upon completion of the education activity. The final certification exams are not a requirement for claiming a CE certification for the workshop.

Cancellation Policy

AADNS and/or the training partner are not responsible for any fees incurred due to cancellations or postponements. Attendee cancellations must be submitted in writing to the AADNS office via email to workshops@AADNS-LTC.org. All cancellations received seven business days prior to the start date of the workshop will be refunded in full, minus a $50 processing fee. Refunds for cancellations received fewer than seven days prior to the start date of the workshop will not be issued, except for an emergency or a visit from State Surveyors. Registration fees cannot be transferred to another AADNS program.

Disclosures

Commercial support provided to AADNS or the training partner has in no way influenced or biased the content of the education activity. AADNS does not endorse commercial products or services within the education program. No AADNS Master Teacher has any conflicts of interest to disclose

(NEW) Advanced RAC-CT Certification
3 day wokshops in Upstate NY

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Advance RAC-CT classes are new in 2019.  Details coming soon!

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