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

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. 

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

Melanie is our RAC-CT and RAC-CTA Master Teacher and 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 J. Winston, RN, MSN, BS, QCP-MT, DNS-MT, RAC-CT

Linda is our QAPI Certifed Master Teacher and 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.

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

Barbara's is our QAPI Certifed Master Teacher. Her 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.

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