For all Administrators, Directors of Nursing, and Quality Assurance (QA)/Quality Improvement (QI) Directors or Coordinators, this is not only required reading for your facilities, but more important, it is a practical tool to guide you as you prepare for your survey. As the saying goes, “Your facility must be survey-ready 365 days a year.” So use this book to help you get ready—and stay ready.
The Fundamentals of Quality for LTC, Part I gives you the F-Tags, as well as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Interpretive Guidelines and Guidance to Surveyors. This is a comprehensive monitoring tool for all disciplines to use in an interdisciplinary format. It covers the Federal Long Term Care Regulations 42 CFR §483.10 Resident Rights through §483.20 Resident Assessment. Because this is such a practical tool, it is a book that staff will keep handy at their desks to use for monitoring purposes and for quick reference. It will help the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT)—including one of the most important and busiest groups, the Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs)— maintain awareness of the expectations of the Federal and State Surveyors. It will also keep the staff’s focus on Quality of Care and Quality of Life.