This is a train-the-trainer session for teaching the Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) for the interdisciplinary team workshop. As new regulations around QAPI are implemented, nursing home leaders will be challenged to train and engage teams in quality assurance and performance improvement. This session will be structured around the core elements of QAPI programs and equip nursing home leaders with core skills for training nursing homes teams to design their own QAPI programs and develop QAPI skills in their staff, with an emphasis on the knowledge and skills needed to use a systematic approach to analyze, initiate, implement, and monitor evidence based performance improvement projects.
Key skills discussed will include problem identification, flow diagraming, data collection and trending data, root cause analysis, and monitoring. Participants will learn how to implement a curriculum of brief didactic introductions to skills and small group case-studies designed to teach teams to apply those skills. Participants will discuss how to facilitate active learning in the workshop design and how to support their learners’ development in QAPI.
Discuss the five key elements of effective QAPI programs.
Identify a strategy to design and implement a QAPI program with in their nursing home.
Teach nursing home staff fundamental quality improvement skills, including problem identification, flow diagramming, and root cause analysis to performance improvement projects.
Describe the active learning component of the QAPI workshop and why they are necessary.
Associate Professor of Medicine,
University of Rochester