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Implications/Impact of the Psychosocial Outcome Severity Guide on the Survey Process Virtual Seminar
Wednesday, December 06, 2023, 12:00 PM to Friday, December 08, 2023, 2:00 PM CST
Category: Education Trainings

Dates: December 6-8, 2023
Times: 12-2 p.m. CT on each date

Session Description:
“In 2006, CMS released the “Psychosocial Negative Outcome Severity Guide.” Most professionals in the industry thought we would see many citations from the new, separate Severity Guide, but there was little movement in regard to facilities receiving deficiencies. When the CMS RoP became effective in 2016, being implemented in three phases, facilities began to see much more emphasis placed on the area of “psychosocial harm and well-being.” When CMS revised the Surveyor Guidance in October, 2022, they added one statement to almost every Resident Rights’, Abuse & Neglect, and Quality of Care/Quality of Life Requirement: “Refer to the Psychosocial Outcome Severity Guide in Appendix P.” Within the last five years, facilities have been receiving more IJs for “psychosocial harm.” Cat will be reviewing the Psychosocial Outcome Severity Guide, the actual requirements that share this new area of survey focus, as well as the revised Surveyor Guidance. In doing so, she will provide suggestions/recommendations on what staff practice, care planning, documentation and training should include to meet the challenge of “psychosocial harm.” Since new Surveyor Guidance went into effect last October, psychosocial well-being, psychosocial harm; reduction of antipsychotics; abuse/neglect, trauma-informed care, and behavioral/emotional health have come under immense scrutiny during surveys. 

With staff shortages, and decreased budgets, most facilities cannot afford to have professional staff out of their buildings...yet, they need those CE hours! That’s why we are offering six NASW-approved hours of CE Credit virtually!! This training has been one of the most requested topics by Social Workers/Designees nationwide. Many of you have heard Cat present before, so you already know the material will be presented in an accurate, common sense, practical and entertaining way. You probably also know that the sessions will not be boring…Since this course will be conducted virtually, we are able to offer a special discounted price for Facility Registrations. Take advantage now!

CE Credit:
This course has been approved for 6 CE hours by the National Association of Social Workers; 2 hours for each session. (Please note: NASW Approval is not recognized by the States of New Jersey, New York, and West Virginia.)
This course has been approved by the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals for 6 CE hours.

Faculty: Catherine "Cat" Selman, BS, President and Co-owner, The Cat Selman Company

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