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CAA Training for the IDT

Care Area Assessment (CAA) Training for the IDT

Members: $99  |  Non-members: $198
Continuing Education:
2.0 CE hours
Duration: Four sessions; plus one CAA example
Speakers: Jessie McGill, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, and Jennifer LaBay, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, CRC

Comprehensive On-Demand Workshop

Care area assessment (CAA) completion, an often-minimized portion of the MDS, can result in survey citations when details are lacking. The CAA Training for the IDT is an on-demand workshop provides comprehensive training for all nurse assessment coordinators (NACs) and interdisciplinary team (IDT) members responsible for the CAA process. You will receive detailed case studies and examples for each of the 20 care areas, review regulatory requirements, and examine potential survey implications when CAAs are done incorrectly. You can customize the learning experience to best meet your needs by selecting to learn more about the specific CAAs you are required to complete. This on-demand workshop also showcases how the assessment of care areas creates the foundation for a strong person-centered care plan.

Interdisciplinary team (IDT) members reviewing care area assessments (CAAs).

Following this on-demand workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand the purpose of and requirements for care area assessments (CAAs)
  • Demonstrate how to write individual and combined care area summary notes specific to each discipline
  • Compose a person-centered care plan from the care summary note
  • Identify regulations and survey implications that involve the CAAs

The workshop includes five parts to be completed in the following order:

Part 1: CAA Overview

Part 2: CAA Examples (20 examples, required to attend at least one for full credit)

Part 3: Combinations Notes

Part 4: CAA to Care Plan

Part 5: Regulations and Survey Implications

Jessie McGill and Jennifer LaBay have no conflicts of interest to disclose.

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