Article Series Discusses the 12 Steps to QAPI

September 12, 2014 | Aging Services Risk Management


​A series of articles in Long-Term Living discusses in detail the 12 steps to quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI), as outlined in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' guide for nursing homes, QAPI at a Glance. Written by Nell Griffin, LPN, EdM, a healthcare quality improvement facilitator and TeamSTEPPS master trainer, the series offers tips and perspectives on each of the 12 steps. Step 1 is establishing leadership responsibility and accountability. Step 2 is taking a deliberate approach to teamwork. Step 3 is conducting a self-assessment. Step 4 is identifying the organization's guiding principles. Step 5 is creating a QAPI plan.

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