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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Trauma Informed Care: CMS Survey Focus for 2024 (W24041)

Start Date: 4/3/2024 1:00 PM EDT
End Date: 4/4/2024 2:30 PM EDT

Venue Name: Zoom Webinar Series

Organization Name: Maine Health Care Association

Cynthia Richards
Email: crichards@mehca.org
Phone: (207) 623-1146

Trauma Informed Care:  CMS Survey Focus for 2024 

Do you need help teaching your staff to recognize and identify triggers for trauma? Are you on top of CMS expectations for utilizing non-pharmacological interventions? Does your team understand the "reasonable person" concept for determining psychosocial harm?  These are just a few of the areas of survey focus for 2024 for which you and your staff will be held responsible.

Trauma-informed care involves understanding, recognizing and responding to the effects of all types of trauma in residents, and incorporating knowledge about trauma into care plans, policies, procedures and practices to avoid re-traumatization. It encompasses approaches which are culturally-competent, account for experiences and preferences, and address the needs of trauma survivors by minimizing triggers and/or retraumatization.

In this two-part series, Cat Selman will present realistic, common-sense recommendations and guidance for facility practice and operational process.

  • Part I (April 3rd): This session covers the key changes that were made to F699 (Trauma-Informed Care) in the revised Surveyor Guidance including CMS expectations regarding identification/assessment; comprehensive care planning; and staff competencies.
  • Part II (April 4th): Minimizing triggers and/or re-traumatization is the responsibility of any person who provides care or services to individuals within your communiy, whether nurses, CNAs, dietary staff, laundry aides, housekeeping or volunteers. In this session, Cat will present a common-sense approach to educating staff and offer presentations, handouts, and recommendations to use in your staff trainings. Join us to ensure that your team has the knowledge and training necessary to be successful?
Educator. Motivator. Communicator. Consultant. Author...Catherine R. “Cat” Selman, BS, uses her dynamic personality and compelling presence to spread the message of positive, realistic, and common-sense strategies for aging service professionals. She is President and Co-owner of The Cat Selman Company, specializing in continuing education for healthcare professionals. Ms. Selman received her degree from Trevecca Nazarene University, with continued graduate work at the University of Southern Mississippi. She was a Corporate Management Consultant for 101 nursing homes in 7 states. With over 35 years’ experience in management, education and consultation, Cat has trained providers and surveyors in all 50 states. Since 1989, she has been asked by CMS to serve on stakeholder/ expert panels responsible for revisionsto surveyor guidance and compliance issues. Cat participated in a CMS Expert Panel responsible for some of the Surveyor Guidance that is now included in the current CMS RoP and she continues to train State agencies and surveyors in care planning, requirements, process, documentation, and compliance. In demand, and on topic, she is considered an authority in aging services
Program Date/Time:
April 3 and 4, 2024 (1:00 PM to 2:30 PM)

MHCA Member:  $99
Non-Member:  $169

Web Platform:
MHCA will use the ZOOM platform to conduct this webinar. If you’re new to Zoom, we encourage you to visit their Help Desk to learn more about system requirements and preview their free “how to” videos.
Zoom Link:
A week prior, MHCA will invite all registered participants to complete the form required to register for the Zoom webinar.  Once complete, confirmation will be sent to the email you provided, which will include instructions for obtaining handouts and your link to join the session on the day of the program.
To earn a Certificate, you must join the meeting using the link provided. In lieu of sign-in sheets, we will rely on the Attendee Report provided by the webinar platform (which documents attendee contact information and webinar join/end times). After the series is complete, and attendance verified, certificates will be issued to all eligible participants.
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Closed: 4/4/2024 12:30 PM

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