Training
 

Overview

 
The Office of Long Term Care, through its contract agent, the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care's Arkansas Innovative Performance Program (AIPP), provides training to facilities and staff in areas such as:
  • Data trending and customized reports
  • Applying best practices
  • Support for MDS coordinators
  • CNA skill building
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Fostering culture change and person-centered care

AIPP, in conjunction with various stateholders, has also developed Process Indicators. Process Indicators form a resource to aid facilities in caring for residents. They are intended to shift the focus of facilities from meeting regulatory requirements to identifying and meeting residents' needs for care.

Additionally, the Office of Long Term Care offers a listing of CEU programs, and routinely provides facility and staff training on various subjects, including:

  • Abuse and neglect, and maltreatment reporting
  • Resident Trust Funds
  • PASRR
  • Minimum Data Set (MDS)

Below is the training material utilized at the Office of Long Term Care on these subjects.

Process Indicators

Download all Process Indicators in one large file, or select individual Process Indicators.

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Process Indicators
 

Approved CEU Workshop Calendar

Check the calendar to view upcoming CEU workshops in your area.

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CEU Workshop Calendar
 

Abuse & Neglect and Maltreatment Reporting

Includes both state and federal requirements for preventing, identifying, and reporting maltreatment of facility residents. For additional information, including upcoming training dates, please contact Mr. Stormy Smith.

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Maltreatment Reporting for ALFs and RCFs PDF
Maltreatment Reporting for ICFs/MR PDF
Maltreatment Reporting for Nursing Facilities PDF
Maltreatment Reporting for CNAs PDF
Resident To Resident Maltreatment Reporting Guidance PDF
 

Resident Trust Funds

The federal requirements for facilities handling resident funds. For additional information, including upcoming training dates, please contact Mr. Stormy Smith.

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Resident Trust Funds PDF
 

PASRR

Pre-Admission Screening Resident Review. For additional information, including upcoming training dates, please contact Ms. Dorothy Ukegbu.

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PASRR and Medical Needs Determinations PDF
 

Minimum Data Set (MDS)

The minimum data set (MDS) is a comprehensive assessment tool that must be used by all skilled nursing facilities and nursing facilities that participate in Medicare and Medicaid. It was developed in response to the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1989 and seeks to improve the quality of care in long term care facilities.

The Office of Long Term Care regularly offers training to facility staff in using MDS.  If you would like to review the MDS training materials on your own, you can download them from the CMS page in the link below. Please be sure and visit the CMS page often for the latest updates and new materials. For additional information, including upcoming training dates, please contact Ms. Cecilia Vinson.

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CMS MDS Training Presentations (Opens in new window)
Section S and MDS Submissions PDF
MDS Coding for Psychotropic Drugs PDF