Monday, March 3, 2008
Quality Indicator Surveys
The surveyor's manual for the quality indicator survey program can be found at http://www.uchsc.edu/hcpr/qis_manual.php. Under "Tab 9", you can find the phase II critical elements. These forms serve as a sort of "how to survey nursing homes for dummies". They tell exactly what to ask residents and staff, exactly what type of documentation needs to found in the chart, what needs to be observed, and which F tags should be cited and under which conditions. It seems that this could be a great tool for your facility's QA committee, as they would be able to take care of quality issues while preparing for surveys at the same time.