Top 10 Community-Based Residential Facilities Citations presented during the Assisted Living Forum.
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Summer 2017   |   Issue 2

Updated Standard Precautions Curriculum

The Wisconsin CBRF Training Registry has released an update to the Standard Precautions curriculum. Starting July 1, 2017 only the new curriculum should be used when offering Standard Precautions training for CBRF employees. The updated curriculum is based on the chain of infection and how to break the chain using Standard Precautions. Any state-approved trainers who have not received the new curriculum should contact the Registry

Top 10 Community-Based Residential Facilities Citations

During the March 21, 2017 Assisted Living Forum, Alfred Johnson, Director of the Bureau of Assisted Living, presented the Top 10 CBRF Citations. They include the following:

  1. 83.35 (3)(d) Service Plans Updated Annually or on Changes
  2. 83.47 (2)(e) Other Evacuation Drills
  3. 83.32 (3)(h) Rights of Residents: To Receive Medication
  4. 83.43 (1) Environment Safe, Clean and Comfortable
  5. 83.15 (3)(a) Administrator Shall Supervise Daily Operation
  6. 83.38 (1)(g) Health Monitoring
  7. 83.38 (1)(b) Supervision
  8. 83.32 (3)(i) Rights of Residents: Prompt and Adequate Treatment
  9. 83.47(2)(d) Fire Drills
  10. 83.35(3)(a) Comprehensive Individualized Service Plan
The Wisconsin Caregiver Academy is working to create continuing education courses to address these issues and help facilities reduce their chances of receiving a citation. 

Transition Period Extended for Compliance with Home and Community-Based Settings Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have extended the transition deadline date for states to demonstrate compliance with the home and community-based settings criteria to March 17, 2022. This extension will allow more time for facilities to comply with the provisions of the rule and give CMS time to clarify some of the policies and procedures of the rule. Make sure to read the full memo from the Department of Health and Human Services to learn more about the extension and about compliance issues.

Upcoming Educational Opportunities

Monthly state-approved Train-the-Trainer Courses:

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Medication Administration

June 12-14, Marshfield
July 17-19, Port Washington
August 28-30, Eau Claire
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Fire Safety

June 14-15, Marshfield
July 19-20, Port Washington
August 30-31, Eau Claire
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Standard Precautions

June 14, Marshfield
July 19, Port Washington
August 30, Eau Claire
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First Aid and Choking

June 16, Marshfield
July 21, Port Washington
September 1, Eau Claire
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New CourseFirst Aid and Choking Train-the-Trainer Bridge Course

UW-Green Bay's Wisconsin Caregiver Academy is offering a Bridge Course for those trainers who are state-approved instructors of the American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED training. This Train-the-Trainer course will allow trainers to teach the new state-approved First Aid and Choking curriculum, which is independent from the American Red Cross and eliminates the participant fee.

This course will be offered on:

  • June 17, Marshfield
  • July 22, Port Washington
  • October 28, Madison
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