New!! The Survey and Certification group at CMS has released the third and final new surveyor training program concerning care of residents with dementia and unnecessary antipsychotic medication use. The first two videos were published January 2013. The content of the third video includes:
The new training video is being published alongside an update to the interpretative guidance for F309 and F329 . It is 35 minutes in length.
The first two videos contain the following information:
The first video program is 40 minutes in length. The second self-study may take anywhere from 45 minutes to 1 hour or somewhat longer, depending on the knowledge and experience of the individual surveyor student.
How to Access these Videos for Non-Surveyors
If you are a provider or do not wish to receive credit for viewing the program, please visit the CMS Surveyor Training Website  and click on the program that you wish to view.
Want to help your facilities better appreciate the value of non-pharmacologic treatments? Here’s an informative video from CMS entitled "Improving Dementia Care in Nursing Homes: Best Care Practices."