F-Tag Review Series

Mastering Regulations, Red Tape & Resident Care
F-Tag Review Series

Comprehensive Review of Regulations & Interpretive Guidance for Top F-Tags
A series of 12 webinars focusing on top-cited F-Tags in the new survey process

During this year long series, we will focus on the top deficiencies cited nationally with the new Long Term Care Survey Process (LTCSP). Each session will concentrate on top-cited F-Tags with a review of the regulation and an analysis of the associated Interpretive Guidance. Survey procedures, such as associated Critical Element Pathways and/or Surveyor Probes used to guide the investigative process will be discussed. Actual citation examples will be shared and examined. Tools to assist the facility interdisciplinary team in monitoring compliance and incorporating performance improvement activities into the facility QAPI processes will be a focal point.

Projected Learning Outcomes/Course Objectives:
◆ Identify the regulatory requirements related to the monthly F-Tag topic
◆ Identify survey procedures that describe how the F-Tag topic is reviewed for compliance during the annual survey process
◆ Identify examples of how the F-Tag is commonly cited in the new LTCSP
◆ Explore tools for the leadership team to use for monitoring compliance with the F-Tag topic
◆ Describe strategies for incorporating survey preparedness into facility QAPI processes

Course Content:
1. Overview of the F-Tag Regulations and Interpretive Guidance
2. Survey procedures for assessing compliance with the F-Tag and citation examples
3. Strategies for monitoring compliance and incorporating survey preparedness into facility QAPI processes
4. Closing Comments/Q&A

Based on CASPER Data from 2017 Standard Health Inspection Surveys
the Planned Monthly F-Tag Topics will be:

Note: Topics are tentative and subject to change based on CASPER data for surveys occurring after November 28, 2017 to ensure series focuses on top citations in the new LTCSP

Due to Daylight Savings Time:
March – October sessions begin at 9:00 am HST
November – December sessions begin at 10:00 am HST

  • January 30  Infection Control/Antibiotic Stewardship F880, F881 (Former F441)
  • February 27  Food Safety F812, F813 (Former F371)
  • March 27  Accidents & Bed Rails F689, F700 (Former F323)
  • April 24  Quality of Life/Quality of Care F675, F684, F697, F698, F744 (Former F309)
  • May 29  Pharmacy Services F755, F761 (Former F431)
  • June 26  Comprehensive Care Plans F656 (Former F279)
    CP Timing & Revision F657 & Professional Standards F658
  • July 31  Unnecessary Drugs F757, F758 (Former F329)
  • August 28  ADL Care for Dependent Residents F671
  • September 25  Resident Assessments/Accuracy of Assessments F641 (Former F278)
  • October 30  Dignity and Respect of Individuality F550 (Former F241)
  • November 27  Treatment/Services to Prevent/Heal Pressure Ulcers F686 (Former F314)
  • December 18  Bowel/Bladder Incontinence, Catheters, UTI F690


  • HAH Members: $75 per session per access line/computer
  • Non Members: $95 per session per access line/computer

Registration: See individual sessions to register.

Target Audience:
Director of Nursing, Assistant Director of Nursing, Nurse Managers, Nursing Home Administrators, Nursing Staff and Leaders, Quality Assurance Director, Social Services, Rehabilitation Services.

NAB Approved Contact Hours: 1.25 each

This program is pending approval by National Association of Social Workers – Hawai`i Chapter for up to 1 Social Work continuing education contact hour.

This program is pending approval by the Oregon Nurses Association to award 1.25 nursing contact hours. Oregon Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

State licensure boards have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.

There is no conflict of interest for any planner or presenter with this learning activity.

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