This session provides an update on CMS regulations and surveyor guidance for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Particular emphasis is placed on the APRN’s role and responsibilities in following these regulations. Topics include, but are not limited to, unnecessary medications and treatments, infection control and antibiotic stewardship, trauma-informed care, freedom from abuse, neglect and exploitation, and physician visits and Conference Program 6 telehealth requirements. This session also will provide a brief discussion of the practice barriers of the APRN in the post-care care/long-term care (PAC/LTC) setting and an update on the progress to remove these barriers.
Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:
Contact hours available until 9/30/2025.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers):
Planning Committee Disclosures: There are no disclosures to declare.
Speaker Disclosures: There are no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support: No commercial support declared.
Accreditation Statement: This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association (GAPNA).
Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP5387.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, participants will report the ability to describe the regulatory environment in nursing facilities that affect APRN practice.
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