Information: Care Planning 2000
PDF Version of BQA 00-022
(PDF, 7 KB)
Date: February 11, 2000 -- DSL-BQA-00-022
To: Nursing Homes NH 11,
Facilities for the
Developmentally Disabled FDD 08,
Nurse Aide Training Programs NATP
From: Jan Eakins, Chief, Provider Regulation and Quality
via: Susan Schroeder, Director, Bureau of Quality Assurance
This clinical practice guideline (PDF,
273 KB) was developed to assist providers to improve care and reduce
paperwork by streamlining the care planning and documentation process. Nursing home
providers and the Bureau of Quality Assurance (BQA) collaboratively developed this
guideline but the concepts and resources will be helpful to other providers who wish to
streamline documentation and improve care. This guideline was successfully piloted in four
Wisconsin nursing homes.
Providers may incorporate the guideline into their policies and procedures for clinical
practice. This guideline is not a regulatory requirement; however, it is
consistent with federal and state regulations if properly implemented. It is designed to
give clinical care teams a tool for quality improvement. If a persons clinical
condition is accurately assessed, and the concepts in the guideline are properly
implemented, conflict with state and federal regulations should not occur.
This guideline will soon be available on the Department of Health and Family Services
(DHFS) web site at: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/rl_DSL/Publications/BQAnodMems.htm
The providers who piloted the guideline gave a presentation about their
piloting experience; these presentations are available on videotape. This video is useful
for trainers to view before using the guideline, but it is not a training video that would
"stand alone." For information on borrowing this video, please call Leann
Graffin at (608) 267-1438.
Questions about the guideline may be directed to Dinh Tran, Social Services Consultant,
Provider Regulation and Quality Improvement at (608) 266-6646.
You are encouraged to copy and distribute this information.
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