Using the New Dining Practice Standards and Toolkit to Excel in Dining


Instructor: Carmen Bowman
Product ID: 705625
Training Level: Basic to Intermediate

  • Duration: 90 Min
This webinar will provide an overview of the new Dining Practice Standards, the CMS requirements that support them and what professionals at nursing homes can do to honor resident choice, requests and refusals.
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Why Should You Attend:

The new Dining Practice Standards were released in 2011. The Standards have been agreed upon by 12 clinical standard setting organizations and recognized by CMS. A second Task Force has developed a Toolkit of model policies and procedures, brochures for families and residents and other tools to help teams operationalize the Standards such as an Informed Choice form.

The presenter of this session is the facilitator of both the Creating Home II symposium and subsequent task forces. As participants, you'll learn about the new Dining Practice Standards, the evidence-based research that backs them, how they were built upon CMS nursing home requirements and the new tools now available. Be inspired to use the new standards to keep improving yours.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • New Dining Standards:
    • Liberalized Diets
    • Altered Consistency Diets
    • Real Food First
    • Honoring Choice
    • New Negative Outcome
  • Learn the evidence-based research which backs the Standards and teams in supporting nursing home residents to eat foods they want to eat.
  • Regulations supporting the Standards:
    • CMS requirements of nursing homes to honor resident choice resident requests and refusals.
    • Conduct individualized assessments and care plans, and more
  • Toolkit tools available:
    • Brochures for residents and families
    • Tip sheets for professionals
    • Model policies and procedures and more.

Who Will Benefit:

The following professionals from nursing homes will benefit:

  • Nurses
  • Nursing assistants
  • Nutritionists
  • Dietitians
  • Dietary managers
  • Therapists
  • Nursing home administrators
  • Social workers
  • Activity professionals
  • Recreation therapists
Instructor Profile:
Carmen Bowman

Carmen Bowman
Consultant, Edu-Catering

Carmen Bowman is a consultant, trainer, author and owner of Edu-Catering: Catering Education for Compliance and Culture Change turning her former role of regulator into educator. Carmen was a Colorado state surveyor for nine years, a policy analyst with CMS Central Office where she taught the national Basic Surveyor Course and the first certified activity professional to be a surveyor.

As a contractor to CMS, Carmen co-developed the Artifacts of Culture Change measurement tool, authored the background papers for and facilitated both Creating Home national symposiums sponsored by CMS and the Pioneer Network. She facilitated the Pioneer Network Task Forces that developed the new Dining Practice Standards and subsequent Toolkit. She serves on the Pioneer Network Policy committee which meets with CMS Division of Nursing Homes quarterly. She co-authored The Power of Language to Create Culture, Eliminating Alarms and Preventing Falls by Engaging with Life, and facilitated the first Surplus Safety Symposium.

Carmen has a Master's degree in Healthcare Systems, a Bachelor's in Social Work and German, is a Certified Eden Associate and Eden Mentor, Certified Validation Worker, Group Practitioner and recently Presenter. She co-founded the Colorado Culture Change Coalition, and with Action Pact has authored eight culture change workbooks plus hosts a monthly web culture change talk show called Conversations with Carmen. Currently she is writing her ninth book for Health Professions Press Changing Culture with Little Worry about Money or Regulation.

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