Using the Dining Standards and Toolkit to Balance Compliance with Honoring Choice, Mitigating Risk and Preventing Accidents
Learn about the Dining Practice Standards and how to include the whole team to integrate them into everyday living. Stemming from the 2010 Creating Home II National Symposium on Culture Change and the Food and Dining Requirements co-sponsored by CMS and the Pioneer Network, a Clinical Dining Standards Task Force was formed, which released the new Dining Practice Standards in 2011. Twelve clinical standard-setting organizations agreed to the Standards and the Standards are also recognized by CMS. A second Task Force developed a Toolkit of model policies and procedures, brochures for families and residents and other tools to help care teams operationalize the Standards, such as an Informed Choice form. Presented by Carmen Bowman, the facilitator of both the Creating Home II symposium and subsequent task forces, you will learn about the Standards, the evidence-based research that backs them, how they were built upon CMS nursing home requirements and about the new tools now available. This is your opportunity to learn practical strategies to use the Dining Standards and tools to balance your home’s compliance with the requirements to both honor choice (Tags 242, 155, 151, 325) and prevent accidents (Tag 323).
- List the elements of the new dining standards of practice.
- Discuss the evidence based research that backs up the new dining standards of practice.
- Describe how the new standards coincide with and help a home to be in compliance with federal requirements.
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 was the first certified activity professional to be a surveyor also serving on the four-year CMS panel that developed the new guidance to Tags 248 Activities and 249 Qualified Activity Director. As a contractor to CMS, Carmen co-developed the Artifacts of Culture Change measurement tool, authored the background papers for and facilitated both CMS/Pioneer Network Creating Home national symposia. She facilitated the Pioneer Network Task Forces that developed the new Dining Practice Standards and subsequent Toolkit. Recently 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 and Group Practitioner. 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.