What’s Significant About Significant Change?

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This session will be presented as a live webinar DEC. 1, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. CT.

It will be recorded and available on demand.

It is also available for a reduced cost as part of the Best Nursing Practices Webinar Series

Knowing when a Significant Change in Status Assessment (SCSA) MDS is required can be confusing. Does the presence of a pressure ulcer require an SCSA? When do improvements matter? What can we do to avoid missing these vital assessments?

To ensure compliance with federal requirements under F-tag 637, Comprehensive Assessment after a Significant Change, a process for determining whether a SCSA must be established and followed. During this 60-minute webinar, we will explore the Long-Term Care Facility Resident Assessment Instrument 3.0 User’s Manual’s definition and timing requirements for the SCSA, discuss what resident changes would be considered significant, review best practices for establishing a system to identify these changes, and determine when an SCSA would and would not be required.

After this webinar, the attendee will be able to:

  1. Define significant change.
  2. Delineate the timing for completion of the significant change assessment.
  3. Recall the RAI guidelines for determining major decline or improvement.
  4. Determine if a significant change assessment should be completed.


Appropriate for administrators, owners, directors, infection preventionists, directors of nursing, and nurses in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities.

Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT

One hour of continuing education is available. Please defer to your licensing board or agency to ensure courses taken meet your license requirements.

Members: $55 for individual webinar; $230 (15% off) for entire five-part webinar series

Non-members: $110 for individual webinar; $460 (15% off) for entire five-part webinar series

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