Discharge Planning – How to Make it Safe (ON-DEMAND)

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    • LifeSpan Member (Per Person) - $55
    • Non-Member (Per Person) - $75

The discharge planning process was previously implemented as part of the Requirements of Participation (RoP) phase 2 on November 28, 2017.  The new RoP require the development and implementation of an effective discharge care plan, emphasizes the resident’s goal for discharge and ensuring they are adequately prepared for the setting in which they desire for discharge. This regulation requires the interdisciplinary team (IDT) to work together, supporting the achievement of an appropriate safe resident discharge. Has your facility been monitoring your discharge process? Have you determined the root cause of unsuccessful discharges? This webinar will review the discharge process, discuss IDT education, and needed documentation to support a safe discharge.


  1. Understand the requirements of the regulation
  2. State 3-5 documentation requirements for the discharge plan
  3. Understand the need for resident goals and how the IDT can work together to assist the resident in achievement


  1. DON / ADON / Nursing Staff
  2. Administrators
  3. Discharge Planners
  4. Social Workers  / Services
  5. Other Interdisciplinary Team Members

CEU- 1.75

  1. Administrator
  2. Social Work

Fees per person

LifeSpan Member: $55.00

Nonmember: $75.00

Barbara Bates RN, MSN, BS, RAC-CT, DNS-MT, QCP-MT

Consultant, AANAC Master Teacher

Ms. Bates has 35-year professional nursing experience, including 10 years as a Director of Nursing in an upstate NY veterans’ home and a specialty in psychiatric nursing for psychogeriatrics, as well as extensive experience in nursing administration and facility management. As a nursing educator and consultant, Barbara is a Gold STAMP facilitator, QAPI and RAC-CT certified master teacher in MDS 3.0 and  Resident Assessment, Care Area Assessments and Care Planning, Survey Preparation, Survey Deficiency Correction, Exceptional Care Planning, Restorative Nursing, Pressure Ulcer Program assessment and Safe Patient Handling.

Linda Winston RN, MSN, BS, RAC-CT, DNS-MT, QCP-MT

Consultant, AANAC Master Teacher

Linda is a QAPI and RAC-CT (MDS 3.0) certified master teacher and has been a nurse for over 30 years, with almost 15 years as a Director of Nursing. Linda has filled many roles in the long-term care setting, including staff nurse, supervising nurse, nurse educator and administrator. Linda’s focus on improving resident care has driven her to a leadership role in the areas of the survey and certification processes, resident assessment, and clinical approaches to the improvement and prevention of skin alterations.

This program is sponsored by The Beacon Institute and approved for 1.75 continuing education credits / contact hours.

This program is approved by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long Term Care Administrators.

Social Worker 

This program is approved by the Maryland Board of Social Worker Examiners for Category I continuing education for social workers licensed in Maryland

Cancellation Policy

There is no refund for On-Demand programs.


Video (Discharge Planning – How to Make it Safe)
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Quiz (Discharge Planning – How to Make it Safe)
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  3/5 points to pass
Certificate (Discharge Planning – How to Make it Safe)
1.75 CEU credits  |  Certificate available
1.75 CEU credits  |  Certificate available