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Guidelines to Surveyors: Sharing Innovations in Quality

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

are you aware of this website?


welcome! you have reached "sharing innovations in quality" (siq), a repository of information on clinical standards and guidelines useful to surveyors and to professionals in the nursing home setting. siq is sponsored by the centers for medicare and medicaid services (cms) and hosted by the american institutes for research (air).the guidelines summarized on this site were current as of december 1, 2003, and will be reviewed annually to verify that they remain up to date.

surveyors guidlines for citing a ltc facility---all 314 pages.


A very 'wordy' document with regards the care etc in nursing homes. Worthy of reading once.

Special items mentionned in 483.20 and 483.30 detailing staffing are very interesting. Do all the nursing homes have a copy of this document? Is it just available for the Surveyors? Having worked in the Aged Care area for many years I have to say I have (fortunately) never been in a position where a 'home has no RN on the premises, rural or otherwize.

I thank you for the info.

Mister Chris. :specs:

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