Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0—The Basics:
CAAs / Scheduling

This module focuses on the triggers for a more thorough assessment—Care Area Assessments (CAA)—and the scheduling requirements under OBRA.

Your purchase entitles you to one year (356 days) of access, starting on the date of purchase.

To purchase the full 6-part training, click "Enroll in Training" and choose "Purchase All Six Basic Modules" on the payment screen. This option is available through any MDS Basic module.


This training is designed for long-term care professionals working with MDS 3.0 (nursing staff, MDS coordinators, social work, activities staff, therapy staff, nutrition and dietary staff) as well as facility administrators.


By the end of this module you will be able to

  1. Summarize the revisions to Section S
  2. Identify the Care Area Assessment (CAAs)
  3. Describe the CAA process
  4. Develop care plans based on triggered CAAs
  5. Identify MDS assessments
  6. Describe scheduling requirements

Continuing Education Credits

CNE Credits offered until August 31, 2020.

The University at Albany School of Public Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nurse education by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 2.0 nursing contact hours.

2.0 hours of Generic Continuing Education Credits

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  • Training launched: January 10, 2019
    Last updated January 9, 2020
  • Estimated time: 2 hours

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