April 6, 2018

Effective July 1, 2018, SB 97 (Chapter 52, Statutes 2017) requires SNFs, except those that are a distinct part of a general acute care hospital or a state-owned hospital or developmental center, to provide a minimum of 3.5 direct care service hours per patient day, wit...

April 6, 2018

Have you ever performed quick google search for words: abuse, nursing homes news, staffing? Check it out and ads from lawyers are the first to show up. With easy accessibility to the web, no wonder we have angry and frustrated family members that want to sue nursing ho...

April 6, 2018

They want nursing homes to cut the use of antibiotics. But do the newly designated Infection Control Designee (ICD) know how? There has been classes that ICD nurses attended. However, there has been little focus on the class that they have attended on AMS Program. We s...

December 13, 2017

Troubled Florissant Nursing Home: Losing funding after resident dies from bleeding. So how do we prepare our nurses to be ready for caring for different types of patients in the long term care setting? This year, the phase 2 survey process starts to look at competency...

December 11, 2017

It's been at least two weeks since LTC Phase 2 survey went into effect. I have been monitoring some of the blogs and discussion boards to see what are the experiences of each facility with the new survey process. Would you be willing to share your experience? Here are...

December 11, 2017

AFL 17-26: Beginning December 1, CDPH will supplement the annual PPD audit with the PBJ data. Available: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CHCQ/LCP/Pages/AFL-17-26.aspx

AFL 17-25: Effective January 1, 2018, removes the requirement that the facility will concurrently asse...

November 30, 2017

In July CMS released information on moratorium for penalties #nursinghomes. Updated November 24, it is here and sharing summary for Phase 2. Link attached if you want to read full info.

1. Temporary moratorium on imposing certain enforcement remedies for specific Phase2...

November 16, 2017

Reforming a "Shamefully Poor" Industry... Texas #nursinghomes. I’m sure not everyone agrees. But after a snatchap video of a patient playing with feces and showing her touching her face with it, I can’t blame the person reporting.

November 16, 2017

This November 28 are you ready for antimicrobial stewardship program implementation? Do you know what to do in case of an outbreak #nursinghomes?
A case of Legionellosis, do you know what to do? If you’re an infection control nurse and really doesn’t know what to do ab...

November 16, 2017

Is your QAPI plan ready for scrutiny beginning November 28? Are you ready to submit it to your State regulatory agency? Here is a presentation giving quick tips on How to transform your QAA to QAPI.

https://www.phca.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/PHCAWebinar_QAAtoQAPI.p...

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