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 requirements: CMS will provide an 18 month moratorium on the imposition of certainenforcement remedies for specific Phase 2 requirements. This 18 month period will be used to educate facilities about specific
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. #nursinghome #abuse
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 about antimicrobial stewardship program, join me for training on December 4 in Glendora.. #nursinghome #watermanagementplan #legionellosis
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.pdf #nursinghome #QAPIPlan
Are you ready for the new care plan implementation changes? Do you need highlights of the care plan changes in phase 2? I found this checklist helpful. http://www.ashnha.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/5-Tool_Comprehensive-Care-Plan-48hr-Plan-of-Care.Dec2016.pdf #nursinghome
With sweeping regulations on staffing sufficiency and the competency of nurses, watching patients using monitors and alarms is not far in future.... something nursing homes should think about especially with lack of competent nurses working in #nursinghomes. How are you preparing staffing sufficiency changes in phase 2? #nursinghome #Staffingsuficiency
Have you update your abuse policy #nursinghomes?
The unthinkable is happening at facilities throughout the country. Vulnerable seniors are being raped and sexually abused by the very people paid to care for them. A story you want to ready.... #nursinghomes #abuse