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...

November 16, 2017

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

November 16, 2017

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 yo...

November 16, 2017

A request to delay provisions in the new standards, should we wait and see or start getting ready?

November 16, 2017

Smoking assessment in #nursinghomes... do you do it for paper compliance or do you really assess your residents? A story to share...

November 16, 2017

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....

November 16, 2017

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