Looking for some dialogue from staff nurse or nurse manager using the MDS who have been surveyed by the JCAHO since initiating this assessment form. Our survey is scheduled for 7/99, and we have just initiated the MDS in Jan. 1998. Still working out some bugs (attitudes?) and worry about compliance with standards. Also have questions for any other facility that does respite care. I have been informed that JCAHO expects the same care planning process as with a long term admission-ie: an interdiscilplinary care plan even if they are staying 5 days. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dee Zander RN, BSN