MDS and the JCAHO

  1. Hello! I am looking for dialogue with any staff nurses or nurse managers who are using the MDS, and have been surveyed by the JCAHO with that particular assessment tool in place. We are being surveyed 7/99, and with our recent implementation (1/98) of the MDS, I am NERVOUS about their expectations. I have scoured the standards re: our compliance, but think the experience of others is the best source of info. I also have questions regarding repite care, and JCAHO's expectations with the care planning process with such a short admission. Any feed back would be GREATLY appreciated! My email is mzdzpa@epix.net.
    Thanks!
    Dee Zander RN, BSN
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