I'm a MDS nurse at my facility. Everyday, more responsibilites are placed on all the MDS nurses, but not the power to enact any of it...in other words, if floor nurse charting is lacking, then it's our fault. I have suggested PLENTY of times that we need to inservice the nurses, rethink our assessment forms, you name it, and they fall on deaf ears. I offered to inservice the staff myself, I offered to help revise our forms!!! Our facility is too scared to change anything, cause "it hasn't been a problem yet." Or, "no, the nurses might make even more mistakes"...and they aren't making them now??? Don't get me wrong, our nurses are awesome, problem is they haven't a clue what to chart, or rather what needs to be captured for the MDS. Again, just a MDS nurse ranting..