Quote from michelle126
Okay...this is how we do it. 24 hr report is for any changes in resident condition. Each day we start with a blank sheet and write and residents/ problems as they occur. When I worked 11-7 I would put residents names down for a reminder, like if a lab was pending.
Chart on any thing you wrote on 24hr report. We also do vitals and chart q shift on residents with antibiotics. q shift for 3 days on all admits, readmits and incidents. As far as medicare charting...as your RNAC or MDS person who is on medicare and what are they being skilled for. At the very least they need q day charting until their skilling need is resolved or they are out of medicar days (100 days)
As far as what else to chart on 11-7 any residents having trouble sleeping, behavior problems, trying to get oob, etc also any family issues any doc calls and new orders along with all the changes in conditions.
In my facility medicare charting is split between days and evenings...days gets the residents skilled for therapy..evenings mostly the wound care and other skillers.
- vitals and assessment until antibiotic is completed.
- 72 hours -then if they have a bruise, skin tear etc continue to chart at least daily until resolved.
- 72 hours
- you need to know what they are being skilled for. For example if they had a hip fx your charting should really concentrate on the therapy they are doing, how they tolerate the therapy, pain, are they compliant with weight bearing precautions, incision line etc.
Most LTC have a print out of each Medicare Dx and guidelines on the charting that is needed. Duration for each Med A resident differs. They start off with 100 days of coverage but if they meet their goals or won't particpate they have to be taken off Med A. Your MDS person should know all the details.
We keep a log that lists every resident that needs charting. What the problem is and each nurse initials the area when the charting is completed.
Example Mabel - Levaquin x 7 days Dx UTI
The monthly summaries that are completed on all of the residents then cover the residents that did not require any charting during the month.
Always include vitals in the charting listed above and of course notify family and MD's of any changes in condition.