After 2 months..what do you think of the MDS 3.0? - page 6

Now that we've all had a chance to get used to the 3.0 what do ya'll think? I hate the bulk of the whole thing and our corporation's software program is sooooo slow it's painful most days, but..... Read More

  1. by   ktwlpn
    I wouldn't know- I'm a floor nurse. I do know that they have cut staff in every dept. and given us more and more responsibilities. Maybe that 5 mins was just too much. You would have had to been there-it was just too darned funny.I guess the humor failed to translate to you...
  2. by   JTworoger
    Quote from Ruas61
    A death in the facility assessment shlould like take you 5 minutes.
    LoL, the only reason they take 5 minutes was because they developed a very special character code called the "dash" or simply - . Haha
  3. by   Ruas61
    Quote from JTworoger
    LoL, the only reason they take 5 minutes was because they developed a very special character code called the "dash" or simply - . Haha
    Have you looked at one or ever done one?

    It is the Death in Facilty form I am talking about.

    It is 8 pages and is only an administrative/demographic item.

    Haha?
  4. by   JTworoger
    Oh crap, I'm sorry... for some reason I thought you where talking about a plain discharge. I wasn't paying attention, my apologies. lol
  5. by   golflinda2214
    I was broken-hearted just a few days ago while interviewing a dementia resident for the BIMS. She is not so far along in dementia so she KNOWS that she is losing cogntion and ended up crying because she could not answer "sock,blue, bed" after also not knowing the year, month ,or day of the week! This is just a cruel reminder for these folks! I have a 68 y/o aunt with dementia whom I love more than anything. She GETS IT that she doesn't have a grasp on things, and I see her daily struggle with dignity because of that.
  6. by   andy3k
    I understand the indignity of repeatedly proving to the resident that they can't do it. On the other hand, it must be balanced with the importance of recognizing positive and negative changes in their condition. Would changing the frequency that the questions are asked make a difference? Would alternating/rotating between different methods of testing help? Is there a way to mask the test so it is not so easily recognized by the resident?
  7. by   golflinda2214
    Sorry, no. the questions MUST be asked verbatim. Not what I would want but somebody smarter than I am oredered this.
  8. by   andy3k
    I'm familiar with the RAI requirements. My questions were of the "what recommendations could we make to CMS to improve the process?" variety. It is possibly a good meta-analysis topic for a grad student, if any of you have connections to a university.
  9. by   rnman99
    Quote from golflinda2214
    Sorry, no. the questions MUST be asked verbatim. Not what I would want but somebody smarter than I am oredered this.
    This came from the government. You only assume the people who created this are smarter than you are...

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