Latest Comments by crissrn27

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    ChristaRN, Tait, casi, and 21 others like this.

    Even with diabetics the patients have a right to eat whatever they want. All we can do is educate and give appropriate diets. If they order takeout its on them.

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    So why have this item on the MDS at all? If contact, droplet, etc don't meet the criteria then the only people who could code it possibly are the ones in swing beds.

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    Spoke with another person higher in the company yesterday about this. She says, and I quote "we never code contact isolation because it is just standard ppe". I am just not getting this! Why don't they want the extra money

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    This resident is recieving all services in her room including rehab.

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    I am back in the MDS game! I guess I am not obsolete after all, lol. So, of course, I have questions with these changes. I have a resident on isolation because of a c diff infection that was found last week. She is symptomatic with severe diaherra, charting and orders are in place, she is in a private room and she is on contact iso. From everything I've read in the manual and online this would be coded as isolation on the new MDS. The problem is my partner says no, we can't code because she is only on contact isolation? I also talked with our corp. MDS person and she says the same thing. Can't be coded because its only contact. What am I missing here?

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    I went out in June of last year just as we were gearing up for 3.0. I was on bedrest for 26 weeks with my son and after he was born discovered they had replaced me so I have been home with him for the last 9 months. So a total of 16 months out of the loop.

    I had an interview today for MDS at a similar nursing home (60 beds, similar mix) and the admin who interviewed me made me feel like my experiance was of no use since 3.0 was started. I have been doing my homework to prepare for the interview and while there were many changes it seems that the process is still very similar to what I have been doing for many years.

    Is the admin correct? Am I now in the same place as any nurse walking in with no training/experiance in MDS? I'm not sure where to go from here. There are no on site trainings avalible in my area and I'm not sure about a online training. Any advice?


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