restorative nursing

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    I had just taken a position of restorative nurse coodinator, the program is new at my nursing home. can any body out there give me advice to make this program GREAT.:bowingpur Gale54

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    Utilize your most recent up to date MDS RAI manual and get your rehab director on board with you, it will take both departments. Do not let your RNAs get pulled to the floor for call ins etc. Know the rules for reimbursement. This gets your corporate behind you and gives you support.
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    I also just accepted a position as restorative nurse.........I have 1 RA who is currently running 31 programs..........YOW that's approximatley 18 minutes per resident not much time consodering you have to hunt some of the residents down. I was told I would be able to have another RA when census is up a bit.
    I was wondering what resources that you have found that are helpful?
    Emme
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    Have a question???? Is there a Certified Restorative Nurse program??? Have been searching but just can't find anything.... Thank you.
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    I too am looking for a certified restorative nursing program and haven't found one so if anyone knows of one please let me know. Am working as a restorative nurse and in need to get programs started like yesterday. I am also looking for a quick and easy restorative assessment for quarterly, admission,sig change that may use a check system with a summary any advice would be appreciated. Thanks
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    Quote from LTLPN
    Have a question???? Is there a Certified Restorative Nurse program??? Have been searching but just can't find anything.... Thank you.
    Check out the CRRN threads, and www.rehabnurse.org

    good luck.
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    Quote from de422
    I too am looking for a certified restorative nursing program and haven't found one so if anyone knows of one please let me know. Am working as a restorative nurse and in need to get programs started like yesterday. I am also looking for a quick and easy restorative assessment for quarterly, admission,sig change that may use a check system with a summary any advice would be appreciated. Thanks
    Buy a book, Restorative Nursing Made Easy by Kate Brewer, PT MBA, CGS is a good easy guide, simple language.

    this book has guides, care plans, information to start with.

    Also, found a link,.. it is meant for CMI accuracy, but the mroe you get inito this type of thing, and if you really love your job, you will find it is all about CMI.(after you consider all the patient needs)

    http://www.aasa.dshs.wa.gov/Professi...cticefinal.doc

    I had to read it a couple of times to fully grasp, taht I was finally reading what I was looking for all this time.

    Thank GOD for the internet!
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    Hi sitcomnurse thanks for the reply will check it out please stay in touch
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    Quote from de422
    hi sitcomnurse thanks for the reply will check it out please stay in touch
    im back. my program is still running nicely.
    we have had a few significant changes 2* to nursing rehab., increasing the cmi, changing the lives of a few residents,and sent a couple home.

    a few rehab lows to be proud of too, where the resident transitioned to the unit seamlessly.

    i am wondering if anyone out there would be willing to share their start up difficulties.
    if they are including distances(written by ra'a or cna's) on the sheets.

    we have a standard distance sheet, (point a to point b is x feet) and i refrence this when writing my papers for ambulation, plus distributing copies and making sure that all the inservice books have the sheets in them.

    i think our cna's should be more responsible for their charting, but cannot seem to get them to rise to the occasion. documentation gets done, such as it is, but i feel that if they were held to a higher standard, as in any profession, there would be shiners and nay sayers.

    i am still puttering around with care plans, making them tweak for the residents and this facility, with our own policy and procedure confines.

    i would really like to make contact with other ltc rehab nurses, crrn or just rn running the show... and lunch over how to enhance what i am doing, and maybe enhance what you are doing. i just think that more heads are better than one. im the only one doing this in my building. i have no other refrence points to go by.

    if your on long island, look me up, drop me a line, i'd really love to get together. your facility or mine.

    let me know.

    sitcom nurse..
    sometimes god puts on the sitcom nurse channel. its like comedy central for her.
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    Hi I am a LPN working as a restorative nurse in Florida. I am starting up our restorative programs. Ambulation we put it on the CNAs flow sheet that the resident is walked to dine which is a constant battle but, then we also have residents in a restorative ambulation which is done by RNAs. We are also working towards cultural change in the facility and trying to get things going with activities and cnas for ROM/ exercise groups and more restorative type groups. we can do restorative programs with a 1-4 ratio. Trying to get the floor cnas invovled with working with the residents in the day rooms are hard and will need alot of re-educating. We are also trying to get the residents invovled with working with the WI which should be fun. Would love to hear more about your programs and how you document. Do you do the MDS if so which parts? Please stay in contact need to stick together on this thanks


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