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  1. No specific training, total disorganization - is this normal?
    I am grateful to : The Commuter : for giving some kudos to LTC. It is a sad state though that provides no support, no linear system to ensure the proper care and education for the LTC population....
    Oct 21
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  2. How does a nursing instructor spend their day?
    I wish you the best of luck. Its the best challenging position I have held, and that includes starting a Nursing Rehab program at my facility. I love it. I hope you will too.
    Oct 21
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  3. How does a nursing instructor spend their day?
    Well, I have been doing it only for a year, and I can tell you in for my MSN, the focus initially was on theroy, and then my ability to remember how to be a nurse on the floor(clinical skills) then...
    Oct 17
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  4. Product Name needed - urine collect
    Ok, I really cannot find this product, and 2 nurses have told me.. Oh yeah!! That exists!! Trying to get a urine sample from a catheter, there is a transfer saddle device that goes over the...
    Oct 17
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Have you had to deal with students responding to nursing related things in media?
    As an educator in a LTC facility, I lack the glamour of the ED, Mother/Baby and even the MD office for that matter. Im in LTC.. But I often have to draw a hard line for whats real and whats not. I...
    Aug 26
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  6. ADL definitions Section G
    SO RIGHT!! I neede the "actual delivery of food/beverage from receptacle to mouth (or other means)" part of the answer. :facepalm: THAT Is the difference. Im trying to explain it to people.. but...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  7. ADL definitions Section G
    OK, just one question: For Dining... how do you describe Supervised Vs. Limited. I know the definitions, I want the semantics.... Supervised/set up: opened tray items, cut up food, observed...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  8. case mix meeting ideas.
    In my facility we hold a weekly meeting. In attendance are: Medcare coordinator / MDS coordinator, PT/OT/ST and Nursing Rehab. And any students we have that are involved in these departments, so...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  9. Patient Death Notice BOMBSHELL! HELP!
    Im sorry this happened to you. Where I am, we report to the nurses we see, when see somenone/anyone is back from a day off or a week off. Also, our computer system takes out all info upon...
    Jul 18, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  10. MDS Accounted Psychotropics
    Is there one list 9there used to be in the 2.0 manual) of the Psychotropics currently being 'accounted for' .. I know Med Pass put one out.... but I cant read the list anymore - too many markings...
    Jun 11, '13
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  11. Need date help, and more..
    Do you mean to say that she cannot put the ARD as 10/12/12 for a look back of that period, and signature today? OR she should have the ARD as 10/12/12 and signature 10/18/12? By putting the...
    Nov 16, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  12. Need date help, and more..
    OK, Im helping a friend who dosent even know AllNurses, but will be a convert when I am done.. Im sure! She forgot to put in an MDS that should have been done in October. Should she: Send out...
    Nov 14, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  13. Coding transfers (Hoyer)
    The manual is online at CMS.org There are videos available on you tube. The only time I code total is when I have complete non participation in the task by the resident. Remember, that is the...
    Oct 11, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  14. Starting work in a LTC facility.. what to expect
    WOW, I would like to work there.. just worry about some mental status changes r/t UTI, toss some meds and be done with it!! I ran respiratory, PICC, IV, Trach, Dementia, GTF.. and sometimes all on...
    Aug 30, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  15. accepted ltc position, then got call to interview for DON
    Definately go for the interview. You should never be stuck with a What If.... And... you need to go for the things in life you want! You clearly wanted the DON position, or you wouldnt have...
    Aug 30, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  16. Behaviors and Failing to Chart Them
    I use the MDS language to chart behaviors, that way the social workers and MDS personnel who are completing the forms for reimbursement can easily recognize the behaviors, and GET PAID FOR IT. Read...
    May 27, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. restorative nursing
    If I only counted on the RL category to get anywhere, I'd have 5 people under my belt in 2 years. That wont do! Do you have a RUGs IV breakdown for your facility? How to acheive a RUGS of course...
    Mar 21, '12
    Forum: Rehabilitation Nursing
  18. Tired of LTC...
    Without you, who know that there is more to be done, we are here left with people who dont care to do it. I hope you get the peace you need.
    Mar 8, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  19. ANCC gerontology exam
    If you have been in geriatrics, then you should be fine. Its what we do everyday, working in this population, and being prepared for every contingency that applies to geriatrics. there were a few...
    Mar 4, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. MDS associated Quarterly assessment
    Yeah, each discipline is on board and has been doing it for years, nursing keeps changing its 'notes'. Used to be a 3 shift assessment, based on PRI. Thats out. Then it was an InterDisciplinary...
    Feb 3, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  21. MDS associated Quarterly assessment
    I guess what I am asking for is a corresponding progress note that is a ROS in accord with the MDS quarterly. Not a quarterly assessment.
    Feb 2, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  22. A Treasure Trove of Educational Resources for Gerontological Nursing (Part 3)
    great job Vicki. I have my BC as well, and am currently on track for the Masteres program, but unfortunately i started a little late, they recinded the gerontology focus for the masters. Ah well. ...
    Jan 31, '12
    Forum: Nursing Educators / Faculty
  23. MDS associated Quarterly assessment
    Ok, I am not directly speaking about a quarterly MDS. What I am talking about is an 'assessment'. Our dietary completes the MDS quarterly does an assessment. Our SWS does an assessment, then...
    Jan 31, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  24. Excited about night shift in LTC
    "jan 14 by jaimie.rn jan 14 by jaimie.rn a member since oct '11 - from 'indiana'. posts: 72 likes: 90 awards: if i didn't have to, i wouldn't! i ask for time changes on these things but day...
    Jan 31, '12
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  25. Creating an MDS Assessment
    In our facility the MDS coordinator initiates the assessment, she is the one who is certified in MDS's. The med records person is not. Who better to work with the team in coordinating the therapy...
    Jan 27, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information


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