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  1. ADL and rehab
    We have a resident who only gets out of bed daily (with rehab staff only) to go down to the rehab gym. While there he ambulates in the hallway 10 ft with stand by assist and transfers with minimal...
    Oct 27
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  2. Care plan question
    We have recently started using a computer system for our resident care plans. In my "paper" experience, I have always felt that less is best so our care plan were on the simple side: Meds a/o -...
    Jul 22
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  3. Talino- help please! Question about setting ARD
    Opening the MDS on or after the ARD might be a problem when doing the resident interviews. The interviews are to be done during the observation period - not after. If you open the MDS after the ARD...
    Feb 16
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  4. can my DON force me to work the floor?
    If you had read further you would have seen that I clarified my earlier post to say that I said that refering to the fact that it seems like I will never retire due to a recent divorce. I didn't...
    Apr 10, '13
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  5. Today's Dr. Phil shocker: Nursing home abuse
    I couldn't have said it better!!!
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. D/C Assessment
    Section J1800 asks "has the resient had any falls since admission/entry or reentry or the prior assessment (OBRA or scheduled PPS), whichever is more recent". The definition of a "Prior Assessment"...
    Jan 10, '13
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  7. next quarterly
    Now that the time frame between MDSes is based on the ARD, here is a question I have. I have a resident who's 92nd day was 1/5/13. She is not interviewable. I was going to start the MDS today but she...
    Jan 8, '13
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  8. coding antibiotics
    Does anyone code Bactroban as an antibiotic in section N? We frequently use Bactroban applied to the nares for residents with MRSA of the nares but we haven't coded it as an antibiotic but now we are...
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  9. Exclusions for Antipsychotic meds
    Can someone tell me which dx/MDS coding will exclude a resident from triggering on the QMs for antipsychotic meds without a diagnosis? I know it is Huntingtons, Tourettes, Schizophrenia,...
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  10. skilled note
    Does anyone have a weekly medicare skilled note checklist or template that they would be willing to share? We can't seem to get a decent weekly skilled note from our nurses.Thanks.
    Oct 24, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  11. can my DON force me to work the floor?
    "I am curious, OP,... if you have been an MDS coordinator for 21 years and plan to work for 40 more, how old were you when you graduated and took your position? LOL the math kinds looks like you were...
    Feb 16, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  12. can my DON force me to work the floor?
    I need some advice. I have been an MDS coordinator for the past 21 years. Due to some restructuring in management, it looks like I might be put on the "on call" rotation. For my building, the on call...
    Feb 15, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  13. section M question
    Thank you!
    Oct 20, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  14. section M question
    A resident developed a deep tissue injury that we coded on his last MDS as a stage 4 - Deep Tissue Injury. It has since opened and is now a stage 2 pressure ulcer. Should I code this as a "worsening"...
    Oct 19, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  15. cheat sheets for ICD0 coding
    Does anyone have a cheat sheet for the most common ICD 9 codes for LTC? We recently added a part time position to our MDS department and our system has such crazy abbreviations for ICD9s that it's...
    Oct 6, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  16. leaking around foley
    With the new 3.0, should we still be coding leaking around a catheter as an incontinence episode? I don't see that stated anywhere in the RAI manual.
    Mar 25, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  17. BIMS and PHQ-9 completion dates
    So the person doing the BIMS and PHQ would be signing the MDS prior to the ARD. If they have other sections of the MDS to complete as well, then they would be signing the MDS twice, correct? Once...
    Mar 23, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  18. After 2 months..what do you think of the MDS 3.0?
    I just keep thinking - Could they have possibly made this MDS any more confusing?? For us and for the resident. I consider myself an intelligent person, I've been an MDS Coordinator for 20 years, I...
    Mar 22, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  19. BIMS and PHQ-9 completion dates
    Can someone tell me where in the RAI manual it states to complete the BIMS and PHQ-9 interviews on the ARD rather than after the ARD like the rest of the MDS? My SW completes the interviews and...
    Mar 22, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  20. learn to say it correctly!!
    the one that makes me the craziest: the resident used a pencil to "itch" under his cast! Don't they mean "scratch" under his cast????
    Jan 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. Majorly stressing, need advice!
    The one thing I have learned about people who always turn the problem around onto someone else's shoulder is that they do it because they think they can get away with it. You need to sit down ASAP...
    Jan 26, '11
    Forum: Nurse Management
  22. tube feeding coding question
    Our resident has a feeding tube that is not used for feeding or nutrition at this time. The resident eats well PO and the tube is only flushed every shift. Our RD thinks we should be coding the tube...
    Jan 26, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  23. After 2 months..what do you think of the MDS 3.0?
    "The D/C Assessments are a Nightmare. We can't keep up." LOL! Don't get me started on the D/C assessments!!! Again, what is the point other than data gathering for the federal government?...
    Dec 10, '10
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  24. ARD's, care plan dates & information
    I require my disciplines to have their section of the MDS done within 3 days of the ARD, then I allow another 4 days for the CAAs to be completed. What I find is the longer you give them, the longer...
    Dec 9, '10
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  25. After 2 months..what do you think of the MDS 3.0?
    I still think the 3.0 is cumbersome. I think it definitely could have been simplified. The number of skip patterns make it difficult for some of our staff members to follow. Also, the amount of room...
    Dec 9, '10
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information

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