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  1. What is the best mds cert to have?
    My employer paid for the 3 day certification course. I passed the regular MDS part, but failed Medicare. The instructor actually said "I can tell those of you who only do MDS by the glazed look in...
    May 14, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  2. After 2 months..what do you think of the MDS 3.0?
    We've taken MDS off the chart entirely. It was just too cumbersome. They are kept in file cabinets in a separate room. As for 3.0, it still has many problems in my opinion. The wound section leaves...
    Mar 26, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  3. How will I correct Prevalence of antipsychotic w/o psychosis  - QI/QM?
    On quarterlies, if you go to the last section under diagnosis with the drop down boxes and list the psych diagnosis first, it will clear it from the QI/QM. If you do that on the annual, it is...
    Jun 2, '10
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  4. MDS Coordinator sub-forum
    I am an old nurse, but new MDS Coordinator. I have a question about the pain section. Sorry, I don't know the exact section, but it has No pain, Daily pain or pain less than daily and goes on to...
    Mar 25, '09
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  5. What does a Medicare Manager do exactly?
    Thanks! That gives me an idea of what I'd be in for! Now to decide if the extra pay is worth the responsibility.
    Jan 31, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  6. What does a Medicare Manager do exactly?
    I 've been offered the position of Medicare manager. Everyone tells me it's stressful, but no one can tell me why or what I would be doing. Anyone ever done this?
    Jan 30, '09
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  7. Soap for Restless Legs Syndrome?
    I tried it for leg cramps after reading about it in Dr. Gott's column. I just put the soap under the fitted sheet ( no baggy). The soap moves around in the bed. I can't swear that it helps leg...
    Dec 2, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. *Weird* Patient Allergies
    My favorite is potassium.
    Nov 27, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. supplemental O2???
    Does she have sleep apnea? Just went thru this with my husband. When he finally decided to believe me and got tested, he was dropping to 64%!
    Nov 26, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. LVN WCC Wound/Sharp Debridement California
    Check with your state. Each state has different regulations. I was allowed to in NE as an RN. Not sure about LVN, though.
    Nov 26, '08
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  11. Best Holiday gift given be your hospital
    I agree! Actually , I once worked at a place that gave us a turkey. But otherwisw everywhere else, it's nada.
    Sep 8, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. You need an order to remove a fecal impaction digitally right?
    I've never worked anywhere that required an order.:(
    Aug 26, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  13. would you rather..
    I agree with doing what is best for you. For me, the third night is terrible. When I worked in ICU, I felt it was hazardous for the patient to have me as a nurse on the third night! I still...
    Aug 6, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. A question for the wound experts. :)
    In general, when a blister develops it started 7 days before. Ask yourself " where were they a week ago". If the heel is kept offloaded and the skin does not break, the fluid will resorb and the...
    Jul 28, '08
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  15. Were YOU educated in nursing during the 1950's?
    Good grief! A nurse educated in th e fifties would be in her 70's now. LOL
    Jul 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. shaving cream for peri care???
    I also learned about this in nursing homes. It's great for any really stinky area, especially contracted hands on stroke pts. :p
    Jul 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Unstagable/Suspected Deep Tissue Injury
    I agree with Smokey.
    Jul 19, '08
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  18. Skin Prep and Duoderm
    Tegaderm is air and gas permeable also.
    Jul 6, '08
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  19. Should all states require CEU's for registration renewal?
    I was required to have them first in Nebraska after moving from a state that did not require them. When I returned to Arkansas, both had become compact states and I did not have to have them until...
    Jul 6, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Should all states require CEU's for registration renewal?
    When I lived in another state where CEU's were required, the area hospital gave free inservices to employees for CEU's. Those of us employed elsewhere had to pay to attend. It was pretty...
    Jul 5, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. "no further hospitilization" order
    so have i. also "no antibiotics per family request"
    Jun 30, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  22. irrigate or not to irrigate wounds
    Wound Wash Saline is great! It is usually cheaper than bottles of saline (which should be discarded after 24 hours) and gives the proper psi.
    Jun 30, '08
    Forum: Wound / Ostomy / Continence Nursing
  23. Sub Acute .... LTC
    Wow! In my opinion, 12 subacutes would be more than enough for one nurse!
    May 28, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  24. 4 : 1 nurse patient ratio for med surg???
    Where I worked (past tense) it was 6:1 with one aide for 2 nurses. I've heard they've gone up to 7:1 since I left. It wasn't safe!:(
    May 19, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. I can't do it all
    All I can say is "shop around" If you are in an area with several LTC's. Not all LTC's are like this. The last one I worked in, the Administrator and secretaries took the CNA course so that they...
    May 15, '08
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing


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