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  1. WHEN TO USE R/R or N5 on Ard 8
    it was explained to me this way. There is only one 5-day PPS in a cycle. Any hospital stay is a return/re-entry. Once that medicare stay is over, and you go only to OBRA again, a subsequent Medicare...
    Sep 17, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  2. Down to Sleep
    this is an outstanding tribute to a special person. How lucky for this soldier and his family to have had you as his nurse.
    Jun 13, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  3. MDS ARD dates
    you must do a 5 day pps assessment on or before day 8, and you may also make that your adm.a ssessment for obra. then you do a 14 day assessment. no, you may not push the first assessment out to...
    Apr 27, '12
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  4. What is the abbreviation ELU stands for???
    Call the doc who wrote the order. These MD's are taking too many liberties wth acronyms.
    Oct 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Insurance?
    I have an endorsement to my homeowner's policy through State Farm
    Oct 20, '11
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. Why are ICU nurses so rude?
    another case of "nurses eating their young" When will it ever stop?
    Oct 14, '11
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Salary Pay for Fresenius Medical or Davita?
    can someone point me in the right direction for learning dialysis? I have always had an interest in renal but just never was in the right place at the right time...but I am now. thank you!
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  8. Which schedule would use choose?
    the first one, IF you are guaranteed to be finished at theend of 12 hrs. In any setting, there is the chance that you have a crisis or something that keeps you late. Think about safety on that long...
    Sep 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Careplans and Quarterlies
    I put out MDS 3.0 hardcopies to all the "neighborhoods" and also sent along a "suggestion" list of things to chart to for the MDS (pick and choose) for each shift to be charting during the reference...
    Sep 16, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  10. Is AANAC certification worth it?
    Your facility should have the means to be paying for your membership to AANAC AND sending you through the certification program. It has paid for itself over and over and the information they provide...
    Sep 16, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  11. MDS nurse needs a break
    In this position, you know better than anyone when you have the ability to take time off and not interrupt the MDS schedule. I have a lot of autonomy, able to take off some weekdays in exchange for...
    Sep 2, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  12. how to be an efficient MDS coordinator
    it is not on a place that I can share it. If you know anything aobut Excel, you simply format the sheet with columns for your dates. If you do not know Excel, your business office people could help...
    Aug 24, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  13. medicare coordinator
    if it were me, I would find me a Medicare Bootcamp and insist on being sent. You can Google that and find the schedules of some trainers.
    Aug 24, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  14. how to be an efficient MDS coordinator
    I would say set up a spreadsheet on Excel that lists the ARDs, when the interviews are needed, assessments to be done, submission due date, date to have re-certs done, etc. I am a visual person, I...
    Aug 23, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  15. Can you have multi-licenses in two states?
    I do, in Illinois and in Wisconsin. Some states all you do is write to the Dept. of Licensing and send in the money. Hang on to you old state though. You can go "inactive" while you decide where to...
    Jun 17, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. wow-ltc is crazy!!!!
    Did you get a decent orientation? Were you followed on the floor (before expected to be alone) by a preceptor or someone who should have explained to you where the meds were kept? And, truly, have...
    May 10, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  17. After 2 months..what do you think of the MDS 3.0?
    Sorry, no. the questions MUST be asked verbatim. Not what I would want but somebody smarter than I am oredered this.
    Mar 30, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  18. After 2 months..what do you think of the MDS 3.0?
    I was broken-hearted just a few days ago while interviewing a dementia resident for the BIMS. She is not so far along in dementia so she KNOWS that she is losing cogntion and ended up crying because...
    Mar 29, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  19. How to handle my father's possible elder abuse
    If you believe this happened in the nursing home before his ambulance ride, I would ocntact the ombundsman for assistance if you are getting nowhere iwth the admistration in obtaining records. Yes,...
    Mar 25, '11
    Forum: Geriatric Nurses / LTC Nursing
  20. Considering ttc while in school - advice pls
    I feel you're not yet ready for that baby. Your line about you and your partner would be "fine financially for a few months" really has me worried. In this economy, and being a new grad, jobs are...
    Feb 23, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  21. Accu-Care
    I have this software. I can't figure it out, it hasn't run correctly since we got it. Its unbelieveably slow and there were no instructions for use. If you get them good for you! Ill watch the...
    Jan 24, '11
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  22. MDS Documentation Guidelines for floor nurses
    In our home, we flag the spine of the chart with a sticker that gives the dates of the 7 day look-back period. Staff then knows that they must give better attention to charting such things as pain,...
    Dec 29, '10
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  23. Man who is vent dependent, quadriplegic wants to die, hospital says no.
    Just because we "can" does not mean we "should". He has the right to be off his vent and let nature take its course.
    Dec 7, '10
    Forum: Nursing News
  24. MDS 3.0 software patches
    yes, we are also told section F must be on all MDS, even quarterlies, for Illinois. Why that is, no one seems to know!
    Dec 7, '10
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information
  25. ARD's, care plan dates & information
    I agree that this is a short span in which to have all information gathered. CMS had a reason to give you 14 days to complete the MDS from the ARD, and another week to care plan. I believe you...
    Nov 30, '10
    Forum: MDS Coordinator Information