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MDS team,

The activity department cannot do the activity interview(for a short period), so MDS is taking care of it. I want to help with this crisis time, but still I want to follow CMS rules. Can RN complete section F and can we put the information in after the ARD?


Specializes in ER CCU MICU SICU LTC/SNF.

The nurse may conduct any and all type of interviews. As with all other interview time frames, it should be conducted on or before the ARD.

During this time of difficulty, it would be wise that all interviews (pain, BIMs, PHQ-9, Act Pref) be conducted in one intercation if possible - that be by a nurse, social worker, therapists, activity staff, or even a trained CNA. Jot down interview results in paper prior to the ARD and enter them in the MDS during the completion period.