Quote from meljam
I have last years survey, but I'm not sure how to do a Mock survey, any suggestions
Try to do your 802 on paper & keep it up as another poster suggested.
Take your completed 802 and look across to see who pops out at you with the most "X's".
Plan to take your top 3-4 problem residents (those with all the X's) and tear their charts apart...look at the MDS, read the careplan line by line, read the nurses notes & MD orders (were family notified of changes/new orders). Check their lab orders and verify that the labs are getting done. Go look at the resident, are they clean/nails trimmed/happy with care. If they have a skin treatment, watch the nurse do it...can they do it while maintaining infection control with no cross contamination. Watch a med pass - get the staff used to being watch so they don't "freak out" as bad when a surveyor is watching. Go to resident counsil meeting, listen to their complaints (because chances are they are going to tell surveyors the same things)..HAVE A PLAN TO FIX THOSE COMPLAINTS.
The following week...pick 3-4 new charts and start over. In time you may begin to notice a pattern, like labs not being done timely. At that point you need to have an action plan in place to get this area corrected. Hopefully if you stay on top of your problem areas, survey won't be so scary.