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by VickyRN VickyRN (Member)

VickyRN has 16 years experience and works as a Nurse Educator.

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Hi everyone :)

I'm teaching a course this summer as an adjunct (in a Health Care Management Program in a school of business). The course is titled "Managing Long-Term Care."

On the last day of class, I would like the students to present assigned topics to the class as part of their presentation grade. The presentations will be 15 to 30 minutes in duration (depending on the final size of each group assigned to a topic). I welcome any suggestions from you all as to relevant topics they will need to know concerning management or leadership within long-term care facilities.

Thank you in advance :redbeathe

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traumaRUs has 25 years experience as a MSN, APRN and works as a Asst Community Manager @ allnurses.

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VickyRN has 16 years experience and works as a Nurse Educator.

15 Likes; 3 Followers; 105 Articles; 130,112 Visitors; 5,348 Posts

Tips for Managing Family Situations

How does MDS Figure into the Equation

Payor Mixes in the LTC Population

Admissions Criteria

Dealing with Unions in the Healthcare Setting

Thank you, traumaRUs for these excellent suggestions :yeah:

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VivaLasViejas has 20 years experience as a ASN, RN and works as a Retired/Disabled Nurse and Blogger.

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I'd love to see something about management getting staff nurses and aides involved with establishing and implementing standards of care, instead of merely working under rules that someone else (who probably hasn't worked the floor in ages) has made. It gives them ownership of their working conditions, and I think staff who have at least some control over their practice are more productive and give better care than those who don't feel they have any say in how they do their job.

End of life topics are always good fodder for discussion. As you know, I'm a HUGE advocate of aging-in-place, and one of my specialties is managing EOL care in community-based settings, including ALFs and RCFs which under ordinary circumstances are not set up to care for residents at the very end of their lives. (My ALF, in fact, is the only one in town that takes hospice patients on respite!) One of the biggest tasks of a manager in this situation is getting staff on board........many of them are uncomfortable and/or unfamiliar with the meds, they fear giving "too much" morphine, they don't know how to handle the family etc.

That's all I can think of for now. I'm sure I'll come up with more later. :)

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VickyRN has 16 years experience and works as a Nurse Educator.

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I'd love to see something about management getting staff nurses and aides involved with establishing and implementing standards of care, instead of merely working under rules that someone else (who probably hasn't worked the floor in ages) has made. It gives them ownership of their working conditions, and I think staff who have at least some control over their practice are more productive and give better care than those who don't feel they have any say in how they do their job.

End of life topics are always good fodder for discussion. As you know, I'm a HUGE advocate of aging-in-place, and one of my specialties is managing EOL care in community-based settings, including ALFs and RCFs which under ordinary circumstances are not set up to care for residents at the very end of their lives. (My ALF, in fact, is the only one in town that takes hospice patients on respite!) One of the biggest tasks of a manager in this situation is getting staff on board........many of them are uncomfortable and/or unfamiliar with the meds, they fear giving "too much" morphine, they don't know how to handle the family etc.

That's all I can think of for now. I'm sure I'll come up with more later. :)

Thank you very much, Viva :) :redpinkhe

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CoffeeRTC has 25 years experience and works as a RN LTC.

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all great suggestions!!. How about the new trend in youger pts in LTCs? Totally different issues to deal with psych/ social..

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VickyRN has 16 years experience and works as a Nurse Educator.

15 Likes; 3 Followers; 105 Articles; 130,112 Visitors; 5,348 Posts

all great suggestions!!. How about the new trend in youger pts in LTCs? Totally different issues to deal with psych/ social..

EXCELLENT suggestion! Thank you :yeah:

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