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noc4senuf specializes in Geriatrics, WCC.

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There are some of the tags that requires specific P&P, most don't as does the state. I will have them when needed, and only then. Been doing this enough years now.

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They watch us very closely for this

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Seeing ALOT more QIS's recently here in Ohio

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here in NC they are watching glucometer sanitization a lot! also kitchen stuff like sanitizing solution, they watched med passes and got us on improper use of a gtube, and also an unneccesary med... an antipsychotic. just encourage your nurses to chart behaviors!

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CapeCod is there a place for DON's to discuss tags and POC's? I know each state has different rules and regulations, just wondered if there was a place for to get help with writing the POC. Thanks.

AllNurses is absolutely the best site ever... you can learn and teach here there is a wealth of information here. I just didn't know if this was the correct area to discuss this.

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State and Feds. Okay we avoided the G and or IJ they were looking at citing harm but we escaped that. I have worked so hard since coming to this new building and received 11 F TAGS !!! It was a bitter pill to swallow...in addition to me being there less than 6 months I had a new medical records person, a new Staff development coordinator, a new adhs, mds nurses who didn't want to take my directives, but we have picked ourselves up and dusted off... the team is now engaged.... and now know that I know what I am doing... I got us out of many other citations... we worked hard state and feds... avoided harm so that was great news..... but 11 tags was devestating for me.... I have educated till I am blue in the face and 11 tags... handwashing, pericare, undated meds in carts, handwashing, ice bins, dialysis careplans.... one surveyor tried to get me to tell her that we assessed for a bruit and thrill on subclavian ports.. of course I didn't but she did make me second guess myself.... 3x she asked me the same question.... I kept telling her the same thing those with vascaths do not have thrills or bruits... then after it was all over I had a sick feeling and thougt to myself I have been a nurse for 20 years ER and critical care as well as many roles in LTC for about 15 years.. and thought to myself after 20 years have I missed doing this???? I knew better but had to post here for the immediate relief.... I thougt if I missed that critical part for 20 years I must hang up my coat!!! Glad I was correct guess I can keep practicing...... However I need to write a plan of correction and make audit tools...it gets confusing because the cites overlap. If anyone knows of anywhere I can get help I appreciate it. I have a regional support nurse who will help but I would like to do it myself. They entered at 0700 on a Tuesday and exited at 6 pm Friday. Before Memorial day. Next year will be a walk in the park!!

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noc4senuf specializes in Geriatrics, WCC.

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Pammy, I t ake it your state does not give you a list of the tags on the exit? I am so lucky ours dos, I usually have a rough draft of the POC written the next day. Try not to overdo the POC. Without knowing specifics, education and audits should take care of most things. try to avoid creating new paperwork/policies; just reinforce whatever you have in place now if possible.... it prevents confusion with the staff. GoodLuck.

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