Judi Kulus, MSN, MAT, RN, NHA, RAC-MT, DNS-CT

Curriculum Development Specialist for AADNS

Most Recent Articles by Judi Kulus, MSN, MAT, RN, NHA, RAC-MT, DNS-CT

Ask the Nursing Expert about ... EHR transitions

Ask the Nursing Expert about ... EHR transitions

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My company just announced the purchase of a new electronic health record system. As the director of nursing, how can I smooth the nursing department's transition to it?

Ask the Nursing Expert about ... managing a nursing budget

Ask the Nursing Expert about ... managing a nursing budget

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I'm hearing about facilities going bankrupt and closing. As a director of nursing, what can I do to help manage my department's budget without degrading quality of care?

Ask the Nursing Expert about ... documentation for new survey regulations

Ask the Nursing Expert about ... documentation for new survey regulations

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For years I have referred to the State Operations Manual (SOM) Appendix P for guidance on the survey process. But the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced that Appendix P will be archived and not updated with the new survey process instructions. Where is the most relevant documentation that explains the new survey regulations and process?

Ask the Nursing Expert about ... going alarm-free

Ask the Nursing Expert about ... going alarm-free

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Our facility is trying to go alarm-free, but some staff are reluctant to stop using alarms. Any suggestions?

Ask the Nursing Expert about ... the Facility-Wide Assessment

Ask the Nursing Expert about ... the Facility-Wide Assessment

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My administrator has asked me to lead the effort to prepare our Facility-Wide Assessment (FWA). What does this mean for me, as the director of nursing?

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