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 ... 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?

Ask the Nursing Expert about ... staff competencies

Ask the Nursing Expert about ... staff competencies

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Is it true that during new survey process, surveyors will ask staff nurses and nursing assistants about their competencies, with questions such as, "Do you receive periodic evaluations on your skills, knowledge, and abilities? If so, how often?" "In what areas have you been assessed?" "In what areas do you believe you need more assistance or training?"

Ask the Nursing Expert about ... behavioral difficulties

Ask the Nursing Expert about ... behavioral difficulties

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I heard that nursing homes can get cited for causing residents to have behavioral difficulties. Can you explain?