Today more than ever, we hear about the importance of PROACTIVE approaches to prevent as many unfavorable events as possible. One of the key essential proactive approaches that we can implement is to PREPARE our charge nurses for success! There are times, when new nurses start their position that the orientation or teaching period is cut short because they are "doing just fine" and they are "needed" to take a shift by themselves.
It is estimated that by 2020, there will be a 26% increase in demand for MDS coordinators. Consulting company Pathway Health Services has started a program to help meet the demand for MDS professionals.
Pathway Health and Redilearning Corp, which recently announced a partnership, have a new 10-course package on rehospitalization. Participants will learn how to avoid unnecessary rehospitalizations and come away with concrete operational tools, the companies said. Specific topics include heart failure and an introduction to INTERACT.
CMS recently made changes to surveyor guidance on feeding tubes. Nursing homes must look at their policies, documentation and education practices in order to assess whether a feeding tube is appropriate.
Strong leadership is a vital ingredient to any successful organizational or system change. Increased consumer demands, strategic positioning and partnerships as well as an increased push towards community-based care are forcing post-acute leaders to serve as the catalyst for change.
In the post-acute care industry, providers are reporting record number of outbreaks in skilled nursing and assisted living communities nationwide. Prevention, preparation and outbreak response are necessary steps for providers in light of continued increase of this virus.
There are some people who are able to fall asleep as their head is hitting the pillow. Then there are the rest of us. And if you don't think you know any of us, you're probably wrong.
Pathway Health Services signed an agreement with AIS Inc. Under the deal, the chain will tap into AIS' RAI 3.0 courseware. The RAI 3.0 courseware is focused on the RAI methodologies, These include MDS 3.0, RUG IV, QM, respiratory therapy and documenting Activities of Daily Living learning topics.