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The ballad of the MDS coordinator

The ballad of the MDS coordinator

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A NADONA presentation focused on preparing documentation and audits spent time diving into the way MDS managers are treated — and it doesn't look great.

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Time for a fire UNDER these caregivers

Time for a fire UNDER these caregivers

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When I embarked upon the working world, it was no surprise to discover that a fair amount of newspaper reporters smoked like chimneys. It was, however, a shock to later work on the grounds of a hospital campus and see laudable healthcare professionals — people who were saving lives! — light up.

Why 'Staffing to the Stars' isn't enough: How to make the right staffing decisions

Why 'Staffing to the Stars' isn't enough: How to make the right staffing decisions

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Operators should try to hire RNs whenever they have a vacant position for a licensed nurse — the increased hourly wage will be more than offset by the increased revenue and decreased costs. Nonetheless, there are facilities with very high RN staffing that have problems with PL claims, quality measures and workers' compensation claims.

RN jobs to rise by 25% in nursing facilities over next decade, government report finds

Registered nursing employment is expected to grow by 25% in nursing care facilities from 2008 to 2018. That is according to the 2010-2011 edition of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook.