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Quality Indicators

MDS insight found lacking

Long-term care staffers’ understanding of the Minimum Data Set and its Quality Indicators is “mediocre at best,” according to recent survey results. Lack of exposure and involvement are key reasons why nurse aides especially feel they are out of the loop.

Shelly Mesure, MS, OTR/L

Do you know your P’s and Q’s of QAPI?

The Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement system from CMS is on our doorsteps. As facilities have been training and educating themselves, the new QIS (Quality Indicator Surveys) are ready to roll. So, while the entire nursing facility department heads gear up for this new survey process, where does this leave therapy?

Technology, legal matters, wound care, capital, MDS 3.0 and quality indicators featured in free online conference with free CEs

More registrants than ever are prepping for the fifth annual McKnight’s Online Expo, which kicks off Wednesday and Thursday at a keyboard near you. Participants can earn up to five free continuing education (CE) credits by attending the hour-long sessions, which begin with legal expert John Durso’s broadcast on technology concerns at 10 a.m. (Eastern) Wednesday. Free registration for all sessions is ongoing.

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