Comprehensive manual for the new or experienced Director of Nursing. All the essential information on Staffing, Resident Care, Quality Assurance, MDS Essentials, Nursing Policy and Procedure, Long Term Care Regulations, Survey Protocols. 2021 Updated Survey Section with F-Tags List, Survey Focus Areas for F-Tag Deficiencies, Federal Regulatory Groups for Long Term Care, Matrix for Providers, and Surveyor’s Entrance Conference Worksheet. Forms in the Director of Nursing book and on the CD for Nursing budget, Staffing, Scheduling, Employee records, Staff education, Quality assurance audits, Infection control. Includes 23 Skilled Charting Guidelines Current with all RAI Manual Updates, PDPM updates, Surveyor Guidelines and Federal Regulatory Changes. This Director of Nursing book aims to give all of the basic information a long term care Director of Nursing needs today. For the experienced Director of Nursing it provides a good reference for long term care regulations, standards, and laws. The forms included in the Director of Nursing book can greatly expedite job performance. Information is given on organizing the job, managing resident care, staffing, and quality assurance issues. For the new Director of Nursing, or the nurse aspiring to that position, the book outlines all of the major responsibilities of the job. Applicable federal regulations are quoted in each chapter, and forms are throughout the book. Forms and care plans have been updated to ensure compliance with the change to MDS 3.0 and with all of the federal regulations and guidelines updated during the past year.
Psychosocial Care Plans. 2019 Eighth Edition, 223 pages and CD. Also includes Restraints Manual. Includes PDPM changes and Trauma Informed Care. Current with all RAI Manual Updates, Surveyor Guidelines and Federal Regulatory Changes. Cognitive, Mood, Behavior, Medications. Simplified CAA Modules, MDS 3.0 Coding, Psychosocial Assessment forms, QA audits, Regulations, Instructions. This manual provides information and tools to improve Social Service assessments and interventions for meeting psychosocial needs. Regulations, survey protocols, and excerpts from the RAI User’s Manual give the basis of long term care industry standards and quality of care. Social Service care plans are provided for every possible problem generated from the MDS entries. Assessment forms and Quality Assurance audits are included, as well as a complete copy of the Psychosocial Outcome Severity Guide. Social Service care plans and forms have been updated to ensure compliance with the change to MDS version 3.0 and with all of the federal regulations and guidelines updated during the past year.

When the Psychosocial Outcome Severity Guide became effective in 2006, it became apparent that CMS expected Social Services to be much more involved in the care planning process. The Social Service care plans in this manual cover the possible psychosocial needs residents may have in response to issues, illnesses, medications, and/or other factors. Text, care plans, and forms specific to certain medications in the Psychotropic Medication section reflect changes to the State Operations Manual, Appendix P, Medication Pass and Pharmacy Services.

2015 Third Edition. Each Home Health Nursing Inservice includes: Objectives and Outline, Lesson Plan and Speaking Notes, Handouts, Pre-test and Post-test, Test with Key. Includes every mandatory Home Health Nursing Inservice required yearly by federal regulations for Home Health Aide training.

Also includes Pain Care Manual.

Each Home Health Nursing Inservice in the Home Health Nursing Inservice book is focused on learning needs for Home Health Aide training, and use the language of the OASIS-C Data Set and Nursing Plan of Care, encouraging consistency in the Home Health care team approach.

Quality Assurance expectations are reflected in the lessons, making quality of care a priority as well as meeting federal regulatory expectations.

Home Health Nursing Inservices has complete packets in the book and on the CD for:


Cognitive Impairment

Documenting and Reporting

Infectious Diseases

Nutrition and Hydration

Patient Rights

Personal Hygiene and Grooming

Professional Communication

Range of Motion

Safe and Healthy Environments

Sensory and Communication Impairments

Skin Care

Standard Precautions

Temperature, Pulse, and Respiration

Toileting and Elimination

Transfers, Lifts, and Positioning

Workplace Violence

In the Home Health Nursing Inservice book each Home Health Nursing Inservice topic includes everything needed to implement an entire nursing inservice.

For the Home Health Nursing Instructor:

Objectives and Outline

Lesson Plan and Speaking Notes

Test with Answer Key

For the Home Health Nursing Assistants:

Objectives and Outline

Handouts if included



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