The Fundamentals of Quality for Long Term Care

The Fundamentals of Quality for Long Term Care
by Nora Wellington


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For all Administrators, Directors of Nursing, and Quality Assurance (QA)/Quality Improvement (QI) Directors or Coordinators, this is not only required reading for your facilities, but more important, it is a practical tool to guide you as you prepare for your survey. As the saying goes, "Your facility must be survey-ready 365 days a year." So use this book to help you get ready—and stay ready.

The Fundamentals of Quality for Long Term Care Part I gives you the F-Tags, as well as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Interpretive Guidelines and Guidance to Surveyors. This is a comprehensive monitoring tool for all disciplines to use in an interdisciplinary format. It covers the Federal Long Term Care Regulations 42 CFR §483.10 Resident Rights through §483.20 Resident Assessment. Because this is such a practical tool, it is a book that staff will keep handy at their desks to use for monitoring purposes and for quick reference. It will help the Interdisciplinary Team (IDT)—including one of the most important and busiest groups, the Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs)— maintain awareness of the expectations of the Federal and State Surveyors. It will also keep the staff's focus on Quality of Care and Quality of Life.


The Long Term care Monitoring Tools Resident Meal Time and Dining Experience Kitchen and Food Service
is an easy-to-read book and a great tool to help certified nursing assistants, charge nurses, and nurse managers assess residents' meal time. Resident meal time is one of the most important aspects of care surveyors zero in on during certification surveys. The monitoring tools in this book will help the staff guage whether theresidents are having a great meal time experience, a good meal time experience, or a not so good meal time experience. The added bonus in this book ia that it gives a brief overview of the Traditional Survey process, the Quality Indicator Survey process, and the Enforcement process. The book also gives needed definitions of important long term care terminilogies that all long term care professionals and staff should know.