LEAVING AGAINST MEDICAL ADVICE (AMA) Protocol
If a resident chooses to leave the facility and the attending physician does not agree to order the discharge, the resident and/or legal guardian/power of attorney will be informed they are leaving against medical advice (AMA). If a resident chooses to leave the facility AMA the following procedure will be initiated.
MECHANICAL LIFT SLINGS/BELTS - PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE
Maintain mechanical lift slings/belts per the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Physician, Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Privileges - Policy and Procedure
An overview of the framework for selecting, hiring and/or contracting licensed/certified practitioners including physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners.
Water Management Policy
CMS issued a memorandum to reduce risk Legionella risk in SNFs in June, 2017. One component includes the facility requirement to develop and adhere to policies and procedures that inhibit microbial growth in building water systems that reduce the risk of growth and spread of legionella and other opportunistic pathogens in water. This sample policy can assist your facility implement these actions.