The single most important thing you can do on a daily basis is to be alert to subtle changes in a resident’s condition and address it timely. It is important to know what signs to be watching for as changes in condition can present in many different ways. This program was developed for all caregivers including licensed staff and direct care staff providing resident care to assist in meeting the ever-changing status of each resident. We will also discuss the importance of communication tools such as stop and watch and SBAR in managing communication between disciplines.
- State the importance of detecting changes in condition
- Identify how to know a resident’s baseline condition
- State ways to recognize change
- Describe ways to communicate changes in condition
- State the facility policy on how to follow up at the first sign of a change
- Discuss the importance of documentation in relation to claims
Attendees will be awarded 1.0 ANCC contact hours for completing the course/webinar.
This program has been submitted for Continuing Education for 1.25 total participant hours from NAB/NCERS. Call Maureen Rhone at 734-929-6446 for further information.
Cathy Hamblen, BSN, RN, CLNC, RAC-CT
HealthCap Risk Management
Ms. Hamblen was educated at the University of Kentucky and presently is President of Hamblen Healthcare Consulting. She previously was Executive Vice President of Risk Management for multi-state Health Care Management group overseeing ten Nursing Home/Transitional Care facilities in Kentucky and Ohio. Cathyworked in the Acute Care setting for 23 years with a focus on Orthopedics and Management. She has worked as a Risk Manager for HealthCap since 2017. Cathy currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
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