• Code – More Than Chest Compressions

    September 18, 2014

    Question:   Where do long-term care nurses document the steps taken in a full code?
    Answer:   No clue - there is no standard.

    After giving this some thought, I asked myself, “Why not?"  Why do professional nurses who are required to be certified in CPR and initiate life sustaining measures in the event of a full code, not document what was done?  ...

  • August 2014 - OIG Study Released

    August 20, 2014

    The OIG has released an executive summary on nursing facility compliance with Federal regulations on reporting allegations of abuse or neglect.  The study included a review of:

    • Sampled nursing facility policies related to reporting allegations of abuse or neglect
    • Sampled nursing facility policies related to reasonable suspicions of crimes
    • Survey of administrators from those sampled facilities
    • The study also included ...
  • Congratulations Quality Award Recipients!

    July 18, 2014

    HealthCap would like to congratulate the 2014 Bronze and Silver AHCA/NCAL Quality Award recipients.  The quality journey is an ongoing process of evaluation and a commitment to achieving success.  Communities who have enjoyed success “live” the Baldrige criteria on a daily basis, everything done within the community is evaluated against this criteria, and when necessary, systems are “re-created”.  This may ...

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