Free Online Training Modules for the Interdisciplinary Team
Free training modules on many nursing home issues are available from the website of the Borun Center for Gerontological Research. The modules present detailed instructions and all the forms needed to implement programs. Written permission is not required to use any of the modulesTM materials. Go to http://borun.medsch.ucla.edu/ to access the modules.
- Managing Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in LTC - Summary of clinical data and recommendations, from summer 2010 PMDA Newsletter.
Presentations for LTC staff
- Prompted voiding protocol (10/2010)
Know-It-All Before You Call - Data Collection Cards
These data collection cards are intended to help nursing staff evaluate patients and collect data before notifying a practitioner of changes of condition in nursing facility residents. This allows the practitioner to receive more complete, clinically important information about the patient and his or her problem in order to facilitate clinical decision-making.
Studies show that practitioners value a complete and accurate history more than any other factor (e.g., physical exam and labs) to help them diagnose and manage residents appropriately. Appropriate use of these cards should help improve communication between practitioners and the licensed nurse, and ultimately improve patient care. Medical directors, directors of nursing and staff educators may also want to use the card contents as an educational tool to train staff about change of condition issues. Included are introductory cards on how to use the set and 78 change of condition cards listed alphabetically.
Ordering Information: Product Code: KNOW
Member Price: $45 Non-Member Price: $65 Follow this link to order
Nursing evaluation tools
- Interact2 - Early warning tool - an general evaluation tool to help direct care staff identify clinical changes in LTC residents
- SBAR: Situation, Background, Assessment, Request- a conceptual tool for supervising nursing staff to assess and report a LTC clinical change