Management of Resident Behavioral Health Needs in Long-Term Care

In this podcast, Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, chief nursing officer for AAPACN, and Jacob Berelowitz, LNHA, LMSW, CPHQ, CCM, program director for the Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health in Nursing Facilities (COE-NF), discuss resident behavioral health management—what it is, the benefits of this approach, how …

Getting Care Area Assessments Back on Track

In this podcast, Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, chief nursing officer for AAPACN, and Jessie McGill, RN, BSN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, curriculum development specialist for AAPACN, discuss the common challenges nurse assessment coordinators (NACs) face with care area assessments (CAAs) and how they can get back on track.

Partner Podcast: MDS…The Hidden Piece of Your Facility’s Puzzle

In this podcast, Kim Hicks, vice president of business development for AAPACN, and Jessica Stucin, RN, BSN, LNHA, RAC-CT, RAC-CTA, assistant director of education for MDS Consultants, LLC, an AAPACN Diamond Business Partner, discuss some of the basics the MDS and RAI process, their impact, how they are foundational pieces …

Keep Quality Measures Hot During the Five-Star Freeze: Extended AAPACN Webinar Q&A  

In this podcast, Jennifer LaBay, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, QCP, CRC, curriculum development specialist for AAPACN, and Jessie McGill, RN, BSN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, curriculum development specialist for AAPACN, discuss a few outstanding questions that members asked during the recent AAPACN webinar, Keep Quality Measures Hot During the Five-Star Freeze.

Pharmacist Panel Discussion – Perspectives on Section N, Understanding Medication Indication of Use Versus Diagnosis

In this podcast, Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, chief nursing officer for AAPACN, Marti Wdowicki, PharmD, director of clinical operations for PharMerica, and Jeff Herr, PharmD, manager of clinical operations in the West for PharMerica, discuss a pharmacist’s perspective on coding section N of the MDS, what …

Common Barriers and Risks Associated with Care Planning and How the DNS Can Support the Nursing Team

In this podcast, Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, chief nursing officer for AAPACN, and Denise Winzeler, BSN, RN, LNHA, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, curriculum development specialist for AAPACN, discuss common barriers in the care planning process, the risks of delaying care plan updates, and how the director of nursing …

The Basics of Significant Change and What Has Changed

In this podcast, Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, chief nursing officer for AAPACN, and Jennifer LaBay, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, QCP, CRC, curriculum development specialist with AAPACN, discuss some of the common concerns noted with Significant Change in Status Assessments (SCSAs).

How the Dietitian Can Help the DNS Improve Quality Outcomes

In this podcast, Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, chief nursing officer for AAPACN, and Anna Sherman, RD, LD, a registered dietitian at RD Nutrition Consultants, discuss the registered dietitian’s role as a key member of the interdisciplinary team and how the director of nursing services (DNS) can …

Operationalizing Change in the Workplace

In this podcast, Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, chief nursing officer for AAPACN, and Linda Winston, RN, MSN, BS, RAC-CT, RAC-CTA, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, independent nurse consultant and educator, discuss how to operationalize change in the workplace. This podcast is sponsored by AAPACN Diamond business partner, MDS Consultants. …

What Changed from the Draft RAI User’s Manual to the Final?

In this podcast, Amy Stewart, MSN, RN, DNS-MT, QCP-MT, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, chief nursing officer for AAPACN, and Jennifer LaBay, RN, RAC-MT, RAC-MTA, QCP, CRC, AAPACN curriculum development specialist, discuss what changed from the draft RAI User’s Manual version 1.18.11 to the final version.