Coronavirus and How to Protect Your Residents and Staff: Essential Resources for LTPAC

The United States is currently experiencing an outbreak of a novel coronavirus (officially named COVID-19, aka 2019-nCoV), a respiratory disease that was first seen in Wuhan City, China. Healthcare workers are at a higher risk for exposure due to the nature of their work in close contact with patients and …

3 Tools for the New Director of Nursing’s Toolbox – Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog series, I talked about how your team communicates with you and how you can set expectations for that communication. In this post, I am going to touch on how you can deal with uncompassionate and abusive employees. Addressing Adverse Staff Within my first few months …

3 Tools for the New Director of Nursing’s Toolbox – Part 3

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this blog series, I covered how setting expectations regarding communication and behavior can save you some big headaches over time. Now, let’s discuss the final tool you’ll need to have as a new director of nursing. Teamwork Makes the Dream Work Success as a DON depends on …

6 Things DONs Can Do to Help Their Nurse Assessment Coordinator Thrive

1.       Evaluate if the nurse assessment coordinator has enough hours The nurse assessment coordinator’s (NAC’s) job is a lot to handle, and it’s getting even bigger with more and more regulations coming their way. Sometimes there’s just not enough time to complete all of the tasks required. To help ease the burden …

What Is the Correct Order for My LTC Nursing Credentials?

LTC nursing credentials are a badge of pride and hard work. You just received your RAC-CT certification or DNS-CT certification, and you’re ready to add those five letters to your name! But first, where should you put them? Making sense of the order of the nurse alphabet soup can sometimes be confusing, so to …