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Long Term Care State Operations Manual. HCPro; 2017. Includes: Survey procedures, survey protocols, surveyor guidance, Immediate Jeopardy and more.

(Call No. LTC 104-148 2017)

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AMDA 2016 -The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Medicine Annual Conference: Orlando 2016. AMDA. The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine; 2016. The premier conference for health care professionals in long term care held in Orlando, Florida on March 17 - 20, 2016.

(Call No. LTC 104-136 2016)

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Serving residents with dementia: Transformative care strategies for assisted living providers. Kerry C. Mills. HCPro; 2015. As the assisted living facilities (ALF) industry continues to grow rapidly, and attract the attention of federal regulators, by catering to an ever-expanding population of Americans with dementia, the ALFs that want to remain competitive must heighten their focus on providing individualized, transformative care using consistent, compliant approaches—actions that can often be hard to coordinate if not approached with the proper tools and mindset. This manual is a dynamic and comprehensive manual that addresses these critical considerations with interactive tools and guidance.

(Call No. LTC 104-147)

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Quality assurance and performance improvement: A nursing home’s guide to implementation and management. Forsini Rubertino. HCPro, Inc.; 2014. The text will introduce the basics of QAPI, including how it came to fruition and what regulations exist in regard to nursing homes starting their own QAPI program. In addition, this manual will highlight the new skills nursing homes will need to focus on to implement QAPI, including data analysis and root cause analysis.

(Call No. LTC 104-146)

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Prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers: Quick reference guide. National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel; 2014. The guide presents a summary of the recommendations and excerpts of the supporting evidence for pressure ulcer prevention and treatment by consensus of NPUAP, EPUAP and PPPIA and international stakeholders.

(Call No. LTC 104-131a 2014)

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Prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers: Clinical practice guideline. National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Pane, European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, and PAN Pacific Pressure Injury Alliance; 2014. This edition of the guideline has been developed over a two year period to provide an updated review of the research literature, extend the scope of the guideline and produce recommendations that reflect the most recent evidence.

(Call No. LTC 104-131 2014)

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AMDA 2015 -The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Medicine Annual Conference: Quality on Track in Long-Term Care. AMDA The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term care Medicine; 2015. The premier conference for health care professionals in long term care held in Louisville, Kentucky on March 19-22, 2015.

(Call No. LTC 104-136 2015)

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Reduce lawsuit risk: A QAPI approach for long-term care. Carol Marshall. HCPro; 2014. This book provides an overview of QAPI and effective methods to implement it throughout a facility in order to reduce lawsuit situations, analyses of the main areas where long-term care facilities are at risk for a lawsuit, information on how to assess and resolve a potential lawsuit situation, and, staff education resources and training tools.

(Call No. LTC 104-145)

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AMDA Long-Term Care Medicine 2014 Annual Symposium: Creating Harmony in Long-Term Care. AMDA The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term care Medicine; 2014. The premier conference for health care professionals in long term care held in Nashville, TN from February 27 through March 2, 2014.

(Call No. LTC 104-136 2014)

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“I’ll be there for you” providing person-centered dementia care. Terra Nova Films; 2013. This new, chaptered DVD shows how to make a hands-on shift to person-centered dementia care that engages the whole person and creates a support system based on each resident's needs and preferences.

(Call No. DVD 002-608)

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CMS hand in hand: Training series for nursing homes toolkit. CMS; 2012. Section 6121 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 requires CMS to ensure that nurse aides receive regular training on caring for residents with dementia and on preventing abuse. CMS, supported by a team of training developers and subject matters experts, created this training to address the need for nurse aides’ annual in-service training on these important topics. The mission of the Hand in Hand training is to provide nursing homes with a high-quality training program that emphasizes person-centered care in the care of persons with dementia and the prevention of abuse.

(Call No. DVD 002-609)

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Tool kit for physician management in long term care. American Medical Directors Association; 2000. This kit addresses a range of needs from a basic level of acknowledgement to the very structured level of a formal application for professional services. It will assist the facility and medical director with verifying the qualifications of each attending physician that wishes to serve as a member of the attending physician's staff and make a decision to grant or deny the right to practice in the facility, and a tool to develop and communicate to the community-based attending physicians.

(Call No. LTC 104-057 2000)

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Geriatric nutrition patient education manual: With special “overcoming communication barriers” section. Aspen Publishers, Inc.; 2000. The manual will help your geriatric patients meet their changing nutritional needs. Patient handouts are in both English and Spanish. Also includes a new chapter on six patient groups that my present communications barriers such as people who have difficulty reading, older adults, people who have visual impairments, people who are deaf or hard of hearing, people who speak little or no English, people from other cultures.

(Call No. LTC 104-089)

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Care at the end of life – focusing on advance directives and do-not-resuscitate orders in the long term care setting. American Medical Association; 2000. Caring for patients at the end of their lives presents a tremendous challenge for physicians and requires knowledge, compassion, and sensitivity. This information kit is designed to help provide physicians with the information they need to able assist patients and their families during this difficult time. The kit includes background on the patient Self-Determination Act, information about legal and ethical considerations, frequently asked questions and answers, sample policies, and patient education materials.

(Call No. LTC 104-068)

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2005-2006 comprehensive accreditation manual for long term care. Joint Commission Resources; 2000.

(Call No. LTC 104-014j 2006)

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Infection control – focusing on management of VRE and MRSA in long term care setting. American Medical Directors Association; 2001. This information kit includes answers to the most commonly asked questions about VRE and MRSA infections in long term care. Get current, accurate information from the leading experts regarding transfer of infected or colonized patients, standard precautions for patients and staff, antibiotic use, when and how to treat VRE and MRSA, and other issues. The kit also includes guidelines from organizations such as the WHO and educational materials for nurses and other staff.

(Call No. LTC 104-069)

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Handbook of geriatric care in long-term care facilities. Cathy Cress. Aspen Publishers, Inc.; 2001.

(Call No. LTC 104-082)

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Geriatrics at your fingertips. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company; 2001. This publication is a pocket guide published by the American Geriatrics Society. The guide is portable enough to be used in the examining room, on nursing home or hospital rounds, or when the clinician is on call outside the office. The guide provides assessment instruments, recommended diagnostic tests, and management strategies, including nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapy. Tables and lists of drugs are designed to facilitate appropriate prescribing. Generic and trade names are provided, as well as information on dosages, how the drugs are metabolized or excreted, and how each drug is supplied. Frequently, the duration of action and specific cautions to be observed when using the medication in older persons are also supplied.

(Call No. LTC 104-090)

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Clinical and administrative policies for the medical director & attending physicians. Steven Levenson. Med-Pass, Inc.; 2001. The purpose of this manual is to offer a basis for a system to provide effective health care services in nursing facilities. The manual represents an attempt to improve the care in nursing facilities by supporting improvements in the systems and processes that influence the delivery of that care. The comprehensive cumulative index provides easy access to policies, procedures and risk management information.

(Call No. LTC 104-059)

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Infection management for geriatrics in long-term care facilities. Thomas T. Yoshikawa, Joseph G. Ouslander. New York : Marcel Dekker; 2002. Offering an authoritative overview of all infection management protocols currently utilized by infectious disease specialists, geriatricians, and infection control practitioners.

(Call No. LTC 104-092)

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We care – implementing clinical practice guidelines. American Medical Directors Association; 2003. The primer and toolkit cover numerous aspects of guideline implementation including: answering FAQs about CPG, understanding the parallels between the CPG implementation and the TQM process, evaluation of CPG, overcoming obstacles, evaluation of staff knowledge, measurement, tracking, evaluating and communicating guideline adherence.

(Call No. LTC 104-097 2003)

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Risk management through exceptional customer service: Training guide for long-term care managers. Carol Marshall. Opus Communications & The Greeley Company; 2003. This program can help you avoid the mess of claims and lawsuits by ensuring that all residents and their families receive excellent customer service. With this program, the leadership of nursing homes and assisted living facilities will understand the importance of customer service; reduce the risk of litigation and enhance their facility's reputation; build positive working relationships with residents and families; learn the eight-step plan to deal with difficult family members; train staff to provide top-notch customer service; know the ways to measure customer satisfaction. The best thing about this program is that it provides training materials for everyone in your facility, from the administrator and nursing director, to all the frontline staff.

(Call No. LTC 104-098)

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Multidisciplinary medication management toolkit: Including – principles of medication administration video. American Medical Directors Association; 2003. AMDA recognized that an interdisciplinary approach to medication management is essential to reducing medication errors and that education in medication management issues for physicians, nurses, and other professionals need to be enhanced. This requires the involvement of physicians and pharmacists as well as nursing staff, administrators, family members, and other professionals working in the LTC setting.

(Call No. LTC 104-094)

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Model agreement for professional services: Medical director of a nursing facility. American Medical Directors Association; 2003. This package provides information regarding the qualifications and responsibilities of the medical director in a nursing facility, the model agreement includes options for medical directors to consider and to modify, a statement on compensation for the medical director, and HCFA requirements for medical directors.

(Call No. LTC 104-096 2003)

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Medical-legal aspects of long-term care. Jeffrey M. Levine. Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc.; 2003. Nursing homes - Law and legislation - United States.

(Call No. LTC 104-093)

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Long term care survey: Improve your facility’s survey performance by increasing your knowledge of the survey process. American Health Care Association; 2003.

(Call No. LTC 104-048 2003)

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Facility based risk management program: Practical guide for long term care providers. Tra Beicher. American Health Care Association; 2003. The publication provides simple tools and practical solutions that can be used by all levels of caregivers. The program includes topics such as: RM activities, classification of risk, role of the employee, process and incentive of QA & RM, internal and external communications, data gathering and meaningful reports, and conducting facility meetings.

(Call No. LTC 104-101)

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Risk management PEARLS for long-term care and skilled nursing facilities. American Hospital Association; 2004. As long-term care and skilled nursing facilities face increasing legal pressures, it's important for all staff members to help risk managers avoid potential costly litigation. Risk management issues discussed include: resident safety, staff issues, tracking and responding to occurrences, resident rights, survey issues and more.

(Call No. LTC 104-107)

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Nobody’s home – candid reflections of a nursing home aide. Thomas Edward Gass. Cornell University Press; 2004. The author "takes us into the world of a nursing home in a way few other authors do; he writes this book as a nursing home aide and not as a scholar who is observing nursing home aides, a researcher who is studying the problem of nursing homes, or a journalist who is working on a story about a nursing home scandal." "He shows us that aides and the residents they care for - even the most demented and disabled - are real, three dimensional people."

(Call No. LTC 104-105)

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Long-term care risk management – pressure ulcers: Prevention, assessment and treatment training manual. Karen S. Clay. Opus Communications & The Greeley Company; 2004. Don't risk the damage a pressure ulcer-related lawsuit can do to your facility's reputation for quality patient care - not to mention the bottom line implications of a costly lawsuit. This publication includes everything you need to implement an effective pressure ulcer program at your facility.

(Call No. LTC 104-106)

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Long-term care risk management – resident falls: A guide to prevention, assessment, and responses. Carole Eldridge. Opus Communications & The Greeley Company; 2004. With this comprehensive training tool, you will learn the most critical falls-related concepts, such as how to: Implement a comprehensive fall prevention program, Teach frontline staff how to properly respond to and document resident falls, Develop an effective risk monitoring system, Identify medical conditions and medications that increase a resident's fall risk, Track and trend your residents' falls, and Reduce liability risk.

(Call No. LTC 104-102)

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Long-term care – managing across the continuum: 2nd edition. John R. Pratt. Jones and Bartlett Publishers; 2004. Even by health care industry standards, the field of long-term care is rapidly undergoing dramatic changes. There are constant changes in regulations and reimbursement methodology. Institutional and community-based providers are being redefined, new levels of care are being created, and public-policy makers are working to add much-needed alternative modes of delivery to traditional long-term care. As a result, successful long-term care administrators must be able to meet the challenges these changes present and lead their organizations under mounting pressure. Now in its second edition, Long-Term Care: Managing Across the Continuum has been thoroughly revised and updated to provide you with a solid foundation on which to build your management expertise. It provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of long-term care, of the changes that are taking place, and of the skills managers need to survive and prosper in this increasingly competitive field now and in the future.

(Call No. LTC 104-083 2004)

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Infection control manual for long term care. Gail Bennett. Opus Communications & The Greeley Company; 2004. The manual format includes: The Infection Control Program, Surveillance of Infections, Infection Control Education, Isolation, Employee Health, Patient Care Policies, Departmental Policies, OSHA Exposure Control Plans for Bloodborne Pathogens and TB, Performance Improvement, Bioterrorism and References.

(Call No. LTC 104-104)

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How to identify and respond to resident falls: Risk assessment and management for long term care. Opus Communications & The Greeley Company; 2004. August 25, 2004

(Call No. Audio 561-158)

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The 2004 annotated pressure ulcer guideline. HCPro, Inc.; 2004. CMS' new guidance is a double-edged sword. The guidelines are well-written and can help your facility minimize the incidence of pressure ulcers. And they are specific about what surveyors will check when they visit facilities, so providers are forewarned. But experts note that the guidelines also contain an unprecedented level of detail and that it will be a challenge for nursing homes to adjust to the new requirements.

(Call No. LTC 104-110)

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Protocols for physician notification – assessing patients and collecting data on nursing facility patients: A guide for nurses on effective communication with physicians. American Medical Directors Association; 2005. This new publication is a guide on how to communicate effectively with physicians about nursing facility patients. The guide is aimed at improving communication between the physician and licensed nurses and nurse practitioners, with the end result of enhanced patient care. The manual suggests the details that should be included for the physician's information regarding nearly 100 conditions, signs/symptoms, and assessments.

(Call No. LTC 104-070 2005)

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Persuasive communication in the senior care setting for the medical director: AMDA’s 2005 annual symposium. American Medical Directors Association; 2005. Included in the CD-ROM program is AMDA's Osteoporosis Clinical Practice Guidelines to be used with case scenarios, a Persuasive Communication handbook - listing common communication styles, and Communication pocket care - for day to day use.

(Call No. Audio CD 561-160)

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Manage challenging resident behavior: A resource and training guide. Richard A. Bryan and Kelly Smith Papa. HCPro, Inc.; 2005. This exciting book and CD-ROM training package was developed specifically to help your staff prevent and deal with challenging residents. An all-inclusive training tool, it addresses the most problematic behaviors in long-term care.

(Call No. LTC 104-122)

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Long term care nursing desk reference. HCPro, Inc.; 2005. Table of contents: 1. Standards of practice, 2. Personal and professional practice issues, 3. Assessment 4. Pressure ulcers 5. Planning 6. Clinical values 7. Medication administration 8. Intravenous therapy, 9. Transcultural nursing 10. Infection control 11. Hydration 12. Nutrition 13. Intervention for common medical conditions and problems 14. Caring for residents with cognitive impairment and behavior problems, 15. Emergency intervention 16. Restorative nursing care 17. Nursing issues in death and dying 18. Documentation.

(Call No. LTC 104-112)

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The long-term care mock survey toolkit: Step-by-step guide to survey readiness. Rhonda DePaul, RN, BS, MPM. HCPro, Inc.; 2005. The only sure-fire way to prepare for your unannounced state survey is to put your facility through the paces of a realistic mock survey. A mock survey made simple. With this comprehensive manual and CD-ROM, you get everything you need to conduct your own survey, including self assessment tools, troubleshooting tips, and information about what surveyors will look for. You'll even receive the same CMS tools surveyors will use to evaluate your facility.

(Call No. LTC 104-111)

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Incontinence management for nursing homes: Training and resource guide to F315 compliance. HCPro, Inc.; 2005. The book provides expert commentary on the new guidelines - and what your facility can expect when surveyors come knocking. A regulation-compliant, comprehensive incontinence management program to implement at your facility. Sample forms for correct documentation and a complete lesson plan for your CNAs on CD-ROM.

(Call No. LTC 104-113)

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2005-2006 standards for long term care. Joint Commission Resources; 2005. Accreditation policies, standards and elements of performance.

(Call No. LTC 104-015 2005-2006)

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2005-2006 compliance assessment checklist for long term care: Getting the most out of the periodic performance review. Joint Commission Resources; 2005. The book is the essential, spiral-bound workbook for long term care organizations wanting to get the most out of the Joint Commission's Periodic Performance Review (PPR) process and/or for those who wish to do a self-assessment of their performance apart from PPR. Part 1 focuses on the PPR part of the Joint Commission's new accreditation process. Part 2 helps long term care organizations assess their compliance with the 2005–2006 long term care accreditation standards and elements of performance, Accreditation Participation Requirements, and the 2005 National Patient Safety Goals.

(Call No. LTC 104-108)

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2005-2006 accreditation process guide for long term care. Joint Commission Resources; 2005. This guide will provide a complete breakdown of the new accreditation process by presenting a brief description of presurvey activities, including information on the Periodic Performance Review, and detailed information on the on-site accreditation process for both traditional long term care and Medicare/Medicaid certification-based long term care accreditation.

(Call No. LTC 104-109)

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Toolkit for managing attending physicians. American Medical Directors Association; 2006. The guide is for medical directors and administrators of nursing facilities. It is intended to help support a process to verify the qualifications of each attending physician, to grant or deny the right to practice in the facility, and to develop and communicate the expectations that constitute acceptable medical practice and performance of a practitioner.

(Call No. LTC 104-057 2006)

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QI/QM troubleshooter: A step-by-step guide to CMS’ new reporting system. Bonnie Foster. HCPro, Inc.; 2006. The QI/QM Troubleshooter provides a thorough, easy-to-understand explanation of CMS' new system of calculating quality. This valuable book and CD-ROM set offers a practical breakdown of the new reporting process and the new measures. It will provide all of the relevant information on how to use QI/QM reports to improve the quality of care at your facility and impress surveyors.

(Call No. LTC 104-117)

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Model medical director agreement and supplemental materials: Medical director of a nursing facility. American Medical Directors Association; 2006. This model agreement contract package is intended to serve as a guide for agreements for medical director services for nursing facilities. The complete package includes a model agreement between the medical director and the nursing facility; performance requirements and the roles and responsibilities of a medical director; AMDA's statement on compensation for medical director services; and CMS requirements for medical directors. The newly revised package also includes information relevant to the updated Medical Director 501 FTag and Stark II prohibition on physician self-referral. (Revised 2006)

(Call No. LTC 104-096 2006)

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Medical director and attending physicians policy and procedure manual for long-term care. Heaton Publications, Inc.; 2006. This completely revised manual contains policy and procedures that provide the foundation for an effective long-term care clinical system and define the important role that medical directors and other physicians play in optimizing care and enhancing regulatory compliance in the nursing facility. The manual is based on the principle that a systematic care process supports good clinical decision making and regulatory compliance. Features: Contains over 100 policies and procedures created specifically for medical directors, attending physicians and mid-level practitioners, and more.

(Call No. LTC 104-118)

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The MDS self-audit: A practical guide to ensuring minimum data set accuracy. Rena R. Shephard. HCPro, Inc.; 2006. In this updated version of a best-selling classic, author Rena Shephard offers step-by-step explanation of how to audit each of the items that contributes to reimbursement on the MDS. She'll give you the information and tools you need to go it alone, including valuable forms and checklists.

(Call No. LTC 104-114)

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Seizures in the long-term care setting: LTC physician information toolkit series. American Medical Directors Association; 2007. The kit is intended to help the interdisciplinary team in the long-term care facility to become aware of the prevalence of seizures in the long-term care population, identify the signs and symptoms of a seizure in an elderly long-term care patient, determine which patients should undergo diagnostic evaluation for seizures, manage seizures effectively and appropriately and use anti-epileptic medications appropriately.

(Call No. LTC 104-128b)

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Palliative care in the long-term care setting: LTC physician information toolkit series. American Medical Directors Association; 2007. Most health care practitioners and organizations are aware of AMDA's clinical practice guidelines (CPGs). However, many need assistance to implement them in their facility. This implementation toolkit walks you through each step of implementing the Palliative Care guideline in your facility.

(Call No. LTC 104-128a)

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Accident prevention and resident supervision: Preparing your SNF for F-Tag #323. Diane L. Brown. HCPro, Inc.; 2007. Don't scramble looking for information online or spend time rifling through CMS' lengthy and cumbersome guide. This book and CD-ROM include topics and features such as: Expert commentary on how surveyors may cite you for F-tag #323, Environmental safety assessments of the facility, Fall-prevention programs (with tools and forms on CD-ROM), Elopement-prevention programs (with tools and forms on CD-ROM), Investigation of accidents and accident reporting techniques (with tools and forms on CD-ROM), Sound smoking policies and procedures (with tools on the CD-ROM) and much more.

(Call No. LTC 104-124)

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2007 accreditation process guide for long term care. Joint Commission Resources; 2007.

(Call No. LTC 104-109 2007)

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2007 standards for long term care. Joint Commission Resources; 2007. Accreditation policies, standards and elements of performance.

(Call No. LTC 104-015 2007)

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Synopsis of Federal Regulations in the nursing facility: Implications for attending physicians and medical directors. American Medical Directors Association; 2008. An indispensable resource tool for medical directors and other long term care practitioners, the Synopsis contains summary charts emphasizing clinical requirements and interpretive guidelines for surveyors as published in the CMS State Operations Manual. Although the surveyors are instructed to follow the requirements and to use the Interpretive Guidelines only as guidance, they will most likely follow the Interpretive Guidelines when deciding whether and to what extent facilities meet the intent of the requirements. The Synopsis also contains "Recommendations for Medical Directors and Attending Physicians" - AMDA's suggestions for physician compliance and good quality long term medical care.

(Call No. LTC 104-130)

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2008 standards for long term care. Joint Commission Resources; 2008. Now includes scoring information! Every long term care facility can use a copy of this easy-to-use guide! The 2008 Standards for Long Term Care (SLTC) puts all the standards, rationales, and elements of performance right at your fingertips. Scoring information for all standards, including scoring categories and measures of success are included. This handy reference guide can be useful in meetings, for orientation and training, and as a quick overview of The Joint Commission accreditation standards for all your staff.

(Call No. LTC 104-015 2008)

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2008 comprehensive accreditation manual for long term care. Joint Commission Resources; 2008. This manual features everything a long term care organization needs for continuous compliance. Key features include: All changes from the 2007 CAMLTC Subscription Update Service, including all standards, elements of performance, and scoring changes, information about The Joint Commission's unannounced survey process, updated information about the accreditation policies and procedures, including the Sentinel Events Policy, and details regarding the Joint Commission Quality Reports.

(Call No. LTC 104-014k 2008)

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2009 accreditation process guide for long term care. Joint Commission Resources; 2008. The new Guide includes updated self-assessment checklist questions for all elements of performance, including new chapters on Life Safety and Leadership, new scoring information is included for all self-assessment questions and more.

(Call No. LTC 104-109 2009)

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QM/QI troubleshooter: A step-by-step guide to CMS’ reporting system. Diane L. Brown. HCPro, Inc.; 2009. This book and CD-ROM set explains how to dissect and use QM/QI reports to improve quality outcomes. You get investigation suggestions and possible interventions that help you save time.

(Call No. LTC 104-117 2009)

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QIS (Quality Indicator Standard) mock survey guide. Frosini Rubertino. HCPro; 2009. Enforcement of the CMS regulations are conducted through survey inspections of long term care facilities. The Quality Indicator Survey (QIS) process is composed of nine tasks. Read this book to learn about the QIS tasks.

(Call No. LTC 104-140)

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Protocols for change of condition: Caring for the older adult. American Medical Directors Association; 2009. This manual is intended for use by the caregivers (unlicensed staff) of older adults in either an ALC or for family caregivers. The caregiver's role is important in recognizing and reporting a change of condition and this manual can assist in how to communicate the change to a nurse or the primary care physician.

(Call No. LTC 104-135)

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Pressure ulcer prevention and treatment: Quick reference guide. National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel; 2009. The guide summarizes evidence-based guidelines on pressure ulcer prevention and treatment. The guide has been translated into several languages at www.epuap.org.

(Call No. LTC 104-131a 2009)

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Long term care coding, reimbursement and documentation. American Medical Directors Association; 2009. Coding and documentation has presented challenges for long term care physicians over the years, particularly as the continuum of care has expanded to include assisted living, subacute, and home care settings. This guide is designed to enable you to code appropriately for your visits to patients in these varied settings. Detailed vignettes and tips on effective documentation and guidelines on charting are included.

(Call No. LTC 104-134)

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Clinical collaboration in the long-term care setting: LTC physician information toolkit series. American Medical Directors Association; 2009. Teamed with physicians, advanced practice nurses (APNs) and physician assistants (PAs) may enhance the nursing and medical care available to the long term care facility patients. Facilitated by documented positive outcomes and favorable legislation, the presence of the APNs and PAs continues to grow. AMDA foresees that the role of PAs, nurse practitioners (NPs) and clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) in long term care will continue to grow. To assist you with the changing environment, AMDA prepared this educational toolkit.

(Call No. LTC 104-128c)

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2009 standards for long term care. Joint Commission Resources; 2009. The publication contains standards, rationales, elements of performance, National Patient Safety Goals, and accreditation policies and procedures in a 6" x 9" paperback. Designed for use in staff orientation and education and for self-assessment.

(Call No. LTC 104-015 2009)

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Toolkit for managing attending physicians. American Medical Directors Association; 2010. This kit addresses a range of needs from a basic level of acknowledgement to the structured level of a formal application for professional services. It will assist the facility and medical director with verifying qualifications of each attending physician who wishes to serve on staff and make a decision to grant or deny the right to practice in the facility. It also serves as a tool to develop and communicate to the community-based attending physicians. This kit includes the Model Medical Director Agreement and the Synopsis of Federal Regulations.

(Call No. LTC 104-057 2010)

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Risk management PEARLS for long term & continuing care. American Society of Healthcare Risk Management; 2010. The 2nd edition is updated, revised and expanded to meet the needs of a growing and complex specialty where risk management duties may not be assigned to a dedicated risk manager. It is packed with proactive tips presented in a style that encourages staff to advance resident care while reducing occurrences and claims.

(Call No. LTC 104-133)

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Pressure ulcers: Long-term care clinical manual. Barbara Acello. HCPro, Inc.; 2010. This book provides strategies to help long-term care nurses assess, prevent, and treat pressure ulcers in accordance with NPUAP and CMS guidelines. With this resource, not only will staff be able to overcome documentation problems and understand how to assess wounds and infections, but it provides good practices to help your facility achieve a high Quality Measure rating and accurately code Section M on the MDS 3.0.

(Call No. LTC 104-138)

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Pressure ulcer – toolkit for implementation of the clinical practice guideline. American Medical Directors Association; 2010. Most health care practitioners and organizations are aware of AMDA's clinical practice guidelines. However, many need assistance implementing them in their facility. AMDA's implementation Tool Kits come with everything you need to get you through each step of implementing the specific CPG.

(Call No. LTC 104-097 - Pressure Ulcer 2010)

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Mental health documentation in the nursing home. American Medical Directors Association; 2010. By incorporating the information in this monograph into their practice in long term care facilities (LTCF), physicians should be able to complete mental health related documentation at preadmission, admission, and at times of cognitive/ behavioral/mood changes. Also, monitor processes once an intervention has been implemented and describe the clinical and regulatory documentation necessary when residents are placed on psychoactive medications. In addition, create processes and provide tools that ensure appropriate documentation and train staff in the necessity and requirements for accurate documentation.

(Call No. LTC 104-139)

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Immunization in the long-term setting: LTC physician information toolkit series. American Medical Directors Association; 2010. Topics on DVDs include Influenza Immunization and the Health Care Worker, Caring in the Community, Immunization and the Older Adult, and flyers, posters and information sheets.

(Call No. LTC 104-128d)

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AMDA clinical practice guidelines: Transitions of care in the long-term care continuum. American Medical Directors Association; 2010. This guideline is intended for the members of the interdisciplinary team to assist them in the coordination and continuity of care in the long term care patient settings.

(Call No. LTC 104-067 2010)

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AMDA 2010 Annual Symposium: Golden opportunities – long term care medicine. 2010. The premier conference for health care professionals in long term care.

(Call No. LTC 104-136)

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We care: Tool Kit for implementation of the clinical practice guidelines for falls and osteoporosis. American Medical Directors Association; 2011. Implementation tools included are: Template Letters, FAQs, Summary of Physician Responsiblities, Task Assignment Grid, Policies and Procedures, Check List for Policies and Procedures, Quality Indicators, and Measurement Tool, Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention in the Long-Term Care Setting and Falls and Fall Risk Clinical Practice Guideline booklets.

(Call No. LTC 104-097 2012 Falls and Osteoporosis)

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Nursing home regulations: Survey, certification & enforcement manual. Robert Fogg, Esq.. Thompson Publishing Group; 2011. The manual gives you practical expert advice on how to stay in compliance with the latest statutory and regulatory changes that affect your rights and responsibilities in nursing home administration and patient advocacy.

(Call No. LTC 104-028)

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Multidisciplinary medication management manual. Kenneth R. Rohde. American Medical Directors Association; 2011. By using the information and tools in this kit, practitioners, medical directors, directors of nursing and other facility managers should be able to identify both actual and potential medication-related problems and implement systems to improve patient care, improve regulatory compliance and reduce health care costs.

(Call No. LTC 104-094 2011)

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Ending hospital readmissions – a blueprint for SNFs. Barbara Acello.HCPro; 2011. This book will help long-term care facility staff understand the financial and quality of care implications associated with rehospitalization, understand the importance of communication and documentation, develop effective discharge protocols, recognize early changes in resident status, understand how to ensure residents derive maximum benefit from the Medicare program, and much more.

(Call No. LTC 104-141)

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Constipation and diarrhea in the long term care setting: LTC physician information toolkit series. American Medical Directors Association; 2011.

(Call No. LTC 104-128e)

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AMDA 2011 Annual Symposium: Long term care medicine. 2011. The premier conference for health care professionals in long term care.

(Call No. LTC 104-136 2011)

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AMDA’s synopsis of Federal Regulations in the nursing facility: Implications for attending physicians and medical directors. American Medical Directors Association; 2011. An indispensable resource tool for medical directors and other long term care practitioners, the 2012 Synopsis contains summary charts emphasizing clinical requirements and interpretive guidelines for surveyors as published in the CMS State Operations Manual. Although the surveyors are instructed to follow the requirements and to use the Interpretive Guidelines only as guidance, they will most likely follow the Interpretive Guidelines when deciding whether and to what extent facilities meet the intent of the requirements. The Synopsis also contains "Recommendations for Medical Directors and Attending Physicians" listing AMDA’s suggestions for physician compliance and good quality long term medical care.

(Call No. LTC 104-130 2012)

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AMDA 2012 Annual Symposium: Long term care medicine. 2012. The premier conference for health care professionals in long term care held in San Antonio, Texas from March 8 through March 11, 2012.

(Call No. LTC 104-136 2012)

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Know-It-All Series – tools to reduce unnecessary transitions to hospitals: When you’re called diagnosing system. National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel; 2012. Because pressure ulcers remain a significant worldwide heath care problem, prevalence and incidence statistics about them are continuously sought. As part of its education, research, and public policy goals to decrease the occurrence of pressure ulcers, the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) examined pressure ulcer prevalence and incidence for the 11-year period from January 1, 2000 to November 1, 2011 for this monograph.

(Call No. LTC 104-144)

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Know-It-All Series – tools to reduce unnecessary transitions to hospitals: When you’re called diagnosing system. 2012. One-of-a-kind, 200 plus page guide on change of conditions for attending practitioners

(Call No. LTC 104-143)

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Know-It-All Series – tools to reduce unnecessary transitions to hospitals: Before you call data collection cards. 2012. This system is designed to maximize quality care and avoid unnecessary emergency room visits and hospitalizations.

(Call No. LTC 104-142)

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AMDA clinical practice guidelines – Volume 2. American Medical Directors Association; 2017. Health maintenance in the LTC setting (c2012), Heart failure in post-acute and LTC setting (c2015), Osteoporosis (c2003), Pain management in the LTC setting (c2012), Parkinson's Disease in the LTC setting (c2010), Pharmacotherapy companion (c2005), Pressure Ulcers & Other Wounds (c2017), Sleep disorders (c2006), Stroke management and prevention in the LTC setting (c2011), Urinary incontinence (c2012), Young Adult in the LTC setting (c2012).

(Call No. LTC 104-067 2017 V.2)

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AMDA clinical practice guidelines – Volume 1. American Medical Directors Association; 2012. Vol. 1 - Anemia (c2007), Altered nutritional status (c2010), Altered mental states (c1998), Acute change of condition in the long term care setting (c2003) , COPD management in the long-term care setting (c 2010), Common infections in the long-term care setting (c2011), Dehydration and fluid maintenance (c2009), Dementia (c2012), Depression (c2011), Falls and fall risk (c2011), Gastrointestinal disorders in the long term care setting (c2006), Guideline implementation (c1998), Heart failure (c2010). Vol. 1a - Anemia in the long-term care setting (c2007), Delirium and acute problematic behavior in the long-term care setting (c2008), Diabetes management in the long-term care setting (c2008).

(Call No. LTC 104-067 2012 V.1 & Supplement V.1a)

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AMDA 2013 Annual Symposium: Long Term Care Medicine – Monumental Steps for Quality. American Medical Directors Association; 2013. The premier conference for health care professionals in long term care held in San Antonio, Texas from March 8 through March 11, 2013.

(Call No. LTC 104-136 2013)

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