How to Conquer Pain and F309 Survey Deficiencies

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Prerecorded Event
Rena Shephard, MHA, RN, FACDONA, RAC-CT
Conference Date
Thu, Feb 19, 2009
60 Minutes
Product Description

Failing to use these best practices will leave residents and your CMS 2567 suffering. 

Pain is tightly linked to depression, erodes self-confidence, and can cause behavioral problems, especially in nursing home residents with cognitive impairment. With a revised F309 tag specifically addressing pain on its way, the stakes have never been higher for getting on top of this all too common clinical problem.
Let nationally known MDS and long-term care expert Rena Shephard, MHA, RN, RAC-MT, C-NE, lead you through the clinical and regulatory path to improved resident comfort and a pain-free survey.

Topics covered:

  • What to do when a resident who doesn't seem to be in pain asks for his PRN pain med every time it's due.
  • Is routine pain med dosing really the best approach for short-term rehab patients?
  • Set a pain management goal — An essential factor you should never overlook..
  • The central thrust of the proposed F309 survey guidance on pain. Hint: Many facilities fall short on the old concept.
  • How often CNAs accurately assess residents' pain and disagree on pain assessments — turn these troubling statistics around fast.

Who should attend? Administrators, directors of nursing, assistant directors of nursing, nursing supervisors, charge nurses, treatment nurses, social services personnel, nursing assistants, staff development coordinators, corporate and regional nurses, and clinical case managers.

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About Our Speaker

Rena Shephard - Long Term Care Coding Expert

Rena R. Shephard, MHA, RN, FACDONA, RAC-CT, is the president of RRS Healthcare Consulting Services in San Diego, providing long-term care consulting and training services to facilities, corporations, and attorneys nationwide.

The founding chair and executive editor of the American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordinators, Shephard was a Director of Nursing Services in skilled nursing facilities for 14 years, with expertise in all aspects of long-term care. She...   More Info
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