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Third Session of LTPAC Looking Beyond COVID-19 Series Addresses Nursing Assessment and Care Planning

Quality assessments and care planning are core nursing responsibilities, and can often mean the difference between favorable and unfavorable care outcomes. Failure to conduct these foundational tasks following resident changes have led to increasing numbers of citations in the last few years and can pose liability risks to your organization. Leaders must ensure that staff have access to all the necessary resources and demonstrate the needed clinical competencies, and that team members are clear on their roles with gathering and sharing key information. 

Comagine Health has launched a six-part affinity group series that explores the nuances of early detection of and intervention for changes in resident condition, and reinforces the link between staff resiliency and patient safety, specifically focusing on how interventions that prioritize the well-being of both residents and staff members often lead to the best outcomes. The webinars are unrecorded open forums to facilitate sharing and innovation.

On May 14, a group of providers from about 33 long-term and post-acute care facilities attended the third session, “Nursing Assessment and Care Planning,” where they offered their tips, tools and best practices regarding these essential components.  Additionally, teams explored the importance of fostering a culture that supports psychological safety. Comagine Health has compiled their feedback and created a resource for your facility to reference.

As the series goes on, we will continue to curate the insights gained from these affinity group discussions, which will include session highlights, practice ideas from partners and actionable next steps you can bring back to your staff to begin growing skills and making improvements.

Don’t miss our next session in the Looking Beyond COVID-19: Detecting Change in Resident Condition and the Impact of Staff Resiliency series on June 11: Monitoring and Reassessing the Resident.

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