Nursing Policies and Procedures for Long Term Care
2016 Third Edition Book and CD, 183 Pages
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68 Comprehensive Nursing Policy and Procedure Forms on Easy to Edit Templates
Includes 23 Skilled Charting Guidelines
Nursing Policy Long Term Care sample forms:
Blood Glucose Monitoring
Bowel Movement Protocol
Dining Room – Meals
Director of Nursing – Job Description
Falls, Post-Fall Protocol
Falls – Prevention and Risk Reduction
Falls – Quality Assurance
Falls – Risk Assessment and Identification
Infection Control Nurse – Job Description
MDS Coordinator – Job Description
Medications – Adverse Consequences
Medications – Antipsychotics
Medications – Anxiolytics
Medications – Narcotics
Medications – Pharmacy
Medications – Pharmacy Consultant
Needles and Sharps
Quality Assurance Director – Job Description
Range of Motion
Restraints – Consent Restraints – Criteria
Restraints – Definitions
Restraints – Monitoring
Restraints – Program
Staff Development Director – Job Description
Transfers and Lifts
Urinary Catheter Care
Urinary Catheter Insertion
Urinary Catheter Monitoring and Documentation
The sixty-eight nursing policies and procedures in this manual reflect the main nursing care categories in a long term care skilled nursing facility. They are based on current standards of nursing practice and regulations and guidelines from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Center for Disease Control, and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration.
The Director of Nursing should review and update the manual at least annually to ensure it is comprehensive and accurate. Some facilities have a policy and procedure committee that meets several times per year to review and consider changes to policies. The form at the top of each policy and procedure has spaces for the date the policy and procedure was approved by the DON and the date of any addendums or changes. The master copy of policies and procedures should be kept in the DON’s office, and copies can be placed at each nurses’ station so when policy or procedure is in doubt, staff members can refer to the manual for clarity.
Updates can be made when applicable due to changes in regulations or nursing standards of practice. Other appropriate additions to the manual would be manufacturer guidelines and instructions for new equipment and devices. Some facilities include with the policy and procedure manual master copies of forms, and this can help to ensure uniform documentation throughout the facility.
Core skill nursing competencies are assumed to be assessed and checked as satisfactory for newly hired employees and addressed with Staff Education evaluations and inservices, and are not included.
Each of the policies and procedures in this book are also included on the CD so they may be easily edited on a word processor for desired updates and changes.
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