Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Greetings,

 

Well it has been 11 days and counting and I still have a lot of questions.

1.Like how do I print a blank new activity Assessment- not the mds

2. Knowing when a CAA is needed when SS has not completed their portion of the assessment.

3. the RAP = CAA questions are very much different than the RAPS done in 2.0 .

 

Any input at this point would be helpful.

:)

Brain fried on MDS3.0

Link to post
Share on other sites
 

Greetings,

 

Well it has been 11 days and counting and I still have a lot of questions.

1.Like how do I print a blank new activity Assessment- not the mds

2. Knowing when a CAA is needed when SS has not completed their portion of the assessment.

3. the RAP = CAA questions are very much different than the RAPS done in 2.0 .

 

Any input at this point would be helpful.

:)

Brain fried on MDS3.0

 

1. Not sure what you mean, did you print your assessment from the MDS 2.0 software??

 

2. If you are inputing on the computer your software should let you know a CAA is needed, but sometimes it wont trigger for F0500 alone and the input from F0400 will trigger the section, you have to wait til SS inputs. The MDS manual explains how many 4,5,& 9 trigger the section.

 

3. For the questions... they are there to help find the reason the problem is a problem so as long as you find the what is causing the problem and document you're good, for example if resident is withdrawn from activities, and you see he/she has a dx of depression you doccument on that, you dont need to go through all the CAA everytime someone triggers its a guide to help you solve the problem

 

hope i helped a bit... read the mds 3.0 manual and you state's surveyor guidance

Link to post
Share on other sites
 
 
  • 2 weeks later...
 

Greetings,

 

Well it has been 11 days and counting and I still have a lot of questions.

1.Like how do I print a blank new activity Assessment- not the mds

2. Knowing when a CAA is needed when SS has not completed their portion of the assessment.

3. the RAP = CAA questions are very much different than the RAPS done in 2.0 .

 

Any input at this point would be helpful.

:blink:

Brain fried on MDS3.0

Link to post
Share on other sites
 

Greetings,

 

Well it has been 11 days and counting and I still have a lot of questions.

1.Like how do I print a blank new activity Assessment- not the mds

2. Knowing when a CAA is needed when SS has not completed their portion of the assessment.

3. the RAP = CAA questions are very much different than the RAPS done in 2.0 .

 

Any input at this point would be helpful.

:blink:

Brain fried on MDS3.0

 

Dear Brian,

I have the same concerns about 3.0. My company's software assists me by highlighting the triggers in red after all of section F has been saved. In your case you may want to take a blank section F worksheet and mark it up as a key after you examine the 3.0 manual to find out which resonses are triggers. You can then mark to the left of each response [3, 4, 5, 6] for example. It is only the second half of section F that contains triggers, if I am not mistaken.

I too am frusterated by the the use such ambiguous language on the psychosocial section D question "resident no longer finds pleasure in doing 'things.' I am finding this to continuously RAPping. If the social workers are not defining what 'things' are, we may find that this trigger comes up time and time again. It would help if SW could set the stage a bit by defining exactly what "things" means. For example, What I like to do on the section F question which asks how important it is for the res. to do their 'favorite activities:' is to preface the question "what are your favorite current activities?" Then ask the res. "are those important to you? This usually produces a reponse like 1 or 2 that is not a CAA trigger since they better understand the question. This way "favorite activities" is better defined and we don't have to do triple the quantity of frivolous CAA's which really are not problems necessarily. So get with the social workers and explain the situation by offering suggestions for them to preface those thorny questions. I am not suggesting that we should avoid doing CAA's altogether, but rather eliminate the built-in tendency of the 3.0 for triggering meaningless CAA's. Resident's with genuine depression symptomology will still continue to trigger even with a clearer definition of "things." Another example on section F is when a resident states that "pets/animals are (#4) not at all important to them." In my opinion, this is not a problem, but a stated preference which should already be accounted for on the initial assessment; and not an activities deficit. My MDS Coordinator told me to just document in the CAA that "res. lack of importance ascribed to being around pets/animals is an expressed preference; and not a request for a substitute activity or deficit. See initial assessent dated _/_/_. " Hope that helped too.

Edited by dlancaster
Link to post
Share on other sites
 

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Ternessa.png

  • both post support for the NAAPCC Credentialing Center
     
    Comments From Students
     
     Thank you for correcting the information that was released. I recently took the test for certification with NAAPCC and it was a very comprehensive and thorough test. It was not a simple easy test to get you certified. You had to know the information in order to complete and pass. I would recommend this avenue to anyone especially if finances are a struggle for MEPAP I & II. I did purchase the book for long-term care seventh edition and without that I would have struggled.
    Connie Gangwish, AP-BC Colorado
    reprinted with permission

    To: Activity Directors Network
    Celeste is awesome!! Anytime i have a question she gets right back with me and she is very informative. At first I didn't know if i was going to like the new course just for the fact my MEPAP course was the own pace and I work Full time plus have 3 kids. But i am loving it! It is very structured and with due dates I feel like i am holding myself more accountable for completed assignments sooner than later. It has actually been a beneficial change for me.. Thanks so much!!!
    L Williams reprinted with permission

    To: Activity Directors Network
    Good Evening I wanted to let you know that I had completed mepap 1 and had only a couple weeks left of mepap 2 so I had looked at path 2 and have taken the activities test and passed so just sending in the application. I wanted to thank you for giving all your time to us even while Kathy was ill. It didn't go unnoticed, you was a great support and helpful at ideas or even different ways of changing thoughts to positive while feeling defeated. Thank You Stacey Passa AP-BC
    reprinted with permission
  • ProudlySupport_NAAPCC_facebook.jpg

×
  • Create New...