This course reviews regulations, policies, and guidelines in Nursing Home/long-term care settings, targeting nurses (ARNP, RN, LPN), therapists, CNAs, and others in long-term care, plus those aspiring to work in this environment. It covers residents' basic rights, measures to uphold these rights, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for privacy and confidentiality, and guidelines for proper documentation and legal aspects. OBJECTIVES After successful completion of this course the students will be able to: Identify basic resident rights Describe how the resident rights may impact healthcare practice Apply principles of resident rights to healthcare practice Describe measures to protect the resident’s rights Define Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Describe measures to respect the resident’s rights Discuss the importance of confidentiality and privacy of residents’ information Identify ways to promote the residents’ rights. Describe the importance of completing accurate and complete documentation within the patient’s medical record. Explain the purposes for documentation. Discuss the Privacy Rule. Explain how to appropriately document errors. Explain how to document continuations. Explain how to document late entries. Describe various factors to consider in documentation. Discuss characteristics of different formats for documentation. Discuss various components of computerized documentation systems.
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