Documenting Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

 

Federal regulations require all Medicare- and Medicaid-certified nursing facilities to complete a comprehensive assessment on all residents in order to develop an individualized care plan. The Minimum Data Set (MDS) is the foundation for this comprehensive assessment. The MDS is a standardized assessment that takes into account a resident’s clinical and functional status. One section of the MDS assesses the resident’s ability to complete activities of daily living (ADLs). This complex, but important, part of the resident assessment affects not only the development of the care plan, but also the reimbursement your facility receives for services you provide. Accurately reporting a resident’s ADL ability is critical for accurate completion of the MDS, so it is important for you to understand the terms used for assessment of ADLs. In this course, you will learn the definitions of each ADL and the coding of residents’ ADL abilities.

$20.00

Hours: 0.25
REL-SRC-0-DADL

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants

0.2 HOURS


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 0.20 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)

0.25 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-DADL
Hours: 0.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Define each of the nine ADLs coded on the MDS.

Explain when to use each code under ADL Self-Performance and Support Provided.

Apply the concepts of Self-Performance and Support Provided to specific situations.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: ADL Coding
A. ADL Definitions
B. Documenting ADLs
C. Self-Performance
D. Limited vs. Extensive Assistance
E. Bathing Differences
F. Meet Meredith
G. Meet Perry
H. Meet Elbert
I. Support Provided
J. Meet Herschel
K. Meet Leona
Section 3: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Course Contributor
C. References
D. Congratulations

Staff Writer: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP started working in the senior care industry in 2000. She is a certified Gerontological Nurse, a Director of Nursing Services – Certified, and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She has held positions including MDS Coordinator, Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator, Nurse Consultant, Area Manager, and Director of Quality Assurance. Her overall responsibility within each of these positions was to ensure residents received the highest quality of care. This included active participation in quality improvement initiatives, review of clinical records to identify areas of weakness, corroboration with the medical director to institute policies and procedures for resident care, and staff education/training. Additionally, she was responsible for maintaining an effective compliance program under a Quality of Care Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Office of Inspector General for a period of five years. She currently serves as the manager of curriculum design for post-acute care for Relias. Within this position, her responsibility is to oversee the development of online training modules for the post-acute care industry. She has served as the subject matter expert for courses on re-hospitalization, clinical skill reviews, and various OSHA and regulatory compliance topics. In addition, she has presented at various state conferences on mandatory compliance, quality assessment and assurance (QA&A), and quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI). Disclosure: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, DNS-CT, CDP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry level Direct Care Workers; entry level General Staff; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility, Long-term Care, Residential Care.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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