Restorative Nursing Foundation for the Nurse

Restorative Nursing Foundation for the Nurse 

Your primary goal as a nurse is to improve the quality of care and quality of life of individuals under your care. One way to accomplish this is to assist them with attaining or maintaining their highest level of functional ability by using a restorative approach to care delivery. A formalized restorative nursing program ensures that person-centered, restorative care is used consistently across your organization, not only for the individual’s benefit, but also for the benefit of your organization. To be successful, you must have a foundational understanding of restorative nursing care. In this course, you will learn about restorative nursing as the foundation of resident care. You will also learn the impact restorative nursing programs have on reimbursement. Finally, you will learn how you can develop a successful restorative nursing program. 


Hours: 1.25


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-RNFN-V3
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Describe a restorative nursing program.
Explain the role of each type of restorative personnel.
Identify how restorative programs affect reimbursement.
Develop a successful restorative nursing program.

Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: The Foundation of Care

Meet Diana

Restorative Nursing Defined

What Restorative Nursing Is

What Restorative Nursing Isn’t

Benefits of Restorative Nursing

Organizational Benefits

Types of Restorative Programs

Restorative Nurse

Restorative Aide

Other Personnel

Personnel Issues



Section 3: Restorative Nursing and Reimbursement

Payment Systems



Flow Sheets


Daily Notes

Narrative Notes

Progress Notes

Plan of Care



Section 4: Developing a Restorative Nursing Program

Plan First

Moving Forward

In the Beginning

Identifying Residents

Avoidable vs. Unavoidable Decline

Think like a Surveyor

When to Start Restorative Nursing

Grouping Residents

A Successful Program




Section 5: Conclusion


Course Contributors




Staff Writer: Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC
Jennifer Moore, RN-BC, CDP, WCC started working in the senior care industry in 2000. She is a certified Gerontological Nurse, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, and Wound Care Certified. 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 Director of Curriculum Design & Research for Relias. Within this position, her responsibility is to oversee the development of online training modules across the healthcare continuum. She has served as the subject matter expert for courses on re-hospitalization, clinical skill reviews, leadership, management, 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, CDP, WCC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N.

Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale’s Notes on Nursing, “I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints.” 

Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, R.N., M.S.N. 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: Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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