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Nurse Performance of Treatments in the Skilled Nursing Facility Part 2

presented by Juzell (Joey) Pettis, RN, DNS-CT, WCC, DWC

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Video Runtime: 23 Minutes

This course is part of a two-course series. Please view Nurse Performance of Treatments in the Skilled Nursing Facility Part 1, before beginning this installment.

Performing treatments is an important part of the Licensed Staff tasks. Treatments are ordered as medical treatment, for monitoring/assessing acute issues, and monitoring of success of interventions. This is often part of the job that takes second place to other tasks like administering medication or charting. The second part of this two-course series covers oxygen therapy, treatments ordered for acute conditions, and implementing treatment orders to monitor the effect of care plans.

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Juzell (Joey) Pettis, RN, DNS-CT, WCC, DWC

Joey has 45 years experience in long-term care and acute care settings. Joey's experience includes both staff and management positions in long-term care. For the past 35 years she has worked in long-term care management as a Director of Nursing and as a Consultant with responsibility for staff management, education and resident clinical care. Joey…

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1. Oxygen Therapy

This chapter will explain the importance of oxygen and how it is used as a medication. Examples of how and why a physician may order an oxygen treatment on a patient will be reviewed.

2. Treatments Ordered for Assessing Acute Conditions

Nursing-ordered treatments are often used to monitor acute changes in the condition of a resident. These nursing-driven orders may include checking vital signs, behavior monitoring and other nursing interventions. Examples of these will be shared as along with documentation principles.

3. Implementing Treatment Orders to Monitor Effect of Care Plan Interventions

This chapter will explain the importance of monitoring the effectiveness of medical treatment and nursing interventions so that early detection of lack of improvement can be identified and reported. Examples will be given of how treatments meant to monitor efficacy can prevent unnecessary hospitalization or resident dissatisfaction.

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