Prospective payment for long term care went into effect July 1, 1998?and if your nursing home expects to remain in business under prospective payment, outcome-based quality improvement is a must! This is an all-in-one resource, with the guidance and tools you need to begin your own QI program immediately. You'll get: ? New policies, procedures, flowsheets, documentation guides, audits and data retrieval worksheets for: Fall Assessment, Nutritional Status, Incontinence Management, Skin Care, Diabetes Management, and Pain Management ? A comprehensive understanding of the quality improvement process, including how and why to implement a quality improvement program ? Ready-to-use quality improvement monitoring plans and data retrieval worksheets to examine care specifically related to the MDS quality indicators ? Quality improvement monitoring plans and data retrieval worksheets to examine care specifically related to the MDS quality indicators You can begin using this practical resource at once to collect data for care delivery processes that your QI team wants to explore'or for potential problem areas flagged by MDS quality indicators. Outlining today's best practices, all protocols are based on the latest literature and AHCPR clinical guidelines. Packed with policies and procedures, tracking forms, assessment tools, protocols, worksheets, surveys, and more, this unique hands-on manual is essential for implementing a state-of-the-art QI program'a must-have resource for every long-term facility! For Orders and Inquiries, please call: 1-888-427-5800.Rantz, Marilyn J. is the author of 'Outcome-Based Quality Improvement for Long-Term Care Using Mds, Process, and Outcome Measures', published 2002 under ISBN 9780834221154 and ISBN 0834221152.