Staffing Rehab Nursing Appropriately Using Patient Daily Acuity

Learn how FIMTM scores can be used in conjunction with your institution’s rehab nursing standards of practice to determine the appropriate mix of nurses to staff for each nursing shift.

WEBINAR: Staffing Rehab Nursing Appropriately Using Patient Daily Acuity

Presenter: Ms. Ginger Cohen, Chief Nursing Executive at  St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute

Are you frustrated staffing your rehab nursing using tools that were designed for med/surg care?  Learn how FIMTM scores can be used in conjunction with your institution’s rehab nursing standards of practice to determine the appropriate mix of nurses to staff for each nursing shift. Make the most cost-effective rehab nurse staffing decisions while maintaining or improving patient safety, patient outcomes, rehab nurse productivity, and rehab nurse satisfaction. Our featured presenter was Ms. Ginger Cohen, the Chief Nursing Executive at Washington State’s largest IRF. Ms. Cohen presented her experience regarding these topics as she and her rehab nurse managers participate in the trial of a new software tool being developed by MediServe that delivers these benefits. Please watch this webinar to learn how your institution can leverage patient Daily Acuity to staff rehab nursing more productively and to report the shift-by-shift status of your critical Quality Indicators.

Ginger explained the benefits experienced during trial of Mediware’s new software tool.

Attendees will learn how:
  • FIMTM scores determine Medicare payment
  • their role in FIMTM scoring directly affects Medicare payment
  • their role in FIMTM scoring directly affects Medicare payment
  • Daily Acuity is used to determine the amount and type of nursing care that is needed for each nursing unit by nursing shift
  • “situational acuity” is accounted for when establishing Daily Acuity
  • to flexibly assign nurses to meet Daily Acuity nursing demand
  • to track planned nurse staffing vs. actual staffing
  • planned vs. actual staffing variance can be used to reduce the cost of rehab nurse staffing while maintaining or improving rehab nursing standards of practice
  • shift-by-shift reporting of staffing variance can be used to identify areas for improvement that cannot be identified by non-Daily Acuity nurse scheduling systems
  • to understand the capability of Daily Acuity to report the shift-by-shift status of critical rehab nursing Quality Indicators to nursing leadership