HOT TOPIC New MDS Items for October 1 2017 - Sept 26th

Your Price: $149.00
Item Number: FH6
Configuration: L
Manufacturer: Polaris Group


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(CEC Nurses-Provided for Live Training)

September 26, 2017

1:00 PM (ET)
12:00 PM Central
11:00 AM Mountain
10:00 AM Pacific
09:00 AM Alaska
07:00 AM Hawaii
Training will last approximately 1.5 hours

Autumn is here with new items added to the MDS. 
These additions impact clinical programming for falls, devices/restraints, and antipsychotic drug regimen reviews.  
Learn about all the changes to the MDS coming Oct 1. 


Training Content:

  • Review each change in the RAI Manual related to definitions/Clarifications
    • IDT members
    • SCSA criteria
    • Baseline Care Plan requirement reference
    • Person-centered care planning updates to preferences
    • Changes in A2400 Coding for unplanned discharges
    • G0110 some clarifications
    • GG coding clarifications
    • Coding UTI with evidence based tool
    • Oral/Denture status clarifications
    • Skin Condition clarifications
    • Clarification on Immunizations
    • Updates on Physician examinations and orders coding
    • Section Q clarifications
  • New MDS Items
    • Added Opioids
    • New Antipsychotic Medication Review Section
    • Restraints and Alarms new section on Alarms
  • Impact on other clinical systems and documentation.


Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to code Items correctly to RAI clarifications or changes in coding criteria.
  • Be able to code new MDS items correctly.
  • Recognize impact on clinical systems and adjust accordingly.


  • Directors of Nursing
  • MDS Nurses
  • Nurse Managers
  • Therapy
Three days prior to the Webinar, you will receive an email with instructions for accessing the webinar.  A phone call-in number and access code as well as directions for accessing the webinar via the internet will be provided.  We strongly recommend you go online approximately 10 minutes prior to the session to ensure there are not technical difficulties.
In addition to the expertise and advice presented during this webinar, you'll have an opportunity to have your questions answered. The training material will be provided prior to the webinar date via email with PDF attachments.  Please open and print the PDF file before the day of the webinar or at least 1 hour prior to the scheduled webinar in order to get any issues resolved in a timely manner.

Polaris Group is an approved provider of Continuing Education Credits (CECs) by the Boards in Florida and California. For those Nurses participating in a live webinar:

  • Credits for Nursing accepted in all states except Iowa.

Nurses must complete and return these three (3) documents to obtain Credits:

  • Evaluation Form
  • Participant Information Form
  • Post-Test

Polaris Group will issue Certificates for Credits to the facility contact person for distribution to participants.


  • Participation in the call is just $149 for Live only or $199 for Live with CD, per site and allows access to ONE phone line for an unlimited number of people to listen. 
  • A link to register on Go To Meeting will be emailed to you.  Registering on Go To Meeting after you register for this session on our website is required.  The registration on Go To Meeting will give you access to download the handout for this session and provide you with the call-in information and link to view the webinar.
  • We recommend that you call in 5 minutes early!
  • Live Training with CD and CD only orders are charged $6.00 for shipping and handling, which will be included into the price prior to checkout.
  • CD orders will be filled after the date of the live training, please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery of these orders.

You may choose from the following training options:

  • Live Training, $149
  • Live Training with CD, $199
  • CD Only, $119 PLUS $6.00 shipping & handling