MDS Education

MED e-care shares its expertise. We provide a series of regional educational opportunities across  Canada for clients and non-clients covering a variety of industry specific topics. Our educational sessions have received rave reviews. We regularly email organizations when a session is scheduled in their area or you can refer to our monthly newsletter for the dates and locations of our next sessions.

CoursesFrequencyWho it is for?PresenterRegistration
(1) 35 QI & RUGs Webinar Series1-2x / yearRAI, DOC, AdminDr. Paul BeaulneTBA
(2) 3-Day MDS Credentialing3x / yearRAI, DOC, AdminDr. Paul Beaulneclick here
(3) Advanced RUGs3x / yearRAI, DOC, AdminDr. Paul Beaulneclick here

(1) 35 QI & RUGs Webinar Series

 Session # Date Sessions / TopicRegistration Powerpoint
 #1 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Stage 2-4 Pressure Ulcerssign up download
 #2 Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Anti-psychotic Medication Usagesign up download
 #3 Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Daily Physical Restraintssign up download
 #4 Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Fallssign up download
 #5 Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Weight Losssign up download
 #6 Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Painsign up download
 #7 Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Cognitivesign up download
 #8 Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Deliriumsign up download
 #9 Wednesday, December 13, 2017 ADL and Locomotionsign up download
 #10 Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Bladder and Bowelsign up download
 #11 Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Infection and Respiratorysign up download
 #12 Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Behaviour and Depressionsign up download
 #13 Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Understanding the RUG 44 & 34 Model Part 1sign up download
 #14 Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Understanding the RUG 44 & 34 Model Part 2sign upsame as Part 1
 #15 Wednesday, March 28, 2018 RUG Weighted Patient Days (RWPD)sign up download
 #16 Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Population Risk Adjustmentsign up download

(2) 3-Day MDS Credentialing

The 3-Day MDS Credentialing course will take every attendee through a detailed process of coding and utilizing the MDS assessment system including CAPs/RAPs, QIs, RUGs, and Outcome Measures. The cost includes all course material, exams, certificate and breakfast, lunch and refreshments each day.

Learn how to:

  • Explain the benefits of MDS
  • Identify the types and timing of assessments
  • Identify and clarify the four parts of the RAP
  • Identify the objectives of the Nursing Quality Initiatives
  • Describe the relationship between the RAI process, the care plan, and quality resident care
  • Understand the development and benefits of the Quality Indicators
  • Understand the development of the RUG-III classification system

(3) Advanced RUG III

The Advanced RUG III course is designed to guide you on how to manage risk, optimize funding, and identify quality of care issues & measure performance. The cost includes all course material, exams, certificate and breakfast, lunch and refreshments each day.

Learn how to:

  • Compare your organization to local, national, and international benchmarks
  • How to code the 106 MDS items for RUG III 44 and 34 grouper
  • Resource Utilization Groups (RUG) CMI versus RUG Weighted Patient Days (RWPD) CMI
  • Calculating the 34 and 44 RUG groups
  • Calculating the Case Mix Index (CMI) for Complex Care using RWPD
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