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 newsletter for the dates and locations of our next sessions.

Courses Frequency Who it is for? Presenter Registration
(1) 35 QI & RUGs Webinar Series 1-2x / year RAI, DOC, Admin Dr. Paul Beaulne TBA
(2) 3-Day MDS Credentialing 3x / year RAI, DOC, Admin Dr. Paul Beaulne click here
(3) Advanced RUGs 3x / year RAI, DOC, Admin Dr. Paul Beaulne click here

(1) 35 QI & RUGs Webinar Series

 Session #  Date  Sessions / Topic Registration  Powerpoint
 #1  Wednesday, October 18, 2017  Stage 2-4 Pressure Ulcers TBA  download
 #2  Tuesday, October 24, 2017  Anti-psychotic Medication Usage TBA  download
 #3  Tuesday, October 31, 2017  Daily Physical Restraints TBA  download
 #4  Tuesday, November 7, 2017  Falls TBA  download
 #5  Wednesday, November 15, 2017  Weight Loss TBA  download
 #6  Wednesday, November 22, 2017  Pain TBA  download
 #7  Wednesday, November 29, 2017  Cognitive TBA  download
 #8  Wednesday, December 6, 2017  Delirium TBA  download
 #9  Wednesday, December 13, 2017  ADL and Locomotion TBA  download
 #10  Wednesday, January 10, 2018  Bladder and Bowel TBA  download
 #11  Wednesday, January 17, 2018  Infection and Respiratory TBA  download
 #12  Wednesday, February 7, 2018  Behaviour and Depression TBA  download
 #13  Tuesday, February 13, 2018  Understanding the RUG 44 & 34 Model Part 1 TBA  download
 #14  Wednesday, March 21, 2018  Understanding the RUG 44 & 34 Model Part 2 TBA same as Part 1
 #15  Wednesday, March 28, 2018  RUG Weighted Patient Days (RWPD) TBA  download
 #16  Wednesday, April 4, 2018  Population Risk Adjustment TBA  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 and certificate.

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 and certificate.

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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