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.

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

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
Courses Frequency Who it is for? Presenter Next Date
3-Day MDS Credentialing 3x / year RAI, DOC, Admin Manuel Dignard, RPN, Admin, RAI-C March 8-10, 2022
Advanced RUGs 1x / year RAI, DOC, Admin Manuel Dignard, RPN, Admin, RAI-C October 21, 2022

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
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