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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Katy T. Nguyen, MSN (University of Missouri-Columbia)
Description: This book both describes and explains the new revised F-tag #323, a combination of the previous F-tag #332 and F-tag #324, a regulation code used to cite nursing homes for survey deficiencies relating to accidents, and the prevention of accidents, and provides some tools for management of falls, restraint, elopement, and other hazardous incidents.
Purpose: The purpose is to help the nursing home staff to understand the revised F-tag #323 for the differences between avoidable and unavoidable accidents.
Audience: It is written for nursing home staff and other practitioners who work with the geriatric population in long-term care facilities.
Features: The first section describes the revised F-tag #323, including the definition, investigation protocols for the surveyors, and the deficiency categorization. Section II emphasizes understanding and complying with the regulatory requirements. In section III, the author provides some tools for management of accidents.
Assessment: Simply written and formatted, this book can help the nursing home staff to understand the revision of the citation for accidents. The monitoring tools are simple and can be a good start for developing a system of managing some accidents in long-term care facilities.