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Clinical Process Guidelines (CPG)

The Clinical Process Guidelines are valuable optional tools for both facility and surveyor use in long-term care facilities. These sample tools outline the process steps that a facility is expected to demonstrate when caring for residents and include checklists. These guidelines may be useful in the implementation of certain components which enable evaluation and management of patient concerns related to the following topics.

Acute Change Of Condition (ACOC) (10/4/04)

Altered Nutritional Status (11/8/05)

Behavior Management and Antipsychotic Medication Prescribing (2/13/04)

Depression (11/8/06)

End-of-Life Care (Rev. 2/13/04)

Evaluation of Falls/Fall Risk (Rev. 2/13/04)

Guidelines for Use of Bed Rails in Long Term Care Facilities (Effective 4/1/01)

Heart Failure (10/9/07)

Maintaining Hydration and Electrolyte Balance (11/8/05)

Medication Management and Reduction of Adverse Drug Reactions (Rev. 2/13/04)

Osteoporosis (PDF) (5/12/2011)

Prevention and Management of Pressure Ulcers (2/24/03)

Urinary Incontinence (4/6/05)