Here is a good example of a completely filled 1823.
Example 1 No Dr signature, No signed date.
Example 2 No Height and Weight
Example 3 Does the resident need assistance with medications?
In this example,
I’m going to show you two possible mistakes. The first one is that the medications are not listed. The 2nd is medication administration was checked off. Unlicensed staff aka med techs are NOT allowed to administer medications. Sometimes no selection will be checked off.
Example Can the resident’s needs be met by the facility?
Many times DR’s check off NO. Also, they will check off needs 24 nursing care. Also, remember you can not admit a resident with a stage 4 wound.
Example Not Checking off if a resident is on a regular or special diet.
Example Last Page Not Filled In By The Facility
Things To Look Out For. Remember whatever the medical professional has written on the 1823 form you as a facility are on the hook for. For example, if they have written that the resident is an elopement risk then you must perform the required items in the regs regarding elopement risk residents (picture and they must have identification on them) As well as if any special diets have been filled in you must make sure you are taking steps to make sure the diet is being met.