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Flashcards in Admission DC Guidelines Deck (8)
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1

How are FIM ratings assigned?

Based on activities performed during the entire 3 calendar-day period

2

On what are DC FIM ratings based?

One 24-hr period during the last 3 days of the Pt's stay

3

On what day are DC FIM ratings typically done?

The day before DC

4

Who has a say in DC FIM ratings?

All disciplines

5

What categories can NOT receive a "0 - Activity did not occur" on admission?

Bladder FIMs
Bowel FIMs
Cognitive FIMs

6

If Bladder, Bowel, and/or Cognitive FIMs have not occurred by DC, do they still get rated a "0 - Activity did not occur?"

No, they get a "1 - Total Dependence" @ DC

7

Is direct observation the only method for rating FIMs?

No - credible reports such as prior medical record, other staff report, family, and friends may be used although direct observation is the best method

8

Should FIM ratings reflect the Pt's past, present, or future?

Present - they should reflect the current situation of the Pt, not what he/she could do under different circumstances