Friday, August 15, 2008

Book Review: The Principles of Health Care Administration

I've finally found a book on nursing home administration that I finally like. If you've seen my reviews on, you probably know that I absolutely loathe James E Allen's Nursing Home Administration. I was at a used book store in Nashville on monday and I found a copy of Winborn Davis's The Principles of Health Care Administration for only $5, which is great because it sells for $103 new -- I think that's just a bit too much. The book is divided into four chapters, one for each of the four NAB domains. It almost reads like a commentary on the State Operations Manual because most, if not all, of the F tags are discussed at length. The chapter on financial management needs more practical advice on how the business office should be run, but other than that I was thoroughally impressed. I think it would be the perfect AIT text or study guide for the NAB boards. Although it's out of print on amazon, it can still be ordered here for $98.50.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

New nursing home blog is a new blog that shows a lot of promise. Check it out!

New Staff Development Slides Availble

This month's staff development slides are now available at The topics are "Feeding the Hard to Feed" and "Renal Failure".