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Implementation of PULSE in Pennsylvania July 2006 Presented by: Vanessa Carter , Account Manager. Introduction – What Is PULSE Change in the Nurse Aide Renewal Process Slide Demonstration of the Renewal Process Your Role as a Facility What Is Gained by Using PULSE? Summary/Review Questions.
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PULSE allows for an on-line registration renewal process that will allow individuals to:
Renew their nurse aide registration
Initiate name and SSN# changes
Address updates may be done independent of the renewal process as well as requests for a duplicate registration card
Facilities will be able to update employment history for individuals who are newly hired or terminated
What is PULSE?
Aide can immediately renew on-line in real-time :
Update demographic information
If applicable, aide will see deficiencies on-line
Will receive immediate confirmation if registration successfully renewed
User friendly on-line renewal instructions provided
Renewal Notice/Application mailed 60-90 days prior to expiration date
Completed application returned by nurse aide –
30% returned within 30 days
95% processed < 5 days
Potential for error in reading handwriting
Aide must wait to receive in the mail a deficiency letter if problems with application – Currently, 20% receive deficiency letters
Must wait to receive word from Promissor if successfully renewedChanges to the Renewal Process
Encourage aides to promptly renew on-line
Encourage aides to promptly update address changes
Consider including a segment on PULSE at an in-service training
Provide on-line to access to PULSE to nurse aides in your employ
Some aides may not have access to a personal computer, or experience using the Internet
Submit work history for new hires and terminations on-lineWhat Can Facilities Do To Assist?
Nurse Aides can update demographic information on-line in real-time at any time
Nurse Aides may request a duplicate registration cards on-line
Immediate confirmation of successful registration renewal, or of deficiency reason
Facilities able to update employment hiring and termination actions on-line in real-timeSummary