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Home Health Aide Skills and Documentation

  •   Webinar
  •   3/22/2018
  •   Jnon Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-H, HCS-C

In the final installment of the Clinical Documentation Series, our focus turns to the Aides.  Unlike many of the other disciplines who provide care in the home, Aides many times are present the most, but have the smallest amount of actual documentation to do.  However, there are skills that need to be developed by the Aide to enable them to work closely with their Supervisory nurse, and communicate what is happening with their patients.

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Clinical Documentation - Therapy

  •   Webinar
  •   3/15/2018
  •   Douglas Farrell, PT

Healthcare organizations are doing everything they can to provide better care for their patients.  Improving outcomes while decreasing costs – AND maintaining compliance with physicians’ orders and payer regulations is NOT an easy goal to achieve.  An important first step is ensuring that clinicians are documenting to meet the Conditions of Participation and billing requirements.  This Defensible Clinical Documentation series will educate each clinical discipline on how they can improve their documentation skills, maintain compliance, and provide better patient care!  This session is focused on Therapy Documentation in Homecare.

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What Every Home Health Administrator and Clinical Director Should Know

  •   Webinar
  •   3/13/2018
  •   Diane Link, RN, MHA

 

The individuals that are running a Home Health Agency feel like one-armed wallpaper hangers these days.  Home Health Directors are faced with many challenges during the workday from clinical issues to reading financials to finding and retaining good clinicians.   In this webinar we will review key items that every Clinical Director or Director of Nursing needs to know to perform their job.  Included will be how to use data to drive results, key performance indicators, scorecards and dashboards and what to do with those finance reports.

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Diabetic Foot Care, Part 2 - Assessment and Management of Foot Issues and Wounds

  •   Webinar
  •   3/8/2018
  •   Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN

Lower extremity amputations attributed to complexities of the diabetic foot are well demonstrated to be preventable. Knowledge regarding current preventive strategies is not widely understood or taught to staff nurses.  This presentation discusses the key components of comprehensive diabetic foot assessment and management program with focus on neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), musculoskeletal issues, and biomechanical foot abnormalities.  This is Part 2 of a 2-part series.

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SOCIAL WORKER: The Route to Quality Assessments

  •   Webinar
  •   2/20/2018
  •   Christina Nuqui, MSW

Home care agencies have become vital in ensuring that individuals can remain home safely and independently.  Social workers have consistently been the frontline workers in times of crisis and have always provided a social safety net to ensure that everyone, particularly the vulnerable in our society, has access to needed services and resources. Social workers play an important role in supporting their patients and their families. Patient care is not routine, and care coordination needs to meet those changing needs.

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Diabetic Foot Care, Part 1 - Prevention of Diabetes Related Lower Extremity Amputation

  •   Webinar
  •   2/8/2018
  •   Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN

Lower extremity amputations attributed to complexities of the diabetic foot are well demonstrated to be preventable. Knowledge regarding current preventive strategies is not widely understood or taught to staff nurses.  This presentation focuses on identifying the foot at risk for foot ulcers and lower extremity amputation, and provides an organized prevention program model for agencies and facilities to incorporate in their Diabetes Education Programs.

Part 1 of a 2-part series on Diabetic Foot Care.

 

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