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.
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.
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.
Myra Varnado of Corstrata is back to provide education on Lower Extremity Wound Care. This session provides an introduction and differentiation of the most commonly seen lower extremity (LE) wound etiologies. The key components of performing a focused lower extremity exam, as well as appropriate management strategies are discussed.
Wound Care continues to be an area of clinical focus in the Post-Acute Care setting. Managing patients with GI ostomies (colostomies and ileostomies) is a challenge in the post-acute setting. These procedures have high 30-day readmission rates and post-acute staff often have limited knowledge on managing this patient population.
Myra Varnado of Corstrata is back to provide education on this and to give an understanding for the general nursing management of colostomies and ileostomies including: Normal GI function, expected effluent character and volume, specific complicating factors, and an introduction to a variety of Ostomy appliance types and their appropriate use.
Our world is becoming increasingly culturally diverse. This is not a political statement, but rather a reality that indeed impacts how care is delivered to patients. In this webinar, presented by the dynamic Dr. Gilbert Marez, you will learn to identify various cultural signs that may increase a clinician’s and support staff’s awareness about concepts and preferences of patients of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Come learn how to provide true care in a manner that can be appreciated by all people!