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Wound Assessment and Management

  •   Webinar
  •   3/14/2018
  •   Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN

Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWON, CFCN of Corstrata is the educator for this session. Wound assessment and management is a rapidly evolving nursing specialty which is seen in essentially all health care delivery settings and patient age groups. This program will be limited to an examination of chronic wounds that discusses the importance of moisture balance and other wound bed preparation caveats, the key assessment components that differentiate a variety of commonly seen lower extremity wounds, and a review of evidence based practices that address older wound management strategies, such as wet to dry dressing use, as well as currently recommended wound dressing options.

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What Every 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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Medicare Home Health Cost Report

  •   Webinar
  •   2/27/2018
  •   John Reisinger, CPA

The Medicare Cost Report has long been undervalued and underestimated as to its impact on regulatory and reimbursement changes.  John Reisinger, of Innovative Financial Solutions for Home Health will bring his vast experience and expertise to enable understanding and practical application of how important the MCR is and how it can be used to positively impact your agency. 

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Social Worker: The Route to Quality Assessments

  •   Webinar
  •   2/21/2018
  •   Christina Nuqui, MSW

This webinar is part of the Clinical Defensible Documentation Series, where we are highlighting how each discipline can improve their documentation skills, maintain compliance, and provide better patient care.  This session will educate your Social Workers on how to perform quality assessments and document them correctly. 

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.

 

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Compliance Series, Part 5: Scribing - Real Time QA

  •   Webinar
  •   2/14/2018
  •   Michael McGowan

The Penalty Box is our monthly webinar series on the latest compliance and regulatory issues facing home health. The fifth session in this series, led by Michael McGowan of Operacare, provides an education on Scribing and how this process can revolutionize the care provision in Homecare while significantly increasing quality and compliance. 

Homecare is the only segment of the Healthcare continuum which isolates its nurses to assess and chart, do complete care planning, and manage a patient’s outcomes.  This has created long gaps between OASIS assessment completion and being able to care for the patient.  Good outcomes are difficult to attain because of this in many cases.

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