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Advanced Care Planning and Goals of Care

  •   Webinar
  •   6/7/2018
  •   Melissa Abbott, RN, MSN, MHA

People view medicine as something that is supposed to save lives. But in cases of chronic disease and terminal conditions, patients often need comfort and palliative care rather than a cure. There has been a national push to rethink end-of-life care and to start recognizing that extending a person’s life may not necessarily improve their life. 

In this On Demand webinar, you can gain an understanding of why these conversations are so important to have with patients and families, and how to initiate these difficult conversations with patients and families you work with and the best way to go about doing this.

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Mental Health, Alzheimer's and Dementia: Education for Aides

  •   Webinar
  •   5/15/2018
  •   Jnon Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-H, HCS-C

This webinar continues our series on Disease Recognition for Aides.  Whether for just Aides, or simply to be consumed as refreshing the basics of this disease, this comprehensive education on Dementia, Alzheimer’s and Mental Health is worth your time.  Persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias have different needs, with these needs changing and evolving as one progresses through the stages of the disease. Aides need training and experience in caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and other Mental Health issues - and this session provides that education!

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Social Worker Edition: Good Ways to Break Bad News

  •   Webinar
  •   5/1/2018
  •   Heather Calhoun, RN, BSN, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-H

In healthcare, especially Hospice, dealing with death and dying is a part of the job.  Yet Social Workers are left to explain what the hospital or physician did not - that hospice has been called because there is nothing else that can be done for the patient.  These are difficult conversations to have with both the patient and their family.  Just because Social Workers are used to having these conversations, that does not mean it is easy.  This webinar will teach you some techniques to discuss the delicate subject of death and dying.

 

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Chronic Disease Education: A Case Study

  •   Article
  •   4/26/2018
  •   Ginny Kenyon

 

A nursing home that educated its sub-acute staff using Kenyon HomeCare Consulting courses on chronic disease dramatically reduced hospital readmissions and improved the quality of care. Consequently, the facility was asked to participate in two ACOs and was included in a prestigious grant award.

This is a case study on this amazing turnaround.

 

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Good Ways to Break Bad News

  •   Webinar
  •   4/10/2018
  •   Heather Calhoun, RN, BSN, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-H

In hospice, dealing with death and dying is a part of the job, yet often times Hospice clinicians are left to explain what the hospital or physician did not -  that hospice has been called because there is nothing else that can be done.  These are difficult conversations to have with both the patient and their family.  Just because Hospice providers are used to having these conversations, that does not mean it is easy.  This webinar will teach you some techniques to discuss the delicate subject of death and dying.

 

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Aide Education: Diabetes

  •   Webinar
  •   4/5/2018
  •   Jnon Griffin, RN, MHA, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-H, HCS-C

This education continues our series on Disease Recognition for Aides.  Whether for just Aides, or simply to be consumed as refreshing the basics of this disease, this Diabetes education is worth your time.  Diabetes is ranked second behind congestive heart failure as the primary diagnosis upon entry to home care. Caring for a patient with diabetes requires time and attention. 

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