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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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Opioids and Pain Management

  •   Webinar
  •   3/27/2018
  •   Heather Calhoun, RN, BSN, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-H

Managing pain in our patients is an ongoing balancing act.  Keeping those patients from unnecessary suffering is at the heart of what Homecare agencies, especially Hospice agencies, do.  Yet simply prescribing and administering opioids is not always the right answer.  Join us for this educational webinar that will help you learn the right Pain Management solutions and improve your understanding of Opioids.

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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
  •   2/21/2018
  •   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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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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What About Staff Burnout?

  •   Article
  •   12/21/2017
  •   Stephanie Koehn

There has been significant buzz around the topic of Physician burn-out due to the increased burden of administrative tasks. While I do not disagree with this issue, I must ask the question: How about the burn out of the provider’s office staff?

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