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Compliance Series, Part 3: Care Planning for HHGM & VBP Success

  •   Webinar
  •   12/6/2017
  •   Kristi Bajer, RN, MSN

The Penalty Box is our new monthly webinar series on the latest compliance and regulatory issues facing home health. This series is produced in partnership with OperaCare, a software and services company that focuses automating the quality assurance process for home health.  

How are you generating your plan of care?  Do you know the interventions and goals you are using are effective?  Is it taking you 2-3 days to create it.  In the proposed 30-day episode, we cannot wait until 25% of our episode is over to initiate our care.

The third session in this series, led by Kristi Bajer of Operacare, provides an in-depth look at how to ensure that your process for generating Care Plans are what they should be with these new models in mind.

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Lower Extremity Wound Care

  •   Webinar
  •   11/16/2017
  •   Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN

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.

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Effective Management of GI Ostomies in the Post-Acute Setting

  •   Webinar
  •   10/18/2017
  •   Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN

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.

 

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Cultural Diversity: Being Sensitive to the Ones We Serve

  •   Webinar
  •   9/18/2017
  •   Gilbert Marez, D.Min.

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!

 

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Therapy Documentation for Home Health Care

  •   Webinar
  •   8/9/2017
  •   Douglas Farrell, PT

Doug Farrell, PT of Advance Rehab Management Group teaches you the best practices regarding correct and compliant therapy documentation.  This education will take you within the industry and identify potential areas of improvement in your own therapy documentation. Are you a better therapist than your notes indicate? By attending this webinar, you will have the opportunity to take a critical look at things like: 

  • The therapy you delivered and the documentation you didn’t;
  • You’re only as good as your documentation says you are;
  • Providing better care through excellent documentation;
  • And, more!

 

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Winning the War on Wounds

  •   Webinar
  •   7/21/2017
  •   Myra Varnado, BS, RN, CWOCN

This is an excellent session from Myra Varnado and Kathy Piette of Corstrata about how to really get a handle on your Wound population.  Home health and Hospice providers are in a constant battle with wounds.  Trying not to lose on the financial front, but at the same time striving for victory on the quality front.  Providers are faced with a constant barrage of new wound supplies and treatment modalities. This session will arm you with a battle plan for reinforcing your wound management program with strategies such as deploying technology and evidence based protocols to ensure your agency wins the war.

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