In the final installment of the Clinical Documentation Series, our focus turns to the Aides. Unlike many of the other disciplines who provide care in the home, Aides many times are present the most, but have the smallest amount of actual documentation to do. However, there are skills that need to be developed by the Aide to enable them to work closely with their Supervisory nurse, and communicate what is happening with their patients.
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.
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. Social workers play an important role in supporting their patients and their families. Patient care is not routine, and care coordination needs to meet those changing needs.
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.
Many Home Health and Homecare agencies are seeing an increase in the amount of care provided by their Aides. Home Health Aides are an integral part of the care team and it is critical for them to be able to identify and report common disease processes that they may observe. Recognizing the symptoms of these diseases is a very basic, yet important skill that Aides must learn. This webinar provides this education for two of the most common diseases in Homecare: CHF and COPD.