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7 Teaching Tips for Patients with Diabetic Neuropathy

Adapted from Dr. Axe: Diabetes affects about one in every three adults in the U.S., and diabetic neuropathy is one of the most likely complications to develop as a side effect because high blood sugar levels affect nerve fibers throughout the body. Diabetic neuropathy (also...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Nov 12, 2019

Home Health Best Practices for COPD - SN Teaching and Care Plan

For the patient with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD, in addition to assessing shortness of breath on M1400, also include these Best Practice assessment strategies:  

Posted by Melissa Cott on Nov 6, 2019

Home Health Patient Teaching: Manage Urinary Incontinence

Patient Education for Managing Urinary Incontinence

  1. Keep a log noting when you have incontinence and when you void deliberately. A pattern or trend may emerge that will help you plan ahead.

Posted by Melissa Cott on Nov 4, 2019

Home Health Management of Hypertension

High blood pressure is the most common home health diagnosis.

Home Health Management - High blood pressure is called the “silent killer" because it often has no warning signs or symptoms and patients don't realize they have hypertension.  The 'silent' nature of the disease only...

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Oct 24, 2019

Do Your Home Health Aides Know Basic Grooming Principles?

One of the most challenging responsibilities that home health workers have when taking of the elderly is providing personal care. Maintaining personal hygiene and grooming while promoting independence are vital to enabling the elderly patient to feel the best about his or her own...

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Oct 18, 2019

Home Health Management: Disaster Preparedness

As part of your home health management planning include disaster preparedness to satisfy JCAHO, CHAP and ACHC compliance.

In the event of a flood, fire, hurricane, tornado, blizzard, wind storm, and any other disaster that affects the delivery of scheduled home health care services,...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Oct 17, 2019

Assessment & Careplan for PICC - Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter

A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) is used for patients needing venous access for I.V. fluids, long-term antibiotics, chemotherapy, or total parental nutrition (TPN). A PICC is also used for drawing blood.

Posted by Melissa Cott on Oct 16, 2019

Work Simplification for OASIS-D M1800 Grooming, M1810/20 Dressing

Stroke rehabilitation includes simplification techniques of work and work tasks, ergonomics and other rehabilitation strategies.

Posted by Melissa Cott on Oct 15, 2019