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Melissa Cott

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Teaching Guides for Home Health - Foley Catheter Care

Client Teaching Guides for Home Health Care: Patient Teaching Guidelines for Foley Catheter Care. Sometimes injuries and illnesses make it hard, or impossible, for you to urinate on your own. For this reason, you need a urinary catheter, also called a Foley Catheter. This catheter...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Nov 19, 2019

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: 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

Atrial Fibrillation: Teaching & Care Plan for Home Health

For the patient with Atrial Fibrillation, in addition to assessing Presence of Exhaustion M1033-8 and Shortness of breath M1400 on OASIS-D home health assessment, also include these MyHomecareBiz Best Practice assessment strategies:  

Best Practice Nursing Assessment Strategies for...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Oct 14, 2019