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Melissa Cott

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OASIS-D: Best Practices for Completing M1850 Transferring

Include the following evidence-based OASIS-D best clinical practices for M1850 Transferring:

(M1850) Transferring: Current ability to move safely from bed to chair, or ability to turn and

Posted by Melissa Cott on Dec 21, 2018

Teach Home Health Patients to Simply ADLs, Conserve Energy

Home Health Teaching - If you are a MyHomecareBiz subscriber, you know that after entering the OASIS assessment, MyHomecareBiz automatically generates an assessment and intervention plan for each indicated skill including nursing teaching.  PowerPath recommends cognition therapy by...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Jun 13, 2018

9 Differences Between LPNs and RNs

The essentials of nursing are the same for both LPNs and RNs. Both care for people who are suffering from illness and injury, providing medical and functional assistance to help them live as pain-free and as comfortable as possible, and hopefully move forward in their journey toward...

Posted by Melissa Cott on May 17, 2018

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 May 15, 2018

11 Screening Activities Before Hiring Home Health Aides

Adapted from the AIG Home Health Edition: The home health aide screening process is one of the most important steps in hiring a home health aide. The following activities can help to assure that the right person is hired.

Posted by Melissa Cott on May 10, 2018

16 Safety Tips for Home Health Clinicians

Basic Home Safety Awareness for Home Health Clinicians

  1.  Before making home visits, all purses and wallets must be secured at the Agency.  If you must take a purse or wallet, lock it in the trunk of the car before entering the patient’s home.
  2. Always have detailed directions to get...

Posted by Melissa Cott on May 9, 2018

Congestive Heart Failure: Teaching & Care Plan for Home Health

For the patient with Congestive Heart Failure, in addition to assessing Shortness of breath M1400 on OASIS C home health care forms, also include these MyHomecareBiz Best Practice assessment strategies:  

Posted by Melissa Cott on May 8, 2018

Home Health Aide Supervision...Right & Wrong

Include the following evidence-based MyHomecareBiz OASIS Home Health best for evaluating home health aide responsibilities and home health aide supervision:

Posted by Melissa Cott on Apr 26, 2018