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Patty Jampolsky

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Home Health Care Forms: Orientation Checklist II

Employee orientation training basics include showing new workers how to perform their jobs safely and efficiently.  But thriving home health agencies know that it is important to go much further than that. Orientation is the perfect time to begin soft skills training, and to...

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Jan 25, 2017

High Rate of Antidepressant Use After Cancer

Nearly 1 in 5 survivors taking medication for depression or anxiety years later

(HealthDay News) -- Treatment for depression and anxiety is nearly twice as common among U.S. cancer survivors as it is for those who never had the disease, a new study finds.

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Jan 23, 2017

Home Health Best Practices for GERD - Skilled Nursing Teaching and Care Plan

For the patient with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), in addition to feeding and eating ability on OASIS C M1870, also include these Best Practice assessment strategies:  

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Nov 29, 2016

Best Practices for Home Health Aide Supervisory Visits

Include the following evidence-based best clinical practices for performing Home Health Aide supervisory visits:

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Nov 15, 2016

OASIS C1 - Best Practices for Aide Supervisory Visits

Include the following evidence-based OASIS Home Health best clinical practices for performing supervisory visits:

The objective of the home health supervisory visit is to determine...

  1. if the aide is following the careplan,
  2. if the careplan is meeting the patient's needs,
  3. if the...

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Jul 21, 2016

Diabetic Foot Care Patient Education Handout

Diabetic Foot Care Patient Education Handouts

Examine your feet daily AND AFTER ANY INJURY, no matter how minor.

  • Report any abnormalities to your physician.
  • Use a water-based moisturizer every day (but not between your toes) to prevent dry skin and cracking.
  • Wear cotton or wool...

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on May 28, 2015

OASIS Home Health - Best Practices for Completing M1830 Bathing

Include the following evidence-based OASIS Home Health best clinical practices for M1830 Bathing:

M1830 Bathing: Current ability to wash entire body safely identifies the patient’s ability to bathe entire body and the assistance that may be required to safely bathe, including...

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on May 5, 2015

OASIS C/C1 - Best Practices for Completing M2020 Oral Medications Mgmt

Include the following evidence-based OASIS C/C1 best clinical practices for (M2020) Management of Oral Medications: the patient's current ability to prepare and take all oral medications reliably and safely, including administration of the correct dosage at the appropriate...

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Apr 23, 2015