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:
Patient Education for Managing Urinary Incontinence
- 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.
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...
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...
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,...
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.
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: