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The Impact of Patient Empowerment

  • Medical professionals have responsibilities that extend far beyond the hospital walls. Once patients are discharged, it is in their own hands to manage their condition and hopefully avoid readmission. But, it is the hospital’s responsibility to adequately prepare patients for this...

Posted by Trevor Harris on Feb 4, 2019

What's in Your Nursing Bag?

Do you have home health forms on what nurses should carry in their nursing bags for home health visits?  If not...use ours!

Recommended supplies for home health nursing bags:

  • Current compact-sized drug reference book
  • Current home health care handbook

Posted by Trevor Harris on Feb 1, 2019

6 Ways to Improve Face to Face for Home Health

In its February 2018 newsletter CGS Medicare reports that many physician certifications do not contain a statement documenting the date of the face-to-face for home health encounter. Most providers utilize the CMS485 form for the plan of care and physician certification. Does your...

Posted by Trevor Harris on Jan 31, 2019

OASIS D - M2020 Oral Medications Management

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 Melissa Cott on Jan 28, 2019

The Benefits of Patient Portals

Patient portals are becoming increasingly important tools in the healthcare system, for both providers and patients. As electronic health records (EHRs) take the place of traditional paper records, many people are using portals as a way to access their records. But, using patient...

Posted by Trevor Harris on Jan 25, 2019

Home Health Forms: Consent for Application of Restraints

Your Agency should have home health forms, policies and procedures regarding the consent and application of restraints.

What Caregivers Should Know

Restraints are methods used by trained caregivers to stop or limit a patient's movement. Restraints may be used without the patient's...

Posted by Trevor Harris on Jan 24, 2019

Teach Swallowing Rehabilitation Exercises

Posted by Trevor Harris on Jan 23, 2019

Discharge Planning – Patients Discharged on Antibiotics

Readmission Risk – Patients Discharged on Antibiotics

Posted by Trevor Harris on Jan 22, 2019