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Do Not Resuscitate - 4 Keys to Effective Patient Communication

The patient's physician writes a do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order when cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) should not be attempted. Because CPR will not be attempted, other resuscitative

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 18, 2019

Confidentiality in Nursing: Everyone Needs to Sign an Agreement

If you have nursing, therapy and administrative staff accessing an electronic EMR system you need have to make sure each employee signs an EMR Confidentiality Form - also known as a Non-Disclosure Form.  A confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement is absolutely necessary for an...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 15, 2019

Are You Doing Enough for Patients with Depression & Anxiety?

Depression and anxiety are major health issues among patients receiving home care, but are under-diagnosed and under-treated ... causing negative health outcomes. Your patient may be anxious and/or depressed because illness prevents participation in activities. While anxiety or...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 14, 2019

6 Goals for OASIS-D GG0130B Oral Hygiene

Good mouth care is important. Not only for oral health but for general health as well. Poor dental health has been linked to cancer, cardio-respiratory problems and dementia. Although there is a

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 13, 2019

ACO Overhaul

Posted by Trevor Harris on Feb 8, 2019

CABG Rehabilitation

Posted by Trevor Harris on Feb 6, 2019

Home Health Management: Tips for a Smooth Hiring Process

The process of hiring additional personal for your agency should beging with the home health management management staff assessing the need of the agency and whether or not it requires adding additional personnel or if the tasks can be fairly delegated between existing employees.

Posted by Trevor Harris on Feb 5, 2019

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