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.
If your patient has rehospitalization risks - those that are documented on M1033 (listed below) - your careplans (i.e. the CMS485) should include goals and interventions for the identified risk.
The careplans for these risks may already be included on the CMS485 for the patient's...
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 measures that follow it (tracheal intubation, cardiac monitoring, cardiac defibrillation etc) will...
Include the following best practice (Medicare) guidelines for completing OASIS M1400 Shortness of Breath:
(M1400) When is the patient dyspneic or noticeably Short of Breath?
Identifies the level of exertion/activity that results in a patient’s dyspnea or shortness of breath.
From the Mayo Clinic: Older adults are at risk of inadequate nutrition - malnutrition - as a result of inappropriate dietary choices, low income, difficulty obtaining food, and various physical and mental health conditions. Additional causes of inadequate nutrition:
In-home medication management includes assessing the patient's ability to self-manage oral medications. Use Medicare's own guidance & strategies for completing OASIS (M2020) Management of Oral Medications: the patient's current ability to prepare and take all oral medications...
From Up To Date... The home health care plan for the patient recovering from bypass surgery focuses on