Basic Home Care Industry Safety Guidelines for Field Clinicians
The following is a home health and safety inspection checklist:
- Before making home visits, home health care workers should secure all purses and wallets at the Agency. If you must take a purse or wallet, lock it in...
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.
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.
Now that we will have a 30 day billing cycle under Medicare’s Patient Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), there’s no reason not to strive to achieve patient goals within this 30 day window. Many of your patients, with manageable risk factors, should be able to achieve...
- Sit whenever possible to perform grooming, and sit correctly by using good posture.
- Use surfaces that are at a level to perform grooming...