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Home Health Patient Teaching: Manage Urinary Incontinence

Patient Education for Managing Urinary Incontinence

  1. 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.

Posted by Melissa Cott on Nov 4, 2019

Home Health Management of Hypertension

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...

Posted by Patty Jampolsky on Oct 24, 2019

Assessment & Careplan for PICC - Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter

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.

Posted by Melissa Cott on Oct 16, 2019

Work Simplification for OASIS-D M1800 Grooming, M1810/20 Dressing

Stroke rehabilitation includes simplification techniques of work and work tasks, ergonomics and other rehabilitation strategies.

Posted by Melissa Cott on Oct 15, 2019

Atrial Fibrillation: Teaching & Care Plan for Home Health

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:  

Best Practice Nursing Assessment Strategies for...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Oct 14, 2019

2020 PDGM Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) Careplan

Thrombophlebitis, also known as Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) is the inflammation of veins resulting in the formation of blood clots (thrombosis) that interfere the normal blood flow in the extremities. Typically, PVD occurs in the legs and feet. PVD in deep veins can be...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Oct 9, 2019

2020 PDGM Visit Utilization for Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)

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...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Oct 8, 2019

2020 PDGM Utilization for Congestive Heart Failure: Home Health Careplan

There are thirty-six (36) different casemix scenarios for cardiac patients under Medicare's Patient-Driven-Groupings- Model (PDGM) payment system that goes into effect January 1, 2020. The casemix is contingent on from where the patient was discharged, her/his functional abilities,...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Oct 7, 2019