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OASIS D - Best Practices for Completing M1400 Dyspnea

Include the following evidence-based OASIS-D best clinical practices for 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.

  • 0 - Patient...

Posted by Trevor Harris on Jan 10, 2019

OASIS-D M1870: 3 Strategies for Patients with Feeding Deficits

Many patients receiving home health have limitations in feeding and eating.

OASIS-D Factors that cause a patient to have limitations in self-care include: activity intolerance, cognitive impairment, decreased motivation, decreased strength and endurance, depression, environmental...

Posted by Trevor Harris on Jan 9, 2019

Medicare Guidelines for Completing OASIS-D M1840 - Toilet Transferring

MyHomecareBiz recommends including the following evidence-based best clinical practices for OASIS-D M1840 Toilet Transferring:

Posted by Trevor Harris on Jan 7, 2019

OASIS-D: Best Practices for Completing M1900 Fall Risk

Include the following CMS-published OASIS-D Best Practices for completing M1900 Falls Risk Assessment:

(M1910) Has this patient had a multi-factor Falls Risk Assessment using a standardized, validated assessment tool?

0 - No1 - Yes, and it does not indicate a risk for falls.2 - Yes,...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Jan 2, 2019

OASIS-D: Best Practices for Completing M1850 Transferring

Include the following evidence-based OASIS-D best clinical practices for M1850 Transferring:

(M1850) Transferring: Current ability to move safely from bed to chair, or ability to turn and

Posted by Melissa Cott on Dec 21, 2018

Teach Home Health Patients to Simply ADLs, Conserve Energy

Home Health Teaching - If you are a MyHomecareBiz subscriber, you know that after entering the OASIS assessment, MyHomecareBiz automatically generates an assessment and intervention plan for each indicated skill including nursing teaching.  PowerPath recommends cognition therapy by...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Jun 13, 2018

7 Teaching Tips for Patients with Diabetic Neuropathy

Adapted from Dr. Axe: Diabetes affects about one in every three adults in the U.S., and diabetic neuropathy is one of the most likely complications to develop as a side effect because high blood sugar levels affect nerve fibers throughout the body. Diabetic neuropathy (also...

Posted by Melissa Cott on May 15, 2018

16 Safety Tips for Home Health Clinicians

Basic Home Safety Awareness for Home Health Clinicians

  1.  Before making home visits, all purses and wallets must be secured at the Agency.  If you must take a purse or wallet, lock it in the trunk of the car before entering the patient’s home.
  2. Always have detailed directions to get...

Posted by Melissa Cott on May 9, 2018