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5 Tips for Optimizing Patient Recall

Making sure that patients can truly understand what you teach is perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of nursing. For this reason, it is best to ensure that patients get as much out of a patient education session as possible.

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Posted by Dianne Mandal RN on Mar 6, 2024

34 Work Simplification Strategies for Grooming, Dressing & Bathing

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


  • Sit whenever possible to perform grooming, and sit correctly by using good posture.  
  • Use surfaces that are at a level to perform grooming...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Jun 13, 2023

Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) Home Health Care? Beware Outliers

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 May 10, 2022

Work Simplification Can Improve OASIS 1800-45

Below are are best known strategies for helping patients achieve independence in select Activities of Daily Living.

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 15, 2022

16 Home Health Nurse Safety Tips

Basic Home Care Industry Safety Guidelines for Field Clinicians

The following is a home health and safety inspection checklist:

  1. 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 the...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 26, 2020

ACO Overhaul

Posted by Trevor Harris on Feb 8, 2019

15 Fine Motor Exercises for Home Health Patients

Fine motor skills are small, precise, coordinated movements, like using your fingers to pick up a coin. Fine motor skills require integrating muscular, skeletal and neurological functions. Physical and occupational therapists can work with you to practice these skills after stroke.

Posted by Melissa Cott on Mar 29, 2018

10 Helpful Tips for Wound Care For Home Health

Wound care for home health is a skill every nurse will use. Improperly treated wounds have the potential to cause severe infections and worse.  Following are some helpful tips:

Posted by Joy Joan E. De Castro, RN, MSN on Mar 27, 2018