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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...

Posted by Melissa Cott on Feb 26, 2020

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

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

34 Work Simplification Strategies for Grooming, Dressing & Bathing

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

Grooming

  • 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 Feb 21, 2019

ACO Overhaul

Posted by Trevor Harris on Feb 8, 2019

Home Health Forms: Consent for Application of Restraints

Your Agency should have home health forms, policies and procedures regarding the consent and application of restraints.

What Caregivers Should Know

Restraints are methods used by trained caregivers to stop or limit a patient's movement. Restraints may be used without the patient's...

Posted by Trevor Harris on Jan 24, 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