Description : Handbook of Home Health Standards: Quality, Documentation, and Reimbursement includes everything the home care nurse needs to provide quality care and effectively document care based on accepted professional standards. This handbook offers detailed standards and documentation guidelines including ICD-9-CM (diagnostic) codes, OASIS considerations, service skills (including the skills of the multidisciplinary health care team), factors justifying homebound status, interdisciplinary goals and outcomes, reimbursement, and resources for practice and education. The fifth edition of this “little red book has been updated to include new information from the most recently revised Federal Register Final Rule and up-to-date coding. All information in this handbook has been thoroughly reviewed, revised, and updated. Offers easy-to-access and easy-to-read format that guides users step by step through important home care standards and documentation guidelines Provides practical tips for effective documentation of diagnoses/clinical conditions commonly treated in the home, designed to positively influence reimbursement from third party payors. Lists ICD-9-CM diagnostic codes, needed for completing CMS billing forms, in each body system section, along with a complete alphabetical list of all codes included in the book in an appendix. Incorporates hospice care and documentation standards so providers can create effective hospice documentation. Emphasizes the provision of quality care by providing guidelines based on the most current approved standards of care. Includes the most current NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses so that providers have the most accurate and up-to-date information at their fingertips. Identifies skilled services, including services appropriate for the multidisciplinary team to perform. Offers discharge planning solutions to address specific concerns so providers can easily identify the plan of discharge that most effectively meets the patient’s needs. Lists the crucial parts of all standards that specific members of the multidisciplinary team (e.g., the nurse, social worker) must uphold to work effectively together to achieve optimum patient outcomes. Resources for care and practice direct providers to useful sources to improve patient care and/or enhance their professional practice. Each set of guidelines includes patient, family, and caregiver education so that health care providers can supply clients with necessary information for specific problems or concerns. Communication tips identify quantifiable data that assists in providing insurance case managers with information on which to make effective patient care decisions. Several useful sections make the handbook thorough and complete: medicare guidelines; home care definitions, roles, and abbreviations; NANDA-approved nursing diagnoses; guidelines for home medial equipment and supplies. Small size for convenient carrying in bag or pocket! Provides the most up-to-date information about the newest and predominant reimbursement mechanisms in home care: the Prospective Payment System (PPS) and Pay For Performance (P4P). Updated terminology, definitions, and language to reflect the federal agency change from Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and other industry changes. Includes the most recent NANDA diagnoses and OASIS form and documentation explanations. New interdisciplinary roles have been added, such as respiratory therapist and nutritionist.,/LI>
Description : Providing an understanding of the relationship with death, both as an individual and as a member of society. This book is intended to contribute to your understanding of your relationship with death, both as an individual and as a member of society. Kastenbaum shows how individual and societal attitudes influence both how and when we die and how we live and deal with the knowledge of death and loss. Robert Kastenbaum is a renowned scholar who developed one of the world's first death education courses and introduced the first text for this market. This landmark text draws on contributions from the social and behavioral sciences as well as the humanities, such as history, religion, philosophy, literature, and the arts, to provide thorough coverage of understanding death and the dying process. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: -Understand the relationship with death, both as an individual and as a member of society -See how social forces and events affect the length of our lives, how we grieve, and how we die -Learn how dying people are perceived and treated in our society and what can be done to provide the best possible care -Master an understanding of continuing developments and challenges to hospice (palliative care). -Understand what is becoming of faith and doubt about an afterlife
Description : Praise for Working With Grieving and Traumatized Children and Adolescents "This much-needed book effectively argues for the use of structured activities as the basis for exploring trauma-specific questions in clinical work with traumatized children and adolescents. Numerous examples of children's artwork enhance the book and illustrate the effectiveness of the treatment. The authors' methods have been used successfully for many years and represent a major contribution to the study of trauma that will be welcomed by both students and seasoned practitioners." —Nancy Boyd Webb, DSW, LICSW, RPT-S Professor of Social Work Emerita, Fordham University, Author: Play Therapy With Children in Crisis "The authors provide a clear theoretical framework and demonstrate practical sensory-based activities so kids can discover and reconnect with their bodies' agency and vitality. Refreshingly, this vehicle creates an emotionally safe journey for the child into the mystery of the experiential, embedded in implicit memory. It's chock-full of invitations to explore self-impressions and worldviews in a way that children feel seen, not assessed." —Peter A. Levine, PhD, and Maggie Kline, MS, LMFT, Coauthors: Trauma Through a Child's Eyes and Trauma-Proofing Your Kids A structured, sequential, and evidence-based approach for the treatment of children and adolescents experiencing trauma or grief Working With Grieving and Traumatized Children and Adolescents features the Structured Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents (SITCAP) intervention model, proven in successfully addressing violent situations such as murder, domestic violence, and physical abuse, as well as non-violent grief- and trauma-inducing situations including divorce, critical injuries, car fatalities, terminal illness, and environmental disasters. Filled with practical and proven activities for use with children and adolescents experiencing trauma and grief, this resource is based on the authors' experience working with all types of traumatic events in school-, agency-, and community-based programs across the country.
Description : Take the ‘next step’ in health assessment! Advanced Health Assessment and Clinical Diagnosis in Primary Care, 5th Edition goes beyond basic history and physical examination to help you master the diagnostic reasoning process. You’ll develop this key skill by following assessment guidelines that focus on a specific complaint rather than beginning with a previously established diagnosis or disease entity. Written by advanced practice nursing experts Joyce Dains, Linda Baumann, and Pamela Scheibel, this edition includes new chapters on evidence-based preventive health screening and on heartburn and indigestion, along with a new full-color design. Master the differential diagnosis process outlined in this book, and you’ll be able to accurately diagnose the majority of patients seen in today’s primary care settings. A clear, consistent diagnostic reasoning process takes you to the next step of health assessment — beyond basic history and physical examination to diagnostic reasoning. Diagnostic Reasoning: Focused History sections use ‘self-questions’ to walk you through the thinking process involved in obtaining a pertinent, relevant, problem-specific history that will assist in differential diagnosis. Diagnostic Reasoning: Focused Physical Examination sections explain how to perform more advanced diagnostic techniques and interpret the findings. Key Questions guide you through assessment and toward an accurate diagnosis by listing questions to ask the patient, followed by explanations of what the patient's responses might signify. Laboratory and Diagnostic Studies sections outline the types of studies that might be appropriate based on the focused history and focused physical examination. Differential Diagnosis sections offer the most common diagnoses for each patient problem and summarize the history and physical examination findings, along with recommended laboratory and diagnostic studies. Differential Diagnosis tables provide a quick-reference summary of possible diagnoses for each patient problem. Evidence-Based Practice boxes — more than 30 are NEW — summarize the scientific evidence related to the diagnosis of patient problems. Alphabetical Table of Contents provides a convenient listing of common health problems.
Description : Explaining the important difference between grief and mourning, this book explores every mourner's need to acknowledge death and embrace the pain of loss. Also explored are the many factors that make each person's grief unique and the many normal thoughts and feelings mourners might have. Questions of spirituality and religion are addressed as well. The rights of mourners to be compassionate with themselves, to lean on others for help, and to trust in their ability to heal are upheld. Journaling sections encourage mourners to articulate their unique thoughts and feelings.
Description : We live in an increasingly "virtual" world in which it can be tempting to skip making that true, human connection with someone in pain. Even though our thoughts might be with them, we lack the confidence to reach out, worrying that we will say or do the "wrong" thing. In this practical, step-by-step guide to what she calls "the art of comforting," Val Walker draws on numerous interviews with "Master Comforters" to guide readers in gently and gracefully breaking through the walls that those who are suffering often erect around themselves. Interviewees include inspiring individuals such as Alicia Rasin, who, as a victim's advocate for the city of Richmond, Virginia, has devoted her life to comforting grieving families devastated by homicide, gang violence, and other traumatic experiences; or Patricia Ellen, who, as a grief counselor and outreach director at the Center for Grieving Children in Portland, Maine, appears on site to support and comfort children, staff, and parents when a school is facing a death, violence, or other crises. All of us will, at one time or the other, be called upon to offer warmth and support to another human being who is suffering-this book will show you how to answer the call with an open heart.
Description : This text has been admired for as long as Family Medicine has been a recognized specialty. Edited by the legendary Robert E. Rakel, MD, this superb 7th edition continues to break new ground. Includes materials to help hone your clinical skills and prepare for the ABFP boards and SPEX exams. Highlights especially important points of diagnosis and therapy in the "case" section of book. Provides "Best Evidence Recommendations" boxes to promote greater reliability of information. Offers a free CD-rom containing video clips of diabetes testing, stress test and all the illustrations from the book! Contains new chapters on complementary and alternative medicine. Takes a fresh new approach to evidence based medicine in clinical practice. Uses a visually appealing, functional 4-color design and a full-color insert.
Description : This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...has said it to you, little darling, Who spell it in God's Word to-day; You, too, may be sorry for sinning, You also believe and obey; And't will grieve the dear Saviour in Heaven If one little child shall go wrong. Be lost from the fold and the shelter, Shut out from the feast and the song. Margaret E. Sangster. JACK IN THE PULPIT. Jack in the Pulpit Preaches to-day, Under the green trees Just over the way. Squirrel and song-sparrow, High on their perch, Hear the sweet lily-bells Ringing to church. Come, hear what his reverence Rises to say In his low painted pulpit This calm Sabbath-day. Fair is the canopy Over him seen, Pencilled by Nature's hand, Black, brown and green. Green is his surplice, Green are his bands; In his queer little pulpit The little priest stands. Child-Song. 149 In black and gold velvet, So gorgeous to see, Conies with his bass voice The chorister bee. Green fingers playing Unseen on wind-lyres, --Low singing bird voices--These are his choirs., The violets are deacons; I know by the sign That the cups which they carry Are purple with wine. And the columbines bravely As sentinels stand On the lookout with all their Red trumpets in hand. Meek-faced anemones Drooping and sad; Great yellow violets, Smiling out glad; Buttercups' faces Beaming and bright; Clovers, with bonnets--Some red and some white; Daisies, their white fingers Half-clasped in prayer; Dandelions, proud of The gold of their hair; Innocents, children Guileless and frail. Meek little faces Upturned and pale; Wild-wood geraniums, All in their best, Languidly leaning In purple gauze dressed: --All are assembled This sweet Sabbath-day To hear what the priest In his pulpit will say. Look! white Indian pipes On the green mosses lie I Who has been smoking.