Description : Provides information to home care and hospice organizations for the prevention, control, and surveillance of infection. Thirteen chapters cover topics including infection control as a health care discipline; the infectious disease process; patient care practices; infection control in home infusion t
Description : Table of Contents Foreword Introduction Ch. 1 Home health administration : an overview 3 Ch. 2 The home health agency 16 Ch. 3 Medicare conditions of participation 27 Ch. 4 The joint commission's home care accreditation program 63 Ch. 5 CHAP accreditation : standards of excellence for home care and community health organizations 71 Ch. 6 Accreditation for home care aide and private duty services 81 Ch. 7 ACHC : accreditation for home care and alternate site health care services 86 Ch. 8 Certificate of need and licensure 92 Ch. 9 Credentialing : organizational and personnel options for home care 101 Ch. 10 The relationship of the home health agency to the state trade association 111 Ch. 11 The national association for home care and hospice 115 Ch. 12 The visiting nurse association of America 124 Ch. 13 Self-care systems in home health care nursing 131 Ch. 14 Home health care documentation and record keeping 135 App. 14-A COP standards pertaining to HHA clinical record policy 147 App. 14-B Abington Memorial Hospital home care clinical records 150 Ch. 15 Computerized clinical documentation 161 Ch. 16 Home telehealth : improving care and decreasing costs 176 Ch. 17 Implementing a competency system in home care 185 Ch. 18 Meeting the need for culturally and linguistically appropriate services 211 Ch. 19 Classification : an underutilized tool for prospective payment 224 Ch. 20 Analysis and management of home health nursing caseloads and workloads 236 Ch. 21 Home health care classification (HHCC) system : an overview 247 Ch. 22 Nursing diagnoses in home health nursing 261 Ch. 23 Perinatal high-risk home care 274 Ch. 24 High technology home care services 279 Ch. 25 Discharge of a ventilator-assisted child from the hospital to home 291 Ch. 26 Performance improvement 301 Ch. 27 Evidence-based practice : basic strategies for success 310 Ch. 28 Quality planning for quality patient care 315 Ch. 29 Program Evaluation 320 App. 29-A Formats for presenting program evaluation tools Ch. 30 Effectiveness of a clinical feedback approach to improving patient outcomes 341 Ch. 31 Implementing outcome-based quality improvement into the home health agency 352 Ch. 32 Benchmarking and home health care 383 Ch. 33 Administrative policy and procedure manual 395 Ch. 34 Discharge planning 399 Ch. 35 Strategies to retain and attract quality staff 421 Ch. 36 Evaluating productivity 436 Ch. 37 Labor-management relations 448 Ch. 38 Human resource management 459 Ch. 39 Staff development in a home health agency 474 Ch. 40 Transitioning nurses to home care 484 Ch. 41 Case management 495 Ch. 42 Managed care 499 Ch. 43 Community-based long-term care : preparing for a new role 507 Ch. 44 Understanding the exposures of home health care : an insurance primer 519 Ch. 45 Budgeting for home health agencies 527 Ch. 46 Reimbursement 535 Ch. 47 How to read, interpret, and understand financial statements 549 Ch. 48 Management information systems 558 Ch. 49 Legal issues of concern to home care providers 571 Ch. 50 Understanding the basics of home health compliance 590 Ch. 51 The HIPAA standards for privacy of individually identifiable health information 616 Ch. 52 Ethical practice in the daily service to home care client, their families, and the community 666 Ch. 53 Participating in the political process 675 Ch. 54 Strategic planning 693 Ch. 55 Marketing : an overview 708 Ch. 56 The internet in home health and hospice care 723 Ch. 57 Disease management programs 736 Ch. 58 The process of visiting nurse association affiliation with a major teaching hospital 756 Ch. 59 Grantsmanship in home health care : seeking foundation support 771 Ch. 60 Home care volunteer program 778 Ch. 61 The manager as published author : tips on writing for publication 796 Ch. 62 Student placements in home health care agencies : boost or barrier to quality patient care? 810 Ch. 63 A student program in one home health agency 818 Ch. 64 The role of the physician in home care 834 Ch. 65 Research in home health agencies 840 Ch. 66 Hospice care : pioneering the ultimate love connection about living not dying 850 App. 66-A State of Connecticut physician assisted living (PAL) directive 863 App. 66-B Summary guidelines for initiation of advanced care 864 Ch. 67 Safe harbor : a bereavement program for children, teens, and families 866 Ch. 68 Planning, implementing, and managing a community-based nursing center : current challenges and future opportunities 872 Ch. 69 Adult day services - the next frontier 883 Ch. 70 Partners in healing : home care, hospice, and parish nurses 891 Ch. 71 Meeting the present challenges and continuing to thrive in the future : tips on how to be successful as an administrator in home health and hospice care 899.
Description : This Protocol delineates the evidence for using devices for noninvasive patient monitoring of blood pressure, heart rhythms, pulse oximetry, end-tidal carbon dioxide, and respiratory waveforms. These protocols guide clinicians in the appropriate selection of patients for use of the device, application of the device, initial and ongoing monitoring, device removal, and selected aspects of quality control.
Description : "This text covers conceptual information, leadership skills and current issues and trends. It provides clear and concise information about the best practices and quality improvement for the most common clinical conditions seen in home care." --Cover.
Description : Measuring patient outcomes has never been more complex or more essential. This is the first publication of its kind to present expert guidance and advice for use in all home health settings. Topics include: importance of appropriate data collection, how to analyze patient outcomes, a comparison of various outcome measures used in home health, monitoring patient satisfaction and quality care, and much more.
Description : Litigation is rampant in the home health field - and it's not just about billing and coding. It's also about other practices that could lead to compliance problems, such as substandard employment practices or failing to run background checks. A lawsuit against your agency could come completely out of left field. But you can avoid getting blind-sided and protect your agency. Corporate Compliance in Home Health: Establishing a Plan, Managing the Risks gives home health care providers practical, down-to-earth standards for controlling and preventing losses growing out of corporate compliance. With this new resource from Aspen, get an up-to-date and easy-to-understand review of the law of corporate compliance, find out how the new OIG (Office of the Inspector General of HCFA) model compliance guidance for hospitals impacts home health, and uncover where your agency is at risk. You'll find out what to do if and when your agency comes under investigation, and get important, timely federal reference material from the GAO to HHS, and key parts of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
Description : An official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC), the highly successful Infection Control in Home Care and Hospice helps home care providers assess the infection control needs of their organization, and develop home care infection and surveillance programs. The Second Edition has been thoroughly updated and revised with the latest CDC Guidelines on infection control in home care, including Hand Hygiene, Prevention of IV-related Infections, and the 2004 Isolation Guideline.
Description : This Second Edition is a good source for those training to be home visitors, in-service home visitors, supervisors and directors of home visiting programs serving a wide range of families. Recent evaluations of home visiting are summarized and practical suggestions for evaluating local programs are also included. This is an easy to read and essential resource for both beginning and experienced home visitors, trainers, supervisors of home visitors, and directors of home visiting programs.
Description : The lowdown on long-term care?from a geriatric specialist with over twenty years in the field. Placing loved ones in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities is a stressful decision?and for good reason. In previous decades, some homes were plagued by scandal, and everyone wants to know that their family members will be safe and sound even when they can?t be nearby all the time. Here, prominent geriatrician Joshua Schor, M.D., guides the reader through this emotionally challenging process step by step, covering such topics as: ? The small?and revealing?details to watch for when touring a home ? Determining whether a family member needs long-term or sub-acute care ? Deciding whether assisted living may be a viable alternative ? Questions to ask about medications, meals, and activities ? Knowing your rights and getting the information you need ? Special concerns for younger patients ? And more...