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Disciplines: Nursing
Hours: 6 Contact Hours
  • Lisa Gorski, MS, HHCNS-BC, CRNI®, FAAN
  • Mary Curry Narayan, MSN, RN, HHCNS-BC, COS-C, CTN-A
  • Peer Reviewer(s):Kathleen Ruane, MS, RN, CPHQ, COS-C
    Item#: N1747
    Contents: 1 Course Book (70 pages)
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    Home Health Nursing: Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Performance and Practice

    Price $33.95
    Item # N1747
    When available, the Online Course format is included with the hard copy, eBook, or audio book formats!

    Release Date: December 21, 2016

    Expiration Date: December 31, 2019

    Home health nursing is built on the strong foundation of three important documents that guide all of nursing practice in the United States. Developed and published by the American Nurses Association (ANA), these documents include Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice, Nursing’s Social Policy Statement, and the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements.

    Nurses deliver, manage, and super-vise care for the majority of home health patients. It is a critical requirement that the professional nurse understands and executes the guiding principles and standards of practice, as well as knows the expectations for professional performance and ethical guidelines in an ever-changing healthcare environment.

    Nurses practicing in home health are challenged to provide accountable, independent nursing care that is continually evolving in response to healthcare innovations, evidence-based practice, and new payment structures.

    The purpose of this course is to provide both new and experienced home health nurses with the critical information found in the ANA’s most up-to-date documentation on professional practice, ethics, principles, and evidence-based standards. After completion of this course, the learner will have knowledge relative to how the standards and guiding documents influence, direct, and guide professional performance and the practice of home health nursing.

    This course is an extract of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, Home Health Nursing: A Comprehensive Review of Practical and Professional Issues, 4th Edition (N1727). 

    Course Objectives
    • Apply the American Nurses Association’s Code of Ethics for Nurses to home health nursing practice.
    • Describe the key documents governing standards of practice and professional performance for nursing.
    • Apply the six standards of practice to home health nursing.
    • Apply the 10 standards of professional performance to home health nursing.

    Lisa Gorski, MS, HHCNS-BC, CRNI®, FAAN, worked for over 30 years as a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) for Wheaton Franciscan Home Health & Hospice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing. Lisa serves on the Editorial Board of Home Healthcare Now. She served on the American Nurses Association 2014 Task force for Home Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice. She is the author of over 50 journal articles addressing home care and home infusion therapy and is the author/editor of several books addressing infusion therapy, including 3 books specific to home infusion care. Lisa was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nursing in 2006, was the 2003 CRNI of the Year by INS, and the 2011 CNS of the Year by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. 

    Mary Curry Narayan, MSN, RN, HHCNS-BC, COS-C, CTN-A, is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in home health nursing and is certified as a specialist in the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) and in transcultural nursing. Mary currently provides consultation education and quality services to home health agencies. She serves on the Editorial Board of Home Healthcare Now and has published multiple articles and book chapters on enhancing home health nursing practice. She served on the American Nurse Association’s 2014 Task Force for Home Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice and as the Clinical Editor of the Visiting Nurse Associations of America’s Clinical Procedure Manual.

    Kathleen Ruane, MS, RN, CPHQ, COS-C, has over 25 years of experience in community health care, including progressive management experience leading home health quality improvement and clinical programs. She currently is the Director of Quality and Compliance at Lahey Health at Home based in Massachusetts. Her areas of expertise include data analysis and the design and implementation of strategies to improve patient satisfaction and quality outcomes.

    • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
    • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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