Nursing: Home Health Care: An Overview for Nurses
29.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course:
This course is intended for both new and experienced home health nurses, as well as those nurses who may be interested in pursuing a career in home health or who may work closely with home health agencies. The home health nurse cannot simply provide exceptional clinical care in terms of assessment and treatments but must also provide this care in the context of the larger health care and home health system. The course reviews current trends driving and affecting home care, home care agency structure, and home health nurse attributes and skills. It also reviews the Medicare home health regulations and reimbursement system, home health nursing standards of practice, and home health quality and performance improvement initiatives.  

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Identify current trends and challenges affecting home health care nursing practice today.
  • Describe home health nurse characteristics.
  • Describe the structure and services provided by a Medicare-certified home health agency.
  • Explain the elements of the Medicare home health benefit and its implications for nurses. 
  • Describe the home health nurse’s responsibilities related to payment systems. 
  • Discuss the application of home health nursing standards of practice.
  • Describe ways in which home health nurses impact quality outcomes.

About the Author:
Lisa A. Gorski, MS, RN, HHCNS-BC, CRNI, FAAN, has worked for over 35 years as a clinical nurse specialist for Wheaton Franciscan Home Health & Hospice (now Ascension at Home). She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She serves on the editorial board of Home Healthcare Now and served on the 2014 task force for the American Nurses Association’s Home Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice. Since 2011, she has served as the chairperson of the Infusion Nurses Society Standards of Practice Committee. She is the author of more than 50 journal articles addressing home care and home infusion therapy and the author/editor of several books addressing infusion therapy, including four books specific to home infusion. She presents nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics and was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing in 2006.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 5-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2019: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.
 
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Home Health Care: An Overview for Nurses - N26526

29.95
About the Course:
This course is intended for both new and experienced home health nurses, as well as those nurses who may be interested in pursuing a career in home health or who may work closely with home health agencies. The home health nurse cannot simply provide exceptional clinical care in terms of assessment and treatments but must also provide this care in the context of the larger health care and home health system. The course reviews current trends driving and affecting home care, home care agency structure, and home health nurse attributes and skills. It also reviews the Medicare home health regulations and reimbursement system, home health nursing standards of practice, and home health quality and performance improvement initiatives.  

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Identify current trends and challenges affecting home health care nursing practice today.
  • Describe home health nurse characteristics.
  • Describe the structure and services provided by a Medicare-certified home health agency.
  • Explain the elements of the Medicare home health benefit and its implications for nurses. 
  • Describe the home health nurse’s responsibilities related to payment systems. 
  • Discuss the application of home health nursing standards of practice.
  • Describe ways in which home health nurses impact quality outcomes.

About the Author:
Lisa A. Gorski, MS, RN, HHCNS-BC, CRNI, FAAN, has worked for over 35 years as a clinical nurse specialist for Wheaton Franciscan Home Health & Hospice (now Ascension at Home). She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She serves on the editorial board of Home Healthcare Now and served on the 2014 task force for the American Nurses Association’s Home Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice. Since 2011, she has served as the chairperson of the Infusion Nurses Society Standards of Practice Committee. She is the author of more than 50 journal articles addressing home care and home infusion therapy and the author/editor of several books addressing infusion therapy, including four books specific to home infusion. She presents nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics and was inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Nursing in 2006.

How to receive credit:
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 5-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2019: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.