Home Health Nursing: Using OASIS - N1734


About Course #N1734

Release Date: October 26, 2016

Expiration Date: October 31, 2019

Nurses currently working in or planning to work in home health care agencies must have an under-standing of the significance of process and outcomes measurement. The Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) is a specific assessment and outcomes measurement instrument, which consists of 111 items or questions and measures patient data at various times during the patient's stay in home care. The OASIS plays a crucial part in each patient's assessment and reassessment at specific points during the patient's stay in home care. Accurate, timely, and complete documentation of the OASIS is vital in determining how much an agency is paid for each care episode and provides documentation to sup-port the quality of care delivered.

The purpose of this course is to provide home healthcare nurses with the information they need to understand the significance and importance of effectively using the OASIS instrument in order to deliver comprehensive, compassionate, patient-focused, and cost sensitive skilled services in the home environment. The home healthcare nurse will be able to use the OASIS information provided in this course to create a basis for the plan of care, to measure the patient's progress in meeting the established home health care goals, and to meet the regulatory requirements for quality reporting and reimbursement.

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

About the Author(s)

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.

Course Disclosures

  • 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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  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.

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