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Comprehensive Home Care Assessment Part 2: Data Review & Care Planning

presented by Kim Corral, RN, BSN, MA Ed, COS-C and Tina Marrelli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN

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Financial: Tina Marrelli is an employee and share holder of Marrelli and Assoc. Inc, with book sales. Tina Marrelli is a share holder with book sales of Innovative Caregiving Solutions LLC. Tina Marrelli is an author who receives book royalties from Sigma Theta Tau International Publishing. Tina Marrelli receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. Kim Corral is an employee and share holder of Chelta, Inc Kim Corral receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. For both instructors there are no financial interests beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Tina Marrelli and Kim Corral have no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 43 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 6 Minutes

This course continues the comprehensive assessment, which comprises the building blocks for effective care and care planning. Effective assessment skills, such as active listening, observation and assessment, critical thinking, and other strategies for success, are integrated into this foundational course.

Meet Your Instructors

Kim Corral, RN, BSN, MA Ed, COS-C

Kim is a registered nurse with a master's degree in education and more than 30 years of home health experience. She is an experienced leader in home health care, having held both clinical and operational positions at regional and national levels for large corporate home health organizations. She brings a passion for providing the clinical…

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Tina Marrelli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN

Tina Marrelli is the president of Marrelli and Associates, Inc., a publishing and consulting firm working in home care for more than 30 years. Tina is the author of 13 books, including the Handbook of Home Health Standards: Quality, Documentation, and Reimbursement (6th edition, 2018). Other books include A Guide for Caregiving: What's Next? Planning…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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1. The Physical Assessment: How-To and Findings for Care and Care Planning

This chapter reviews best practices related to performing a physical assessment in the home setting. Effective individualization of care is predicated on assessing the patient’s unique home environment. Areas for emphasis include infection control and prevention, family caregivers, and safety in the home environment.

2. Pulling It All Together: Holistically Reviewing the Information Collected and Assessed

This chapter emphasizes the importance of accurate and detailed information collection. Active listening, observation, and assessment, along with other strategies, are presented to assist in effective patient care planning.

3. Connecting the Dots for Effective Care and Care Planning

This chapter pulls together the prior chapters to demonstrate the creation of an effective care plan. This includes the prioritization of problems, including the risk points for rehospitalization, providing the findings, and working with the patient and family to determine patient-centered goals for care. A patient example of Mrs. Sammy will be presented.

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