2. Pre-Visit Activities: Setting the Stage for Success
In this chapter, pre-visit activities will be featured. With this topic come the detailed organizational and other activities that must be addressed to have a successful planned patient home visit. This information applies to many kinds of home visits, including skilled Medicare visits, well-baby visits, infusion care, hospice home visits, and other kinds of home visitation programs and models. Pre-visit activities will include obtaining physician orders and other demographic and referral information, identifying needed paperwork, completing any pre-admission work on your tablet or device, and more. A patient example begins here and follows through the home visit and post-visit activities. It is important to note that physician orders and coordination and communication activities are a key part of all of the visit's components.