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Tina Marrelli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN

Tina  Marrelli Instructor Bio:
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 for Safety, Quality, and Compassionate Care for Your Loved One and Yourself (2017), Hospice and Palliative Care Handbook (3rd edition, 2018), The Nurse Manager’s Survival Guide (4th edition, 2018), and the best-selling home health aide educational system, Home Health Aide Guidelines for Care: A Handbook for Caregiving at Home and its accompanying Nurse Instructor Manual. Tina served on the workgroups that defined the first hospice nurse standards, as well as serving as a reviewer in 2014 for the revised Home Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice through the American Nurses Association.

Tina attended Duke University, where she received her undergraduate degree in nursing. She also has masters degrees in health administration and in nursing. Tina has worked in the public health sector at hospitals and nursing homes and has practiced as a visiting nurse or manager in home care and hospice for more than 20 years. Tina also worked at Medicare’s central office (CMS) for four years on Medicare Part A home care and hospice policies and operations and served as the interim branch chief for Medicare Part B. Tina loves policy and the nuances that frame care, practice, and delivery.

Tina is an international health care consultant, specializing in home care and models of care provided in the community to people at home. Tina and her team of specialized consultants have been in business since 2002 and provide services related to the “design and implementation of challenges to providing home and community-based care.” In that capacity, they have served more than 100 clients throughout the world; clients who represent varying segments of service to home care and/or related products. Services have included custom presentations, software development, educational services, team leadership monitoring the OIG, accreditation services, new organizational startups, due diligence, feasibility studies, and more.

Tina has been the editor of three peer-reviewed publications, most recently for Home Healthcare Nurse (now Home Healthcare Now), on which she served as the editor-in-chief for eight years. She is also an emeritus editor for Home Healthcare Now. In addition, Tina serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Community Health Nursing and The American Nurse.

Tina is the chief clinical officer for e-Caregiving, www.e-Caregiving.com, a web-based support and educational system for family and friend caregivers created to support advocacy and improve care across the health care continuum.

Tina Marrelli's Continuing Education Courses

Welcome to Home Care: An Overview

Welcome to Home Care: An Overview

This foundational course offering provides a big picture overview of home care. Home care comprises many models of care delivery systems and types of home care. A brief history of home care, a snapshot of where we are now by the numbers,… Read Morearrow_right

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Orientation: An Overview of Documentation Requirements in Home Care

Orientation: An Overview of Documentation Requirements in Home Care

Today's home care clinicians must have an understanding of the trends, regulations, and other external factors that impact care provided and the documentation surrounding care. Home care is a global term, and home care services can range… Read Morearrow_right

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Orientation: Care Planning

Orientation: Care Planning

The ability to perform an accurate comprehensive assessment and develop an individualized plan of care for home care patients is the foundation for care delivery in home care. This course will review the steps of the care planning process,… Read Morearrow_right

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Orientation Program: Team Member Safety in the Community

Orientation Program: Team Member Safety in the Community

This course addresses the common safety-related factors in the community and home environments. Home care team members can be exposed to a number of potentially serious hazards which range from dangerous pets (eg. biting) to firearms (ie.… Read Morearrow_right

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Medicare Coverage and Documentation Requirements: The Fundamentals

Medicare Coverage and Documentation Requirements: The Fundamentals

The value of the clinical documentation that supports the tenets of coverage and quality cannot be overstated. Clinicians and managers/leaders need to proactively describe care and services in the terms detailed in the Medicare Benefit… Read Morearrow_right

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What is Case Management in Home Care?

What is Case Management in Home Care?

The home health industry demands that patient care be provided in an efficient and effective manner. Case management is a strategy which supports this demand. This course defines the concept of case management and discusses the skills… Read Morearrow_right

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How to Make an Effective Home Visit

How to Make an Effective Home Visit

This foundational course addresses the three parts of the patient home visit and information and processes that surround and support effective and holistic home visits. This includes a practical and holistic definition of a home visit,… Read Morearrow_right

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Writing for Professional Publication

Writing for Professional Publication

Writing can be a daunting chore or a pleasure - it all depends on the skill set; this shows most clearly when it is time to start thinking and writing/typing in the words! There are a number of reasons to write (and sometimes as many not… Read Morearrow_right

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Enhancing Your Professional Repertoire Part 1: Effective Presentations

Enhancing Your Professional Repertoire Part 1: Effective Presentations

This course is part 1 of a two-part series and is designed to assist those new to developing, implementing, and evaluating effective professional presentations. Developing presentations is a complex activity that must be planned carefully.… Read Morearrow_right

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Enhancing Your Professional Repertoire Part 2: Effective Communication

Enhancing Your Professional Repertoire Part 2: Effective Communication

In Part 1 of this program the course provided information on the technical elements of developing effective presentations. In Part 2 the course will continue with the discussion of the softer skill set that is required for YOU as the presenter… Read Morearrow_right

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Fundamentals of Chronic Condition Management

Fundamentals of Chronic Condition Management

Fundamentals of Chronic Condition Management will prepare clinicians to form a successful partnership with their patients who are managing complex health conditions on a daily basis. This course provides an overview of chronic condition… Read Morearrow_right

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Identifying, Communicating, & Documenting Patient Change in Condition

Identifying, Communicating, & Documenting Patient Change in Condition

This course provides team members with the fundamental framework about effectively identifying, communicating, and documentation a change in a patient’s condition or status. One fundamental standard in home care and hospice is that the… Read Morearrow_right

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Coaching and Counseling: Tips for Success

Coaching and Counseling: Tips for Success

In a perfect world, everyone would complete their jobs flawlessly and without any management intervention or monitoring. The good news is that the skills of coaching and counseling are key to success in all organizations and that effective… Read Morearrow_right

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Making a Successful Transition From Clinician to Manager

Making a Successful Transition From Clinician to Manager

Video Runtime: 33 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 24 Minutes

Making a successful transition from clinician to manager can be fraught with concerns and missteps. Understanding the transition from peer/coworker/colleague… Read Morearrow_right

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Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision

Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision

Video Runtime: 52 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 24 Minutes

This course addresses the important and multifaceted roles that comprise the clinical manager or supervisor. Though the terms, titles, and purview may vary from… Read Morearrow_right

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Caring for the Oldest Old at Home Part 1: Profiles and Practical Issues

Caring for the Oldest Old at Home Part 1: Profiles and Practical Issues

Video Runtime: 37 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 7 Minutes

This is Part One of a two-part series about Caring for the Oldest Old. Given demographics, the increasing complexity and chronicity of care, and a number of… Read Morearrow_right

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Comprehensive Home Care Assessment Part 1: Key Elements & Requirements

Comprehensive Home Care Assessment Part 1: Key Elements & Requirements

Video Runtime: 24 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 5 Minutes

No encounter or visit is as important as the first visits that comprise the comprehensive assessment in home care. The comprehensive assessment is the driver… Read Morearrow_right

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

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

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… Read Morearrow_right

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Preparing Family Caregivers Part 1: Roles in Home Care & Hospice

Preparing Family Caregivers Part 1: Roles in Home Care & Hospice

Video Runtime: 32 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 6 Minutes

Home care and hospice team members must rely on family, friends, or other lay caregivers to help patients throughout the plan of care. Sometimes it is easy to… Read Morearrow_right

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Preparing Family Caregivers Part 2: Education in Home Care & Hospice

Preparing Family Caregivers Part 2: Education in Home Care & Hospice

Video Runtime: 20 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 6 Minutes

Home care and hospice team members must rely on family, friends, or other lay caregivers to help patients throughout the plan of care. Sometimes it is easy to… Read Morearrow_right

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Caring for the Oldest Old at Home Part 2: Strategies for Quality Care

Caring for the Oldest Old at Home Part 2: Strategies for Quality Care

Video Runtime: 40 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 7 Minutes

This is Part Two of a two-part series about Caring for the Oldest Old. The exemplars of Otto Glass and Mika Hiuga will be revisited from several perspectives… Read Morearrow_right

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Introduction to Clinical Management and Supervision

Introduction to Clinical Management and Supervision

Video Runtime: 40 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 23 Minutes

Understanding the transition from peer/coworker/colleague to manager brings a new level of skills needed for success. This course takes the position that clinicians… Read Morearrow_right

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Essential Elements of Clinical Supervision

Essential Elements of Clinical Supervision

Video Runtime: 51 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 24 Minutes

This course addresses the important and multifaceted roles that comprise the clinical manager or supervisor. Though the terms, titles and purview may vary from… Read Morearrow_right

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