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Best Practices in Home Care

Education Resources, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   15.5
Registration Fee:   $435

Upon completion of this seminar participants will be able to:
  • Accurately assess vital signs, pain, mental status, wounds, heart and lung sounds.
  • Identify patients that require emergent and non-emergent referral for medical or allied health assessment.
  • Integrate evidenced-based diagnostic tests and screening tools into practice.
  • Develop a therapeutic plan of care based on the medical status of the complex home care patient.
  • Institute a falls prevention program in their home care agency.
  • Understand the effects of common medications used by complex homecare patients.
  • Locate the current best evidence for therapeutic assessment and treatment of the geriatric home care patient.
  • Understand the latest Medicare home health care regulatory changes.

  • Target Audience
    PT, OT

    Confirmation Notes
    Each participant needs to bring a stethoscope.
    CEU INFORMATION: Education Resources applies for continuing education approval, when available, in the state where the course is being presented and sometimes in neighboring states. Education Resources is also an approved provider in many states. Please visit our website for more detailed information or call: 800 487 6530
    Approved provider of continuing e d u c a t i o n b y t h e A m e r i c a n Occupational Therapy Association #3043. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
    NBCOT professional development provider

    DAY ONE: 7:30-8:00 Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:00-9:00 The Therapists Evolving Role in the Care of the Homebound Patient with Complex Medical Conditions
  • Screening for Medical Referral:
  • Identifying patients that require emergent/non-emergent referral
  • Case Management
  • Current Medicare Regulatory Concerns and Documentation Requirements
  • 9:00-9:30 Clinical Specialists in Home Care 9:30-10:00 Issues of Motivation & Compliance:
  • Mindfulness in Practice
  • Communication
  • Cultural Competency
  • 10:00-10:15 Break 10:15-12:15 Comprehensive Patient Assessment OASIS Vital Signs Medication Overview Auscultation 12:15-1:15 Lunch (on your own) 1:15-1:45 Screening for Referral Medical Nutritionist Therapies Social Work Home Health Aide Outside Agencies 1:45-3:00 Evidenced-based Diagnostic Tests & Screening Tools Balance Endurance PainDyspnea 3:00-3:15 Break 3:15-4:00 Evidenced-based Diagnostic Tests & Screening Tools continued Cognition Function Depression Abuse 4:00-5:00 Case Studies: Assessment of medically complex patients DAY TWO: 7:30-8:00 Continental Breakfast 8:00-8:30 Questions from Day One 8:30-9:30 Fall Assessment and Prevention for the Home Care Patient Fall Screening Tools Home Safety Assessment Home Modifications Adaptive Equipment Assessment and Prescription Instituting a Falls Prevention Program 9:30-10:00 Case studies: fall prevention strategies 10:00-10:15 Break 10:15-11:15 Developing a Team-based Plan of Care for the Medically Complex Home Care Patient Impact of co-morbidities Appropriate Goal Setting Determining visit frequency and length of episode Determining the appropriate treatment modalities Scheduling to improve outcomes Discharge Criteria & Planning Outcome Assessment 11:15-12:00 Searching for the Evidence: Locating research based assessment tools and treatment strategies via the Internet 12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own) 1:00-2:30 Evidenced-based Treatment Strategies Complex Medical Conditions (CHF, COPD, Diabetes, End StageRenal Disease) oTelemedicine Orthopedic Conditions with Medical Co-morbidities (joint replacements, vertebral and hip fractures, osteoporosis) Dementia/Alzheimers 2:30-3:00 Case Studies 3:00-3:15 Break 3:15-4:30 Evidenced-based Treatment Strategies continued Neurological Diagnoses (Parkinsons, CVA, balance disorders) Urinary incontinence Wound care Palliative care 4:30-5:00 Case Studies 5:00-5:30 Questions

    As society ages and medical treatments advance, many older adults are living at home with complex medical problems. Home health care has become more complicated and requires specialized, advanced skills. Do you have the skills to provide your patients with the safest and best possible care? This course is designed to provide physical and occupational therapists with the most up-to-date, evidenced-based techniques for assessment and treatment of the medically complex geriatric home care patient. The course format is lecture and discussion of the most recent research, tests and tools. Participants will also learn how to access the best current evidence using the internet to make best practice decisions for their patients. Case studies and audiovisuals will be incorporated to facilitate an active learning environment. An extensive handout with multiple articles, references and recommended web sites will be provided.

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