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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
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
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
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.
Each participant needs to bring a stethoscope.
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 http://www.educationresourcesinc.com/index.cfm?event=CEUProvider
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
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
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
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
Therapies Social Work
Home Health Aide Outside Agencies
1:45-3:00 Evidenced-based Diagnostic Tests &
3:15-4:00 Evidenced-based Diagnostic Tests &
Screening Tools continued
4:00-5:00 Case Studies: Assessment of medically complex patients
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
Adaptive Equipment Assessment
Instituting a Falls Prevention Program
9:30-10:00 Case studies: fall prevention strategies
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
Scheduling to improve outcomes
Discharge Criteria & Planning
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
Orthopedic Conditions with Medical
Co-morbidities (joint replacements,
vertebral and hip fractures,
2:30-3:00 Case Studies
3:15-4:30 Evidenced-based Treatment Strategies
(Parkinsons, CVA, balance disorders)
4:30-5:00 Case Studies
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.
Dates and Locations
South Shore Hospital
09-24-2016 - 09-25-2016, 12:00AM 12:00AM