Annual Meeting Spotlight: Clinical Education Sessions
August 13, 2015 09:32 AM
Today, we highlight the Clinical education track at the 2015 NAHC Annual Meeting & Exposition.
“The Clinical education track will help attendees improve patient care by providing information about implementing new models, partnerships and best practices,” said NAHC President Val J. Halamandaris.
Here are the courses available under the Clinical education track at the 2015 NAHC Annual Meeting & Exposition:
How to Work with Hospitals to Provide Better Care for Patients who have Joint Replacement Surgery
Discharging patients to their homes after elective joint replacement surgery (EJRS) has been shown to provide efficient clinical outcomes, as well as cost savings. In 2012, the Joint Replacement Center and Montefiore Home Care initiated a collaboration to increase the number of patients discharged home for rehab services. The goal of the collaboration was to decrease the length of hospital stay, improve pre-operative teaching, and reduce utilization of sub-acute services.
How to Integrate Behavioral Health Screening and Treatment Programs in Home Health Care
Mental health disorders are prevalent in older adults, especially those receiving home health services. Older adults are likely to receive help from a mental health specialist but home care agencies can assist in this process. We will describe a model for providing mental health services to a geriatric population within a home care agency. The program will demonstrate how this agency trained clinicians to screen for depression and other mental health issues while including a psychiatrist in the home care team.
How to Partner with Hospitals to Prevent Re-hospitalizations
Two organizations undertook a two-year journey to ensure the smooth post-acute transition of an identified population. The goal of their partnership was to ensure family involvement, patient and staff satisfaction, and quality outcomes. This was an experience that showed how a team can leave egos at the door to have an unprecedented experience of collaboration.
How to Demonstrate the Value of Therapy Services
The practice patterns of home health will need to change when therapy utilization is not a part of the case mix system. Be prepared to demonstrate the value of home health beyond the visit count.
How to Implement Centralized Coding: A Case Study
The year 2015 presents many challenges for home health agencies with new Face-to-Face guidelines, potential new conditions of participation, and implementation of ICD-10-CM. Outsourcing diagnosis coding is a viable option to help agencies manage day-to-day operations, reduce billing concerns and productivity implications, and stay ahead of the curve. This presentation will discuss the elements we learned as we progressed through the pilot at one location and additional lessons as more locations were included.
How to Meet the Challenges of Chronic Disease Management in Our New Health Care Environment
Attendees will be presented with a model of patient care that contrasts with traditional models by focusing on factors that patients can affect as they self-manage their chronic conditions. This partnership model draws on common behavior change theories to motivate patients. Health coaching interventions, specifically motivational interviewing, have been shown to improve patient outcomes and lead to better coordinated care.
How to Determine if Your Recent LUPA Patient is High Risk
Highly vulnerable patients are too often hidden from sight, leaving them at risk of rapid disease progression, injury, and death. Raising awareness of their plight, defining their characteristics, and responding with community-based care protocols advances the quality of care they receive through patient-centered, population health management.
How to Use Scope of Practice as a Guide for Nursing Practice Evaluation
This session will help agencies and their nurses achieve excellent home health nursing practice by using the American Nurses Association's Scope & Standards of Practice as a guide for practice and performance evaluation.
How to Structure and Standardize Nurse-led Transitional Home Visits Using Qualitative Input from Key Stakeholders
In 2013, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital introduced a nurse-led transitional home visit (THV) program. The program was designed to provide a THV to patients 24 to 72 hours after an acute-care hospitalization. The content of these visits was initially based on patients’ hospital discharge instructions, which varied by provider. Using stakeholder feedback, we sought to structure and standardize the THVs to ensure they were patient and family centered.
About NAHC Annual Meeting Education Sessions
The 2015 NAHC Annual Meeting offers the greatest, most expansive, and largest number of education programs for home care and hospice. The education programs cover the latest information that home care and hospice providers need in order to prepare for changes and trends in the legal and regulatory environments. Individuals who attend the 2015 Annual Meeting will have the opportunity to earn up to 20 Continuing Education credits in-person, as well as additional credits through programs that will be available online. All of the course offerings will be available for credits to Nurses and Certified Public Accountants. Specific courses and credits will be available to Nursing Home Administrators, Assisted Living Administrators, and Social Workers.
For more information about the Clinical education track, please click here.