CASPER is a Friendly Ghost!

So much of our data in home health is derived from the CASPER reports. They are the foundation for Home Health Compare and a number of elements included in Value Based Purchasing. This session will help your agency to understand how to run and interpret the reports that you need to advance your quality initiatives.

The PDGM National Summit: A Revolution in Medicare Home Health Payment

One-Day Intensive Educational Program - Preparing Home Health Agencies for 2020 and Beyond

2018/2019 Caring Companion LNA Series-March

TOPIC: The Aide’s Role in Infection Prevention and Control Speaker: Michelle White, DNP, RN, CNL Description: This workshop will focus on understanding the basic principles of infection prevention and control. This workshop will also focus on Blood Borne Pathogens and the principles surrounding transmission and methods in which the aide can protect themselves and the patient.

Medication Appropriateness, Safety & Management Part 4: Methadone Use at End-of-Life

Medication management can be overwhelming for your patients living with a serious illness. This webinar series will provide an opportunity to learn more about medication regimens frequently used for patients receiving palliative care or hospice care services. Regardless of your practice setting or patient population served, it is important to weigh the risks and benefits of medication regimens as your patients progress through an illness trajectory. Please join us to discuss appropriate medication use and symptom management for patients facing a serious illness. Learn at your pace right from your office! Recordings will be available until June 30, 2019. Part 4: Methadone Use at End-of-Life March 20, 2019 Methadone can be a challenging analgesic to work with, but it’s worth the extra effort! This webinar will provide the audience with basic information regarding methadone use for your patients with advanced pain management needs. This presentation will discuss the appropriate use of methadone in the hospice population. Patient case examples will be used to demonstrate dosing and monitoring strategies.

2018/2019 Caring Companion LNA Series-April

TOPIC: The Aide’s Role in Professionalism and Work Ethic in Home Care Speaker: Kathie Smith, RN, BSN Description: Providing care in a setting that enables one- to- one care offers opportunities for the client to be able to stay in their home and for the In-home aide to build strong relationships with the client and family. These relationships can feel rewarding to both the client and the In-home aide. While having that positive and caring relationship is important to the client’s care, it is also important to remember that as an employee of an agency and as a home care provider in the home, certain standards need to be upheld. These standards help you to maintain a professional relationship with the client and family. This presentation will cover professionalism for the In-home aide.

2018/2019 Caring Companion LNA Series-May

TOPIC: The Aide’s Role in Understanding Legal Issues for the Nurse Assistant Speaker: Cindy Morgan, RN, MSN, CHC, CHPN Description: No health care provider is immune from the potential for legal issues. When providing care for patients it must be done in a legal and ethical manner. This presentation will list ethical principles we should consider when delivering care as well as the more common allegations such as negligence, assault & battery and abuse that Nurse Aides should understand. Increased knowledge promotes adherence to standards of care and compliance with regulations & your agency’s policies and procedures.

Listening, Language and the Power of Truth-Telling

SAVE THE DATE for this Vermont Ethics Network presentation In partnership with the Palliative Care & Pain Management Task Force. It will take place from 8 a.m.— 4 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton (formerly…

New England Home Care & Hospice Trade Show

The New England Home Care & Hospice Conference and Trade Show is the region’s premier event for home care and hospice agencies. It’s hosted by the six New England state home care associations, which collectively represent nearly 400 organizations. This coming year, the conference will be held at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth, MA from June 5 - 7, 2019. The conference is designed for senior and mid-level administrative and clinical staff. The conference features multiple keynote sessions, workshops, and intensive programs. Topics are designed to meet the needs of all agencies, including Medicare-certified, private duty, and hospices. The trade show is the largest home health and hospice expo in the Northeast.

2018/2019 Caring Companion LNA Series-June

TOPIC: The Aide’s Role in Understanding CVAs Speaker: Jane Garrett, RN, BSN, MHSA Description: In this webinar, it will be discussed how 80% of all strokes can be prevented with healthy behaviors, long term effects of a stroke may be minimized with immediate treatment and more people are surviving and beating stroke.
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