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Case Management Home Health – November 3, 2020 | 3:00pm-4:00pm EST Presenter: Charlie Breznicky 1.0 Nurse Contact Hour for Live Webinar Only
  • Care Team Members
  • Case Management Process
  • Areas of Focus
    • Communication
    • Visit Utilization
    • LUPA management
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Case Management Hospice – November 10, 2020 | 3:00pm-4:00pm EST Presenter: Maureen Kelleher 1.0 Nurse Contact Hour for Live Webinar Only
  • Interdisciplinary Communication/Collaboration
  • POC development and updates
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OCHCH is proud and excited to bring you a new education series "Trauma Informed Care for Veterans". This two part series targeted audience will be Hospice, Palliative Care and Home Health nurses, social workers and chaplains. Course Description:  The impact of trauma especially trauma experienced in war, is far reaching and affects every aspect of life. By implementing a trauma-informed care approach, both staff and clients work together in a framework that produces improved outcomes. This Trauma Informed Care training program will equip nurses, social workers and chaplains to better understand the impact of Trauma in the lives of Veterans.  This program will equip your staff to better serve your local Veteran population resulting in improved care. The training program will consist of five elements:
  1. Trauma Informed Care for Veterans webinar #1—June 24
  2. Participants will be given a link to a series of three Trauma Informed Care trainings which have CEs attached and are each one hour in length.  The participants will have until July 8, 2020 to complete the trainings.
  3. Trauma Informed Care for Veterans webinar #2 –July 14
  4. Doing the work
  5. Provider Support Calls
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Wound Care at End-of-Life  – November 17, 2020 | 3:00pm-4:00pm EST Presenter: Maureen 1.0 Nurse Contact Hour for Live Webinar Only
  • Comfort vs Cure
  • Nutrition Status
  • Treatment options
 
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OCHCH is happy to partner with The Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance of New Hampshire to bring you this webinar series. Series Overview: Home health clinicians encounter all types of medications in their patients’ medicine cabinets and it is important that they are well-grounded in pharmacology. This webinar series will cover the key principles of pharmacology and review medications used to treat common diseases and conditions. Series participants will learn concepts important to the use of medications in patients including common terminology, the effect of comorbid disease or concomitant medications on therapeutic and toxic effects, and special considerations based on a patient’s age and comorbidities. To introduce pharmacy practice, the session will discuss routes of drug administration and general time to onset of effect, advantages, and disadvantages of various drug information sources, and will provide recommendations on medication history taking and medication reconciliation in the patient’s home. Medications Used in the Treatment of Diabetes November 18, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Identify medications used in the treatment of diabetes and classify them by mechanism of action
  • Identify basic therapeutic effects and common adverse effects of medications used to treat diabetes
  • Differentiate between injectable medications for diabetes, including: long-acting insulins, rapid-acting insulins, and GLP-1 receptor agonists
  • Identify which diabetes medications are most likely to cause hypoglycemia and explain why these medications should be used cautiously in elderly patients.
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The purpose of this introductory program is to give attendees an up-to-date overview of the operations of a Medicare certified home health agency.  The participants will gain knowledge of the Conditions of Participation (CoPs), Medicare Manuals (defines PPS billing requirements, plan of care completion, and skilled, intermittent, homebound, reasonable and necessary care), an overview of survey preparation and process, and the role of clinicians in driving financial results.  Individuals will gain an understanding of the role of OASIS and adverse events in agency operations.  The Ohio Home Care Program (Medicaid) and PASSPORT will also be discussed.  This program offers continuing education credits to RNs, LPNs. This program will address:
  • Informational links and resources of federal and state governments.
  • CoPs and the requirements for survey.
  • OASIS, OBQI/OBQM reports used by an agency.
  • Fundamentals of HIPPA (Code Sets, Privacy, Security)
  • Guidelines for home health eligibility - skilled care/homebound
Lunch and continental breakfast are included in the registration fee. Registration opens at 8:30am
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This course, designed for nurses preparing to take the certification exam for hospice and palliative nurses.  However, if you are already certified you can use this class as part of your continuing education requirement.  The program is additionally intended to benefit any nurse working in hospice, home health, oncology or other settings who are caring for patients with end stage disease processes. The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association offers a “Clinical Review for The Generalist Hospice and Palliative Nurse” as a means of preparing the practitioner for certification.  Nurses who participate in this 2-day review can expect a general presentation of the course material via multi-media tools, handouts and lectures, as well as individual and group exercises to reinforce the information. The goal of this presentation is to promote and review the special knowledge of hospice nursing care as well as disease progression.  Regulatory aspects of the Medicare benefit are also included.  The material is presented congruently with the study guide for the generalist hospice and palliative nurse.  To be eligible for the exam, an applicant must hold a current registered nursing license, and it is recommended that candidates have at least 2 years of experience in hospice and palliative nursing practice. Program Objectives:
  • Describe methods of establishing care goals for hospice and palliative care settings.
  • Define the components of treatment decisions.
  • State the principles of effective pain management.
  • Identify the components of a thorough pain assessment.
  • Define common symptoms present at the end of life.
  • Describe pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for common symptoms that can be included in the plan of care at the end of life.
  • Discuss the management of dying, grief and bereavement in any care setting.
  • Describe examples of self-determined needs in end of life care.
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HHS Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Reporting Requirements Update On September 19, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the long awaited reporting requirements for the Provider Relief Funds.  This includes the  definitions of healthcare related expenses and lost revenues.  The requirements for lost revenue is significantly different as it is now negative change in net operating income.  Learn here what the reporting requirements are and what advocacy efforts are being forth by the industry. Presenter: Dave Macke - VonLehman CPA & Advisory Firm Registration Fee: OCHCH Members: $49 Non-Members: $99
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Series Overview: Home health clinicians encounter all types of medications in their patients’ medicine cabinets and it is important that they are well-grounded in pharmacology. This webinar series will cover the key principles of pharmacology and review medications used to treat common diseases and conditions. Series participants will learn concepts important to the use of medications in patients including common terminology, the effect of comorbid disease or concomitant medications on therapeutic and toxic effects, and special considerations based on a patient’s age and comorbidities. To introduce pharmacy practice, the session will discuss routes of drug administration and general time to onset of effect, advantages, and disadvantages of various drug information sources, and will provide recommendations on medication history taking and medication reconciliation in the patient’s home. Medications Used in the Treatment of Pain and Inflammation December 16, 2020, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Explain the general step-wise approach to the treatment of pain.
  • Given a patient’s medication list, identify which medications are primarily being used to treat pain or inflammation.
  • Identify basic therapeutic effects and common adverse effects for the medications used to treat pain and inflammation
  • Explain the rationale for the use of two or more pain medications together in combination
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This is the second part to the original November course for follow-up. Please be sure to sign up for the November webinar FIRST. OCHCH is proud and excited to bring you a new education series "Trauma Informed Care for Veterans". This two part series targeted audience will be Hospice, Palliative Care and Home Health nurses, social workers and chaplains. Course Description:  The impact of trauma especially trauma experienced in war, is far reaching and affects every aspect of life. By implementing a trauma-informed care approach, both staff and clients work together in a framework that produces improved outcomes. This Trauma Informed Care training program will equip nurses, social workers and chaplains to better understand the impact of Trauma in the lives of Veterans.  This program will equip your staff to better serve your local Veteran population resulting in improved care. The training program will consist of five elements:
  1. Trauma Informed Care for Veterans webinar #1—June 24
  2. Participants will be given a link to a series of three Trauma Informed Care trainings which have CEs attached and are each one hour in length.  The participants will have until July 8, 2020 to complete the trainings.
  3. Trauma Informed Care for Veterans webinar #2 –July 14
  4. Doing the work
  5. Provider Support Calls
Title: Trauma Informed Care for Veterans webinar #1 Date: June 24, 2020 Time: 11:30 am to 1:00pm Topics to be covered:
  1. Trauma Informed Care background
  2. VA/local Hospice Partnership
  3. VA Telemental Health
  4. VA Benefits
  5. How the Trauma Informed Care for Vets program will work
Title: Trauma Informed Care for Veterans webinar #2 Date: July 14, 2020 Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm Topics to be covered:
  1. Veteran Resources
  2. Questions and Answers
 
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