40 Essential In-Services for Home Health: Lesson Plans and Self-Study Guides for Aides and Nurses

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40 Essential In-Services for Home Health: Lesson Plans and Self-Study Guides for Aides and Nurses

Annual home health in-service training is not only required to remain compliant with CMS and state regulations, but it’s also vital to providing quality patient care.

40 Essential In-Services for Home Health: Lesson Plans and Self-Study Guides for Aides and Nurses is a completely updated version of Beacon Health’s 24 Essential In-Services for Home Health, featuring 24 revised and 16 additional in-services to offer more home health in-services on more essential homecare topics than any other product on the market. Including sections on HIPAA, preventing rehospitalizations, infection control, and managing professionalism and accountability, this resource will help both aides and nurses satisfy Medicare’s requirement of completing 12 in-service training hours annually.

This resource provides:

  • More than a year’s worth of training to satisfy CMS requirements
  • Practical education for home health aides and nurses on the important homecare topics that impact their work daily
  • Time-saving guidance for educators on conducting lessons
  • Downloadable learning activities, games, and quizzes to modify or use as you wish
  • Post-lesson tests to validate comprehension
  • Certificates of completion to document staff training hours


Table of Contents:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Amputation: Understanding Barriers and Strategies for Recovery
  • Arthritis
  • Assistive Devices
  • Behavior Management
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Communication
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Dementia Care
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Dysphagia
  • Elder Abuse and Neglect: Prevent, Recognize, and Report
  • End-of-Life Care
  • Ethics
  • Heart Health and Disease
  • HIPAA
  • Incontinence and Constipation
  • Infection Control: Guidelines for Standard and Additional Precautions
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lifting and Transferring Patients
  • Malnutrition and Dehydration
  • Mental Illness
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Nutrition: Guidelines for Balanced Meals and Special Diets
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Patient Education
  • Personal Care
  • Professionalism and Accountability
  • Psychosocial Care
  • Range of Motion and Positioning
  • Readmissions: Preventing a Trip Back to the Hospital
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Seizures and Strokes
  • Skin Care: Guidelines for Ensuring Skin Integrity
  • Tube Feeding and Oral Care
  • Urinary Catheter Care
  • Vital Signs


Click here to download a sample chapter.


About the Author:

Elizabeth I. Gonzalez, RN, BSN, is the director of patient care services and assistant administrator at Accent Care Texas Home Health. She has over 30 years nursing experience with 20 years in the home health care field of nursing. Her previous roles within home health have been as field nurse, clinical manager, director of patient care services, and assistant administrator.

Gonzalez earned her bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Texas at El Paso. She also holds a certificate of completion in business administration. Additionally, she is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nursing.

Gonzalez has been dedicated to the profession of nursing since 1983. She is committed to the nursing culture of excellence, the value of pride and professionalism, and quality outcomes and collaborative practice with patient- and family-centered care.

Published: August 2014