Essential In-Services for Home Health: Lesson Plans and Self-Study Guides for Aides and Nurses, 2020

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Available December 2019

Essential In-Services for Home Health: Lesson Plans and Self-Study Guides for Aides and Nurses, 2020

Available December 2019

Essential In-Services for Home Health: Lesson Plans and Self-Study Guides for Aides and Nurses features thoroughly reviewed in-services and examines NEW hot topics such as OASIS-D1, PDGM, opioid issues related to pain management, oxygen safety requirements, individualized plans of care, patient rights and complaints, and service recovery.

Offering more home health in-services on more essential topics than any other product on the market, Essential In-Services provides everything you need to train your nurses and aides, satisfying CMS’ 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 home health topics that impact their work daily
  • Time-saving guidance for educators on conducting lessons
  • Quizzes for each in-service
  • Customizable learning activities and games
  • Post-lesson tests to validate comprehension
  • Certificates of completion to document staff training hours
  • Teacher guidance
  • Lessons that can be used for group- or self-study


Includes several in-services to meet revised CoP training requirements, with training on:

  • Skin integrity
  • Communication
  • Hand hygiene
  • Infection control
  • Individualized plans of care
  • Patient complaints and service recovery


Other hot topics include:

  • OASIS-D1
  • PDGM
  • Oxygen safety, including Joint Commission requirements
  • Pain management including opioid issues
  • Behavior management and psychosocial care
  • HIPAA
  • Treating the LGBTQ community with cultural awareness
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Zika

Along with dozens more classic topics!


Page count: 592
Dimensions: 8.5” X 11” spiral
ISBN: 978-1-64535-026-2

About the Author

Diane Link, RN, MHA, has over 25 years of home health and hospice experience in all levels of the industry. She has been a registered nurse for 27 years and has served as a clinician, performance improvement nurse, clinical manager, and executive director. She also has worked as a CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Program) surveyor for home health, hospice, and private duty services. She currently is owner of Link Healthcare Advantage in Littlestown, Pa. Her knowledge of home health and hospice regulations has enabled her to help agencies improve clinical, organizational, and performance improvement workflows and assist them in meeting regulatory requirements. Link is familiar with all aspects of managing home health and hospice organizations, including clinical management, episodic management, performance improvement and outcome management.