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

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

Essential In-Services for Home Health: Lesson Plans and Self-Study Guides for Aides and Nurses 2020 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
  • Access to 51 HH aide competency tests so you can print, copy and give to your aides
  • 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
  • Learning activities and games
  • Post-lesson tests to validate comprehension
  • 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!


Published: November 2019

Page count: 606
ISBN: 978-1-64535-026-2

Table of Contents

1.Arthritis
2.Behavior Management & Psychosocial Care
3.Behavioral Health
4.Bloodborne Pathogens
5.Chronic Conditions
6.Communication
7.Cultural Diversity
8.Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care
9.Depression and Anxiety
10. Diabetes
11. Dysphagia
12. Elder Abuse and Neglect
13. End-of-life Care
14. Ethics
15. Hand Hygiene
16. Heart Health and Disease
17. HIPAA
18. Home Health Care CAHPS
19. Incontinence and Constipation
20. Individual Plan of Care
21. Infection Control
22. Kidney Disease
23. LGBT Patients
24. Lifting and Transferring Patients
25. Malnutrition and Dehydration
26. Medication Management and Reconciliation
27. Musculosketal System
28. Multiple Sclerosis
29. Nutrition
30. OASIS-D1
31. Oxygen Therapy
32. Pain Management
33. Parkinson’s Disease
34. Patient Complaints and Service Recovery
35. Patient Education
36. Patient Rights
37. PDGM- Patient Driven Groupings Model
38. Personal Care
39. Professionalism and Accountability
40. Psychosocial Care
41. Range of Motion and Positioning
42. Readmissions
43. Respiratory Disorders
44. Seizures and Strokes
45. Skin Care
46. Social Media Safe Practices
47. Traumatic Brain Injury
48. Tube Feeding and Oral Care
49. Urinary Catheter Care
50. Vital Signs
51. Zika

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.