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This revision of this bestseller includes eight new chapters, addressing computerized clinical record systems, telemedicine, competency evaluation of staff, quality planning for quality care, outcome-based quality improvement (a HCFA mandate), cross-training from acute care to home care, the impact of managed care on the delivery of home care, and integrated health care systems. All chapters have been updated to reflect the changing home health care scene.
Litigation is rampant in the home health field - and it's not just about billing and coding. It's also about other practices that could lead to compliance problems, such as substandard employment practices or failing to run background checks. A lawsuit against your agency could come completely out of left field. But you can avoid getting blind-sided and protect your agency. Corporate Compliance in Home Health: Establishing a Plan, Managing the Risks gives home health care providers practical, down-to-earth standards for controlling and preventing losses growing out of corporate compliance. With this new resource from Aspen, get an up-to-date and easy-to-understand review of the law of corporate compliance, find out how the new OIG (Office of the Inspector General of HCFA) model compliance guidance for hospitals impacts home health, and uncover where your agency is at risk. You'll find out what to do if and when your agency comes under investigation, and get important, timely federal reference material from the GAO to HHS, and key parts of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
Measuring patient outcomes has never been more complex or more essential. This is the first publication of its kind to present expert guidance and advice for use in all home health settings. Topics include: importance of appropriate data collection, how to analyze patient outcomes, a comparison of various outcome measures used in home health, monitoring patient satisfaction and quality care, and much more.
Provides information to home care and hospice organizations for the prevention, control, and surveillance of infection. Thirteen chapters cover topics including infection control as a health care discipline; the infectious disease process; patient care practices; infection control in home infusion t
This Protocol delineates the evidence for using devices for noninvasive patient monitoring of blood pressure, heart rhythms, pulse oximetry, end-tidal carbon dioxide, and respiratory waveforms. These protocols guide clinicians in the appropriate selection of patients for use of the device, application of the device, initial and ongoing monitoring, device removal, and selected aspects of quality control.
"This text covers conceptual information, leadership skills and current issues and trends. It provides clear and concise information about the best practices and quality improvement for the most common clinical conditions seen in home care." --Cover.
The latest novel from Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison. An angry and self-loathing veteran of the Korean War, Frank Money finds himself back in racist America after enduring trauma on the front lines that left him with more than just physical scars. His home--and himself in it--may no longer be as he remembers it, but Frank is shocked out of his crippling apathy by the need to rescue his medically abused younger sister and take her back to the small Georgia town they come from, which he's hated all his life. As Frank revisits the memories from childhood and the war that leave him questioning his sense of self, he discovers a profound courage he thought he could never possess again. A deeply moving novel about an apparently defeated man finding his manhood--and his home. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.
This immensely popular, witty, and highly provocative book is changing people's attitudes about convenience, decor, and technology in home design and furnishing. 10 black-and-white illustrations.
An official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC), the highly successful Infection Control in Home Care and Hospice helps home care providers assess the infection control needs of their organization, and develop home care infection and surveillance programs. The Second Edition has been thoroughly updated and revised with the latest CDC Guidelines on infection control in home care, including Hand Hygiene, Prevention of IV-related Infections, and the 2004 Isolation Guideline.