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Pressure Injury/Pressure Ulcer: Learn the TNT Acronym

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Pressure injuries in the U.S. are common and costly, affecting an estimated three million people per year and generating expenses of close to $11 billion (Raetz & Wick, 2015). Pressure injuries occur most often in acute care hospitals, nursing facilities, and home care settings (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality [AHRQ], 2013).

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Developing an Interdisciplinary, Individualized Plan of Care in Home Health Care

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According to recent statistics, home health referrals after acute care hospitalization have exploded, growing 65% to 3.7 million in slightly more than a decade (Jones, Bowles, Richard, Boxer, & Masoudi, 2017). Individualized patient care planning has always been the cornerstone of efficient and effective care delivery in home healthcare, and this focus is now considered a non-negotiable part...

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An Introduction to OASIS: Outcome and Assessment Information Set

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The Outcome and Assessment Information Set, or OASIS, a group of data elements developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), represent core items of a comprehensive assessment for an adult home care patient, form the basis for measuring patient outcomes, and determine agency reimbursement. Since its debut in October, 2000, the OASIS document has become the Magna Carta of the home...

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First Glance: Commission to Reduce Opioid Abuse, Barriers to Care, and Suicide

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The risk of opioid overdose has reached an all-time high, killing approximately 91 people daily, asserts the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In keeping with his campaign promises, President Trump established the Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis via executive order on March 29, 2017, reports the Office of the Press Secretary. But, what has the...

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Telehealth and Telepsychiatry Best Practices

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What do you think standard mental health care or general health care will look like within the next five years?

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Considerations in Telehealth and "Telemental Health"

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The benefits of telehealth are obvious. Your organization can provide greater access to health care and mental health services without necessarily expanding your physical facilities. Given the inherent risk of missed, late or inadequate appointments when caring for individuals with mental health issues, telehealth holds great promise. In fact, the American Psychiatric Association coined the...

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Domestic Violence in the Workplace

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Did you know that domestic violence is one of the most common forms of workplace violence? And did you also know that we in the healthcare industry experience more incidents of workplace violence than other industries? This topic needs to stay on the front burner for all of us who work in a human services organization.

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Build a Better Corporate Compliance Program

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 “There are two people here to see you. They said they’re with the Office of Inspector General!”

I get anxious just typing this phrase.

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You Might as Well Be Walkin’ on the Sun: A Timely Reminder to Protect Your Skin

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As summer approaches, so do the fun-filled days of sun and surf. However, while most healthcare professionals are focused on the health and wellbeing of their clients and patients, it is all too easy to forget to look after your own wellness – especially when it comes to sun protection.

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Security Audit – How Vulnerable Is Your Organization?

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Often rules and guidelines for human services organizations are based on events and the realization that if xyz law was in place, the event could have been avoided.  Just look at Tarasoff v. Regents of University of California and how mandated reporting was forever changed.

Risk management is an important area of a human services organization, and involves balancing the needs of those served,...

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