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Home Health: Fundamentals, Assessment and Emergencies (15 contact hours) (#703)

Course Level:  Intermediate

Item Number:  703

Hours:  15

Price:  $136.00

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Description

This updated course (2011) provides the home health therapist with every tool needed in order to practice in the home health setting: from foundational information regarding infection control issues, personal safety tips, documentation guidelines, and ethical situations to how to handle emergency situations in the home. Included in this course is how to assess the patientís environment, patientís support system, psychosocial areas (cognitive, depression, dementia, motivation, pain), ADL and IADLís, mobility, fine motor, neurological, integumentary, and cardiopulmonary systems. Of extreme value in this course is a section on how to handle emergency situations for a variety of medical conditions encountered in the home. This is a must course for therapists who frequently must make independent and immediate clinical judgments while working alone in the home health setting.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------***COURSE OBJECTIVES***At the completion of this course the therapist will: 1. know infection control procedures in the home setting including how to handle sharps 2. understand the various regulatory bodies involved in home health care 3. know documentation guidelines in the home setting 4. be able to respond to ethical situations that may arise while working in the home setting 5. be able to perform a home safety assessment 6. recognize elder abuse and know how to respond 7. be able to perform a cognitive assessment 8. know the difference between depression and dementia 9. be able to perform an ADL and IADL assessment 10. be able to perform a mobility evaluation 11. be able to perform a fine motor assessment 12. know how to evaluate various neurological disorders including: TBI, CVA, Parkinsonís, MS, SCI, and vestibular disorders 13. be able to perform a wound assessment, and know appropriate wound dressings 14. be able to assess cardiopulmonary function 15. be able to recognize and respond to various emergency situations, including: acute renal failure, airway obstruction, anaphylactic reaction, aspiration, cardiac arrest, CVA, CHF exacerbation, DVT, dehydration, delirium, hip dislocation, shoulder dislocation, dysrhythmia, electrolyte imbalance, fractures, hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, hypotension, hypertension, hypothermia, MI, orthostatic hypotension, pneumonia, pneumothorax, infection, pulmonary emboli, seizure, shock, UTI, suicide ideation.

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Course(s) are mailed within 2 business days by first class, priority mail USPS, or UPS (overnight delivery is also available). ALLOW 5-7 BUSINESS DAYS FOR DELIVERY. You may submit exam by mail or fax. Exam will be graded within 2 business days and a certificate of completion issued next day. Faxed copy of certificate available if you are pressed for time. You are automatically enrolled in the online testing program. YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO TAKE THE EXAM ONLINE. YOU MAY SUBMIT THE PRINTED EXAM THAT IS ENCLOSED IN YOUR MAIL PACKET. INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED.

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Course Reviews

I enjoyed the course. thought it had great detail and provided lots of new information
Crystal F., Oct. 23, 2018

Comprehensive course. Excellent reference for use of standardized tests in all areas.
Amy V. K., Oct. 22, 2018

Excellent and thorough. Great reference material.
jane S., Jul. 15, 2017

Excellent course which will be a great resource to me in the clinical field. Thank you!



Jessie M., OT ND, Apr. 4, 2016

This course is excellent for anyone thinking about working in home care. It is also an excellent refresher course for anyone who has been working in home care.
Kathryn K. - PT NY, Dec. 22, 2015

All in all, I felt the information provided was thorough and nicely compiled. A great resource for someone like me who is interested in home health but has not yet made the career transition.
Stephanie S., OTR , Nov. 20, 2015

the information provided in this course was detailed yet succinct and very informative for the home health therapist. would recommend highly.
shannon s., Nov. 1, 2015

A wonderful and very informative course. Will be referring back frequently to this book. Great course!
Karen B. F. Ė TX PTA, Aug. 5, 2015

Very good course to take with helpful information for the home health setting.
Mikki F, May. 6, 2015

good
linda q, Nov. 29, 2014

Very informative course for the home health professional.
Lorraine H, Sep. 8, 2014

This information will be very helpful in caring for my elders in their homes.

Robin B, Sep. 8, 2014

This home study material is a must for a therapist who wants to start a home health PT experience. This will help guide a therapist in the assessment of a problem/case.
LR, Mar. 19, 2014

What is most valuable to me in regards to this self study course is that all this information is located in one place for reference.
PD, Dec. 6, 2013

good course. great examples
BH, Oct. 2, 2012

Excellent course. Very informative and provided excellent references for use in practice.
RdS , Jul. 18, 2012

Thought this course was great. It provided me with very useful documentation guidelines that I was looking for and love having all the testing resources in one place. I am already using the material and will continue to do regularly.
Vickie Reid, Mar. 28, 2012

clear explaination of tests and evaluations
IH, Feb. 26, 2012

good overview of a wide range of topics. Helpful resource.
Kathlene Camp, Feb. 7, 2012

very good for a reference
KF, Jan. 17, 2012

 

 

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