The Institute is excited to announce the 2023 RIHC Home Care Chartbook is now available online!
Highlighted by data on Medicare Advantage home health patients, workforce trends, and more, the Chartbook is an invaluable tool for understanding the role home care plays in the U.S. healthcare landscape.
Released annually, the Chartbook, summarizes and analyzes statistics on home health from a range of government sources. The Chartbook offers a glimpse of home health patients, the home health workforce, organizational trends, and the economic contribution of home health agencies. The Chartbook includes updated statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Medicare Cost Reports, Home Health Compare, Medicare fee-for-service claims, the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, and other data from CMS.
We would like to thank 2023 Chartbook sponsor NAHC for their continued support of the Institute and the Chartbook. Learn more about NAHC Click Here:
A copy of the 2023 RIHC Home Care Chartbook is available here
The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN®), an ANA organizational affiliate, invites you to register for Wound Education Day 2023, a free virtual education event Dec. 9, 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. ET.
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Ari was just elected to become the President of the European Federation of Nurses Association!
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Aristides Chorattas PhD, MA, Bsc Cancer Nursing, DipNA, RGN
President, European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN)
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American Geriatrics Society 2023 updated AGS Beers Criteria® for potentially inappropriate medication use in older adults - - Journal of the American Geriatrics Society - Wiley Online Library
Help us Recognize and Celebrate the IHCNO 2023 DAISY Foundation Nurse Leader Honoree!
Dorcas Wanjohi RN, BSN, PHN,MHA and current supervisor Sabrina Trovato (pictured below)
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Dorcas with Melissa Kimble, BSN, RN, PHN
Thank you Melissa for nominating Dorcas!
It is with Sadness that we announce
In Loving Memory
Dr. Christiana Kouta, Cyprus
Christiana Kouta, PhD, Msc, Bsc, DipN, RN was a dedicated volunteer with the International Home Care Nurses Organization (IHCNO). We sadly recognize her death which occurred on March 25, 2023. Read More Here
Our Members in the News!
IHCNO Advisory Council Member is Honored by CDC
Elizabeth “Betsy” Walls, MSN, RN, MBA, NHCP- BC, is the retired Director of Personal Health for the Chester County Health Department (Pennsylvania). Betsy’s efforts helped to establish the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Program and Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) in Chester County. Betsy was recognized as the Pennsylvania’s PHEP Trailblaze in celebration of CDC’s 20th anniversary of the PHEP program and Walls’ decades-long service to public health. Betsy is one of two Pennsylvanian’s who received this CDC recognition.
Congratulation to Professor Julie Green!
IHCNO Board Member Julie Green was promoted to Professor of District Nursing in January 2020. Due to COVID restrictions, she was not able to deliver her inaugural lecture.
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Professor Julie Green RN PhD FQNI FRCN Head of School
Double Your Donation to IHCNO in 2023!
Giving Tuesday November 28, 2023
Double Your Donation to IHCNO BY December 31, 2023
The International Home Care Nurses Organization (IHCNO) received an anonymous offer of a $20,000 match grant. This grant and the matching funds will help accomplish the IHCNO’s mission to “develop and support a vibrant worldwide network of nurses who promote excellence in providing health and well-being to patients living in their homes.”
Match Grant $20,000
Match grant funds as of November 18, 2023 = $12,230
Match fund needed by
December 31, 2023 = $ 7,770
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Thank you in advance from the board of directors for your support of nurses around the world who provide nursing care to patients in their homes.
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Tsao Foundation & International Home Care Nurses Organization
The International Guidelines for Home Health Nursing Practice (Guidelines) are guiding principles for nurses who aspire to provide excellent care to patients in their homes. The Guidelines were developed by international home care nurses from diverse countries to provide guidance to nurses around the globe who seek to develop their professional home healthcare practice and performance.
International Home Care Nurses Organization
The International Home Care Nurses Organization (IHCNO) seeks to advance home care nursing around the world by providing a platform where nurses can support and learn from one another. We define “home care nurses” as nurses who provide care to patients in their homes. Home care nursing’s patients include those with acute or chronic health problems, no matter how young or old. Patients include those receiving hospital-at-home, skilled, private duty and palliative services, and many other types of care provided in the patient’s home. We recognize that home care nursing is a specialized area of nursing practice and we seek to support nurses in home healthcare clinical practice, education and research.
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