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This series of articles won the 2018 ASHPE Bronze Award for Best Special Supplement. They were written to help nurses provide family caregivers with tools to manage their loved one’s health care at home. Produced in cooperation with the AARP Public Policy Institute, each article includes an informational tear sheet and links to educational videos for caregivers. Two of these articles are approved for CE credit: http://links.lww.com/AJN/A119 (safe mobility, wound care) http://links.lww.com/AJN/A120 (medication administration)
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Melinda Huffman, BSN, MSN, CCNS, CHC, Co-Founder, The National Society of Health Coaches has generously provided for the IHCNO network a webinar “Health Coaching: Tapping Into the Patient’s Own Motivation to Change Health Behavior.”
Melinda says: There is a major shift away from the clinician’s traditional approach of telling the patient how to change health behavior to that of using evidence-based conversational skills to tap into the patient’s own motivation to change. This brief discussion reveals two important aspects of this notable change in patient engagement and how home care is the optimal setting for this to take place! Please Click Here to watch the Webinar.
Melinda has provided tools for you to use while listening to the webinar. Ambivalence Tool Click Here. Listen Self-Assessment Click Here
Once you have viewed the webinar, please take this short survey. Click Here This will help us plan additional webinars. After you finish taking the survey, you will be able to download a certificate of completion.
The Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI), with the mission of improving health and healthcare worldwide, has issued a new report: Patient Safety in the Home: Assessment of Issues, Challenges and Opportunities. The report is available for free download athttp://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/Publications/Patient-Safety-in-the-Home.aspx(You will need to include your e-mail address to receive the report, but don’t worry! This is a highly respected organization and our experience is that the IHI only uses your e-mail to alert you to new information about homecare-related resources.)
According to its Executive Summary, the report highlights and discusses the following issues:
Healthcare is shifting from facility-based care to home-based care.
Challenges to patient safety in the home include fragmentation of care, household hazards, ill-prepared family caregivers, limited training and regulation of home care workers, and inadequate communication among patients, caregivers, and providers.
The safety of home care nurses, and other home healthcare staff, is also a crucial home care safety issue.
Physical safety issues include environmental hazards, unsanitary conditions, medication mismanagement, infection control issues, inadequate nutrition, fall risks and complex clinical care and coordination needs.
Emotional safety concerns include stress, trauma and discomfort related to receiving and providing care in the home.
Social and functional safety issues include availability and access to equipment, resources, community and caregiver support to assure safety in the activities of daily living.
Nursing Now is a global campaign run in collaboration with the International Council of Nurses and the World Health Organization. It’s purpose is to enable nurses to make an even bigger contribution to improving health in the future. As the 21st Century progresses, we will see more community and home-based services, better technology and more holistic and person-centred care. Nurses will be at the forefront of these changes.
Nurses are at the heart of most health teams, playing a crucial role in health promotion, disease prevention and treatment. As the health professionals who are closest to the community they have a particular role in developing new models of community based care and supporting local efforts to promote health and prevent disease.
To read more about the Nursing Now campaign, and ideas about how you can be a leader in this initiative, see: https://www.nursingnow.org/vision/
Jarrín, O. F., Pouladi, F. A., & Madigan, E. A. (2019). International priorities for home care education, research, practice, and management: Qualitative content analysis. Nursing Education Today, 73, 83-87. doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2018.11.020.
This study reports the findings of a research project that originated during discussions at the first IHCNO conference in Cleveland Ohio USA, in 2015.
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The IHCNO and ElevatingHOME/Visiting Nurse Associations of America (EH/VNAA) are sharing educational resources that can help nurses enhance their practice of promoting health and well-being for home healthcare patients. Although the mission of EH/VNAA is to promote high-quality care in American home healthcare agencies and organizations, they have scores of webinars and best-practice tools that can help home health nurses everywhere provide better care to their patients. Explore some of the resources on the following pages on the EH/VNAA website.
Partner Events: Displays a list of upcoming webinars. Although some have registration fees, are only for EH/VNAA members, or are related to the payment issues in the United States, others are free and about clinical issues of interest to home health nurses everywhere.
Free On-Demand Education : Provides free access to multiple previously-recorded EH/VNAA webinars. Although many are about insurance, payment and quality issues in the United States, there are webinars about clinical issues that are helpful to nurses, such as infection control, medication management, vaccination and wound care.
Blueprint for Excellence Resource Index: The Blueprint for Excellence initiative was developed by EH/VNAA clinical and organization experts to identify best practices and tools that support home healthcare, hospice and palliative care, making them available at no cost. Of special interest to home health nurses are the links to clinical interventions, patient support, resources and tools.