Home health is a unique and sometimes challenging environment. In this course, respiratory therapists (RTs) who are new to the home health setting will learn what to expect including the common clinical presentations they will see, tasks to be accomplished, important factors to assess, ways to collaborate with other disciplines, and treatment modifications to their care plan. Tips for improving patient and caregiver engagement and outcomes are discussed. How to work with patients with home mechanical ventilation is not covered in detail in this course.
Florida Board of Respiratory Care (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Respiratory Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Respiratory Care Practitioners (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
This program has been approved as non-traditional Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: RT Responsibilities in Home Health
Preparing for Your Visit
Equipment Safety and Education
Section 3: Patient and Caregiver Education
Education Promotes Engagement
Strategies To Support Patient Education
Section 4: Clinical Presentations in Home Health
Asthma and COPD
Section 5: Home Health Payors and Documentation
Delivery of Care Under PDGM
The Episode Framework
Section 6: Conclusion
Stella is a Registered Respiratory Therapist with 7 years of clinical experience in all ages and aspects of respiratory therapy in multiple settings, including hospitals, skilled nursing, pulmonary rehab, insurance company (serving as SME on Black Lungs/Coal Workers’ Pneumoconiosis), and home health. She has a bachelor’s degree in health science and a master’s degree in health informatics. Stella has worked at hospitals like the University of Cincinnati Hospital (West Chester, Ohio) and University of Kentucky Hospital (Lexington, KY). Disclosure: Stella Oppong-Koduah, MHI, BSc, RRT discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as Collecting Speaker's Fees All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.Staff Writer: Christopher Meketansky, MS, OTR/L
Expert Reviewer: Timothy Curtis, MBA, RRT, N-PS.
Christopher Meketansky OTR/L graduated from Stony Brook University in 2017 with a Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy. He received training in manual therapy, specialized treatment for individuals with degenerative neurological disorders and post-stroke neurorehabilitation. He has worked in skilled nursing and home healthcare settings with experience treating patients with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, balance impairments, and a myriad of other conditions impacting the older adult population.Disclosure: Christopher Meketansky, MS, OTR/L discloses the following potential conflict of interests/commercial interests: Relevant Financial Relationship with Relias LLC as a Salaried Employee All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.Relevant Non-Financial Relationship with No Entities Exists as a Contributor All of the relationships listed for this individual have been mitigated.
Tim graduated from Potsdam College in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology, Upstate Medical University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Respiratory Care, and SUNY Oswego in 2019 with a Master of Business Administration. He has worked with all population in need of Respiratory Care. He has worked with patients in the hospital and the home setting with a Durable Medical Equipment Company and a Certified Home Health Agency affiliated with the Hospital. While at the DME, Tim served as the Manager. Disclosure: Timothy Curtis, MBA, RRT, N-PS. has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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