Bag Technique for Home Healthcare

Bag Technique for Home Healthcare 

As a home health care worker, you are in a very special position. You are the health care provider in your area. It is your job to prevent the spread of germs, disease and infection when going from one home to another. Only you can make sure that both you and your patient are protected. You must set up a safe and clean “workplace” every time you enter a patient’s home. Remember that at the end of the day, you go back to your own home and family. Do you really want to greet your mate or children with all the germs you have been in contact with during the day? When it comes to infection control, it is up to you! One very valuable tool you can use is called the Healthcare Bag Technique. If you use this method to set up your workplace, you can prevent the spread of dangerous germs. This course will explain why using this system is a good idea. You will also learn everything you need to know to set up a bag of your own.


Hours: 0.25


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-BTHH
Hours: 0.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 2/28/2022
Learning Objectives:
Explain how the bag technique can be used to control the spread of germs and disease.
Identify what items to place in the home healthcare bag and how to use the two pocket method.
Explore the right way to use the healthcare bag on home visits and examine what to do in special situations.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Home Healthcare Bag A. What’s in your bag? B. Setting up Your Bag C. The “Dirty Pocket” D. The “Clean Pocket” E. Review Section 3: How to Use the Bag A. The Right Way to Use the Bag B. Finishing Up C. Special Situations D. Review Section 4: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. References D. Congratulations!

Instructor: Cheryl Swann, RN-BC, BSN, WCC, LNHA
Cheryl Swann, RN-BC, BSN, WCC, LNHA has worked in long-term care for 20 years. Mrs. Swann has worked in many positions including Director of Nursing, Medicare Nurse Coordinator and Nursing Home Administrator. Cheryl is certified in both Gerontological nursing and wound care. In the past, she has assisted in the operations of multiple nursing facilities, including staffing, payroll, public health concerns, family member issues, management of consultant relationships (e.g. pharmacy, dietary, etc.), and as an intermediary between long-term care facilities and doctors. Mrs. Swann worked closely with federal monitors and the Office of Inspector General in developing an effective Continuous Quality Improvement and compliance program in her organization. Mrs. Swann has presented nationally regarding effective Quality Assurance, Restraint Reduction, Wound Prevention, CMS Five Star Quality Rating System and Developing a Corporate Compliance Program. Her expertise includes staff training and development, Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement initiatives, and policy development. Disclosure: Cheryl Swann, RN-BC, BSN, WCC, LNHA has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry, Intermediate level Direct Care Workers; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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