This course presents an orientation to home care for all staff who are new to home-based services, which includes home hospice care. It provides learners with introductory instruction that covers a range of topics including a description of home care, health and safety hazards associated with home care, and corporate compliance and risk prevention in the home care setting.
This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.
Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed Home Health, Licensed and Certified Home Health, Personal Assistance Services, Hospice. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Introduction to Home-Based Care A. What is Home-Based Care? B. Home Care C. Home Health Care D. Hospice Care E. The Heart of Home-Based Care F. Review G. Summary Section 3: Hazards Associated with Home-Based Care A. A Visit with Joe B. The List C. Review D. Summary Section 4: Safety Risks in the Home A. The Risks B. Driving C. Animals and Pets D. Environmental Conditions E. Visitors, Spouses, and Other Family F. Violence in the Workplace G. Hazardous Materials H. Medical Waste I. Electrical Safety J. Fire Emergencies K. Responding to Fires L. Carbon Monoxide M. Natural Disasters N. Review O. Summary Section 5: Slips, Trips, Falls, Handling People, and Incident Reporting A. Slips, Trips and Falls B. Handling or Moving People C. Back Injury Prevention D. Review E. Incident Reporting F. Review G. Summary Section 6: Corporate Compliance and Harassment A. Fraud, Waste, and Abuse B. Review the Code of Conduct C. Kickbacks D. Compliance Versus Ethics E. A Continuum F. Review G. Harassment H. Examples of Harassment I. Reporting Harassment J. Preventing Harassment K. Review L. Summary Section 7: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributor C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations!
Jennifer W. Burks is a Curriculum Designer in Post-Acute Care for Relias. She has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing, "I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints." Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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