Home-based services differ from traditional healthcare services in many ways. While many of the basic knowledge requirements, such as bloodborne pathogens, are the same, the way you apply this knowledge in home care is different. This course presents an orientation to home-based services, which includes home hospice care. It provides learners with introductory instruction that covers a range of topics including infection control, first aid, medical device safety, cultural considerations, and protecting an individual’s rights including confidentiality, abuse and neglect, and advance directives. It is important to note that implementation of practices regarding infection control and other care considerations is guided by your organization’s specific policies and procedures. While this course presents general information on these topics, you must be familiar with your organization’s specific policies and procedures.
This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.
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 1.5000 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Infection Control in Home-Based Care A. Bloodborne Pathogens B. Transmission of Pathogens C. Standard Precautions D. Hand Hygiene E. Personal Protective Equipment F. Other Components G. Transmission-Based Precautions H. Applying and Removing PPE I. Bag Technique J. Surface Barrier K. Review L. Summary Section 3: First Aid A. Are You Ready? B. Scene Safety C. How to Recognize an Emergency D. Emergency vs. Non-Emergency First Aid E. Musculoskeletal Injuries F. Head, Neck, or Spinal Injuries G. Splash Eye Injuries H. Burns I. Heart Attack J. Poisoning K. Severe Allergic Reactions L. Minor Cuts and Lacerations M. Severe Cuts and Lacerations N. Nosebleeds O. Low Blood Sugar P. High Blood Sugar Q. Shock R. Heat-Induced Illness S. Cold-Induced Illness T. Seizures U. Choking V. Loss of Consciousness W. Shortness of Breath X. Review Y. Summary Section 4: Protecting Individuals' Rights A. Informing Individuals of Their Rights B. Free from Discrimination C. Dignity and Respect D. Access and Knowledge E. Decision-Making and Choice F. Self-Determination G. Terminology H. Freedom from Restraints and Seclusion I. HIPAA J. Privacy K. A Safe Environment L. Review M. Summary Section 5: Medical Device Safety A. What is DME? B. The Safe Medical Device Act C. The Medical Device Home Use Initiative D. Review E. Summary Section 6: Cultural Considerations A. A Different Perspective B. You as a Guest C. Definition of Cultural Competence D. Avoid Assumptions E. Review F. 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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