Collections

Cardiac Care

Creator:   Tina Marrellli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN
Updated:   12/28/2009
Contains:  17 items
Cardiac care is an important component of skillful home health care. Heart failure (HF), atrial fibrillation, after surgery care and other cardiac-related problem are leading reasons for home health care and hospitalizations. This cluster of related health problems also involves complex medication regimens, knowledge in fundamental pathophysiology and palliative care for these patients. This Collection addresses medications –both oral and IV, cardiac home care disease management, caring for those with advanced HF, and other topics about best-practices in cardiac care.

Chronic Care Management

Creator:   Tina Marrellli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN
Updated:   7/9/2012
Contains:  4 items

Cultural Considerations

Creator:   Tina Marrellli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN
Updated:   7/10/2012
Contains:  6 items

Dementia

Creator:   Tina Marrellli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN
Updated:   7/10/2012
Contains:  3 items

Diabetes

Creator:   Tina Marrellli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN
Updated:   7/10/2012
Contains:  6 items

Education

Creator:   Tina Marrellli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN
Updated:   7/10/2012
Contains:  6 items

Emergency Preparedness

Creator:   Tina Marrellli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN
Updated:   7/10/2012
Contains:  5 items

Evidence–Based Practice

Creator:   Tina Marrellli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN
Updated:   12/28/2009
Contains:  14 items
Evidence-based practice must be a driver for effective, safe, quality care. These articles provide an overview of the why and need for evidence-based strategies in HH practice.

Focus on Diabetes

Creator:   Kathleen Phelan
Updated:   1/5/2016
Contains:  17 items
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Global Perspectives

Creator:   Tina Marrellli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN
Updated:   12/28/2009
Contains:  10 items
These articles feature topics and authors practicing in Japan, Cambodia, Canada, Greece, and Pakistan. At Home Healthcare Nurse we believe we can learn much from each other, so we welcome and encourage manuscript submissions from all over the world! This grouping addresses safety topics (falls in Japan), caring for vulnerable children, the cost-quality equation we all face, what home care "looks like" in other countries and one view of orientation of nurses new to home health care –always an interesting topic!

Hospice, Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Creator:   Tina Marrellli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN
Updated:   12/28/2009
Contains:  17 items
Hospice and palliative care at home continues to grow. Every issue of Home Healthcare Nurse has a feature or column entitled "Hospice and Palliative Care." This is done because end-of-life care is such a common part of home health and hospice clinicians’ daily work. When asked, most patients wish to remain at home at end-of-life. Sadly, the numbers do not reflect this wish. The articles chosen for this section include regulatory information, such as those about hospice documentation, the Medicare “new” Interpretative Guidelines, and data collection in hospice. Other articles are what hospice “looks like” elsewhere –such as New Zealand, the benefits of hospice certification, palliative care in heart failure patients, the need for evidence-based research in hospice and palliative care, and a hospice physician’s perspective on medications for the relief of pain and suffering.

Infection Control

Creator:   Tina Marrellli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN
Updated:   12/28/2009
Contains:  28 items
Infectious disease is the leading cause of death in the world. These papers address such diverse topics as pandemic planning, bedbugs (a scourge through history and their resurgence as shown in this article), MSRA and Clostridium difficile challenges, infection prevention and control, research briefs, the prevention of central-line-associated bloodstream infections and achieving a culture of zero tolerance for infections.

Infusion Care

Creator:   Tina Marrellli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN
Updated:   12/28/2009
Contains:  16 items
Infusion care is a large component of care provided in the home. Sophisticated equipment, the choice to be at home and many other factors have driven the growth of infusion care. This collection highlights various areas of infusion care and includes article about peripheral IV catheters, the nurse’s role in IV immunoglobulin therapy, preventing infections, choosing the right catheter, prevention of central line catheter infections, revised standards for home care infusion and more!

Interdisciplinary Team Perspective

Creator:   Tina Marrellli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN
Updated:   12/28/2009
Contains:  19 items
Because Home Healthcare Nurse seeks to reflect the best of home care and hospice teamwork and collaboration/coordination, we are an interdisciplinary Journal. With this in mind, this group of articles highlights this perspective. Articles are authored by physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language therapists, nurses, physicians, and/or coauthored with different disciplines. Topics include case studies, talking with/enhancing communications with physicians, collaborative practice in palliative care, the rehabilitation nurse specialist in home care, the team perspective, showcasing interdisciplinary management and more.

Medicare, OASIS and Outcomes

Creator:   Tina Marrellli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN
Updated:   12/28/2009
Contains:  19 items
The OASIS-C became operational with the new year, 2010. Now through a few versions, OASIS has become the norm as the data collection tool with which patients (and agencies) can be measured. The articles below include one HHA’s model of using OASIS with the title and acronym of “SHOW ME”, a Commentary about accurate coding, outcomes related to medications, innovative care models, telemonitoring and other topics related to Medicare.

Medications and Medication Management

Creator:   Tina Marrellli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN
Updated:   7/11/2012
Contains:  7 items

Older Adult/Geriatric Care

Creator:   Tina Marrellli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN
Updated:   12/28/2009
Contains:  14 items
Those of us practicing in home care know that the majority of our patients are older adults. This collection addresses such important topics as falls, depression and suicide risks, disaster planning and elders, health assessment of the very old person at home, private duty and geriatric case management, the home health care nurse’s role in geriatric assessment, and the home care team approach to self-neglecting elders.

Pediatric Care

Creator:   Tina Marrellli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN
Updated:   7/15/2012
Contains:  11 items

Psychiatric Care

Creator:   Tina Marrellli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN
Updated:   7/15/2012
Contains:  11 items

Regulatory Matters

Creator:   Tina Marrellli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN
Updated:   7/15/2012
Contains:  9 items

Research

Creator:   Tina Marrellli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN
Updated:   7/15/2012
Contains:  9 items

Technology and Its Use at Home

Creator:   Tina Marrellli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN
Updated:   7/15/2012
Contains:  9 items

Transitions of Care

Creator:   Tina Marrellli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN
Updated:   7/15/2012
Contains:  7 items

Wound Care

Creator:   Tina Marrellli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN
Updated:   12/28/2009
Contains:  13 items
Wounds and their management are a common and large part of home care practice. These articles are diverse and include: the use of honey, enhancing patient outcomes-reducing the bottom line, improving accuracy in wound care competencies, pressure ulcers and the home health aide, and partnering for prevention: a pressure ulcer prevention collaborative project.