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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.