first week at home health

  1. hey,
    I have just finished my first week at home health. I LOVE what I have done and I am learning so far. Have went out on several visits with other nurses and I am learning the paper work. Although there is a multitude of paperwork, I feel like this is the place for me. I would never have thought I would enjoy this area of nursing. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.
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  3. by   DutchgirlRN
    Always include in your nursing note and/or narrative note on Admits, Recerts, Resumps, and DC's.

    Pain - where, level, relief?
    Meds - pt independent, who sets up meds?
    Ambulation - Independent, Assistive device used?
    Transfers - Independent, Assitive device used?
    Bathing - Independent, Assisted, device used? ie. shower chair
    Dyspnea - level of
    Incontinence - If they wear depends pads for security they are considered incontinent.

    Make sure what you chart in the nursing and/or narrative notes concerning these 7 areas match exactly what you've selected on the Oasis. This will save you alot of grief!
    Last edit by DutchgirlRN on May 6, '07