Home Health Orientation

  1. Hello everyone. I am not a nurse educator, but could really use some help from some. I am the director of nursing for a new home health agency. Because of budget issues, I'll be the nurse in charge of providing orientation to all applicants when hired. I'm now trying to develop an agenda of some sort for the orientation and need some help with including as much information for the candidates as possible. I'll be providing orientation to RNs, LPNs, and CNAs/HHAs. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!!
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    About Ms. RN'02

    Joined: Jul '06; Posts: 28; Likes: 2
    Director of Nursing of an up and coming Home Health Agency
    Specialty: 4 year(s) of experience in NICU, Case Management


  3. by   NRSKarenRN
    Came across this tonight..

    From: Connecticut League for Nursing

    Homecare Tutorials:

    Tutorial I:
    Clinical Practice in the Home Care Environment

    Tutorial II:
    Home Care Regulations and Documentation Requirements

    In response to various requests by homecare agencies, CLN has adapted the homecare curriculum into two stand-alone tutorials that can be utilized in new staff orientation.

    Homecare organizations can use these tutorials to support their new hires to learn or reinforce how these issues impact the homecare environment. This is also a way to lessen the amount of time that a clinical educator and/or staff spend on the orientation process. These programs are a cost effective way to save organizations time and money. The programs are accessible 24/7 to your new hires with accessibility for a 12-month period.

    The content of the Tutorials are as follows:

    Tutorial I:
    Clinical Practice in the Home Care Environment

    Unit One – The Evolving Role of the Home Care Nurse
    Unit Two – Components of a Home Visit
    Unit Three – Plan of Care
    Unit Four – Effective Team Communication
    Unit Five – Patient/Family Teaching Concepts
    Tutorial II:
    Home Care Regulations and Documentation Requirements

    Unit One – Patient’s Rights, Privacy, and Confidentiality
    Unit Two – Regulations and Accreditation in Home Care
    Unit Three – Home Care Payors and Documentation Requirements
    Unit Four – OASIS

    Should you like more information about our homecare program or the
    Tutorials, please contact the CLN at (203) 265-4248.

  4. by   NRSKarenRN
    articles for those new to home care:

    nurse week: nw0701: getting started in home care

    nursing spectrum: ce109d: for nurses new to home care
  5. by   Ms. RN'02
    Thanks to you both. I'm going to check out those sites/articles. I really appreciate it. Is there anyone else out there with suggestions? Thanks!!