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Preparing to go into home health, what to study up on?

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If a med surg/nursing home nurse wants to try home health, what would be a good area to brush up on? Would assessment and intervention flashcards be most important? Or would wound care overshadow? or something else? Thanks.

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There are the same wounds. If you have the basics, there will be no problem.

The most important is, to have a network:

Emergency numbers, pharmacy, medical supply store, chiropodist, hairdresser ....

Good luck, Frieda:wavey:

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I would say that depends on the type of home care service you perform. I take care of ventilator patients with trachs and GT tubes and fragile health so what I would research would be different than what Elfreida would research. It is worth understanding your role and types of services you'll expect to perform. From there I'd recommend highly reviewing all complications and signs of them so when you are there you may be able to help your patients seek medical attention in a timely manner.

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