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National Academy of Medicine Releases Future of Nursing 2020-2030 Report

On May 11, 2021, the National Academy of Medicine released the Future of Nursing 2020-2030 report – The Future of Nursing: Charting a Path to Achieve Health Equity. The report explores how nurses can work to reduce health disparities and promote equity, while keeping costs at bay, utilizing technology, and maintaining patient and family-focused care. Sponsored by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this report builds on the foundation set out by the 2011 Institute of Medicine report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.

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Two Timely Reports for Home Care Nurses Globally

The Aging Readiness & Competitiveness Report – Third Edition Driving Innovation in Healthcare and Wellness

Ensuring access to health care services for older adults, Strengthening the availability of long-term care, Supporting aging in place and Caring for older people in crisis situations.
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Sustain and Retain in 2022 and Beyond

The brief focuses on the nursing workforce at a time when a global pandemic is raging across the world. The year just ended—2021— has seen unprecedented damage inflicted on health systems and on the nursing workforce. The year just begun—2022— marks no change in the continuing relentless pressure of the pandemic on individual nurses, and on the global nursing workforce.
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International Guidelines

The International Guidelines for Home Health Nursing Practice (Guidelines) are guiding principles for nurses who aspire to provide excellent care to patients in their homes. The Guidelines were developed by international home care nurses from diverse countries to provide guidance to nurses around the globe who seek to develop their professional home healthcare practice and performance.

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International Home Care Nurses Organization

The International Home Care Nurses Organization (IHCNO) seeks to advance home care nursing around the world by providing a platform where nurses can support and learn from one another. We define “home care nurses” as nurses who provide care to patients in their homes. Home care nursing’s patients include those with acute or chronic health problems, no matter how young or old. Patients include those receiving hospital-at-home, skilled, private duty and palliative services, and many other types of care provided in the patient’s home. We recognize that home care nursing is a specialized area of nursing practice and we seek to support nurses in home healthcare clinical practice, education and research.

Join our Home Care Nurse Network

We are a dynamic and committed network of home care nurses. We do not share your name or personal contact information with any other organization. Joining means receiving our email updates and participating in our network as desired.

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Melinda Huffman, BSN, MSN, CCNS, CHC, Co-Founder, The National Society of Health Coaches has generously provided for the IHCNO network a webinar “Health Coaching: Tapping Into the Patient’s Own Motivation to Change Health Behavior.”

Melinda says: There is a major shift away from the clinician’s traditional approach of telling the patient how to change health behavior to that of using evidence-based conversational skills to tap into the patient’s own motivation to change. This brief discussion reveals two important aspects of this notable change in patient engagement and how home care is the optimal setting for this to take place! Please Click Here to watch the Webinar.

Melinda has provided tools for you to use while listening to the webinar. Ambivalence Tool Click Here. Listen Self-Assessment Click Here

Once you have viewed the webinar, please take this short survey. Click Here This will help us plan additional webinars. After you finish taking the survey, you will be able to download a certificate of completion.

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Introducing Education Opportunities with Rochester Community Technical College

RCTCLEARN.NET is a credible online training solution designed specifically for the Home Health & Hospice industry by educational professionals. Its academic based e-learning system provides convenient, affordable, and effective online education for home care and hospice workers -- available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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