International Guidelines for Home Health Nursing
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Clinician Education Resources
Skin Care Algorithm
Lichterfeld, A., Hauss, A., Surber, C. et al. (2015). Evidence-based skin care: A systematic literature review and the development of a basic skin care algorithm. Journal of Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing, 42(5), 501-524. University of Zurich Open Repository and Archive..
The authors perform a review of the literature to determine best practices for the care of patients in residential care facilities at risk for skin problems. They then developed an algorithm (p. 525) to make decisions about nursing interventions to preserve skin integrity. This algorithm may help home care nurses choose interventions to promote their patients’ skin integrity. Home care nurses may want to include the algorithm on p. 525 in their personal resources.
Caring For Patients Who Are Homeless
With permission from Wolters Kluwer Permissions Team, we can post the following article written by one of the International Home Care Nurses Organization board members. Denise M. Mcenroe-Petitte PhD, MSN, RN writes that nurses interact with patients across many settings. This article discusses concerns for patients considered homeless and the role of nurses in addressing their healthcare needs.
With permission from Home Healthcare Now, we are happy to provide the following articles:
Archived Clinician/Patient Education Resources
Patient education resources:
Medication Record Tool to help patients take right med, right does, right time.
Patient Education Resources:
Diabetic Zone Tools in various languages. Zone Tools use the colors of a traffic light to guide patients in managing chronic health problems. The tool is divided into green (“all clear”), yellow (“caution”), and red (“medical alert”) zones. For each zone, the tool provides signs and symptoms and allows the health care provider to give specific instructions for managing the condition, including guidance on when to seek emergency medical assistance. Resources are courtesy of HHQI.