The Home Health Care podcast series by Elsevier provides home health care nurses and other clinicians quick and concise skills information. Each episode will focus on one skill found in the Elsevier Home Health Care product.Elsevier Home Health Care provides access to the information home health care nurses and other clinicians need most, including evidence-based content developed specifically for home care, drug information and patient education appropriate for home care. Combined with powerful competency management features, it gives you the ability to evaluate performance, assess competency and assign skills to improve knowledge throughout your organization. www.ElsevierHomeHealthCare.com
Episode 5: Closed Suction Drain16/05/2016 Duration: 05min
Closed suction drains use gentle pressure to remove excess fluid and air from a surgical wound. As there is an increased risk of infection in a home setting, this episode will cover the 15 steps on nursing care for a closed suction drain and how you can best educate patients on maintaining it.
Episode 4: Nursing Bag Technique02/05/2016 Duration: 06min
The public health bag, better known as the nursing bag has been around since the early 20th century. The nursing bag was designed to make carrying equipment and supplies to provide patient care from home to home an easier process. Let us guide you through the steps of preparing and using this nursing tool
Episode 3: Timed Up and Go Test (TUG test)19/04/2016 Duration: 05min
Falls are the leading cause of injury-related emergency room visits. The timed up and go test, also known as the TUG test, is a standardized and validated assessment tool used by nurses to identify those at most risk for falls.
Episode 2: Diabetes Foot Care04/04/2016 Duration: 06min
It's estimated that approximately 15% of patients with diabetes have had an ulcer to the foot or ankle. This episode will guide you through the steps of performing foot care to a patient with diabetes.
Episode 1: Tracheostomy Tie Change21/03/2016 Duration: 08min
Welcome to the first episode of the Home Health Care Podcast by Elsevier! Each episode focuses on one skill found in Elsevier Home health Care. In this episode, Kevin and Jennifer guide you through the steps for application and removal of Tracheostomy Ties. www.ElsevierHomeHealthCare.com