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Happy National Nurses Week 2016

by Crystal Welch, RN Project Coordinator National Nurses Week, which is being held May 6-12, 2016, recognizes the lifesaving daily work delivered by America’s 3.9 million nurses. The Home Health Quality Improvement National Campaign (HHQI) would like to say THANK … Continue reading

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September is National Preparedness Month: Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.

Guest post by Barbara B. Citarella MS, RN, President and CEO, RBC Limited For the last twelve years, September has been designated as National Preparedness Month. The theme for this year is: Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today. … Continue reading

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Charting the Course for the Future of Home Health

Guest post by Teresa Lee, JD, MPH, Executive Director of the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation Change is coming in home health care, and the healthcare system at large. That was the catalyst of discussion at the Institute … Continue reading

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Reducing Hospital Readmissions: It Takes a Village

In September 2012, the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC), which is the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for Arkansas, was awarded a Special Innovation Project (SIP) through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce hospital readmissions … Continue reading

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People will never forget how you made them feel

While Dr. Maya Angelou was probably not speaking directly to those in home health when saying I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them … Continue reading

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What do you know about bed bugs?

Just thinking about those little critters might make you itch, but staying up-to-date on information related to bed bugs and creating a policy is as necessary for home health agencies as it is for nursing homes and hospitals. It might … Continue reading

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Managing Stress: An Ongoing Challenge

Stress. It’s an unavoidable part of life, and learning how to handle it is an ongoing challenge that we all face. Some sources of stress – like taking an exam or giving a presentation – are short-lived and harmless. Other … Continue reading

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