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NH Nursing Scope of Practice Revisions

Did you know that the New Hampshire Board of Nursing revised its Scope of Practice Advisories in 2019? Please review them to be sure your nursing team is functioning at its highest level.   LNA Scope of Practice Advisory (New 6/27/19) LPN Scope of Practice Advisory (Revised 3/19) RN Scope of Practice Advisory, (Revised 5/19) […]

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Stop Sepsis at Home!

Many people think of sepsis as a “hospital problem.” However, 80% of sepsis starts in the community. Septicemia (primary or secondary diagnosis) is the #2 cause of hospital admissions or readmissions from home care settings. The Alliance has a Sepsis Work Group that is rolling out a home-based sepsis screening tool developed by the Home […]

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NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management Needs YOU

Multi-Year Training & Exercise Plan Survey Released The Training & Exercise Unit at New Hampshire Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HSEM) has begun updating the Multi-Year Training & Exercise Plan (MYTEP).  This year, we chose to adopt a new process which starts with a survey of all emergency management, emergency response and preparedness partners across […]

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Sepsis in Older Adults

  Sepsis: Across the Continuum of Care This webinar series is aimed at addressing sepsis education and subtopics across the entire continuum of care – from critical care nurses to home care staff. This webinar series is made possible with an unrestricted educational grant from bioMérieux, Inc. Sepsis in the Elderly. Sepsis occurs when the […]

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CDC Resources Warn of Sepsis Danger

Do you know about the life-threatening condition called sepsis? Do you know about the life-threatening condition called sepsis? Protect yourself, and your family by learning more about sepsis and how you can prevent it.    

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Heroes Among Us: Improving Sepsis Care

  One of the key tools in improving sepsis care was the development of a computerized algorithm to help identify and diagnose sepsis early. This algorithm runs in the background, covering nearly all patients in the facility. “We have predictive models that can identify children at risk. This is early in the course and prevents […]

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Hospice Conference Seeks Sponsors

Our efforts would go even farther with your company’s support as our official corporate conference sponsor. Do your services support quality end of life care in New Hampshire for those with serious illness and/or for their team of caregivers? If so, we invite you to participate in our Annual Fall conference on November 21st as […]

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NH Governor Recognizes Importance of Sepsis Awareness

On Aug. 16, Governor Chris Sununu signed a proclamation announcing September as “Sepsis Awareness Month” in New Hampshire. Sepsis is blanket term referring to a life-threatening condition caused by the body’s response to infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, amputations and death. As many as 80% of sepsis deaths could be prevented […]

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How Can We Solve Sepsis Together?

GE Sponsored Webinar – Can We Help Solve Sepsis Together? Augmented Intelligence for Healthcare and Sepsis Sepsis is a complication of severe infection characterized by a systemic inflammatory response. Mortality rates from sepsis range between 25% to 30% for severe sepsis and 40% to 70% for septic shock.   Welcome! You are invited to join […]

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September is SEPSIS AWARENESS Month

  September is Sepsis Awareness Month and the Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance of New Hampshire wants to inform our community of this life-threatening condition. Sepsis is a medical emergency. It is your body’s life-threatening response to an infection. Any kind of infection can lead to sepsis, but common infections include Urinary Tract […]

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National expert. Close to home.

Episode Management Training – we’re bringing national expert Gina Mazza to NH to help our members better understand how PDGM might affect workflows.  Every agency should send at least two clinical leaders to this ½ day program on September 26.  Space is limited. Register here: https://homecarenh.org/wp-content/uploads/events/episode-management-training/   Join us for the most recent information on […]

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We Have PDGM for YOU!

PDGM Preparations Medicare-certified agencies are probably tired of hearing about the upcoming Patient-Driven Groupings Model.  I just returned from a national conference and one thing became very clear to me:  YOU CANNOT BE TOO PREPARED!  PDGM will be the single biggest change in the way home care agencies do business since the implementation of HHPPS.  […]

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Fall Psych Series for Direct Care Providers

we’re offering a 4-part webinar series to help LNAs and PCSPs better understand the needs of clients with psychiatric illnesses.  This series will teach direct caregivers the skills to communicate with clients with mental illness, understand their symptoms, what to report to their care manager, and how to assist a client to maintain overall self-care […]

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Delayed. Again.

NH Medicaid is unlikely to meet the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) timeline established by the 20th Century Cures Act. The Act requires that states implement an EVV for Medicaid personal care services and home health services. The Act originally required states to launch EVV in 2019 for PCS and 2022 for home health. Last year, […]

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OIG Raises Concerns About Hospice Deficiencies

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) released two reports on July 9th citing survey deficiencies and examples of harm in hospice care.  The OIG reported that 80% of hospices nationally had at least one deficiency when surveyed between 2012 and 2016. Over 300 hospices had at least one serious deficiency or substantiated severe complaint in 2016. […]

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PDGM: Electronic Medical Record Readiness on Thursday, August 15th

Here’s a quick reminder, tomorrow is the 7th webinar in our 9-part series on PDGM. If you haven’t already, please remind your members about PDGM: Electronic Medical Record Readiness on Thursday, August 15th from 2:00-3:00pm EDT, I’ve attached the last email we sent out about it for your reference. Please continue to emphasize access to […]

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Medicaid Open Enrollment is in August

Open Enrollment beings August 1st for Granite Staters who are in Medicaid Care Management. There are now three MCOs to choose from: NH Healthy Families, Well Sense Health Plan and AmeriHealth Caritas NH. Click here for open enrollment materials. Enrollees who want to remain with their current health plan don’t have to do anything. Enrollees […]

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CMS Releases 2020 Medicare Home Health Payment Proposal

Sink your toes in the sand, slime on some sunscreen and start skimming! Just when you were looking for a good beach read, CMS released its 346-page CY2020 proposed payment rule for Medicare home health. As expected, the rule elaborates on the Patient-Driven Groupings Model and recommends changes to existing requirements, including quality measures and […]

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The Aide’s Role in Advance Directives Patient Rights

Jane Garrett, RN, BSN, MHSA September 12, 2019 3-4 p.m. EST Description: Legal and ethical responsibilities of the healthcare staff regarding Advance Directives are described from the patient and caregiver’s perspectives. The types of various Advance Directives are explained along with examples and the practical application of this fundamental patient right. Register for the Full […]

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