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Alliance Seeks Education Topic Ideas

Alliance needs your help to plan the most effective and useful education program schedule! Have an idea? I’d love to hear it. Fill out the survey below: Create your own user feedback survey

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Fall Hospice Conference – Brochure is OUT!

The Best Care Possible: Next Generation Thursday,  November  21, 2019 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Grappone Conference Center 70 Constitution Ave Concord, NH The Annual Hospice and Palliative Care Conference is a full-day event that brings together colleagues and peers to share research, clinical best practices, and practice-related guidance and to advance and improve patient care. […]

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Free Webinar on Sepsis: The Blind Spot of Antibiotic Stewardship: Antibiotic Overuse at Discharge

Sepsis Awareness Month is here! In 2011, Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month to bring healthcare providers and community members together in the fight against sepsis. This September, take the TIME to help save lives. Participate in the free webinar: The Blind Spot of Antibiotic Stewardship: Antibiotic Overuse at Discharge Description Appropriate antibiotic […]

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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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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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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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Nails and the New Scope of Practice

Foot and nail care is needed for patients who are healthy but cannot perform normal foot care due to vision, orthopedic or neurologic deficiencies as well as for those who may have co-morbid conditions that lead to vascular, neurologic or dermatologic disorders and are therefore at high risk of trauma or infection from inadequate foot […]

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NAHC on PDGM

Sign up for the webinar series or video with the Alliance discount codes. PDGM: What’s Coming in 2020 Payment groups to more than double. In the PDGM era, the number of payment groups will increase from 153 currently to 432. Effect? “Helpful…it more laser targets the level of payment,” Dombi said. With 153, there were […]

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National Drug Take Back Day:October 27th

In 2016, 6.2 million Americans misused prescription controlled drugs. Studies have shown that the majority of misused drugs are taken from the medicine cabinets of family and friends. National Drug Take Back Day on October 27th is a safe and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired medications. Spread the word to family, friends […]

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Share Your Story

The Moment I Knew… The Home Care, Hospice & Palliative Care Alliance knows it’s the PEOPLE working in hospice and home care that make it such a special environment to provide quality, compassionate health care, but what about YOU? What was the moment like? When did you know this work was right for you? Tell […]

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