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The unspoken epidemic.

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Janet E Smith

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Nov-Dec;32(10):621

Janet E. Smith, MBA, MSN, RN, is an Instructor, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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December 2015
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Accountable care organizations and home care: strategies for success.

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Joan Quinn

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Nov-Dec;32(10):619-20

Joan Quinn, MS, RN, is the President, Quinn Consulting, Webster, Massachusetts.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000160DOI Listing
December 2015
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Understanding health literacy.

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Renee L McCune

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Nov-Dec;32(10):617-8

Renee L. McCune, PhD, RN, is an Associate Dean, McAuley School of Nursing, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan.

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December 2015
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A day in the life of a Veteran Affairs home care case manager.

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Lovie Wheeler

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Nov-Dec;32(10):615-6

Lovie Wheeler, MSN, RN, is a Case Manager/Acting Program Director, Home Based Primary Care, John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan.

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December 2015
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Breaches in infection control practices.

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Mary McGoldrick

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Nov-Dec;32(10):613-4

Mary McGoldrick, MS, RN, CRNI, is a Home Care and Hospice Consultant, Home Health Systems, Inc., Saint Simons Island, Georgia.

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December 2015
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ISMP medication errors.

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Ann Shastay

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Nov-Dec;32(10):612

Ann Shastay, MSN, RN, AOCN, is the Managing Editor, Institute for Safe Medication Practices, Horsham, Pennsylvania.

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December 2015
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How to enjoy the holidays with diabetes.

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Nov-Dec;32(10):610-1

Katherine J. Moran, DNP, RN, CDE, is an Assistant Professor, McAuley School of Nursing, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan, and Co-owner/Director, My Self-Management Team, Inc., Chesterfield, Michigan. Rosanne Burson, DNP, ACNS-BC, CDE, is an Assistant Professor, McAuley School of Nursing, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan, and Co-owner/Director, My Self-Management Team, Inc., Chesterfield, Michigan.

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December 2015
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Hypertension management guidelines update and research on the importance of blood pressure control.

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Nov-Dec;32(10):603-9

LaToya Sealy, RN, FNP-BC, is a Practice Team Supervisor/Nurse Practitioner, ESPRIT Medical Care, Affiliate of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, New York City, New York. Arthur Oliva, MSN, ANP-BC, is a Practice Team Supervisor/Nurse Practitioner, ESPRIT Medical Care, Affiliate of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York, New York City, New York.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 65 million adults in America have hypertension (HTN) and fewer than half of those 65 million people have their blood pressure (BP) under control. More than 1,000 deaths occur each day related to HTN and Americans are at an increased risk of complications related to uncontrolled BP such as heart failure, stroke, myocardial infarction, and kidney disease (). Data from the National Home and Hospice Survey, which is conducted by the CDC, indicate that 41% of home care patients have HTN (). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000163DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4673680PMC
December 2015
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Safety first for a homebound patient with dementia.

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Jane Harkey

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Nov-Dec;32(10):601-2

Jane Harkey, RN, MSW, CCM, is a Commissioner, Commission for Case Manager Certification, Mount Laurel, New Jersey.

This article is a short case study that describes how a certified geriatric case manager coordinated care and provided safe alternatives to institutional care for an elderly, community dwelling patient with dementia. Read More

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December 2015
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Lillian Wald: a pioneer of home healthcare in the United States.

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Susan Rita Ruel

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Nov-Dec;32(10):597-600

Susan Rita Ruel, PhD, is a Communications Manager, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, New York City, New York.

Lillian Wald, a pivotal figure in nursing history, is known as the mother of public health nursing and renowned as a ground-breaking social worker. In founding the Henry Street Settlement in 1893, Wald also launched the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY), today the nation's largest nonprofit home and community-based healthcare organization. This article describes Lillian Wald's contributions to public health and community nursing. Read More

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December 2015
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Dogs as pets, visitors, therapists and assistants.

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Nov-Dec;32(10):589-95

Melissa Y. Winkle, OTR/L, is the President, Dogwood Therapy Services, and President Animal Assisted Intervention International, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Anna Wilder, is an Assistance Dog Trainer for Assistance Dogs of the West, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Liberty Z. Jackson, MOT, OTR/L, is a Staff Therapist, Vancouver Public Schools, and Contract Therapist, Dogwood Therapy Services, Portland, Oregon.

Dogs can play an integral role in the recovery of patients through companionship, animal-assisted therapy, and as assistance dogs. This article will define and differentiate these 3 categories and provide resources for home healthcare and hospice clinicians who may want to include dogs in the plan of care for select patients. Read More

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December 2015
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Avoiding emergency department visits for COPD, pneumonia, and heart failure: when should patients go to the emergency department?

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Nov-Dec;32(10):578-86; quiz 587-8

Deborah Fritz, PhD, FNP, is a Family Nurse Practitioner, St. Louis Veterans Administration Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri. Patricia McKenzie, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC, is an Adult Nurse Practitioner, Home-Based Transitional Care Team-Heart Failure, Veterans Affairs Health Care System, St. Louis, Missouri.

Patients with pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and heart failure make frequent visits to the emergency department. Heart failure alone is the reason for more than 1 million emergency department visits annually in the United States. This article describes strategies home care clinicians can use to prevent unnecessary emergency department visits for patients with pneumonia, COPD and heart failure. Read More

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December 2015
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It takes a team.

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Maureen Anthony

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Nov-Dec;32(10):573-4

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December 2015
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Trends affecting the future of home healthcare.

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Karl Irish

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Oct;32(9):567-8

Karl Irish, LVN, is a Licensed Vocational Nurse at Pediatric Home Healthcare, LLC, Houston, Texas, and a Student, Master's of Science in Foresight, University of Houston, Houston, Texas.

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October 2014
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Understanding the changing nature of patient transitions.

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Esther Emard

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Oct;32(9):565-6

Esther Emard, MSN, RN, MSLIR, is an Instructor, School of Nursing, the George Washington University, Washington, DC.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000142DOI Listing
October 2014
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Clinical nurse leader.

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Oct;32(9):563-4

Julia Stocker Schneider, PhD, RN, is an Associate Professor, McAuley School of Nursing, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000146DOI Listing
October 2014
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A day in the life of a psychiatric field nurse.

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Amelia Muir

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Oct;32(9):561-2

Amelia Muir, BSN, RN-BC, is a Psychiatric Field Nurse, Behavioral Health, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, New York City, New York.

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October 2014
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Antimicrobial stewardship.

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Mary Mcgoldrick

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Oct;32(9):559-60

Mary McGoldrick, MS, RN, CRNI, is a Home Care and Hospice Consultant, Home Health Systems, Inc., Saint Simons Island, Georgia.

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October 2014
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ISMP medication errors.

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Ann Shastay

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Oct;32(9):557

Ann Shastay, MSN, RN, AOCN, is the Managing Editor, Institute for Safe Medication Practices, Horsham, Pennsylvania.

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October 2014
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The AADE 7.

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Oct;32(9):556

Rosanne Burson, DNP, ACNS-BC, CDE, FAADE, is an Assistant Professor, McAuley School of Nursing, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan, and Co-owner/Director, My Self-Management Team, Inc., Chesterfield, Michigan. Katherine J. Moran, DNP, RN, CDE, FAADE, is an Assistant Professor, McAuley School of Nursing, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan, and Co-owner/Director, My Self-Management Team, Inc., Chesterfield, Michigan.

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October 2014
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Factors associated with depressive symptoms in patients with heart failure.

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Oct;32(9):550-5

Lucinda J. Graven, PhD, ARNP, is an Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. Joan S. Grant, PhD, RN, is a Professor, School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama. David E. Vance, PhD, MGS, is an Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama. Erica R. Pryor, PhD, RN, is an Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama. Laurie Grubbs, PhD, ARNP, is a Professor, College of Nursing, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. Sally Karioth, PhD, ARNP, CT, is a Professor, College of Nursing, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.

Home healthcare clinicians commonly provide care for individuals with heart failure (HF). Certain factors may influence the development of depressive symptoms in those with HF. This cross-sectional, descriptive, correlational pilot study (N = 50) examined interrelationships among HF symptoms, social support (actual and perceived), social problem-solving, and depressive symptoms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000140DOI Listing
October 2014
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Using motivational interviewing: through evidence-based health coaching.

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Melinda Huffman

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Oct;32(9):543-8

Melinda Huffman, MSN, RN, CCNS, CHC, is the Cofounder, National Society of Health Coaches, and a Principal, Miller and Huffman Outcomes Architects, LLC, Winchester, Tennessee.

To enhance compliance and achieve better outcomes, providers must actively engage their patients and caregivers in different ways than in the past. One strategy that has gained national attention is motivational interviewing through evidence-based health coaching. A closer look at this exciting new clinical skill reveals what it is, how it works, why it is so successful, and why our traditional patient approach has fallen short. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000139DOI Listing
October 2014
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Medication regimens of frail older adults after discharge from home healthcare.

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Oct;32(9):536-42

Rachelle Lancaster, PhD, RN, is an Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Karen Dorman Marek, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, is Bernita "B" Professor of Geriatric Nursing, College of Nursing & Health Innovation, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona. Linda Denison Bub, RN, GCNS-BC, is the Director Senior Health Services, Director of Education and Program Development Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE), New York University College of Nursing, New York City, New York. Frank Stetzer, PhD, is a Research Associate, College of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

The purpose of this study was to examine the number and types of discrepancy errors present after discharge from home healthcare in older adults at risk for medication management problems following an episode of home healthcare. More than half of the 414 participants had at least one medication discrepancy error (53.2%, n = 219) with the participant's omission of a prescribed medication (n = 118, 30. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000150DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4563858PMC
October 2014
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Electronic cigarettes: a safer alternative or potential poison?

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Janet E Smith

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Oct;32(9):532-5

Janet E. Smith, MBA, MSN, RN, is an Instructor, School of Nursing and Health Sciences, La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Electronic cigarettes have been marketed as a safer alternative to cigarettes, and their use is expanding exponentially. However, there is a severe lack of scientific data about the ingredients in the liquid used in the device and the health consequences of using electronic cigarettes. As technology has outpaced regulations, the production and sale of electronic cigarettes are, as yet, unregulated and do not fall under the purview of the Food and Drug Administration. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000138DOI Listing
October 2014
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Influenza 101: what you need to know.

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Deborah Hale

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Oct;32(9):525-30

Deborah Hale, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, is an Instructor, Clinical Track, McAuley School of Nursing, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan.

Each year, 5% to 20% of the U.S. population is infected with the influenza virus. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000137DOI Listing
October 2014
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Ensuring effective medication reconciliation in home healthcare.

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Oct;32(9):516-22; quiz 523-4

Kevin T. Fuji, PharmD, MA, is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director, Center for Health Services Research and Patient Safety, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. Amy A. Abbott, PhD, RN, is an Associate Professor of Nursing, Center for Health Services Research and Patient Safety, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.

A patient was readmitted two days after discharge with severe hypoglycemia. The treating team discharged the patient on a new insulin regimen without realizing that the patient also had insulin 70/30 at home. The patient continued to take her previous regimen as well as the new one, and was found unresponsive by her husband. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000136DOI Listing
October 2014
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Home care nursing in 1920.

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Maureen Anthony

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Oct;32(9):513-4

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October 2014
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What our patients can teach us.

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Sep;32(8):507

Ibijoke Betty Ayetiwa, MS, PT, is a Physical Therapist, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, Staten Island, New York. Susan Rita Ruel, PhD, is the Communications Manager, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, New York City, New York.

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September 2014
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The role of nursing and population health in achieving the triple aim: how nurses are helping to drive patient-centered, community-based care.

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Sep;32(8):505-6

Mary Ann Christopher, MSN, RN, FAAN, is the President and Chief Executive Officer, Visiting Nurse Service of New York, New York City, New York.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000130DOI Listing
September 2014
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A day in the life of a home care nurse in Hawaii.

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Brenda Elliott

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Sep;32(8):503-4

Brenda Elliott, PhD, RN, is an Adjunct Professor, College of Nursing and Health Professions, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000119DOI Listing
September 2014
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Mom hopes son's overdose spurs preventive efforts.

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Ann Shastay

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Sep;32(8):502

Ann Shastay, MSN, RN, AOCN, is the Managing Editor, Institute for Safe Medication Practices, Horsham, Pennsylvania.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000134DOI Listing
September 2014
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Hepatitis B outbreaks in home healthcare.

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Mary McGoldrick

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Sep;32(8):500-1

Mary McGoldrick, MS, RN, CRNI, is a Home Care and Hospice Consultant, Home Health Systems, Inc., Saint Simons Island, Georgia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000133DOI Listing
September 2014
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Preventing lipohypertrophy.

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Sep;32(8):499

Katherine J. Moran, DNP, RN, CDE, is an Assistant Professor, McAuley School of Nursing, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan, and Co-owner and Director, My Self-Management Team, Inc., Chesterfield, Michigan. Rosanne Burson, DNP, ACNS-BC, CDE, is an Assistant Professor, McAuley School of Nursing, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan, and Co-owner and Director, My Self-Management Team, Inc., Chesterfield, Michigan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000122DOI Listing
September 2014
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Nursing informatics.

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Sep;32(8):497-8

Julia Stocker Schneider, PhD, RN, is an Associate Professor, McAuley School of Nursing, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000124DOI Listing
September 2014
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Effectiveness of a motivational interviewing intervention on medication compliance.

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Sep;32(8):490-6

Alison Minkin, PhD, is a Psychologist, Mental Health Division, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jill Snider-Meyer, MSW, is a Program Manager, Community-Based Programs, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Debra Olson, MSN, MHA, CPHQ, is a Deputy Program Manager, Community-Based Programs, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Susan Gresser, MS, GCNS-BC, APNP, is a Program Manager, Community Living Center, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Heather Smith, PhD, is a Lead Psychologist, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and an Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Frederick J. Kier, PhD, MSHCA, is a Division Manager, Rehabilitation, Extended and Community Care, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and an Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

This study investigated the effectiveness of training geriatric home-based primary care (HBPC) nursing staff in motivational interviewing (MI) techniques, with the goal of increasing patient medication adherence. Nursing staff received 4 hours of training in MI techniques from a licensed psychologist. Results indicated that the MI training increased medication adherence in the HBPC veteran sample by a small, but statistically significant, margin both 1 month and 6 months after the intervention. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000128DOI Listing
September 2014
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Perceived benefits and barriers of heart failure self-care during and after hospitalization.

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Sep;32(8):482-8

Kristen A. Sethares, PhD, RN, CNE, is a Professor, College of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Heather E. Flimlin, BS, RN, a Labor and Delivery Nurse, St. Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Kathleen M. Elliott, MSN, RN, ANP-C, is a Lecturer, College of Nursing, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

This longitudinal study describes the heart failure (HF) patient's perceived benefits and barriers to self-care during hospitalization, 1 week, and 1 month after hospitalization. Seventy-eight patients with acute HF completed the Health Belief Scales to determine the greatest benefits and barriers to self-care at each time point. Findings suggest that early benefits to performing self-care include reducing symptoms and improving quality of life. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000125DOI Listing
September 2014
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Understanding the patient-centered medical home.

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Sep;32(8):476-81

Katherine J. Moran, DNP, RN, CDE, is an Assistant Professor, McAuley School of Nursing, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan, and Coowner and Director, My Self-Management Team, Inc., Chesterfield, Michigan. Rosanne Burson, DNP, ACNS-BC, CDE, is an Assistant Professor, McAuley School of Nursing, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan, and Coowner and Director, My Self-Management Team, Inc., Chesterfield, Michigan.

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a team approach used to provide comprehensive care for patients in primary care settings that uses partnerships between patients and families, physicians, and other members of the healthcare team including home healthcare nurses. The goal of the PCMH model is to provide safe, high-quality, affordable, and accessible patient-centered care by promoting stronger relationships with patients, addressing care needs more comprehensively, and providing time to coordinate care across all sectors of the healthcare system. Home healthcare clinicians who have a deep understanding of the impact of community and family system interplay will have an important role in linking the home environment with the primary care based PCMH to assist patients to achieve optimal outcomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000127DOI Listing
September 2014
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Care coordination in long-term home- and community-based care.

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Sep;32(8):470-5

Barbara Johansson, BSN, RN, CCM, CPUM, is a Commissioner, Commission for Case Manager Certification, Mount Laurel, New Jersey. She is also Staff Vice President for a national managed care organization. Jane Harkey, RN, MSW, CCM, is a Commissioner, Commission for Case Manager Certification, Mount Laurel, New Jersey. She operates a private geriatric care management practice.

This article examines the role of care coordination, when fulfilled by a professional board-certified case manager, in successful long-term home- and community-based care (HCBC). A facet of care coordination, as also discussed, is a robust assessment of the individual by the professional case manager, who devises and implements a comprehensive care plan to address the clinical, psychosocial, and environmental needs of the individual as part of a person-centered, evidenced-based approach. To be successful, long-term HCBC starts with a robust assessment of the individual by a professional board-certified case manager. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000126DOI Listing
September 2014
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Palliative care and dementia.

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Carrie Scott

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Sep;32(8):466-9

Carrie Scott, BSN, RN, is a Hospice Nurse, Inpatient Hospice, Mercy Hospice, Troy, Michigan.

Dementia is a highly prevalent, progressive, life-limiting illness for which there is no cure. Palliative care is a specialized area of healthcare that focuses on improving the quality of life for individuals with life-limiting diseases. Symptoms such as disorientation, tension, and anxiety occur in patients with dementia at moderate to severe levels as they approach the end of their lives, as well as other common symptoms found with cancer patients, yet the dementia population continues to be unrecognized for their need for palliative care. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000123DOI Listing
September 2014
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Diabetes self-care assessment.

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Barbara Freeland

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Sep;32(8):458-65

Barbara Freeland, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CDE, is a Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Diabetes is a common diagnosis for home care patients. Conducting an assessment of diabetes self-care management knowledge and skills can identify areas for improvement and support and pinpoint individual self-care barriers. This article will provide targeted questions that may be used by the home care nursing professional when conducting such an assessment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000129DOI Listing
September 2014
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A better-educated nurse workforce.

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Maureen Anthony

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Sep;32(8):453-4

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000118DOI Listing
September 2014
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NIH-funded study finding: data supports benefits of colon cancer screening.

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Nurse staffing and education linked to reduced patient mortality.

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Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Jul-Aug;32(7):395

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January 2016
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The NIH urges older Americans to protect their kidneys.

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Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Jul-Aug;32(7):394

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January 2016
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NIH-funded study finding: investigational oral regimen for hepatitis C shows promise.

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Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Jul-Aug;32(7):393

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January 2016
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Obesity programs for children may help lower blood pressure.

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Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Jul-Aug;32(7):393

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January 2016
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Tips for finding reliable health information online.

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Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Jul-Aug;32(7):392

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January 2016
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A day in the life of a community health nurse in India.

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Greeda Alexander

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Jul-Aug;32(7):445-6

Greeda Alexander, RN, RM, MSc(N), is a Professor, College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NHH.0000000000000114DOI Listing
January 2016
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Home healthcare from a student nurse's perspective.

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Shawn Quinn

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Jul-Aug;32(7):444

Shawn Quinn is a Student Nurse, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, Michigan.

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ISMP medication errors.

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Ann Shastay

Home Healthc Nurse 2014 Jul-Aug;32(7):442

Ann Shastay, MSN, RN, AOCN, is the Managing Editor, Institute for Safe Medication Practices, Horsham, Pennsylvania.

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