Unique resource offers trusted content and competency management functionality for home healthcare professionals
Elsevier has announced the availability of Mosby’s Home Health Care, which combines trusted home healthcare nursing content with convenient competency management functionality to provide a single comprehensive resource for home healthcare nurses, nurse educators and other home care professionals.
Mosby’s Home Health Care will help home healthcare organizations promote safe patient care, ensure staff competency, standardize home care practice and more. The solution will be unveiled at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice Annual Meeting & Exposition, Oct. 19 in Phoenix, Ariz.
“In light of an aging U.S. population and advances in technology that allow for the care of very sick and complex patients in their homes, the importance of home healthcare, the delivery of care to patients in their homes and the maintenance of health continue to grow,” said Cindy Tryniszewski, RN, MSN, Executive Director, Clinical E-Learning, Elsevier. “Mosby’s Home Health Care will serve as a powerful solution to help meet the needs of home healthcare professionals in this growing industry.”
Home health is one of the nation’s fastest growing healthcare sectors, with more than 12,000 home health agencies serving approximately 4.5 million Medicare and Medicaid patients annually according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and a recent University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing study. These agencies supply care for patients who need nursing and other specialized support in the home, often after hospitalization.
Mosby’s Home Health Care addresses and helps solve major challenges faced by the home healthcare nurse and educator, as well as the organization, such as:
- needing to obtain current, clinical information near or at the point of care in the home;
- managing competency;
- administering evidence-based learning; and
- ensuring that best practices are available throughout the organization and that there is a defined standard of care.
The new solution offers the information that home health care nurses and organizations need most, including:
- patient education handouts, including hundreds tailored for home health care;
- drug monographs;
- skills and procedures, which can be customized by the organization; and
- scales and lab values.
To suit the needs of this mobile workforce, Mosby’s Home Health Care is available on mobile devices including smartphones and tablets.