Home Health & Hospice

Hospice Orientation for the Interdisciplinary Team - Training Video

Homecare E-News, November 23, 2015

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Reviewed by Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, RN, CHC

Hospice is a growing and evolving industry. As providers contend with increasing federal scrutiny and expanding patient populations on often modest budgets, many struggle with finding the time and resources to introduce the newest members of their interdisciplinary team to the goals, philosophies, and regulatory requirements that shape a quality hospice program.

According to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO), the industry’s foremost trade association, a hospice should deliver systematic orientation, training, and competency evaluations to all new employees and volunteers before they assume roles at the organization. To assist in this orientation, HCPro, along with expert reviewer Jennifer Kennedy, MA, BSN, RN, CHC, has created the Hospice Orientation for the Interdisciplinary Team training video. This video offers:

  • Effective, expert-vetted training that providers can use again and again to satisfy CMS’ regulatory expectations and focus areas.
  • Foundational education delivered in an accessible manner to help new care staff understand key concepts and deliver quality care from the start.
  • A convenient, versatile format that allows providers to foster an interactive educational experience without overextending veteran employees.
  • A collection of downloadable materials that highlight and expand on key video emphases to ensure that the training has an enduring impact on the entire interdisciplinary team’s approach to care delivery. Documents available for download are: Foundations of Hospice, The Hospice Interdisciplinary Team, The Medicare Hospice Benefit, Key Definitions and Concepts of Care, and a thorough posttest.

 

 

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