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Amy Rose

RN, MSN, CHPN

Amy Rose is a passionate end-of-life-care nurse, leader, and educator. Amy holds an applied nursing master's degree in executive leadership and has dedicated the majority of her career to developing both people and processes in the post-acute care space. Amy has worked in clinically and technically complex roles ranging from inpatient hospice nursing to executive-level management. She has most recently worked to direct technology products to best serve the evolving needs of those providing care in home-based settings.

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Hospice RN Comprehensive Assessment

Presented by Amy Rose, RN, MSN, CHPN and Clinical Procedure Manual Review Board

Hospice RN Comprehensive Assessment

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Video Runtime: 11 Minutes
The comprehensive assessment is an integral competency of home-based care delivery. In this training, we'll review the equipment and procedures for administering the comprehensive assessment. This course includes
o Video demonstrations of procedures
o Downloadable procedure guide PDFs
o Tips and best practices for performing these procedures

This assessment is conducted at the start of care and at regular intervals throughout the care and allows the care team to have a baseline of a patient's condition as the patient progresses through care. A comprehensive assessment can be completed by an RN or LPN/LVN but is most commonly completed by the RN. In this training, we'll review the equipment and procedures for administering the comprehensive assessment. We will also review the completion of a mid-arm circumference measurement--a measurement of the mid upper arm to determine weight and muscle mass gain or loss for a patient who can no longer be weighed on a scale.

This course was reviewed by Amy Rose, RN, MSN, CHPN, and Jennifer Kennedy, EdD, MA, BSN, RN, CHC, to ensure the content meets current professional guidelines and best evidence-based practices.

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Functional Assessment Staging Tool (FAST) for Dementia

Presented by Amy Rose, RN, MSN, CHPN and Clinical Procedure Manual Review Board

Functional Assessment Staging Tool (FAST) for Dementia

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Video Runtime: 7 Minutes
The Functional Assessment Staging Tool, also known as FAST, is a common tool used for scoring a patient's progression in Alzheimer's disease. In this training, we'll review the equipment and procedures for using the Functional Assessment Staging Tool. This course includes
o Video demonstrations of procedures
o Downloadable procedure guide PDFs
o Tips and best practices for performing these procedures

The FAST is an important quantitative tool the interdisciplinary team can use to review a patient's progress. Typically, the FAST is performed by a registered nurse.

This course was reviewed by Amy Rose, RN, MSN, CHPN, and Jennifer Kennedy, EdD, MA, BSN, RN, CHC, to ensure the content meets current professional guidelines and best evidence-based practices.

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Medication Reconciliation in the Home

Presented by Amy Rose, RN, MSN, CHPN and Clinical Procedure Manual Review Board

Medication Reconciliation in the Home

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Video Runtime: 7 Minutes
Medication management in the home care environment can be complicated. The healthcare professional can have a meaningful impact on the safety and effectiveness of a patient's medication regimen through a full medication reconciliation. In this training, we'll review the equipment and procedures for conducting a medication reconciliation. This course includes
o Video demonstrations of procedures
o Downloadable procedure guide PDFs
o Tips and best practices for performing these procedures

The cost of care provided to patients due to drug-related issues in the US is estimated at $14 billion annually, and approximately 30% of hospital admissions are related to medication. Older adults discharged from the hospital on five or more medications are more likely to visit the emergency department or be rehospitalized within six months after discharge. After taking this course, you should understand the impacts of and be able to conduct a comprehensive medication reconciliation in the home.

This course was reviewed by Amy Rose, RN, MSN, CHPN, and Jennifer Kennedy, EdD, MA, BSN, RN, CHC, to ensure the content meets current professional guidelines and best evidence-based practices.

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Hospice Postmortem Care

Presented by Amy Rose, RN, MSN, CHPN and Clinical Procedure Manual Review Board

Hospice Postmortem Care

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Video Runtime: 7 Minutes
Postmortem care is the care of a patient's body after death has occurred. The period after death occurs is a sacred time for many and can contribute significantly to a loved one's grieving process. In this course, we'll review the equipment and procedures for postmortem care. This course includes
o Video demonstrations of procedures
o Downloadable procedure guide PDFs
o Tips and best practices for performing these procedures

Postmortem care can include a variety of procedures that require sensitivity and an awareness of the patient's cultural and/or religious preferences. Though declaration or assessment of death requires a medical provider or coroner, postmortem care can be provided by RNs, LPNs, or aides and often includes the spiritual care provider or social worker.

This course was reviewed by Amy Rose, RN, MSN, CHPN, and Jennifer Kennedy, EdD, MA, BSN, RN, CHC, to ensure the content meets current professional guidelines and best evidence-based practices.

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Nutrition and Hydration at End of Life

Presented by Amy Rose, RN, MSN, CHPN and Clinical Procedure Manual Review Board

Nutrition and Hydration at End of Life

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Video Runtime: 18 Minutes
Nutrition and hydration at the end of life can contribute to a patient's quality of life. In this training, we'll review the equipment and procedures for ensuring nutrition and hydration as well as for administration of a nutritional assessment. This course includes
o Video demonstrations of procedures
o Tips and best practices for performing these procedures

As patients progress through the death and dying process, their nutritional needs can fluctuate, requiring frequent assessment and flexible interventions to ensure high-quality care. The RN is the primary coordinator of assessments and nutritional care. There may be a need to refer the patient to a dietician for engagement in the care plan. Other members of the interdisciplinary group, such as home health aides, can often contribute valuable information to the nutritional assessment as they are most often present during patients' mealtimes.

This course was reviewed by Amy Rose, RN, MSN, CHPN, and Jennifer Kennedy, EdD, MA, BSN, RN, CHC, to ensure the content meets current professional guidelines and best evidence-based practices.

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Administering an Enema

Presented by Amy Rose, RN, MSN, CHPN and Clinical Procedure Manual Review Board

Administering an Enema

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Video Runtime: 4 Minutes
Though constipation can usually be avoided with the correct application of a closely monitored bowel regimen, sometimes constipation that is chronic or related to disease processes requires the administration of an enema. In this training, we'll review the equipment and procedures for administering an enema. This course includes
o Video demonstrations of procedures
o Downloadable procedure guide PDFs
o Tips and best practices for performing these procedures

Enemas are liquids instilled into the lower bowel to assist in the evacuation of stool or gas. Enemas can also be utilized to instill medications; however, this learning module specifically addresses the utilization of enemas for the treatment of constipation or fecal impaction. Enemas can be administered by RNs, LPNs, or aides if they have had special training and their scope of practice allows. Patients or family caregivers can also be educated on how to administer enemas.

This course was reviewed by Amy Rose, RN, MSN, CHPN, and Jennifer Kennedy, EdD, MA, BSN, RN, CHC, to ensure the content meets current professional guidelines and best evidence-based practices.

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Digital Disimpaction or Stimulation

Presented by Amy Rose, RN, MSN, CHPN and Clinical Procedure Manual Review Board

Digital Disimpaction or Stimulation

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Video Runtime: 4 Minutes
Digital disimpaction is the utilization of a finger to manually break up and remove hardened stool, or impaction, in the lower rectal vault. Digital stimulation can be used for patients with neurodegenerative diseases affecting the lower colon who need to stimulate the muscle responses to defecate effectively. In this training, we'll review the equipment and procedures for digital disimpaction and stimulation. This course includes
o Video demonstrations of procedures
o Downloadable procedure guide PDFs
o Tips and best practices for performing these procedures

Though fecal impaction can usually be avoided with the correct application of a closely monitored bowel regimen, sometimes constipation that is chronic or related to disease processes requires the use of digital disimpaction to assist in the evacuation of hardened stool. Digital disimpaction or stimulation can be administered by an RN or LPN. Patients or family caregivers can also be educated on how to complete digital disimpaction or stimulation.

This course was reviewed by Amy Rose, RN, MSN, CHPN, and Jennifer Kennedy, EdD, MA, BSN, RN, CHC, to ensure the content meets current professional guidelines and best evidence-based practices.

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