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Dedee Culley

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Dedee Culley is a registered nurse with more than 19 years of experience, with the last 10 years being specifically in the home health and hospice areas. She has been a field nurse, case manager, educator, and director of operations in agencies. She has also served as a clinical expert analyst for a software vendor, designing and developing EHRs for home health and hospice as well as implementing and providing transitions for them. In addition, she is a legal nurse consultant, COS-C, and holds a certificate for project management. She currently applies her experience and knowledge by providing education and consulting services to agencies across the country in order for them to practice optimal EHR transitions and avoid pitfalls.

She is married with four children and three grandchildren, and loves to ride motorcycles and travel with her husband and family. She serves her community in organizations focused on feeding the homeless and those dealing with gynecological cancer.

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HHA: Arthritis Care

Presented by Dedee Culley, RN

HHA: Arthritis Care

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Video Runtime: 20 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 8 Minutes

In this course on arthritis care, aides will learn the prevalence of arthritis in the United States, as well as the different types of arthritis commonly seen in home care. Aides will then become familiar with the common symptoms their patients encounter with arthritis. Next, aides will learn the general and specific safety and patient care needs required to assist their patients with arthritis. Documentation and reporting are important aspects of care the entire home care team needs to understand. In the final section of the course, aides will learn proper documentation and reporting tips specific to patients with arthritis. With this knowledge, aides will be able to spend their time providing the best possible and most rewarding care to their patients.

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HHA: Chronic Kidney Disease Care

Presented by Dedee Culley, RN

HHA: Chronic Kidney Disease Care

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Video Runtime: 22 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 8 Minutes

Working as an aide in the home care setting is both challenging and rewarding. The more an aide knows about the patient population being served and the specific health conditions patients face, the better prepared the aide is to give the best care possible. In this course on chronic kidney disease care, the aide will learn how the kidneys are designed to work, what happens when they do not function properly, and how to recognize when a patient needs help. The aide will also become familiar with issues to watch for related to chronic kidney disease. Next, the aide will learn how to safely provide personal cares to the patient while addressing the patient's specific needs. Documentation and reporting are important aspects of care the entire home care team needs to understand. In the final section of the course, the aide will learn proper documentation and reporting tips specific to patients with chronic kidney/renal disease.

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HHA: Ostomy Care

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HHA: Ostomy Care

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Video Runtime: 22 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 8 Minutes

In the United States, approximately 800,000 people have ostomies. While today's devices are virtually unnoticeable, they represent a disease or condition a patient has that makes an ostomy medically needed and alters a part of their body. As an aide in home care, it is important to recognize this impact on patients when they are receiving care. In this course on ostomy care, the aide will discover the different types of ostomies, how they work, and how to provide safe personal care to patients with ostomies. In addition, the aide will learn about the types of complications a patient with an ostomy can encounter and what to watch for. Documentation and reporting are important aspects of care the entire home care team needs to understand. In the final section of the course, the aide will learn the proper documentation and reporting tips specific to patients with ostomies who are being seen in the home.

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HHA: Postoperative Care

Presented by Dedee Culley, RN

HHA: Postoperative Care

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Video Runtime: 21 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 8 Minutes

Surgeries are performed daily in the United States, and patients are sent home sooner than ever before. Many of these patients require home care assistance, which includes the services of an aide. In this course on postoperative care, the aide will learn to identify the most common types of postoperative patients seen in home care, along with the potential complications these patients are at risk for and how to identify them. The aide will be able to describe the specific personal and safety care considerations required for the patient after surgery to ensure the surgical site and patient are well cared for. Documentation and reporting are important aspects of care the entire home care team needs to understand. In the final section of the course, the aide will learn proper documentation and reporting tips specific to postoperative patients who are being seen in the home.

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Smoking Cessation for Home Care: Empowering Clinicians to Intervene

Presented by Dedee Culley, RN

Smoking Cessation for Home Care: Empowering Clinicians to Intervene

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Video Runtime: 51 Minutes

Smoking is a major cause of disease across our nation. It not only causes disease but complicates other diseases/conditions for our home health patients and their caregivers. Home health nurses must be equipped to address the issues with their patient/caregiver through education, access to resources, and to provide support with smoking cessation. This course will identify target patients/caregivers, types of smoking, and why cessation is so important. We will also explore methods of teaching and strategies to help your agency develop a program to ensure all staff is equipped to support patients/caregivers.

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Post-Op Home Care: Minimize Complications & Enhance Rehabilitation - Part 1

Presented by Dedee Culley, RN

Post-Op Home Care: Minimize Complications & Enhance Rehabilitation - Part 1

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Video Runtime: 42 Minutes

Patients requiring surgical procedures may no longer remain in the hospital for any length of time for post-operative recovery. Many are sent home and require ongoing care. Home health nurses are positioned to care for these individuals. This course will address the most common types of post-op care encountered. This course covers assessment/observation skills required and which team members need to be involved, as well as instruction and activities utilized to best minimize complications and enhance rehabilitation. Part one of this two-part course describes the post-op patient population and provides strategies for managing pain and opioid concerns.

Proceed to Part 2 after completing this course.

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Post-Op Home Care: Minimize Complications & Enhance Rehabilitation - Part 2

Presented by Dedee Culley, RN

Post-Op Home Care: Minimize Complications & Enhance Rehabilitation - Part 2

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Video Runtime: 31 Minutes

Please complete Part 1 before beginning this course.

Patients requiring surgical procedures may no longer remain in the hospital for any length of time for post-operative recovery. Many are sent home and require ongoing care. Home health nurses are positioned to care for these individuals. This course will address the most common types of post-op care encountered. This course addresses assessment strategies, as well as instruction and activities utilized to minimize complications and enhance rehabilitation. Part two of this two-part course discusses care planning and applies concepts from both parts to a home health case study.

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Fall Risk and Prevention in the Home

Presented by Dedee Culley, RN

Fall Risk and Prevention in the Home

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Today's home health nurse cares for a wide variety of patients. Each must be assessed for their rehabilitation potential as well as risk factors affecting compliance and falls/injuries. Given this, knowledge and assessment skills are critical for assessing a patient's risk for falls in the home and providing education and support to prevent these falls/injuries. This course will enhance the nurse's ability to assess a patients mental, physical and environmental status. In addition, the nurse will be provided guidance on when and whom to incorporate into the patients care to ensure the best outcomes and prevention of falls. Finally, the nurse will be provided tips and resources to use in educating their patients on prevention of falls in the home.

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Facilitating a Successful EHR Transition for Clinicians & Leadership

Presented by Dedee Culley, RN

Facilitating a Successful EHR Transition for Clinicians & Leadership

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Technology, Software, and Electronic Medical Records (EMR) or Electronic Health Records (EHR) have become a part of our day-to-day operations. For the Home Care clinician, this provides both a wealth of information at their fingertips, and a new tool to utilize while assessing and caring for patients. However, for many this is a significant transition from the paper world they have been used to. For others, it is a transition from their current software to something new. For Administration/Leadership and Managers, it requires considerable research, preparation and support. This course is designed to provide tangible tools for both Leadership/Managers as well as clinicians that can be used to prepare for the most successful implementation or transition.

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