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Heather Calhoun

BSN, COS-C, HCSD, HCS

Heather has been in the home care industry for the past 26 years. She received her Bachelors Degree in Nursing from the University of Alabama in Bimingham in 1992. She has extensive field and case management experience in both home health and hospice. Heather has held various positions in home health and hospice agencies to include supervisor, performance improvement coordinator, staff development director, and appeals auditor. She has a vast knowledge of state and federal regulatory guidelines. Heather has also written many policies and procedures to include standardized nursing procedures for submission to the nursing board. Performance improvement activities, auditing, and development of state actions plans are also an area of expertise for Heather. She has taken the lead role in preparation of home health and hospice agencies for accreditation by the state and also CHAP and ACHC. Although, education remains Heather's passion in this rapidly changing home health and hospice industry. Heather holds certification in OASIS competency, COS-C, and as a Home Care Coding Specialist- Diagnosis and Hospice, HCS-D and HCS-H. She is a CHAP/ACHC trained consultant and has also authored a book on medical necessity for home health. Heather currently works as a Director os Special Projects and Appeals for Home Health Solution, LLC. She enjoys spending time with family, is an avid football fan, and enjoys playing and coaching softball.

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HHA: Pain Management Care

Presented by Heather Calhoun, BSN, COS-C, HCSD, HCS

HHA: Pain Management Care

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Video Runtime: 22 Minutes

Management of pain is one of the most important aspects of caring for a home patient. If you cannot get the patients pain managed effectively, it not only affects the patients ability to safely care for his/her own needs, eat, and sleep, but also affects the overall quality of life. In dealing with a home patient, pain management can be a very tricky task, but not impossible. Effective management of pain aides in all facets of life and improves the patients overall outlook. This course will discuss the basics of pain management and tools necessary to both assess and treat pain.

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HHA: Fall Safety for the Home Care Patient

Presented by Heather Calhoun, BSN, COS-C, HCSD, HCS

HHA: Fall Safety for the Home Care Patient

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Video Runtime: 23 Minutes

As more of our population ages, we need to sharpen our ability to both identify and prevent falls and injuries in the home. Every year the statistics show that more and more of our aging population are experiencing catastrophic changes in life as a result of falls in the home. This has not only taken a toll on the patient's independence, but also on the Medicare benefit as more money is being utilized specifically to treat the elderly patient as a result of an injury associated with a fall. This course will assist in identification of these types of patient's at risk, how to reduce their risk, and thereby improve the older adult's quality of life.

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HHA: Care and Management of a Urinary Device

Presented by Heather Calhoun, BSN, COS-C, HCSD, HCS

HHA: Care and Management of a Urinary Device

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Video Runtime: 14 Minutes

Care and management of a urinary device not only requires knowledge of maintenance, but also being able to identify early complications and troubleshooting potential malfunctions. This session will review the types of urinary devices that an aide will encounter in the course of caring for a patient and how to both manage and prevent complications.

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HHA: ADL Modifications for Declining Patients

Presented by Heather Calhoun, BSN, COS-C, HCSD, HCS

HHA: ADL Modifications for Declining Patients

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Video Runtime: 34 Minutes

Performance of activities of daily living, also known as ADLs, are an essential part of life. Yet most declining patients find it hard or even unsafe to perform them. This course will explore ways that the home care aide can assist a patient in modification of ADLs while allowing the declining patient to remain as safe and independent as possible. This course will also explore critical thinking skills needed in observing and reporting patient decline in the home setting.

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