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Nathalie Rennell

MSN, RN, CNE

Nathalie Rennell currently cares for her medically fragile grandson. Prior to making this transition, she was an instructor in the RN-BSN/CEP programs and on the honors faculty with the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation at Arizona State University (ASU). She was also faculty at the Phoenix Institute for Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture (PIHMA). Ms. Rennell has been recognized by the National League for Nursing as a Certified Nurse Educator. AtASU, Ms. Rennell was primarily the lead faculty for the Health and Wellness course in the RN-BSN/CEP programs. She has also taught in the art of nursing, research, and community health courses. At PIHMA, Ms. Rennell was the lead instructor for the public health and history of medicine courses.

Prior to joining the faculty at ASU, Ms. Rennell held positions in home health and hospice nursing from nursing assistant to case manager to director. Ms. Rennell has served as a consultant for home health and hospice programs and assisted with agency startups, licensure, and certification.

Ms. Rennell extends her education and clinical expertise further into the community through her volunteer work in her church community.

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Caring for the Oldest Old at Home Part 1: Profiles and Practical Issues

Presented by Tina Marrelli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN and Nathalie Rennell, MSN, RN, CNE

Caring for the Oldest Old at Home Part 1: Profiles and Practical Issues

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Video Runtime: 37 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 7 Minutes

This is Part One of a two-part series about Caring for the Oldest Old. Given demographics, the increasing complexity and chronicity of care, and a number of other factors, the oldest old are increasing in numbers. The demographic changes can create unique challenges for home care and hospice personnel. This course is specifically designed for giving a background of who the oldest old are (including patient exemplars and shared experiences of the oldest old) and practical issues impacting the oldest old. It will dive into findings and changes that are associated with the oldest old.

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Anticipating the Unexpected: Home Visiting With Diverse Families Part 1

Presented by Nathalie Rennell, MSN, RN, CNE

Anticipating the Unexpected: Home Visiting With Diverse Families Part 1

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Video Runtime: 35 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 21 Minutes

This is Part One of a two-part series about Anticipating the Unexpected: Home Visiting With Diverse Families. The public's perception of family systems has changed over time and continues to change as we progress further into the 21st century. Yet families continue to be the foundations of society, influencing the health of their members and impacting how health care is delivered in the home. This course will help define various iterations of the family system and share important demographic data concerning families. It will also discuss the functions that families serve, as well as the importance of implementing quality strategy goals in family systems according to the reasoning of CMS.

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Caring for the Oldest Old at Home Part 2: Strategies for Quality Care

Presented by Tina Marrelli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN and Nathalie Rennell, MSN, RN, CNE

Caring for the Oldest Old at Home Part 2: Strategies for Quality Care

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Video Runtime: 40 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 7 Minutes

This is Part Two of a two-part series about Caring for the Oldest Old. The exemplars of Otto Glass and Mika Hiuga will be revisited from several perspectives in this course. The largest payer for home care and hospice is Medicare. By definition, Medicare is the medical insurance for people over 65. This course will identify qualifying criteria of when and what services can be provided to patients. It will also assess care planning and considerations of the oldest old. This course is specifically designed for the home care and hospice team members who coordinate and provide care for the oldest old patient population, including those who are frail, with a compassionate, evidence-based practice approach.

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Anticipating the Unexpected: Home Visiting With Diverse Families Part 2

Presented by Nathalie Rennell, MSN, RN, CNE

Anticipating the Unexpected: Home Visiting With Diverse Families Part 2

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Video Runtime: 49 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 21 Minutes

This is Part Two of a two-part series about Anticipating the Unexpected: Home Visiting With Diverse Families. Home care and hospice personnel must be sensitive to the culture of each family they encounter and look for ways to honor diverse, and perhaps unusual, family situations as long as the home environment is safe. As "safe" can be broadly interpreted, this practical course will present patient care scenarios, decision-making practices, and resources that assist home care and hospice personnel in incorporating family into the plan of care and in responding to unexpected occurrences in the home.

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Critical Thinking Skills in Home Care: Quality, Safety, and Care

Presented by Nathalie Rennell, MSN, RN, CNE

Critical Thinking Skills in Home Care: Quality, Safety, and Care

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The health care system is complex. The health conditions of people utilizing home care services are becoming more complex as well. Yet, home care providers have limitations on their time and often limited resources for the populations served. How can they manage these demands? Critical thinking can play a key role in many of the areas of home care including scheduling, clinical decision-making and communication. This practical course will present tools, patient case scenarios, and behaviors that demonstrate effective critical thinking and its application and integration into daily operations and patient care for success.

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Arthritis: Considerations for the Home Care Nurse

Presented by Nathalie Rennell, MSN, RN, CNE

Arthritis: Considerations for the Home Care Nurse

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Many individuals, young and old, have been diagnosed with a type of arthritis so it is highly likely that a home care nurse will have patients with this diagnosis in their caseload. Because the presence of arthritis can impact how effectively a person functions in their home environment, home care nurses need to be familiar with its many types to be able to adapt care as needed. This course will present an overview of the types of arthritis and impact on care of self in the home environment including practical tips to adapt care and promote patient safety.

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Having a Professional Presence: Creating Professional Boundaries

Presented by Nathalie Rennell, MSN, RN, CNE

Having a Professional Presence: Creating Professional Boundaries

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It can be argued that contemporary American society has become less formal than in the past, with evolving social norms for dress, speech, and communication styles. There are also differences between generations about social norms. Recognizing and responding to these differences present special challenges for employees in today's home care environment as they try to create a professional yet personable presence and to establish and maintain professional boundaries with patients, family members, and other team members. This practical course will incorporate real life situations, examples, and research with a straightforward approach that addresses attire, language, and attitude's role in having a professional presence and creating professional boundaries.

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Ethical Considerations for Home Care Personnel in the Digital Age (2024)

Presented by Nathalie Rennell, MSN, RN, CNE

Ethical Considerations for Home Care Personnel in the Digital Age (2024)

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With all of the advances in technology during the digital age, it has become increasingly difficult to determine the best course of action in a given home care situation. While information on which to base the course of action can be obtained quickly and almost effortlessly at times, the volume of it can be overwhelming and confusing. Taking a moment to look at the ethics of the situation can assist in the provision of home care that is safe, confidential, and trustworthy. This course starts with a review of selected ethical principles and then provides practical examples for three principles that are especially important to home care personnel practicing in the digital age.

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