Home Health Care After Acute MI Reduces Readmission Risk

Patients who received home health care after hospital discharge for acute MI had lower risk for readmission at 30 days compared with those who did not receive it, according to data presented at the virtual American Heart Association Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions.

Disability & Health Information for Family Caregivers

These general caregiving tips provide families with information on how to stay healthy and positive. Keep in mind that these tips can be used to address many family issues. Information, support, advocacy, empowerment, care, and balance can be the foundation for a healthy family and are appropriate no matter what the challenge.

Many Pediatric Heart Nurses Struggle With Emotional Exhaustion

A survey of nurses caring for children with heart issues reveals that more than half are emotionally exhausted. The findings, recently presented at The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2020, also show that good working environments are associated with significantly less burnout.

Everything You Need To Know About Pediatric Home Health Care

Now more than ever, modern technology is making it possible for infants and children with chronic, complex, or special medical needs to receive comprehensive treatment and care at home. For instance, children can now be discharged from the pediatric intensive care unit or PICU with ventilators, gastric tubes, or a tracheotomy. It’s a cost-effective way to avoid long-term hospital stays or chronic care facilities. When it comes to pediatric home health care, it’s a holistic avenue for the effective treatment of children with developmental disabilities or complex medical conditions. Children who often require frequent or prolonged hospitalizations are usually in need of pediatric home health care services.

Challenges In Home Healthcare

As with any healthcare space, there are both advantages and disadvantages of home health nursing. While the challenges nurses face in home health care differ from those experienced in skilled nursing facilities, the career is no less rewarding. In fact, many nurses enjoy flexing their skills in this unique environment to help patients live their lives to the fullest extent possible.

The Potential of AI in Homecare

As in many other industries, health care is undergoing a digital transformation as providers, payers and others in the health care value chain leverage new technologies to improve patient care and access, increase efficiencies and reduce costs. The most promising of these technologies is artificial intelligence (AI), which offers profoundly greater power and sophistication than ever before and has the potential to truly revolutionize patient care.