Home Care Rehab for Orthopedic Patients: Maximizing Clinical and Outcome Assessment Information Set (OASIS) Outcomes


Course Description

Home Care present many unique challenges for the rehab clinician. On of the biggest challenges is integrating the demands of Outcome Assessment Information Set (OASIS) data collection into the evaluation and treatment of orthopedic patients, especially now as both agencies and individual clinicians are being increasingly held accountable for improving OASIS outcomes.

This course is meant to make life easier for home care clinicians. It begins by by looking at how the typical clinical presentation of home care orthopedic patients lines up with varying OASIS items. The diagnoses covered include Total Hip Arthroplasy (THA), hip fracture with open reduction, internal fixation (ORIF), Total Knee Arthroplasy (TKA), vertebral compression fractures, lumbar stenosis, post-op lumbar decompression/fusion. This course teaches healthcare professionals to use the best objective tests and measures to accurately establish patient status at standard of care (SOC,) to outline the best evidence based treatment protocols to maximally improve the patient’s status, and to establish discharge timing and criteria to drive OASIS outcome improvement.

Clinicians who do not complete OASIS assessments will benefit greatly from this course as it provides a framework for how the care provided by all caregivers can and should be directed to yield best outcomes.

This Seminar-on-Demand is 4 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Contact Hours: 4
Video Course Format: Video
Target Audience: OT/COTA, PT/PTA
Instructional Level: Intermediate