Overview and Purpose:
One of the major reasons for hospitalization in patients with compromised immune systems is pneumonia. With an ever increasing aging population with multiple health problems, we need to teach the home health worker and the client self-care strategies that can help prevent acute illness. This webinar will discuss the importance of the oral cavity as a potential source for infections and provide the client with key strategies of self-care to prevent pneumonia.
Kathleen Vollman, MSN, RN, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN
President, Advancing Nursing LLD
Kathleen Vollman is a critical care clinical nurse specialist, educator and consultant. She has published and lectured nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, including pulmonary, critical care, prevention of health care acquired injuries, work culture and sepsis recognition and management.
All healthcare professionals in the home health and nursing home setting.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the importance of the oral cavity as a potential source for pneumonia
- Identify risk factors for the development of pneumonia in the home
- Outline the evidence-based practices for oral care and head of the bed elevation and mobility to reduce the risk for pneumonia
- Define responsibilities for the provider and client
Continuing Education (CE):
An application has been submitted for 1 hour of Continuing Education credit from the North Dakota Board of Nursing. Participants must sign-in and complete the webinar survey to be eligible.
Cheri Fast, RN, BSN, WOCN
Great Plains QIN, Program Manager
(605) 354-2553 | firstname.lastname@example.org