WHAT IS A DOCUMENTATION TEMPLATE AND WHY SHOULD I CARE?
Let me introduce you to the idea of the documentation template or “mother note.” This is a documentation strategy that I learned a long time ago because of my insatiable desire to limit the time I spent doing the one un-fun part of my job.
Answering the OASIS-C questions regarding dressing and bathing can be tough, especially since your patient is likely to doubt your intentions and will typically grade him or herself significantly higher than you (or the OASIS) might find appropriate.
Working in home health often a lot of our patients have recently been discharged from a hospital or skilled nursing facility, placing them at a higher risk of re-hospitalization. When a patient is re-admitted to the hospital there are 3 questions that will help you get all of the information you need in order for your company to keep track of the patient for the purpose of resuming care in a timely manner once the patient is discharged back home.