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Heather Calhoun, BSN, COS-C, HCSD, HCS

Heather Calhoun Instructor Bio:
Heather has been in the home care industry for the past 26 years. She received her Bachelors Degree in Nursing from the University of Alabama in Bimingham in 1992. She has extensive field and case management experience in both home health and hospice. Heather has held various positions in home health and hospice agencies to include supervisor, performance improvement coordinator, staff development director, and appeals auditor. She has a vast knowledge of state and federal regulatory guidelines. Heather has also written many policies and procedures to include standardized nursing procedures for submission to the nursing board. Performance improvement activities, auditing, and development of state actions plans are also an area of expertise for Heather. She has taken the lead role in preparation of home health and hospice agencies for accreditation by the state and also CHAP and ACHC. Although, education remains Heather's passion in this rapidly changing home health and hospice industry. Heather holds certification in OASIS competency, COS-C, and as a Home Care Coding Specialist- Diagnosis and Hospice, HCS-D and HCS-H. She is a CHAP/ACHC trained consultant and has also authored a book on medical necessity for home health. Heather currently works as a Director os Special Projects and Appeals for Home Health Solution, LLC. She enjoys spending time with family, is an avid football fan, and enjoys playing and coaching softball.

Heather Calhoun's Continuing Education Courses

HHA: Pain Management Care

HHA: Pain Management Care

Video Runtime: 22 Minutes

Management of pain is one of the most important aspects of caring for a home patient. If you cannot get the patients pain managed effectively, it not only affects the patients ability to safely care… Read Morearrow_right

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HHA: Fall Safety for the Home Care Patient

HHA: Fall Safety for the Home Care Patient

Video Runtime: 23 Minutes

As more of our population ages, we need to sharpen our ability to both identify and prevent falls and injuries in the home. Every year the statistics show that more and more of our aging population… Read Morearrow_right

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HHA: Care and Management of a Urinary Device

HHA: Care and Management of a Urinary Device

Video Runtime: 14 Minutes

Care and management of a urinary device not only requires knowledge of maintenance, but also being able to identify early complications and troubleshooting potential malfunctions. This session will… Read Morearrow_right

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HHA: ADL Modifications for Declining Patients

HHA: ADL Modifications for Declining Patients

Video Runtime: 34 Minutes

Performance of activities of daily living, also known as ADLs, are an essential part of life. Yet most declining patients find it hard or even unsafe to perform them. This course will explore ways… Read Morearrow_right

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