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Kim Corral, RN, BSN, MA Ed, COS-C

Kim  Corral Instructor Bio:
Kim is a registered nurse with a master's degree in education and more than 30 years of home health experience. She is an experienced leader in home health care, having held both clinical and operational positions at regional and national levels for large corporate home health organizations. She brings a passion for providing the clinical voice of quality while increasing efficiencies. She has extensive experience speaking for state home care associations, national home care organizations, and local home care organizations on regulatory compliance, successful strategies for clinical/operational success, OASIS data collection and strategies, quality outcome improvement, developing successful QAPI programs, documentation standards, and operational processes to support OASIS and ICD-10 accuracy.

Kim Corral's Continuing Education Courses

Welcome to Home Care: An Overview

Welcome to Home Care: An Overview

This foundational course offering provides a big picture overview of home care. Home care comprises many models of care delivery systems and types of home care. A brief history of home care, a snapshot of where we are now by the numbers,… Read Morearrow_right

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Orientation: An Overview of Documentation Requirements in Home Care

Orientation: An Overview of Documentation Requirements in Home Care

Today's home care clinicians must have an understanding of the trends, regulations, and other external factors that impact care provided and the documentation surrounding care. Home care is a global term, and home care services can range… Read Morearrow_right

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Orientation: Care Planning

Orientation: Care Planning

The ability to perform an accurate comprehensive assessment and develop an individualized plan of care for home care patients is the foundation for care delivery in home care. This course will review the steps of the care planning process,… Read Morearrow_right

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Orientation Program: Team Member Safety in the Community

Orientation Program: Team Member Safety in the Community

This course addresses the common safety-related factors in the community and home environments. Home care team members can be exposed to a number of potentially serious hazards which range from dangerous pets (eg. biting) to firearms (ie.… Read Morearrow_right

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Medicare Coverage and Documentation Requirements: The Fundamentals

Medicare Coverage and Documentation Requirements: The Fundamentals

The value of the clinical documentation that supports the tenets of coverage and quality cannot be overstated. Clinicians and managers/leaders need to proactively describe care and services in the terms detailed in the Medicare Benefit… Read Morearrow_right

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What is Case Management in Home Care?

What is Case Management in Home Care?

The home health industry demands that patient care be provided in an efficient and effective manner. Case management is a strategy which supports this demand. This course defines the concept of case management and discusses the skills… Read Morearrow_right

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How to Make an Effective Home Visit

How to Make an Effective Home Visit

This foundational course addresses the three parts of the patient home visit and information and processes that surround and support effective and holistic home visits. This includes a practical and holistic definition of a home visit,… Read Morearrow_right

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Writing for Professional Publication

Writing for Professional Publication

Writing can be a daunting chore or a pleasure - it all depends on the skill set; this shows most clearly when it is time to start thinking and writing/typing in the words! There are a number of reasons to write (and sometimes as many not… Read Morearrow_right

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Enhancing Your Professional Repertoire Part 1: Effective Presentations

Enhancing Your Professional Repertoire Part 1: Effective Presentations

This course is part 1 of a two-part series and is designed to assist those new to developing, implementing, and evaluating effective professional presentations. Developing presentations is a complex activity that must be planned carefully.… Read Morearrow_right

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Enhancing Your Professional Repertoire Part 2: Effective Communication

Enhancing Your Professional Repertoire Part 2: Effective Communication

In Part 1 of this program the course provided information on the technical elements of developing effective presentations. In Part 2 the course will continue with the discussion of the softer skill set that is required for YOU as the presenter… Read Morearrow_right

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Making a Successful Transition From Clinician to Manager

Making a Successful Transition From Clinician to Manager

Video Runtime: 33 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 24 Minutes

Making a successful transition from clinician to manager can be fraught with concerns and missteps. Understanding the transition from peer/coworker/colleague… Read Morearrow_right

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Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision

Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision

Video Runtime: 52 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 24 Minutes

This course addresses the important and multifaceted roles that comprise the clinical manager or supervisor. Though the terms, titles, and purview may vary from… Read Morearrow_right

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Comprehensive Home Care Assessment Part 1: Key Elements & Requirements

Comprehensive Home Care Assessment Part 1: Key Elements & Requirements

Video Runtime: 24 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 5 Minutes

No encounter or visit is as important as the first visits that comprise the comprehensive assessment in home care. The comprehensive assessment is the driver… Read Morearrow_right

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Comprehensive Home Care Assessment Part 2: Data Review & Care Planning

Comprehensive Home Care Assessment Part 2: Data Review & Care Planning

Video Runtime: 43 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 6 Minutes

This course continues the comprehensive assessment, which comprises the building blocks for effective care and care planning. Effective assessment skills, such… Read Morearrow_right

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Preparing Family Caregivers Part 1: Roles in Home Care & Hospice

Preparing Family Caregivers Part 1: Roles in Home Care & Hospice

Video Runtime: 32 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 6 Minutes

Home care and hospice team members must rely on family, friends, or other lay caregivers to help patients throughout the plan of care. Sometimes it is easy to… Read Morearrow_right

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Preparing Family Caregivers Part 2: Education in Home Care & Hospice

Preparing Family Caregivers Part 2: Education in Home Care & Hospice

Video Runtime: 20 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 6 Minutes

Home care and hospice team members must rely on family, friends, or other lay caregivers to help patients throughout the plan of care. Sometimes it is easy to… Read Morearrow_right

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HHA: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

HHA: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Video Runtime: 23 Minutes

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of long-term lung diseases that obstruct airflow. COPD is a leading cause of death in the United States, affecting 16 million Americans, and… Read Morearrow_right

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HHA: Elder Abuse and Neglect

HHA: Elder Abuse and Neglect

Video Runtime: 24 Minutes

As a home health aide, you play an important role in recognizing signs of suspected abuse in the patients you care for. Recognizing, reporting, and documenting the suspected abuse is essential to… Read Morearrow_right

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HHA: Diabetes Mellitus Care

HHA: Diabetes Mellitus Care

Video Runtime: 20 Minutes

Approximately 16 million adults in the United States live with diabetes. The condition of diabetes can affect every organ in the body, and it is important for the home health aide to understand the… Read Morearrow_right

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HHA: Heart Failure Care

HHA: Heart Failure Care

Video Runtime: 17 Minutes

Heart failure is a serious condition that affects approximately 5 million adults in the United States. As a home health aide, you may care for many patients with heart failure. This course explains… Read Morearrow_right

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Introduction to Clinical Management and Supervision

Introduction to Clinical Management and Supervision

Video Runtime: 40 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 23 Minutes

Understanding the transition from peer/coworker/colleague to manager brings a new level of skills needed for success. This course takes the position that clinicians… Read Morearrow_right

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Essential Elements of Clinical Supervision

Essential Elements of Clinical Supervision

Video Runtime: 51 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 24 Minutes

This course addresses the important and multifaceted roles that comprise the clinical manager or supervisor. Though the terms, titles and purview may vary from… Read Morearrow_right

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