Home Health Services: Disease Management
Outreach Health Services offers two disease management protocols, Diabetes Management and Wound Care Management, both of which are designed to enhance patients' recovery.
The goal of the Diabetes Management program is to improve the diabetes patient's ability to independently manage his or her disease process and improve quality of life. Nurses provide education about dealing with day-to-day aspects of managing diabetes, including medications, diet, exercise and stress reduction.
Through the Diabetes Management program, Outreach nurses receive education in such areas as:
Nurses also learn to identify patient-specific nutritional needs for diabetic patients using a calorie/protein/carbohydrate pattern. In addition, they are prepared to provide nursing instruction and patient education on both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, as well as related educational materials.
- insulin resistance syndrome
- treatment protocol for hypoglycemia and morning hyperglycemia
Our Wound Care Management program provides nurses with innovative answers and clinical support for addressing the wound and skin care problems of our patients, thus improving assessment and treatment of wounds in the home care environment.
Outreach Health Services has developed program protocols for patients with:
Through our TeleHomecare program, wound patients who are homebound or who live in remote areas can receive excellent wound care without leaving their homes. Click here for more information about this state-of-the-art program.
- stage I-IV pressure ulcers
- partial and full thickness arterial, venous and peripheral vascular lower body wounds
- debridement needs
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