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To meet the demands of care at alternate sites such as pulmonary rehabilitation centers, subacute care facilities or the home, respiratory care practitioners must become multi-skilled and cross-trained. This text will teach students how to meet the needs and demands of care at these alternate sites. It includes information on health care reform, managed care and its impact on health care delivery, a review of coding procedures for billing, current JCAHO standards for respiratory home care accreditation, protocols for respiratory home care and a discussion of subacute care and practical aspects of patient education. Supplements Instructor's Manual 0-7668-0145-4
Selecting patients for rehabilitation, measuring & assessing the outcomes, reimbursement, discharge planning.
Health Care Reform And It's Impact On Respiratory Care. Past And Current Concepts Of Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Criteria For Selecting Patients For Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Key Elements Of A Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. Measuring And Assessing Outcomes Of Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Reimbursement For Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Past And Current Concepts Of Respiratory Home Care. Patient Selection And Discharge Planning. Home Respiratory Equipment And Therapeutics. Delivery Of Care-Protocols And Procedures. Home Care Accreditation And State Licensing Requirement. Reimbursement For Respiratory Home Care. Subacute Care At Skilled Nursing And Long-term Care Facilities. Clinical And Regulatory Aspects Of Subacute Care. Aspects Of Patient And Family Education. GLOSSARY. INDEX.