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About the Author

Mark Aquino RN

Mark Aquino is a registered nurse in California with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing and Masters of Health Administration from West Coast University. He has at least 4 years of experience in the front lines as a visiting nurse in home health and hospice care, and counting, as he still continues to visit patients at the time of this writing. He is author of OASIS NINJA: A Home Health Nurse’s Guide to Visits, Documentation, and Positive Patient Outcomes. This guide provides nurses with the information they need to provide quality care to their patients in the comfort of their own homes. He also writes books about how to live a good life and how to improve yourself on a daily basis. Learn more at

Oasis Ninja – Contents

About the Author
SECTION 1 – Fundamentals
Chapter 1 – Introduction – What is OASIS
What is Home Health Care
What Makes a Great Home Health Nurse
Home Health and CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)
Changes to OASIS E-1 Documentation
What is OASIS E-1?
New OASIS Items and Retired Items
Chapter 8 – The SOC Checklist in SOAP Format
What is a SOAP NOTE – SOAP Notes for Physical Assessment

SECTION 2 – Before the Visit – Preparing to deal with people well in the home
The Three Phases of the Nurse-Client Relationship
Therapeutic Communication – Improving Therapeutic Communication
How to Use Silence Effectively – Intentional silence
Importance of Active Listening
Nontherapeutic Communication
Stress Management for Nurses
Time Management For Nurses – Effective Use of Time
Improving Your Emotional Self-Regulation
How to Read a History and Physical Examination (H&P)
Pathophysiology – Importance in Home Health
Pharmacology – Medications to Review
Physical Assessment – Importance for Nurses
Driving Safety For Home Health Nurses

SECTION 3 – During the Visit – Being Present with the Patient
Home Safety For Patients and Nurses
The Bag Technique for Home Health Nurses
Head to Toe Assessment for Nurses
Medication Reconciliation For Nurses
Some Common Medication Classifications
What Is Durable Medical Equipment (DME)?
Nursing Diagnosis
Nursing Interventions
Psychomotor Skills for Nurses

SECTION 4 – After the Visit – Documentation and Communication
Writing a SOAP Note for Registered Nurses
Five Star Rating Considerations For Home Health Agencies
Quality Assurance in Home Health
Mastering Your Agency’s EMR
The SBAR Communication Technique for Reporting
The Role of Case Management in Home Health
What is SN in Home Health Skilled Nursing?
What Is a Home Health Aide?
The Role of the Physical Therapist in Home Health
What Is a Home Health Occupational Therapy?
What is a Speech Therapist in Home Health?
Medical Social Worker in Home Health
Director of Nursing (DON/DPCS) in Home Health
Primary Care Provider Roles (PCP)
What Is a Primary Caregiver (PCG)
The Role of the Pharmacy

SECTION 5 – Conclusion – Motivation – Motivating Yourself, Motivating Your Patients, and Motivating Other Team Members, Plus Resources for Further Study
Chapter 48 – What is Motivation?
Chapter 49 – Motivating Yourself As a Nurse
Chapter 50 – Strategies For Motivating Your Patients
Chapter 51 – How to Motivate Your Coworkers
Chapter 52 – Philosophy of Nursing Ideals and Beliefs
Chapter 53 – The Importance of Self Care for Nurses
Chapter 54 – Being a Lifelong Learner As a Nurse

Section 6 – Appendix A – Download the SOC Checklist Here

Section 7 – Selected References

Bonus Chapter(s):
Where to Recruit Staff for Home Health

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