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VNAA's Newest Manual Sets the Standard for Hospice and Palliative Care.

New Resource Will Help Agencies to Meet or Exceed New Quality and Regulatory Standards and Adopt Best Practices

VNAA's first clinical manual designed specifically for agencies that provide Hospice and Palliative Care services is a vital resource for keeping up with the latest regulatory and quality standards and best practices in clinical procedures for care of this vulnerable population.

This new Manual includes information from leading national hospice experts on how to perform dozens of clinical procedures that may be performed in the home. It also includes instruction on how to adjust home care procedures for hospice patients. These evidence-based practices assist clinicians in the field and also serve as valuable training tools for clinical practice in hospice and palliative care.

Benefits of the VNAA Manual of Hospice and Palliative Care:

  • Improve standard work flows
  • Ensure consistent levels of high quality of care
  • Increase efficiency and clinical output
  • Meet/exceed new quality and regulatory standards
  • Training tool for new and veteran staff
  • Print friendly educational resources
  • Reduce expenses
  • Easy searchable format with each procedure described in 1-2 pages
  • Available as a PDF or hard copy

Meticulously researched and peer reviewed by a VNAA expert panel of clinicians, the VNAA Manual of Hospice and Palliative Care reflects the best available evidence on hospice practice, as well as the expert guidance of veteran hospice clinicians. The document reflects the core philosophy of hospice and home care, which is to fully involve and respect the needs and preferences of the patient and his/her family and caregivers.

The VNAA Manual of Hospice and Palliative Care will help clinicians to maintain high performance - both in meeting the needs of patients and in meeting required quality measures from payers.  As hospices are subject to ever more oversight and regulation, tools such as the Hospice Manual will help them demonstrate their quality approaches to hospice care. The Manual also is a valuable tool for organizations considering adding Hospice and Palliative care as a new service line.

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