Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:Laboratory, Pathology, Radiology, and Ancillary Services
Slide content:Ancillary Services - 1 Home health care Care provided at the patients home Physician house calls Nurse visits Home health aides Help with activities of daily living (ADLs) 11
Slide notes:We now transition to ancillary services that augment outpatient care. One example of an ancillary service is home health care, also known as home care. This is care that is provided at the patients home for various reasons, including illness or difficulty traveling to a primary care center to see a physician. These patients may have care provided in their own home using methods such as house calls, nurse visits, or visits by home health aides. Services may include specialized activities such as wound care or infusion of intravenous fluids, or assistance with activities of daily living such as personal hygiene, dressing and undressing, eating, transferring from bed to a chair and back, and toileting. 11