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VNAA - Visiting Nurse Associations of America


2008-2009 NPM Aknowledgements - Thank you!





The Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) is pleased to present the 2008-2009 Edition of the VNAA Nursing Procedure Manual developed initially in 1986 and reviewed and revised for national distribution since the first edition in 1991 by the Standards Committee of the VNAA. This document represents early efforts by the Coalition of Nurse Association/Services of Southern California and biannual reviews, additions, edits and updates by the VNAA Expert Clinical Review Panel.

The VNAA Nursing Procedure Manual is reviewed on an ongoing basis to ensure the accuracy of its content for all home healthcare staff caring for patients at home. The VNAA conducts this review process utilizing professional clinical experts with a variety of homecare experience including but not limited to: registered nurses, intravenous certified nurses, wound and ostomy specialists, certified diabetes educators, physical and occupational therapists, physicians and dietitians.

In order to keep pace with the changes and improvements in home healthcare, the VNAA Expert Clinical Review Panel has again reviewed and updated best practices and added new screening tools, charts, tables, and new clinical procedures. In order to proactively engage in improvement by design, the table of contents located at the beginning of each section is now in alphabetical order providing improved search capability. In response to revised industry practices, numerous updates and changes can be found in most sections, including new guidelines for proper disposal of medications, pressure ulcer assessments and refined precautions for patients with methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus.

VNAA would like to acknowledge and thank the following clinical experts who participated in this Edition. Their time and commitment to continually improving quality of care standards, and contributions have greatly enhanced the VNAA Nursing Procedure Manual.

  • Mary Allegra, RN, MSN, Masonicare Connecticut VNA, Wallingford, CT
  • Debbie Allietta, RN, BSN, CDE, VNA of Cape Cod, Hyannis, MA
  • Kelliann Bazemore, RN, Home Health VNA, Lawrence, MA
  • Kelly L. Corsi, RN, VNA of Fox Valley, Aurora, IL
  • Carin Croker RN, MSN, CCM, Aspirius VNA Home Health, Wausau, WI
  • Jackie Crossen-Sills, PT, PhD, Norwell VNA, Norwell, MA
  • Deepa Deshmukh, MPH, RD, LDN, CDE, VNA of Fox Valley, Aurora, IL
  • Marilyn Donaldson, MSN, Home Health United, Madison, WI
  • Lorrie Dykas, RN, CWCN, VNA of Central Connecticut, New Britain, CT
  • Andrea Foley, RN, BSN, Norwell VNA, Norwell, MA
  • Kelli Ann Foley, RN, BS, Home Health and Hospice Care, Nashua, NH
  • Linda Hall, RN, VNA of Florida, Stuart, FL
  • Lois Hamilton, RN, MSN, VNA of Care New England, Warwick, RI
  • Michael Hargrave, RN, BS, MS, MBA, VNA Southeastern CT, Waterford, CT
  • Manjeet Kaur, RN, MSN, VNA of Fox Valley, Aurora, IL
  • Deborah J. Kelly, RN, MSN, CHPN, Clarion Forest VNA, Inc., Knox, PA
  • Anne Lefferts, RN, MSN, VNA of Central New Jersey, Red Bank, NJ
  • Debra K. Leonard, RN, COS-C, Christiana Care VNA, New Castle, DE
  • Deborah A Lobert, RN, BSN, CWOCN, Hackley VNS and Hospice, Muskegon, MI
  • Lori Mahoney, RN, BSN, CDE, Norwell VNA, Norwell, MA
  • Missy McComb, RN, VNA of Texas, Dallas, TX
  • Tammy Moran, RN, Home Health United, Portage, WI
  • Caryl Ann ObReilly, CNS, MBA, CDE, VNS of New York, New York, NY
  • Donna Peters, DNP, RNC, Rockingham VNA and Hospice, Exeter, NH
  • Emily Raymond, RN, BSN, Home Health VNA, Lawrence, MA
  • Julie Salo, RN, MS, ACNP, VNS of Rochester and Monroe County, Inc., Webster, NY
  • Tina Shadley, OTR/L,SC DHEC - Home Health Services, Columbia, SC
  • Antionette Sweitzer, RN, BS, MS, Berks VNA, Wyomissing, PA
  • Loretta D. Winde, RN, BSN, ACRN, COS-C, VNA of Care New England, Warwick, RI
  • Holli Wiseman, RN, MS, Visiting Nurse Corporation of Colorado, Denver, CO
  • Pamela P. Sawyer, RN, BSN, MHA - Clinical Editor
  • Shelley Ludwick, RN, Visiting Nurse Associations of America - Managing Editor
  • Emma McMahon, BS, Visiting Nurse Associations of America - Copy Editor
  • Laura Mann, BA, Visiting Nurse Associations of America - Copy Editor
  • Emily Swanson, BA, Visiting Nurse Associations of America - Copy Editor
  • Agnes Terry, BA, Visiting Nurse Associations of America - Copy Editor

 




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