Reference Tools / Guides

Clear and user-friendly, these conveniently compact but thorough tools provide clinicians a portable point of reference for regulatory requirements and instructions, from OASIS to Conditions of Participation. Use them as a memory trigger for tedious, difficult-to-retain information.

  • Arthritis Patient Teaching Tool

    Patient education is a big part of your responsibilities as nurses and nurse practitioners. This patient teaching tool keeps your patients informed about their health and Arthritis. Written in an approachable and easy-to-understand manner, this patient teaching tool presents the facts without being overly clinical. Patient education that is accurate and thorough is critical to allow patients and their caregivers to understand their disease and treatment plan. This is an important part of the healing process no matter the ailment.  This tool can be purchased in an easy 50 page tear-away pad for your agency needs. Contact us for bundle pricing.

    Type: Home Health, Topic:

    Arthritis Patient Teaching Tool
    $40.00
  • Colostomy Care Patient Teaching Tool

    Patient education is a big part of your responsibilities as nurses and nurse practitioners. This patient teaching tool keeps your patients informed about their health and Colostomy Care. Written in an approachable and easy-to-understand manner, this patient teaching tool presents the facts without being overly clinical. Patient education that is accurate and thorough is critical to allow patients and their caregivers to understand their disease and treatment plan. This is an important part of the healing process no matter the ailment.  This tool can be purchased in an easy 50 page tear-away pad for your agency needs. Contact us for bundle pricing.

    Type: Home Health, Topic:

    Colostomy Care Patient Teaching Tool
    $40.00
  • COPD Patient Teaching Tool

    Patient education is a big part of your responsibilities as nurses and nurse practitioners. This patient teaching tool keeps your patients informed about their health and COPD. Written in an approachable and easy-to-understand manner, this patient teaching tool presents the facts without being overly clinical. Patient education that is accurate and thorough is critical to allow patients and their caregivers to understand their disease and treatment plan. This is an important part of the healing process no matter the ailment.  This tool can be purchased in an easy 50 page tear-away pad for your agency needs. Contact us for bundle pricing.

    Type: Home Health, Topic:

    COPD Patient Teaching Tool
    $40.00
  • Dementia for the Caregiver Teaching Tool

    Patient and caregiver education is a big part of your responsibilities as nurses and nurse practitioners. This teaching tool keeps the caregiver informed about the patient's health and Dementia. Written in an approachable and easy-to-understand manner, this teaching tool presents the facts without being overly clinical. Caregiver education that is accurate and thorough is critical to allow caregivers to understand the patient's disease and treatment plan. This is an important part of the healing process no matter the ailment.  This tool can be purchased in an easy 50 page tear-away pad for your agency needs. Contact us for bundle pricing.

    Type: Home Health, Topic:

    Dementia for the Caregiver Teaching Tool
    $40.00
  • Depression Patient Teaching Tool

    Patient education is a big part of your responsibilities as nurses and nurse practitioners. This patient teaching tool keeps your patients informed about their health and depression management and prevention. Written in an approachable and easy-to-understand manner, this patient teaching tool presents the facts without being overly clinical. Patient education that is accurate and thorough is critical to allow patients and their caregivers to understand their disease and treatment plan. This is an important part of the healing process no matter the ailment.  This tool can be purchased in an easy 50 page tear-away pad for your agency needs. Contact us for bundle pricing.

    Type: Home Health, Topic:

    Depression Patient Teaching Tool
    $40.00
  • Diabetes Patient Teaching Tool

    Patient education is a big part of your responsibilities as nurses and nurse practitioners. This patient teaching tool keeps your patients informed about their health and diabetes management and prevention. Written in an approachable and easy-to-understand manner, this patient teaching tool presents the facts without being
    overly clinical. Patient education that is accurate and thorough is critical to allow patients and their caregivers to understand their disease and treatment plan. This is an important part of the healing process no matter the ailment.  This tool can be purchased in an easy 50 page tear-away pad for your agency needs. Contact us for bundle pricing.

    Type: Home Health, Topic:

    Diabetes Patient Teaching Tool
    $40.00
  • Fall Prevention Teaching Tool

    Patient education is a big part of your responsibilities as nurses and nurse practitioners. This patient teaching tool keeps your patients informed about fall prevention. Written in an approachable and easy-to-understand manner, this patient teaching tool presents the facts without being overly clinical. Patient education that is accurate and thorough is critical to allow patients and their caregivers to understand their disease and treatment plan. This is an important part of the healing process no matter the ailment.  This tool can be purchased in an easy 50 page tear-away pad for your agency needs.

    Contact us for bundle pricing.
     

    Type: Home Health, Topic:

    Fall Prevention Teaching Tool
    $40.00
  • Foot Care Patient Teaching Tool

    Patient education is a big part of your responsibilities as nurses and nurse practitioners. This patient teaching tool keeps your patients informed about foot care  management. Written in an approachable and easy-to-understand manner, this patient teaching tool presents the facts without being overly clinical. Patient education that is accurate and thorough is critical to allow patients and their caregivers to understand their disease and treatment plan. This is an important part of the healing process no matter the ailment.  This tool can be purchased in an easy 50 page tear-away pad for your agency needs.

    Contact us for bundle pricing.
     

    Type: Home Health, Topic:

    Foot Care Patient Teaching Tool
    $40.00
  • Heart Failure Patient Teaching Tool

    Patient education is a big part of your responsibilities as nurses and nurse practitioners. This patient teaching tool keeps your patients informed about their health and heart failure management and prevention. Written in an approachable and easy-to-understand manner, this patient teaching tool presents the facts without being overly clinical. Patient education that is accurate and thorough is critical to allow patients and their caregivers to understand their disease and treatment plan. This is an important part of the healing process no matter the ailment.  This tool can be purchased in an easy 50 page tear-away pad for your agency needs. Contact us for bundle pricing.

    Type: Home Health, Topic:

    Heart Failure Patient Teaching Tool
    $40.00
  • High Blood Pressure-(Hypertension) Patient Teaching Tool

    Patient and caregiver education is a big part of your responsibilities as nurses and nurse practitioners. This teaching tool keeps the caregiver informed about the patient's health and Hypertension. Written in an approachable and easy-to-understand manner, this teaching tool presents the facts without being overly clinical. Caregiver education that is accurate and thorough is critical to allow caregivers to understand the patient's disease and treatment plan. This is an important part of the healing process no matter the ailment.  This tool can be purchased in an easy 50 page tear-away pad for your agency needs. Contact us for bundle pricing.

    Type: Home Health, Topic:

    High Blood Pressure-(Hypertension) Patient Teaching Tool
    $40.00
  • Managing Constipation Patient Teaching Tool

    Patient and caregiver education is a big part of your responsibilities as nurses and nurse practitioners. This teaching tool keeps the caregiver informed about the patient's health and managing constipation. Written in an approachable and easy-to-understand manner, this teaching tool presents the facts without being overly clinical. Caregiver education that is accurate and thorough is critical to allow caregivers to understand the patient's disease and treatment plan. This is an important part of the healing process no matter the ailment.  This tool can be purchased in an easy 50 page tear-away pad for your agency needs. Contact us for bundle pricing.

    Type: Home Health, Topic:

    Managing Constipation Patient Teaching Tool
    $40.00
  • Memory Care Companion Guide

    The Memory Care Companion Guide was designed with the skilled clinician in mind. In approaching the multitude of problems presented by the Alzheimer’s disease/Dementia client there are often more ideas that one can remember. The tools in this booklet are intended as reassurance that you have recommended as many things as possible for your client and caregiver. We all know, if you have met one Alzheimer’s/Dementia client, you have only met ONE unique individual attempting to communicate something and it is your responsibility to help investigate and determine the problem behind the behavior.

    Type: Home Health, Topic: Operational, Clinical

    Memory Care Companion Guide
    $50.00
  • OASIS Case-Mix Accuracy & Logic Reference Tool

    All OASIS items are important but none are more highly scrutinized than those that contribute to case-mix calculation.  The OASIS Case-Mix Accuracy & Logic Reference Tool contains response-specific documentation tips that assist the clinician to select the most accurate response to each item and to identify potential logic inconsistencies between items. 

    Focus is the intent and significance of each response as the clinician determines “Does this response describe my patient?” and “Does my documentation support this response?”  Conveniently sized for ease of reference, this tool is sure to be a favorite!

    Type: Home Health, Topic: Clinical, OASIS

    OASIS Case-Mix Accuracy & Logic Reference Tool
    $50.00
  • OASIS Star Rating Accuracy & Logic Reference Tool

    This reference tool provides in-depth documentation tips for the “Quality of Patient Care Star Rating” including definitions of terms used by CMS in quality measurement such as “quality episode” and “risk adjustment.” 

    • For 8 of the 9 measures, detailed information is included regarding the specific OASIS items that are used in measure calculation.  Specific guidance from OASIS Guidance Manual chapter 3 and response-specific tips are identified.  Taking it to the next level, for the “improvement” outcomes some associated risk factors that have potential to affect final outcome percentages through risk adjustment are listed.
    • The 9th measure is not OASIS-based.  Tips for this claims-based measure include suggestions to reduce risk for hospitalization and details of risk adjustment for this outcome.

    FMS offers this tool with our hope that by digging deeply into the many factors of quality measurement, your agency will gain better understanding as you reach for the stars!

    Topic: Operational, Clinical, OASIS

    OASIS Star Rating Accuracy & Logic Reference Tool
    $50.00
  • OASIS to Go Quick Reference

    This full color pocket guide gives information regarding clinical items included in the current OASIS dataset.  It is small and easy for the clinician to reference while in the field and will help their understanding of OASIS. 

    Type: Home Health, Topic: OASIS

    OASIS to Go Quick Reference
    $50.00
  • Pain Management Patient Teaching Tool

    Patient education is a big part of your responsibilities as nurses and nurse practitioners. This patient teaching tool keeps your patients informed about their health and pain management and prevention. Written in an approachable and easy-to-understand manner, this patient teaching tool presents the facts without being overly clinical. Patient education that is accurate and thorough is critical to allow patients and their caregivers to understand their disease and treatment plan. This is an important part of the healing process no matter the ailment.  This tool can be purchased in an easy 50 page tear-away pad for your agency needs. Contact us for bundle pricing.

    Type: Home Health, Topic:

    Pain Management Patient Teaching Tool
    $40.00
  • Parkinson's Disease Patient Teaching Tool

    Patient education is a big part of your responsibilities as nurses and nurse practitioners. This patient teaching tool keeps your patients informed about their health and Parkinson's Disease. Written in an approachable and easy-to-understand manner, this patient teaching tool presents the facts without being overly clinical. Patient education that is accurate and thorough is critical to allow patients and their caregivers to understand their disease and treatment plan. This is an important part of the healing process no matter the ailment.  This tool can be purchased in an easy 50 page tear-away pad for your agency needs. Contact us for bundle pricing.

    Type: Home Health, Topic:

    Parkinson's Disease Patient Teaching Tool
    $40.00
  • Physicians & Medications Patient Teaching Tool

    Patient education is a big part of your responsibilities as nurses and nurse practitioners. This patient teaching tool keeps your patients informed about their health and medication management. Written in an approachable and easy-to-understand manner, this patient teaching tool presents the facts without being overly clinical. Patient education that is accurate and thorough is critical to allow patients and their caregivers to understand their disease and treatment plan. This is an important part of the healing process no matter the ailment.  This tool can be purchased in an easy 50 page tear-away pad for your agency needs. Contact us for bundle pricing.

    Type: Home Health, Topic:

    Physicians & Medications Patient Teaching Tool
    $40.00
  • Quick Guide for ICD-10-CM

    The Quick Guide for ICD-10-CM was designed with the coder in mind. This quick-reference pocket guide to ICD-10-CM includes coding conventions and guidelines, sequencing instructions, and common home care and hospice coding conditions.  In addition, there are multiple scenarios for your practice.

    Topic: Operational

    Quick Guide for ICD-10-CM
    $35.00
  • Reference Tool for Nurses - Home Health

    Color-coded by section and very portable, this handy pocket-sized booklet references OASIS, diabetic and wound care charts, pain and nutritional assessment information, infusion therapy and medication information, infection control, and insulin/diabetic care. This tool is all-inclusive with necessary information right at your fingertips. No need to look up information in multiple books, now it’s all in one place!  
     

    Type: Home Health, Topic: Clinical, OASIS

    Reference Tool for Nurses - Home Health
    $50.00
  • Reference Tool for Nurses - Hospice

    The Hospice Reference Tool for Nurses is often described as a “refresher course” for any nurse.  Color coded by section and very portable, the tool allows for the referencing of all sorts of information relevant to a nurse practicing in the hospice setting.  The tool includes: Electing the Hospice Benefit, Nutrition and Hydrations, Insulin and Diabetic care,  and Infection Control / Exposure Control, Infusion Therapy and Medications, Pain Assessment and much more!


     

    Type: Hospice, Topic: Clinical

    Reference Tool for Nurses - Hospice
    $50.00
  • Reference Tool for Therapists

    Color coded by section and very portable, this handy reference booklet references OASIS, Fall Risks, Infection Control, and Therapy Assessments. This tool is all-inclusive with necessary information right at your fingertips. No need to look up information in multiple books, now it’s all in one place! This would be a great gift to therapists for any occasion or to help orient them to home care.  Because of its size, the reference tool is extremely portable and can be carried on all the visits.  This is one resource that is a must-have for any therapist in the field!

    Type: Home Health, Topic: Clinical

    Reference Tool for Therapists
    $50.00
  • Terminal Secretions Patient Teaching Tool

    Patient education is a big part of your responsibilities as nurses and nurse practitioners. This patient teaching tool keeps your patients informed about their health and Terminal Secretions. Written in an approachable and easy-to-understand manner, this patient teaching tool presents the facts without being overly clinical. Patient education that is accurate and thorough is critical to allow patients and their caregivers to understand their disease and treatment plan. This is an important part of the healing process no matter the ailment.  This tool can be purchased in an easy 50 page tear-away pad for your agency needs. Contact us for bundle pricing.

    Type: Hospice, Topic:

    Terminal Secretions Patient Teaching Tool
    $40.00
  • Therapy Chart Audit Tool

    A multipurpose tool designed to allow physical therapists to manage PT and OT visits.   Utilize this tool to measure the quality of therapy documentation during the chart audit process. The tool also gives agencies determining factors for PT, OT and SLP referrals.

    Type: Home Health, Topic: Clinical

    Therapy Chart Audit Tool
    $25.00
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Patient Teaching Tool

    Patient education is a big part of your responsibilities as nurses and nurse practitioners. This patient teaching tool keeps your patients informed about their health and UTIs. Written in an approachable and easy-to-understand manner, this patient teaching tool presents the facts without being overly clinical. Patient education that is accurate and thorough is critical to allow patients and their caregivers to understand their disease and treatment plan. This is an important part of the healing process no matter the ailment.  This tool can be purchased in an easy 50 page tear-away pad for your agency needs. Contact us for bundle pricing.

    Type: Home Health, Topic:

    Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Patient Teaching Tool
    $40.00

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