OASIS E Tips & Tricks
About the Event:
On December 8th we invite you to join us for our monthly HCAW webinar as we lift the veil and highlight key changes to the OASIS data collection tool. The purpose of this presentation is to reduce the tension you may be feeling about the January 1st, 2023 OASIS-E implementation.
During this 1-hour webinar Meghan Guthrie, MPT will share practical tips and tricks to help you navigate the latest updates. Meghan will also highlight important operational considerations that will support a successful transition to the latest iteration of this tool. We hope you can join us!
- Explore the changes coming to the OASIS in January of 2023.
- Discuss the items around the social determinants of health and why they were added to the oasis assessment.
- Identify the new behavior, cognitive, and nutrition assessment items and recall what should be known about them.
- Review the new key data collection tools and the impacts of this data on patient care.
About the Speaker:
Meghan Guthrie, MPT/CWS
Director of Patient Care
Sunshine Home Health
Meghan is currently a director of patient care at Sunshine Home Health in Spokane, WA. She manages a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians. She came into this new roll at Sunshine with over 20 years of field experience. As a field clinician she managed patients with complex and chronic wounds. Multiple nurses in several branches of her home health care company referred their non-healing and complex patients. She is certified in conservative sharp debridement. Her expertise comes in her focus on the barriers that need to be overcome to heal the wound, which goes beyond dressing selection. This approach pushes the patient to be more involved in their own care and healing. It also involves a multidisciplinary approach to wound healing. In addition to working with patients, Meghan also was responsible for teaching and mentoring new and existing nurses both in the field and in the classroom. She also is an adjunct instructor at Spokane Falls Community College PTA school.
Meghan graduated from Eastern Washington University in Winter of 1998 with her master’s in physical therapy. Her passion for wound care started while working at Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, Washington, where there was an out-patient wound care clinic that was managed by the physical therapy department. This hospital provided wound care to acute-care patients, TCU patients and in the outpatient clinic. Conscious sedation was offered for more painful debridement procedures such as burns. She received her diplomate as a CWS from the American Board of Wound management in 2009 and again in 2019.
Meghan’s experience both as a field clinician and a manager of home health clinicians, gives her an understanding of both the barriers in the patient’s home and the financial and staffing barriers that faces home health agencies.