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Mock Tracers for Home Care
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U.S. Standards

Mock Tracers for Home Care, Revised Edition

A targeted way for your staff to learn about and practice mock tracers in a home care setting.

June 2015; Revised 2017. 80 pages. PDF book.

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Product Description

Product Description

Mock Tracers for Home Care, Revised Edition, will help home care organizations use mock (practice) tracers to identify unrecognized standards compliance and patient safety issues and implement changes as part of an ongoing improvement process—before a survey takes place. This easy-to-follow, practical e-book offers a wealth of sample tracers, called scenarios, that address a variety of issues in home care.
Key Topics: 
  • Updated in 2016 to reflect changes in The Joint Commission survey process 
  • Compliance strategies 
  • Patient safety issues 
  • Process improvement 
Key Features:
  • Downloadable, adaptable worksheets and tracer questions to develop your own targeted mock tracers
  • A 10-step tutorial on how to conduct mock tracers
  • Sample tracer questions keyed to the tracer scenarios
  • Compliance strategies and a mock tracer tip for each scenario
  • Examples of completed mock tracer worksheets
Standards: All home care standards 
Settings: All types of home care organizations, including:
  • Home care 
  • Home health 
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Hospice
  • Personal care and support services
  • Infusion pharmacy
Key Audience: Accreditation managers, patient safety officers, nurses, nurse leaders, risk managers, performance improvement professionals  
Table of Contents

Table of Contents


How to Conduct a Home Care Mock Tracer

Tracer Scenario Grid by Topic

Section 1: Individual Tracer Scenarios

Scenario 1-1. Home Health Agency: Pediatric Patient
Scenario 1-2. Home-Based Hospice Agency
Scenario 1-3. Home Health Agency: Wound Care
Scenario 1-4. Home- and Facility-Based Hospice Care Agency
Scenario 1-5. Home Care Program with Personal Care Services

Section 2: System Tracer Scenarios

Scenario 2-1. Deemed Status Home Health Agency
Scenario 2-2. Home Care Program with On-Site Pharmacy
Scenario 2-3. Hospital-Affiliated Home Health Agency
Scenario 2-4. Home Health Agency with Pharmacy Dispensing Services
Scenario 2-5. Home Infusion Pharmacy Organization
Scenario 2-6. Hospice in a Large Home Care Organization
Scenario 2-7. Hospice Organization: Medication Management
Scenario 2-8. Hospice Inpatient Facility Pharmacy
Scenario 2-9. Freestanding Infusion Center
Scenario 2-10. Infusion Pharmacy: Medication Management
Scenario 2-11. Home Care Agency: Medication Management

Section 3: Program-Specific Tracer Scenarios

Scenario 3-1. Home Medical Equipment Organization
Scenario 3-2. Medicare-Certified Home Health Program
Scenario 3-3. Home Health Agency: Geriatric Patients
Scenario 3-4. Pharmacy Mail-Order Service
Scenario 3-5. Home Medical Equipment Organization
Scenario 3-6. Medicare-Certified Home Health Agency with Deemed Status
Scenario 3-7. Home Health Agency with Infusion Pharmacy
Scenario 3-8. Home Medical Equipment: Staff Back Injuries

Appendix A: Sample Tracer Worksheets

Sample Tracer Worksheet: Scenario 2-12
Sample Tracer Worksheet: Scenario 3-2
Sample Tracer Worksheet: Scenario 3-5
Sample Tracer Worksheet: Scenario 3-8

Appendix B: Mock Tracer Worksheet Form

Appendix C: Comprehensive Organization Assessment Form

Appendix D: National and International Patient Safety Goals

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