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Patient Assessment in Home-Based Primary Care Online Course
Through video vignettes, this course depicts - from beginning to end - a provider’s home visit with Ruben, an 81-year-old widower, and his daughter and caregiver, Marina. The course includes guidance on everything from knowing what to observe upon arrival; conducting the physical exam, fall risk assessment, and medication management; doing a “walk-through” of the home and the patient’s access to nutrition; discussing advance care planning; supporting the caregiver and recognizing burnout; and bringing the visit to a close.
In this course, you will observe a simulated house call, helping you recognize and connect with the essential elements of home-based primary care (HBPC) patient assessment and development of care plans. Upon completion, you will be able to do the following:

1. Communicate effectively with the patient and/or caregiver regarding diagnoses, recommended treatment(s), patient preferences, and goals of care.
2. Describe some best practices when conducting a house call, including steps before, during, and after each home visit.
3. Recognize caregivers experiencing burnout and provide coping strategies and other resources.
4. Identify risks or hazards in the patient's environment, nutrition, medication, mobility, and decision-making capacity.

This course is intended for primary care providers working with homebound patients, including physicians, nurse practitioners,  physician assistants, and other health professionals.

Estimated Time to Complete
90 minutes
In order to earn credit for participation in this activity, the learner must complete a 5-question post-test with a passing score of 80% or better with unlimited attempts.
Credit Information
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of PeerPoint Medical Education Institute and the Home Centered Care Institute. PeerPoint Medical Education Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PeerPoint Medical Education Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved: February 20, 2024
Expiration: February 20, 2027

The following organizations accept certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™:

• Physician Assistants: American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

• Nurse Practitioners: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP)

• Nurses: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

• Practice Managers: Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)


None of the planners, authors, or reviewers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

The Home Centered Care Institute gratefully acknowledges support for this activity in the form of a grant from The John A. Hartford Foundation.

Availability: On-Demand
Cost: $89.00
Credit Offered:
1.5 CME Credits
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