Newsome Home Health Care COPD Protocol

Newsome’s In Home Health Care Adheres to COPD Protocols to Help Minimize the Impact of the Patient’s Condition

Newsome Home Health COPD Goals of Care

  • Patient will be free of respiratory infection
  • Dyspnea will decrease
  • Reduced anxiety and restlessness
  • Patient will have clear lung sounds
  • Patient / caregiver will manage orthopnea
  • Specific diet education
  • Patient / caregiver will demonstrate safe, effective use of medications, and inhalation treatments (if ordered)
  • Reduce rate of hospitalization

The COPD Patient and Caregiver will be Instructed on the Following:

  • Monitoring any changes in the sputum quality, volume, color, and consistency
  • When to notify physician or RN with a temperature outside of MD established parameters
  • Cough and deep breathing exercises
  • Incentive spirometry (if ordered)
  • Use of oxygen (if ordered)
  • Anxiety / Stress reduction and management techniques
  • Activity pacing and energy conservation
  • Position of comfort (i.e. raise HOB, elevate head with pillows)
  • Diet and/or nutritional supplementation education
  • Medication management / adherence and proper use of inhalation treatment (if ordered)
  • Smoking cessation and avoidance of lung irritants

Key Assessment Points for COPD Patients:

  • Sputum production changes
  • Respiratory rate and breathing pattern
  • Jugular vein distension and peripheral edema
  • Vital signs, pulse oximetry, and evidence of accessory muscle use.
  • Signs of orthopnea
  • Increased weakness and fatigue
  • Activity tolerance / intolerance
  • Nutritional status
  • Medication adherence


Let Us Help

If you or a loved one is living with COPD and needs professional in-home health care, contact us today to get a complimentary in-home assessment.

(815) 744-4770

Why Choose Newsome Home Health Care?


We are Medicare and JCAHO Certified


We have an experienced team of professionals


We regularly update the referring physician on the patient‛s progress


We offer a full range of services:

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapies
  • Home Health Care Aides
  • Medical Social Services

Home Care Assessment

If you need a home health care assessment please call us at (815) 744-4770

Physician Patient Referral

Use our online contact form or call us at (815) 744-4770, or fax us a face sheet (order for home health), face to face (required for medicare) to fax: (815) 744-4755

Business Hours

Monday to Friday
8:00am to 5:00pm

We also have an emergency line for our clients that can be called 24 hours a day 7 days a week

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Contact us today for more information or to request a home healh care assessment for professional care in your home

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