Newsome Home Health Care Pneumonia Protocol

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

Newsome Home Health Pneumonia Goals of Care

  • Patient will:
    – Be free of respiratory infection
    – Remain afebrile with decreased cough and sputum production
    – Maintain thin mucus for ease of expectoration
    – Have clear lung sounds
  • Dyspnea will decrease
  • Specific diet education and fluid increase (if not medically contraindicated for the patient)
  • Patient/caregiver will demonstrate safe, effective use of medications, especially prescribed antibiotic therapy and inhalation treatments if ordered.

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

  • Monitoring for changes in the sputum quality, volume, color, and consistency
  • When to notify MD or RN with a temperature of MD established parameters
  • Cough and deep breathing exercises
  • Incentive Spirometry (if ordered)
  • Use of Oxygen (if ordered)
  • Activity pacing and energy conservation in acute phases of pneumonia
  • Position of comfort (i.e. HOB, elevate head with pillows)
  • Diet and/or nutritional supplementation education
  • Increase of fluid intake (if medically indicated)
  • Medication education and adherence, completion of antibiotic therapy, and proper use of inhalation treatment (if ordered)
  • Pneumococcal Vaccination if ordered by MD

Key Assessment Points for Pneumonia Patients:

  • Sputum production for changes
  • Respiratory rate and breathing pattern
  • Temperature outside of MD established parameters, Notify MD if outside of parameters
  • Vital signs, pulse oximetry, and evidence of accessory muscle use
  • Signs of orthopnea
  • Increased weakness and fatigue
  • Activity tolerance
  • Nutritional status
  • Medication adherence

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If you or a loved one has pneumonia 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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