Maxim Healthcare Services (Maxim) and Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHSON) have partnered to develop an online training program for emergency management of home mechanical ventilation (HMV) patients. This self-paced, evidence-based training program was created with clinical expertise from Maxim and Johns Hopkins, and will be part of Maxim's competency program for nurses caring for patients with a tracheostomy or ventilator.
"We were delighted to partner with Maxim in dealing with the complex issue of caring for mechanically ventilated patients in the community. Together, we have created an innovative solution to improve healthcare outcomes for these patients," said Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing Dean Patricia M. Davidson, PhD, MEd, RN, FAAN. "Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing and Maxim Healthcare share the same passion and desire to ensure our patients receive optimal care and achieve the best outcomes."
This development marks the first time that Maxim, one of the country's largest providers of homecare services to medically fragile individuals, has entered into this type of partnership directly with one of the top nursing schools. When creating the curriculum, Maxim leveraged the JHSON instructional design team, using adult learning theory with simulation and scenario-based case studies that start with basic assessment of the patient and progress the learner from simple to complex scenarios with a focus on emergency management.
"We are so excited about this training module and the confidence that it's going to build with our nurses who are taking care of the trach and ventilator patient in the home and managing these emergency situations," said Cheryl Nelson, MS, RN, senior vice president of clinical operations for Maxim. "We're equally thrilled about our partnership with John Hopkins School of Nursing."
About Maxim Healthcare Services
Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. provides home healthcare, healthcare staffing, behavioral care, and population health and wellness services across the United States. Founded in 1988, Maxim is focused on delivering quality patient care and a commitment to employee development with an emphasis on customer service. Today, Maxim is an established partner in the healthcare industry and is constantly evolving to address the needs of our patients, caregivers, and clients. Our focus on quality patient care and compliance is the foundation for our success.