In the past several years, reducing hospital readmissions has become a national issue promoted by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and discussed almost daily by healthcare executives. The purpose of this continuing education module is to present the fundamentals of basic discharge planning instructions and transition of care to nurses so they can identify the value of collaboration and patient education and apply key concepts to their own practices.
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- Common diagnoses causing a readmission from long term care to acute care within 30 days of discharge.
- Prevent readmission from long term care to acute care within 30 days of discharge.
- Steps involved in care transition.
- The 4Ps of Hourly Rounding.
- The stakeholders involved in readmissions and the importance of professional collaboration.
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on
- Review the stakeholders involved with readmission of patients
- Identify the most common diagnoses for readmission to acute care from long term acute care
- Recognize the role of the chronic disease model for geriatric patient care
- Cite examples the P’s involved with hourly rounding
- Recognize the importance of communication and collaboration of staff between care settings
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Contact Hours: 1 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Nurses and Nursing Home Administrators
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Financial – Margie Watson is employed by Longview Hospital and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service