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SP093-CCG

Readmissions are on the rise in Assisted Living. This course will discuss readmissions, unnecessary hospitalizations and the effects of both. Statistics will be presented and also reasons for the recent trend in readmission and hospitalizations. Several strategies to reduce readmissions will also be presented so that each learner will understand his/her role in regards to prevention and reduction.
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Course Information:
  • Online Training Course
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Understand the Importance of Reducing Readmission
  • Why Reducing Readmission Is Important in the Assisted Living Setting
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Reducing Readmissions and Unnecessary Hospitalizations Info:

Course Objectives

    By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the importance of reducing readmission
  • List 5 reasons why reducing readmission is important in the Assisted Living setting
  • Formulaically calculate his/her Community’s readmission rate
  • Explain the acronym “SBAR” and how it can help your Community reduce readmissions
  • Understand how to implement and maintain Electronic Health Records (EHR) within their Community. Discuss at least 3 common factors or problems that contribute to readmissions


Course Outcomes

    Hour One:
  • I. What is Readmission?
  • a. Re-hospitalization
  • i. Return to hospital
  • ii. Timeframes
  • b. Statistics
  • i. Rate of readmissions
  • ii. Estimated costs per year
  • c. Readmission Reduction Program
  • II. Why is Reducing Readmission Important?
  • a. Quality Outcomes
  • i. Infections
  • ii. Hospital transfers
  • iii. Acute medical conditions
  • b. Staff Stability
  • i. Stress reduction
  • ii. Improved nursing skills
  • iii. Other benefits for staff
  • c. Business Opportunities
  • i. Improved reputation
  • ii. Expansion of services
  • d. Financial Stability
  • e. Customer Satisfaction
  • i. Less transfers
  • ii. Family confidence
  • iii. Patient recommendations
  • iv. Overall quality of life
  • III. What we can do to Reduce Readmission
  • a. Factors that can increase readmissions
  • i. Communication
  • ii. Finances
  • iii. Resident factors
  • iv. Health care provider/Insurance
  • b. Readmission rates
  • i. Know your readmission rate
  • ii. Calculations
  • c. Interventions
  • i. Observation
  • 1. Resident condition
  • 2. Changes in condition
  • ii. SBAR
  • iii. Manage target conditions
  • a. Heart failure
  • b. Respiratory illness
  • c. Shortness of breath
  • d. Electronic health records
  • i. Accurate information exchanges
  • ii. Facts and figures
  • e. Engage Providers
  • i. Discharge planning
  • ii. Medication processes
  • iii. High-risk residents
  • f. Expanding the Role of Nurse Practitioners
  • g. Conclusion

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