It is common for residents in the long-term care continuum to be transferred from one care setting, level of care or caregiver team to another. It is also all too common for adverse events and avoidable complications to occur as a result of poor communication and coordination among caregivers, health care professionals and the resident during such transitions. Poorly executed care transitions increase hospital readmissions, duplication of services and waste of resources. Poor transitions are the leading cause of medication errors, which frequently result from a lack of coordination between prescribers across settings. It is often unclear which practitioner is responsible for the resident in the interval between discharge from one setting and admission to another. Some older adults are at particular risk for transition problems following a hospitalization. Those with multiple medical problems, cognitive deficits or depression or other mental health problems are especially vulnerable. When we ensure continuity of care for older residents during care transitions, we can improve outcomes and the rate of avoidable rehospitalization can be reduced. Come and learn the barriers we face in those transitions, and discover successful strategies for more effective practice resulting in positive outcomes. As always, Cat will address these issues in a down-to-earth, common sense manner.
Cost: $99.00 per user.
User is defined as one computer and one phone line per registrant. There is no limit to the number of participants per user. In other words, gather as many staff as you want around a computer to learn or broadcast the webinar to an entire room via an LCD projector.