2022 Stronger - PH355 - Bridging Hospitals and Home Care to Support Safe Transitions Home
Optimizing stroke systems of care to bridge home health agencies with acute care hospitals can improve transitions, reduce post-acute complications and improve overall clinical outcomes. Our study discusses the development and success of a comprehensive home care program that shifts more ischemic stroke patients (mild and moderately impaired) safely home after hospitalization, and the corresponding programmatic and functional outcomes, including: (1) an increase in the number of ischemic stroke patients transitioned to home versus inpatient rehab; (2) improvements in functional performance of salient daily activities; and (3) a reduction in 30-day readmission rates among patients discharged home.
- Healthcare Quality Professionals
- Other Healthcare Professionals
- Identify three translatable strategies to optimize and support more patients in their return to home after hospitalization.
- Implement best practices used by home health agencies to reduce hospital readmission risk for stroke patients.
Ujwala Tambe, RN, MSN, Director, Quality and Patient Safety –Neuroscience Service Line, Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Scott G. Rushanan, OTD, MBA, OTR/L, System Director –Patient Access, Informatics and Rehabilitation, Penn Medicine at Home, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)
This activity was planned by, and for, the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.5 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
Vizient, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.5 ANCC contacts hours.
Vizient, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Healthcare Quality Professionals (CPHQ)
This activity is approved by NAHQ® for 0.5 CPHQ CE credits.
Other Healthcare Professionals (General CE Credit)
Vizient, Inc. will award a maximum of 0.5 contact hours to all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity. These individuals will receive a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available.
Many state licensing boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re-certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
- 0.50 General CE – Attendance