Care transitions occur when a patient/client shifts from one practice setting to another (such as from hospital to home) which may be a vulnerable and confusing time for patients/clients and health care providers alike as necessary information may be missing or inaccurate leading to possible adverse events. This course will provide health care providers with strategies and tools to improve the flow of necessary information so that proper care is provided throughout the care continuum. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA. This course is open captioned.
Course created on August 12, 2016
Course Type: Recorded Webinar, Audio
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- The participant will be able to define care transitions, health information supply chain in relation to therapy practice and as part of an interdisciplinary team.
- The participant will be able describe how to effectively receive a handoff and provide a handoff within the practice setting and between practice settings.
- The participant will be able describe how to include the patient as a central partner in the care transition process and the driver of the care plan along the care continuum.
- The participant will be able list at least three tools available to improve information flow via electronic and traditional means.
|0-5 Minutes||Background & review of learner Outcomes|
|5-25 Minutes||Define care transitions, health information supply chain|
|25-45 Minutes||Methods of communication within an organization and between organizations|
|45-60 Minutes||Organizational design to improve care transitions|
|60-80 Minutes||Patient-centered care planning focusing on empowering patient to reduce adverse events during care transitions|
|80-95 Minutes||Case Scenarios|
|95-115 Minutes||Tools available to improve information flow|
|115-120 Minutes||Q and A, Summary|
Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
Dr. Kenneth L. Miller is a physical therapist and educator with more than 20 years of experience working with older adults in the home and inpatient rehab settings, as well as more than 7 years in adjunct faculty roles for Touro College and the University of St. Augustine. He is a board certified geriatric clinical specialist, certified exercise expert for aging adults and certified clinical instructor. Dr Miller is a clinical educator at Catholic Home Care in New York and active in the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy and Home Health Section of the APTA. He chairs the APTA's Home Health Section Practice Committee and is a member of the editorial boards of Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, GeriNotes, and is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy.
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