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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182187
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Reduction of Heart Failure Readmission Rates in Patients Discharged to Skilled Nursing Facilities
Author(s):
Jacobs, Barbara
Author Details:
Barbara Jacobs, RN, MHA, RN Care Coordinator, United Hospital, St Paul, Minnesota, USA, email: barbara.jacobs@allina.com
Abstract:
Poster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Readmission rates for Heart Failure patients is a CMS and JC core measure. At this urban Midwestern medical center the baseline skilled nursing facility (SNF) medical center readmission rate was 50%. Nursing implemented a process to decrease the rate for this population. Follow up phone calls were in place for patients discharged to home, but a gap remained in those discharged to SNFs. Nursing developed a follow up phone call process, within 48 hours of discharge, to the RN / LPN in the SNFs to verify that: 1. Daily weights were in place 2. Parameters were in place to call primary provide if weight gain of >3 lbs/day or >5 lbs/week. 3. Restricted sodium diet is in place. 4. Appropriate diuretic ordered and reconciled. 5. Follow up provider visit made within 3-5 day following discharge. These phone calls resulted in improved continuity of care, and clarification of discharge orders. Opportunity of question and answer time between hospital and SNF RN / LPNs provided just in time education and relationships have been strengthened. Recent data shows current readmission rate is 20%.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2010
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Description:
The 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleReduction of Heart Failure Readmission Rates in Patients Discharged to Skilled Nursing Facilitiesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJacobs, Barbaraen_US
dc.author.detailsBarbara Jacobs, RN, MHA, RN Care Coordinator, United Hospital, St Paul, Minnesota, USA, email: barbara.jacobs@allina.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182187-
dc.description.abstractPoster presentation, ANCC National Magnet Conference: Readmission rates for Heart Failure patients is a CMS and JC core measure. At this urban Midwestern medical center the baseline skilled nursing facility (SNF) medical center readmission rate was 50%. Nursing implemented a process to decrease the rate for this population. Follow up phone calls were in place for patients discharged to home, but a gap remained in those discharged to SNFs. Nursing developed a follow up phone call process, within 48 hours of discharge, to the RN / LPN in the SNFs to verify that: 1. Daily weights were in place 2. Parameters were in place to call primary provide if weight gain of >3 lbs/day or >5 lbs/week. 3. Restricted sodium diet is in place. 4. Appropriate diuretic ordered and reconciled. 5. Follow up provider visit made within 3-5 day following discharge. These phone calls resulted in improved continuity of care, and clarification of discharge orders. Opportunity of question and answer time between hospital and SNF RN / LPNs provided just in time education and relationships have been strengthened. Recent data shows current readmission rate is 20%.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:13:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:13:02Z-
dc.conference.date2010en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationPhoenix, Arizona, USAen_US
dc.descriptionThe 14th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 13-15 October, 2010 at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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