Care Coordination: Reducing Readmissions in Older Adults With Chronic Conditions

Hospital readmission is common in older adults with chronic conditions. Care coordination strategies reduce readmission; therefore, most U.S. healthcare organizations and payor systems are implementing care coordination to reduce 30-day readmission and prevent Medicare reimbursement penalties. We cover evidence-based care coordination strategies that have been shown through research to reduce readmission and improve patient outcomes during transitions. Apply what you learn in an online case study.

At a glance

What: Care Coordination: Reducing Readmissions in Older Adults With Chronic Conditions

When: Start anytime, complete within 1 month

Where: Online

Cost: $49

Continuing education credit: 3 contact hours (0.3 CEUs)

Instructors:
Nora J. Brennan, BSN, RN, CHFN
Beth Fahlberg, PhD
Cheryl Zambroski, RN, PhD

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608-262-2451
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For additional information, contact Beth Fahlberg, PhD: 608-890-3628


Who should attend?

  • Social workers, nurses, case managers, nurse navigators, nurse managers, advocates, and other healthcare professionals working with patients who have chronic conditions

Learners will:

  • Recognize the care coordination role in transitional care and its desired outcomes at patient, provider and system levels.
  • Examine the evidence about interventions that have reduced the risk of readmission in older adults with chronic illness.
  • Identify benefits and barriers to care coordination associated with effective transitional care.
  • Apply evidence-based keys to successful transitional care in a case scenario.

This continuing nursing education activity has been approved by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Approved CE hours for nurses, nurse practitioners, social workers, counselors, therapists, psychologists, and more.