Webinar: Risky Business: Transitions of Care and Avoidable Hospital Admissions and Readmissions

November 19, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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In the long-term care setting, acute changes in patient condition often warrant immediate evaluation for transitions of care. As a result, nursing home residents are often subject to frequent and unnecessary inpatient hospitalizations. Such admissions and readmissions not only subject nursing home residents to the many risks that accompany hospital stays, including medication errors and hospital-acquired infections, but they also expose facility owners and operators to legal actions and costly litigation. Lawsuits might involve breakdowns in communication during transfers, failure to coordinate care, insufficient documentation of patient's condition at time of discharge, inadequate patient communication/education – all of which could lead to allegations of improper discharge or improper health care placement.


This webinar presentation will address risk management for transitions of care in the nursing and long-term care facility setting. The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program created under the ACA will be discussed, as will tools to mitigate avoidable hospital admissions including: early identification and assessment of changes in resident condition; managing conditions in the facility setting when it is feasible and safe; and improving advance care and palliative care planning as an alternative to hospitalization. The importance of provider communication, patient education, discharge planning/care plans to minimize risk and avoid litigation will be emphasized. 


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Chanel  Mosley is a shareholder in the firm of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Googin Health Care Department, and devotes her practice to the representation of hospitals, physicians, long-term care facilities, and other health care providers in the defense of claims involving medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and other health care matters. Chanel also handles a variety of premises and general liability claims.


Janice Merrill is a shareholder in the firm of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Googin Health Care Department, and has handled complex litigation matters in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in Florida and California since 1985. She has successfully tried numerous cases to verdict before juries and judges, and in arbitration. In addition, Janice has handled appeals in the District Courts of Appeal for Florida.




This meeting has been approved for 1.0 contact hours of Cotining Education Credit - Florida Board of Nursing - CE Broker # 20-737578 


This meeting has been approved for a total of 1.0 contact hours of Continuing Education Credit toward fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow) and towards CPHRM renewal. 


$0.00 Member Registration

$0.00 FHCA Members

$50.00 Non Member Registration