Thursday, November 7, 2013

Upcoming Webinar Highlights Transitional Care Model

The Institute for Professional Care Education is hosting a webinar on the Transitional Care Model (TCM), a tool developed by INQRI co-director Mary Naylor. TCM is designed to meet the needs of patients and family caregivers making the transition from an acute-care hospitalization to their home or a rehabilitative or skilled nursing facility. The webinar will be held Thursday, November 14 from 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT.

Topics will include:

•    Integrating patients' health goals into self-motivated, patient-specific care.
•    Avoiding emergency room transfer or preventing readmissions through provision of evidence-based care.
•    Trends in patient and family caregiver support and education.
•    Strategies for helping patients and family caregivers manage when end-of-life care becomes a priority.

This free webinar is approved for one CEU by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrators. Presenters include Brian Bixby, an advanced practice nurse with the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Mr. Bixby has extensive clinical experience in acute care, interventional cardiology and electrophysiology.

More information and registration for the webinar is available by clicking here.

Several INQRI studies have examined the ways nurses can improve transitional care, including a study by Cynthia Corbett and Stephen Setter exploring the role of the home health care nurse in medication management; and a translational study by Nancy Hanrahan and Phyllis Solomon adapting the Transitional Care Model for people with serious mental illness in public managed care.

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