Preventing Readmissions through Effective Screening

Preventing Readmissions through Effective Screening 

Ambulatory care providers are often the first line of screening for patients. With readmission rates directly tied to reimbursement dollars, it has never been more important for ambulatory care providers to identify all potential conditions that may be the cause of a future readmission. It has also never been more important to address these conditions as swiftly and effectively as possible. This course will cover proper screening behaviors and demonstrate how these behaviors can make a positive impact on reducing patient readmissions.

$19.95

Hours: 0.50
REL-PI-0-P4PC2

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

0.5 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 0.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

0.5 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 0.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

0.5 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 0.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PI-0-P4PC2
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2019

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: The Importance of Screening in Ambulatory Care A. The Screening Process B. The Significance of Thorough Screening Section 3: Common Conditions to Screen for A. Depression Screening B. Suicide C. Check Your Learning D. Substance Use E. Body Mass Index (BMI) F. Hypertension G. Check Your Knowledge H. Low-Density Lipoproteins I. Falls Risk Screening J. Functional Outcomes and Status Screening K. Diabetes L. Pain M. Summary Section 4: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations! C. Course Contributors D. Resources E. References

Expert Reviewer: Alisa Brewer, BSN, RN
Alisa Brewer, BSN, RN, has worked in ambulatory care, acute care, and occupational health with her most recent position as clinical coordinator in primary care. As clinical coordinator, she was responsible for quality improvement, care coordination and education, clinical staff training and compliance, and overall safety of the clinic. She also participated in patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and other healthcare improvement initiatives. Additionally, she has experience in hospital-affiliated urgent care where she provided patient care utilizing quality improvement measures, served as nurse preceptor, and nurse IT liaison. Alisa currently works at Relias Learning where she serves as content writer and subject matter expert for various healthcare topics. Disclosure: Alisa Brewer, BSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Lisa Hohlbein, RN, CDP
Lisa Hohlbein, RN, CDP brings over 25 years of healthcare experience and offers cutting-edge expertise in the areas of the RAI process and clinical reimbursement systems. Her experience includes performing and overseeing various reimbursement reviews for Medicaid and PPS in multi-state, skilled nursing facilities, long-term care, and sub-acute care assessment and operations. Lisa has presented workshops on a variety of topics at the facility, regional, state, national, and international (Canada) levels. She was a Master Teacher with AANAC, participated on their Expert Advisory Panel, and has presented at their annual conferences. Lisa has also been a contributor to MDS Alert, Provider Magazine, LT Living, and AANAC's LTC Leader. Lisa is also a Certified INTERACT Educator, Certified Dementia Care Practitioner, and was previously a Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer. Disclosure: Lisa Hohlbein, RN, CDP has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Nurses; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.