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Sixth Session of LTPAC Looking Beyond COVID-19 Series Deals with Drivers of ED Transfers

While emergency department transfers and hospital admissions/readmissions may be necessary to respond to a LTPAC facility resident’s urgent health crisis, data show that a percentage of these transfers are potentially preventable. Quality reviews can help providers identify trends that point to gaps in care processes or systems that may contribute to unnecessary transfers.

Comagine Health has launched a six-part affinity group series that explores the nuances of early detection of and intervention for changes in resident condition, and reinforces the link between staff resiliency and patient safety, specifically focusing on how interventions that prioritize the well-being of both residents and staff members often lead to the best outcomes. The webinars are unrecorded open forums to facilitate sharing and innovation.

On Aug. 13, a group of providers from about 31 long-term and post-acute care facilities attended the sixth session, “QI Review of Transfers, Drivers of Admissions/Readmissions,” where they offered their tips, tools and best practices regarding this important component of coordinating and providing quality care.  Additionally, teams explored the importance of fostering a culture that supports psychological safety. Comagine Health has compiled their feedback and created a resource for your facility to reference.

Don’t miss our bonus session in the Looking Beyond COVID-19: Detecting Change in Resident Condition and the Impact of Staff Resiliency series on Sept. 10: Recognition of and Timely Intervention for Sepsis.

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