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Care Transitions, Rehabilitation, and Readmission Reduction

presented by Jason R. Falvey, PT, DPT, GCS, PhD and Kyle Ridgeway, PT, DPT, CCS

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Ideal care transition models and programs lack rehabilitation professionals. This course will connect current best practices for care transitions to specific recommendations for how rehabilitation professionals can integrate into currently designed programs. Optimal rehabilitation management will be covered, spanning both acute and post-acute care.

Meet Your Instructors

Jason R. Falvey, PT, DPT, GCS, PhD

Jason Falvey is a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University. His research training focuses on disability and recovery for older adults after acute hospitalization and how physical function contributes to hospital readmission risk. He received his PhD in rehabilitation science from the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, in 2018. He previously received a dual BS…

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Kyle Ridgeway, PT, DPT, CCS

Kyle J. Ridgeway, PT, DPT, CCS, is a board-certified clinical specialist in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy (CCS). He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience from Pomona College in Claremont, CA and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. Currently, he is a physical therapy…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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1. Ideal Care Transitions

This chapter gives an overview of ideal care transition models and how rehabilitation professionals can interface with current processes.

2. Optimal Rehabilitation Management of Care Transitions: Acute Care

This chapter describes the optimal approach to acute care therapist management of and contribution to care transitions.

3. Optimal Rehabilitation Management of Care Transitions: Post-Acute Care

This chapter explains the optimal approach to post-acute care therapist management of and contribution to care transitions.

4. Q&A

This Q&A session is a roundtable discussion with Jason Falvey, PT, DPT, GCS, PhD about his experience as a physical therapist.

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