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Patient- and Family-Centered Interventions to Prevent Readmissions

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 transitions and efforts to reduce hospital readmissions must involve the patient and family/caregivers. This course will introduce general concepts on engaging patients and families in discharge planning, care transitions, and self-management/monitoring post discharge. Concepts from motivational interviewing and therapeutic alliance will be connected to specific subjective information, patient/family goals, and patient education content.

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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1. Engaging Patients and Families

Discussion of concepts, such as motivational interviewing and therapeutic alliance, that can assist therapists in understanding and engaging patients/families in effective ways. Content will be linked to hospital readmission reduction strategies.

2. Subjective Interview and Identifying Goals

This chapter provides an explanation and outline of subjective interview content and approach, including identification of patient-centered goals.

3. Monitoring and Measuring: Physical, Functional, and ADL Red Flags

This chapter describes important functional red flags as well as how patients and families can monitor and measure physical, functional, and ADL performance.

4. Q&A

This chapter is a Q&A session with Jason Falvey about engaging with patients and families as a physical therapist.

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