presented by Barbara Lutz
Financial: Barbara Lutz receives an honorarium from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Barbara Lutz has no non-financial interests or relationships with MedBridge.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Barbara Lutz, PhD, RN, CRRN, APHN-BC, FAHA, FNAP, FAAN
Dr. Barbara Lutz is the McNeill Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington School of Nursing. Her 30+ year career as a rehabilitation and public health nurse spans practice, research, education, and service. Her research focuses on understanding the needs and experiences of patients with stroke and other chronic illnesses and their family caregivers…Read full bio
1. Health Policy & Care Transitions
The first chapter of this course discusses current health policies related to stroke. Dr. Barbara Lutz begins by examining the effect of the Affordable Care Act and the Impact Act on care transitions in stroke. She compares stroke survivor outcomes across different types of post-acute care settings and identifies opportunities to improve care transitions for stroke survivors.
2. Types of Care and Transitions
Chapter 2 provides an overview of the different types of care transitions that may occur post-stroke. Dr. Lutz compares outcomes for stroke survivors across different post-acute care sites and discusses the role of the occupational therapist, or rehabilitation professional, in facilitating care transitions.
3. Transitional Care Models
The final chapter of this course provides a comparison of transitional care models and implications for practice. Dr. Barbara Lutz evaluates evidence-based transitional care models in acute care and provides research regarding the models.