Many thanks to the outstanding panel and to the attendees of the webinar on avoiding rehospitalizations for seniors. The panel shared data, trends, real life situations, care options, training required and financial implications. Experts weighed the benefits of bringing electrocardiographs (ECG or EKG) in house, or using mobile ECG providers or sending residents to the hospital ER for all potential cardiac situations. The conversation covered other forms of treatment and prevention for cardiac situations in skilled nursing facilities and rehabilitation centers, along with identifying the issues that may, or may not, require a visit to the emergency room. The webinar also touched on CMS medicare reimbursement rates and penalties for hospital readmissions.
The panel included:
Jay Mason, M.D., Cardiologist and Chief Medical Officer, Spaulding Clinical
Debra Hagerty, DNP, RN, NHA, FACDONA, Georgia President of the National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care (NADONA)
Rachel Rauwerdink, RN, Subacute Nurse Manager, Cedar Community
Liz Jensen, RN MSN, RN-BC, Clinical Director, Direct Supply
Now, a recording of the full one-hour webinar is available for those who want to revisit or who could not attend.