Ensuring Smooth and Safe Transitions of Care
August 4, 2014•14 min
Hosted by: Eric Tangalos
Guest: Joseph Ouslander
What are the most essential elements of ensuring safe transitions of care when a patient is discharged from a hospital into a skilled nursing facility, and vice-versa? Dr. Joseph Ouslander, professor of clinical biomedical science and associate dean for geriatric programs at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, and professor at the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, recommends some of the clinical tools he uses to encourage smoother and safer transitions of care to and from long-term care facilities. How can better communication between physicians and adherence to transfer document checklists reduce hospital readmissions? Dr. Eric Tangalos hosts.