Heart failure is one of the top diagnoses involved with readmissions throughout the Great Plains and Lake Superior Quality Innovation Networks. This webinar is the third in a series of webinars to assist communities in this seven-state region improve heart failure care.
Heart failure care can be complex for providers, yet alone patients and their families. This presentation will demonstrate the value of standardization of heart failure education and how to engage your patients in that standard to reduce readmissions. It will discuss one hospital’s method for engaging patients and the effect it had on patient care and satisfaction.
Health care professionals interested in improving heart failure care including, but not limited to: nurses, HF program coordinators, cardiologists, program medical directors, quality improvement personnel.
- The role of a transition coach
- Questions to ask a patient with heart failure
- Key things your heart failure patient needs to know
Karen Bush, MSN, FNP, BC, NCRP, President, Selfcare Solutions LLC
Karen Bush has over 25 years of experience in health care. She began her career as an ICU and ER nurse in both urban and rural settings. In 2003 she earned a Masters in Nursing from Saginaw Valley State University and became a Board Certified Family Practice Nurse Practitioner. She practiced as a primary care provider in the outpatient and inpatient arena with experience in hospice, hospital medicine and long term care. She recently worked for Covenant HealthCare where her primary responsibility was to drive the development and implementation of the transitions of care initiative within the hospital in addition to creating and functioning in the role of a Transition Coach. She has achieved a National Certification in Readmission Prevention. Currently, she is employed with Health Trust as a Director for Clinical Data Solutions where she assists hospitals to utilize data to identify opportunities to improve patient care. As the president of Selfcare Solutions LLC, Karen continues to work to assist health care providers reach out to their patients with meaningful information and tools for self-management.
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Other Webinars in This Series
Webinar 1: Heart Failure 101
Tuesday, June 20 – Recording Available
- Describe what heart failure is including its causes and progression
- Review the treatment of heart failure and the medications involved
- Discuss heart failure prevention
Webinar 2: Improve Heart Failure Self Care and Reduce Readmissions Using Data to Understand the Problem
Thursday, July 27 – Recording Available
- Understand a method to begin looking at your readmission problem
- Better understand data to analyze as you progress with your initiative
- Common cause analysis: how to use it to hone your readmission work
Webinar 4: Supporting CHF Patients in the Home Setting through a Comprehensive Community Approach
Tuesday, September 26, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm CT / 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET