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Webinar for Healthcare Professionals: Reducing Readmissions and Length of Stay

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What are best practices for the terminally ill? What do patients, families and payers want? What is the role of hospice in this issue? This webinar analyzes the data from the perspective of the patient, the healthcare provider and the changing healthcare environment. Case-based examples illustrate how hospice can help.

Thursday, May 11, 2017
2 p.m. EST 1 hour

Earn one continuing education hour with this free webinar.

Attendees of this webinar will learn to:

  • Employ appropriate pharmacological interventions for pain utilizing the WHO Analgesic Ladder as a guide
  • Discuss the intent of the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program
  • Identify three components of readmission measures
  • Verbalize an understanding of preventable hospital readmissions
  • Appreciate the role of hospice in reducing hospital readmissions

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This course is approved for one continuing education credit hour for Registered Nurses and Social Workers as well as approval for Certified Case Managers. Attendance for the entire online webinar, as well as completion of a brief online survey, is required; certifications are made available after completion.
 
Featured VITAS expert:
 
Pamela Wright| VITAS Healthcare
 
Christine Mlot
Medical Director, San Diego
VITAS Healthcare

Christine Mlot is a Medical Director for VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. She is responsible for overseeing the medical care and treatment of VITAS patients in their homes, nursing homes and assisted living facilities in San Diego, California. She also consults with patients’ attending physicians, supervises VITAS team physicians, guides staff and volunteers, and serves as a resource to practicing physicians and other healthcare professionals on the benefits of hospice and palliative care for patients and their families.

Dr. Mlot joined VITAS in 2016. Prior to joining VITAS, she co-founded and served as President of GeriNet Medical Associates, providing post-acute care in Southern California nursing facilities. Before that, she served as Medical Director of San Diego’s first Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). She has served as Medical Director for 25 years, most recently as Associate Medical Director for GeriNet Healthcare Hospice in Downey, California. Earlier in her career, Dr. Mlot worked for Veterans Home of California, Barstow as Chief Medical Officer and Attending Physician. Following her medical training, Dr. Mlot worked in Kathmandu, Nepal, and India for seven years.

Dr. Mlot earned a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Biochemistry from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, and a Medical Degree from Rush University in Chicago. She completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. She is former President of the California Association of Long Term Care Medicine and serves on the Board of Directors.