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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.

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

Thank you for attending this webinar held on November 29, 2017

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:
James Wright| VITAS Healthcare
James Wright, DO
Regional Medical Director
VITAS Healthcare

As a regional medical director, Dr. Wright collaborates on clinical programs and supports the growth of 14 VITAS programs in Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Texas and Wisconsin. Dr. Wright has been with VITAS for more than 20 years. He has been named to VITAS’s prestigious Leadership Council and has received several notable awards by the company in recognition of his efforts, skill and extensive knowledge of the level of care required by patients at the end of life.

Prior to joining VITAS, Dr. Wright was in private practice after serving 14 years in the US Army as both a nurse and a physician. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice and is board certified in family medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. He earned his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri, and completed an internship and residency at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, Georgia.