Case Management Adherence and Transitions of Care Guide: Reducing Mortality and Morbidity with Effective C.diff Care Coordination and Transitions
Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 5pm Eastern
1 Hour CE: RN, CCM, SW, CME, ACPE
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identifies Clostridioides difficile infection (CDI) as an urgent threat to people and healthcare systems. CDI leads to high healthcare utilizations and results in significantly reduced quality of life for patients. The increased burden of disease is seen across all healthcare settings, outside of the hospital, in the community, and in younger people. Individuals with CDI transition from hospitals to long-term care facilities to the community and management of these transitions can reduce the incidence of recurrence and rehospitalization. Although the incidence of C. diff is stable, recurrence is increasing significantly, with severe complications also a concern. The increased incidence and potential for life-threatening conditions require reducing initial exposure, supporting prescribed treatment, and preventing recurrence.
Rebecca Perez, MSN, RN, CCM
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Case Management Adherence and Transitions of Care Guide: Hepatic Encephalopathy
Tuesday, April 18, 2023, 12pm Eastern
1 Hour CE: RN, SW, CCM
Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE) is a dangerous complication of cirrhosis of the liver. HE can result in increased mortality, hospitalizations, falls, traffic accidents, and psychological burden. The incidence of cirrhosis has doubled in the last decade due to alcohol-related and non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases. The mean age group for cirrhotic liver disease is 65 years and older, and are at higher risk of HE, due mainly to medications that are typically prescribed for this age group.
Regardless of age, for those with cirrhosis experiencing HE, morbidity and mortality significantly increase. Prevention, and properly coordinated and transitional care after hospitalization will help decrease incidence. Case managers are on the frontline of prevention education, care coordination, and care transitions.
Nancy Skinner, RN, CCM, CMGT-BC, ACM-RN, CMCN, FCM
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