Elder Care: What's Right and What's Safe
Elder Care – what’s right and what’s safe
October 15, 2021 1:15-2:15pm
This presentation with review of our present process related to Geriatric Discharge When. A program developed by UPMC Mercy which adds consistency to the discharge planning process. The program has been used for multiple services lines throughout UPMC Mercy and has shown to improve patient satisfaction and readmission rates. This presentation will also review UPMC Mercy’s process for assessing and documenting What Matters to our elderly patients.
Healthcare professionals, nurses, physicians, students, residents, PT/OT, care management, social work and all other interested care providers.
By the completion of this session, participants should be able to:
1. Participants will be able to relate the two processes to their care for the elderly.
2.Participants will be able to evaluate the practical applications described.
3.Participants will be able to integrate the processes into their programs.
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Sherri Mackall received her BSN from Alderson-Broadus University in WV and her MSN from Phoenix University. She has spent her entire nursing career in the acute care setting. Her bedside experience ranged from oncology to critical care and for the past 20 years she has been in Care Management. She started her career at UPMC Mercy as the Manager for Care Management in 2005 and in 2008 became the Director of the department. In working closely with her staff on discharge planning, the barriers to providing the appropriate level of post hospital care for the elderly became evident. Developing age specific discharge readiness checklists and engaging engage her staff to improve the transition and discharge planning for the elderly patients became a department goal. Sherri has been a core team member of UPMC Mercy Geriatric COE team and leads the hospitals processes related to the IHI “What Matters” care for the elderly.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.
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