Ensure Appropriate Setting Selection by Working with Hospital Discharge Planners
How to help Discharge Planners make fact based transition of care decisions.
Subscription Type: Individual
CE Approval Statements:
· This program meets continuing education requirements
for Administrators and Alternates under Texas HCSSA licensing regulations.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses
Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
· Texas Association for Home Care & Hospice is an approved provider of social work education by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, approved provider #1230.
HCSSA Topic(s) Addressed:
Program Description:Effective hospital discharge planning and transitions of care have real
benefits in improved patient outcomes and lower hospitalization rates. Though the American Medical Association and the
Joint Commission offer recommendations for discharge planning, there is no universal system used within hospitals. Being
able to work with your hospital discharge planners to help them make fact based transition of care decisions, even if it’s
not to your practice setting, may influence the rest of patients’ lives.
Program Learning Outcome:
TAHC&H Faculty/Presenter: Cheryl A. Acres RN, CCM, CDP
About the Presenter: Cheryl Acres has been an RN since 1978, and a certified case manager since 1998.
As of February 2018, she obtained her credentials as a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP), and her certification as an Assisted Living Manager (CALM) in Texas.
Clinical practice areas have included acute care and home health care, and case management practice has included group health insurance, home health care, Workers’
Compensation, disability management and consulting, with multiple areas of expertise. She founded her company, Comprehensive Care Management LLC in 2007, in order to
assist seniors and families to develop a care road map, providing education about illness and services for their aging loved ones, and to aid seniors in maintaining their
health, independence, while aging with dignity.
 Ensure Appropriate Setting Selection by Working with Hospital Discharge Planners