Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 04, 2011
Total Living Choices is partnering with researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing to offer a one-hour webinar on programs that impact patients transitioning from the hospital to post-acute care.
Kathryn Bowles, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, and Kathleen McCauley, Ph.D., RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN, FAHA, from the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing will present "Evidence-based Transitional Care Interventions" on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 11 a.m. to noon, CDT.
Drs. Bowles and McCauley are part of a nationally recognized research team led by Mary Naylor, Ph.D., FAAN, RN, that is defining care strategies for vulnerable elders, particularly those with heart failure and cognitive impairment. The team currently is implementing their research findings into real clinical practice through funded projects with major national insurance companies and health systems while expanding knowledge through further research.
During the presentation, they will cover a decision-support tool that identifies which patients should be considered for a referral to post-acute care as well as transitional care model concepts, outcomes and lessons learned during translation-to-practice experiences. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation.
This one-hour webinar is offered free of charge. Interested participants can register at tlchoices.com.
Dr. Bowles, an associate professor of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, leads a program of research in the use of information technology to improve health care for elders and support health-care providers’ decision-making regarding hospital discharge referrals for elders.
Dr. McCauley, a professor of cardiovascular nursing and associate dean for academic programs, is a recognized national expert in cardiovascular nursing and in using national guidelines to inform research interventions. Her contributions as a member of Dr. Naylor's transitional care research team include development of evidence-based intervention research protocols and mentoring intervention nurses in clinical decision-making related to transitional care.
About Total Living Choices
Total Living Choices unites patients, families and health-care organizations in finding the best transitional care solutions. Founded in 1999, TLC maintains the largest-known national database of more than 70,000 licensed post-acute care providers. For more information, visit tlchoices.com.