Seminar ID: 100575

How to Prevent Hospital Readmissions

How to Prevent Hospital Readmissions

You will Learn:

  • What Causes Re-Admissions
  • Using Education to Prevent Re-Admissions
  • Follow-up Practices to Use
  • Proper Management of Medications

The statistics regarding hospital readmission are staggering; “nearly 20 percent of all patients that leave a hospital return to take another go-round through the hospital intake process within 30 days of their initial discharge” (Herzog, 2013). This white paper addresses the ways in which nursing staff can reduce the number of patient readmissions. Hospital readmissions are frustrating for both patients and providers, creating stress regardless of the reason for readmission.