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Session Description: According to an article in Health Affairs “inadequate management of care transitions was responsible for $25- 45 billion in wasteful spending in 2011.” PA/LTC patients with infections have a greater risk of poor transitions due to their increased vulnerability and atypical presentation of disease signs and symptoms. We propose a symposium that will help PA/LTC providers improve transitions of care for older patients with three common infections: urinary tract infections (UTIs), pneumonia and infectious diarrhea. Speakers will give a brief presentation follow by a panel discussion with questions from the audience.
Describe how infections pneumonia, C. difficile colitis and UTIs impact transitions of care from acute to PA/LTC and back to the community.
Discuss strategies to assure the accuracy of medication list on admission to health care facility.
Assure appropriate antibiotic therapy and engage in de-escalation of antibiotic therapy.
Identify isolation precautions to protect residents' rights and prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Speaker(s): Verna R. Sellers, MD, MPH, CMD Christopher Crnich, MD, PhD Nancy Losben, RPh, CCP Laura Trice, MD, CMD