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Training Session for Policy Implementation Training Session for Policy Implementation Ke’Eric Small Capella University Health Care Law and Policy Training Session for Policy Implementation March, 2020
Training Session for Policy Implementation Training Session for Policy Implementation Mercy Medical Center, a notable hospital, has received an array of accomplishments. Despite the many successes, Mercy Medical Center has opportunities to reduce their readmission rates. The hospital has fallen short of the national average of readmission rates of patients with pneumonia and heart failure. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, 6.5 million American adults have heart failure and 1.7 million people was diagnosed with pneumonia during an emergency visit. Heart failure and pneumonia are amongst the top reasons for hospital readmissions. In order to reduce avoidable readmissions, establishing a sound policy and practice guidelines are imperative. The nursing staff at Mercy Medical Center must understand the strategies of the policy for it to be successful. A training program designed for staff members will ensure the information and skills needed to execute the guidelines of the policy. The training program outlined in the paper will be conducted for a group of 20 members of the inpatient nursing staff. Policy of Reducing Avoidable Readmissions Policy Guidelines and Strategies The policy on reducing avoidable readmissions provides ways to reduce unnecessary readmissions. This policy applies to nurses, doctors, pharmacists, and emergency personnel. The policy necessitates that Mercy Medical Center forms a multidisciplinary team. This interdisciplinary team will work one on one with the patient during hospitalization and post discharge. They will also be in contact with the patient after discharge for up to six weeks. The interdisciplinary team will collaborate while focusing on the initial reason for admission to provide education on medications, healthy life choices, and lifestyle changes. These individuals must understand the effects of readmission and ways to prevent avoidable readmissions.
Training Session for Policy Implementation According to Becker’s Healthcare, it’s vital to understand which populations are at a higher risk of being readmitted in order to reduce readmissions. Nurse navigators can navigate the patient through the entire process of transitioning from hospital to home. Training on being empathic, becoming a navigator and treating the whole patient will aid the team in improving patient care and satisfaction which in turn will reduce the number of readmissions. Significance of Policy Avoidable readmissions pose a risk to patient’s care, satisfaction, and overall experience. In order to reduce the readmission rates patient care should be top priority. The Patient Protection

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