Establishing a Bridge Program between Hospice and Home Health

Saturday, April 23, 2016: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
National Harbor 4 (Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center) - 3rd Level
Pamela Teenier, RN, BSN, MBA, COS-C, HCS-D, Kindred, Corpus Christi, TX and Kendall Carnie, BSN, RN, Kindred At Home, Atlanta, GA
This session describes a bridge program between home health and hospice using a patient-centered approach to determine the patient's goals of care so that the right care is provided, in the right setting and at the right time. Through the use of a case study, faculty will provide participants will insights into how to establish a successful bridge program.

Learning Objectives:
1. Describe the components of a bridge program
2. Identify patient characteristics that will indicate a different model of care is indicated
3. Describe necessary processes to facilitate a smooth patient transition

CE/CME: Counselor, Nurse, Physician and Social Worker