Long-term care residents are often transferred to hospitals when they have an acute change in their clinical condition. Many such changes in condition can be managed safely without transfer, avoiding the trauma and risks associated with hospitalization. In order to achieve this goal, staff must be prepared and have the necessary resources available. Working on this goal will assist staff to safely care for residents on-site using evidence-based and expert recommended tools and practices to reduce rates of hospitalization without compromising residents’ well-being or wishes.
Hospitalizations: Create Improvement
Hospitalizations: Monitor & Sustain