Reducing COPD Readmissions Workshop

Reducing COPD Readmissions Workshop
This full-day workshop is the perfect launching spot for your hospital’s new COPD readmission
reduction efforts or to enhance efforts currently underway. The workshop will review the current
evidence, highlight Minnesota/North Dakota hospitals, and provide an opportunity to plan your
hospital's next steps. Statewide faculty from a variety of disciplines will share their real-life successes
and lessons learned. Participants will leave this in-depth, hands-on learning opportunity with a specific,
step-by-step written plan for their hospital’s COPD readmission reduction efforts.
When: Friday, January 30, 2015
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: American Lung Association in Chicago
55 West Wacker Drive, Chicago
Faculty: Katie Westman, APN, United Hospital
Becky Anderson, RRT, Sanford Health System
Jill Heins Nesvold, MS, American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest
Nina Bakken, APN and Patti Solano, RRT, University of Chicago
8:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
Welcome, overview of agenda and workshop process
8:45 a.m.
Building the business case for COPD readmissions
Evidence and gaining organizational support
9:45 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
Your starting point
Evidence of predictive modeling, baseline readmission rate, and identifying and
stratifying patients at greatest risk for COPD readmissions
11:00 a.m.
In-patient treatments
12:00 p.m.
Lunch provided
12:45 p.m.
In-patient education
Resources and trainings available and examples.
1:45 p.m.
Medication reconciliation
Developing a process for medication reconciliation
2:30 p.m.
2:45 p.m.
Transitions of care
Panel Discussion, discharge planning, communication with primary care providers,
post-discharge follow-up, and primary care follow-up visit.
4:20 p.m.
Next steps, evaluation, adjourn
Reducing COPD Readmissions Workshop Registration
The American Lung Association in Illinois will provide each participant with a workbook to complete
throughout the workshop. This will allow participants to document their questions, thoughts, and plans
on each topic. Participants will leave the workshop with a step-by-step plan specific to their hospital.
To get the most out of this workshop, the American Lung Association suggests that hospital staff attend
this workshop in teams of at least two people. COPD readmissions team members may include
leadership from quality, respiratory care/pulmonary, nursing, or others. A registration discount is
provided for groups from the same facility/hospital.
Space limited to 30 participants. Registration deadline is January 21, 2015.
7.8 hours of Respiratory Therapist CEUs are pending. Nursing CEUs have been applied for.
Register 1 of 2 ways:
1. Register by MAIL. Complete this form with payment and return to:
American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest Attention: Ruby Hocker
490 Concordia Ave, St. Paul, MN 55103
2. Register by EMAIL. Complete this form with payment and email to: Ruby.Hocker @Lung.Org
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