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Evidence-Based Rehabilitation to Reduce Readmissions

presented by Jason R. Falvey, PT, DPT, GCS, PhD and Kyle Ridgeway, PT, DPT, CCS

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Video Runtime: 82 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 23 Minutes

Although individuals at risk for hospital readmission span diagnoses and patient populations, common sequelae of a hospitalization are shared. Further, the principles guiding interventions (e.g., focus and intensity) may be similar. This course will review specific direct patient care interventions and other contributions (e.g., communication, discharge recs, decision-making) for patients at risk for hospital readmissions. Case examples for specific diagnoses and patient presentations will be explored.

Meet Your Instructors

Jason R. Falvey, PT, DPT, GCS, PhD

Jason Falvey is a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University. His research training focuses on disability and recovery for older adults after acute hospitalization and how physical function contributes to hospital readmission risk. He received his PhD in rehabilitation science from the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, in 2018. He previously received a dual BS…

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Kyle Ridgeway, PT, DPT, CCS

Kyle J. Ridgeway, PT, DPT, CCS, is a board-certified clinical specialist in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy (CCS). He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience from Pomona College in Claremont, CA and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. Currently, he is a physical therapy…

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1. Hospital-Associated Deconditioning and High-Intensity Interventions

This chapter describes the importance of hospital-associated deconditioning and a proposed hierarchy for guiding interventions.

2. Physical Interventions: Principles, Monitoring, and Progression

This chapter presents details regarding specific intervention principles and approaches, including high-intensity exercise, monitoring (prior, during, after), and progressing and regressing.

3. Non-Exercise Interventions for Rehabilitation Professionals to Prevent Readmissions

This chapter provides a description of non-exercise interventions for professionals that may help prevent future readmissions from occurring.

4. Q&A

Chapter Four is a Q&A session with Kyle Ridgeway about a case study, focusing on how to reduce the patient's risk for readmissions.

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