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122 - Transitions in Care: An Opportunity to Highlight the Value of Nursing

‐ Apr 23, 2013 4:45pm

Nursing has a unique opportunity to leverage its value by demonstrating positive cost-effective outcomes for patients. This session explores the cultural changes occurring in primary care as options for care delivery. Transitional care from the inpatient to outpatient setting is presented as an example.
Contact hours available until 4/23/2015.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Presenter(s) have no disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support declared.
This session sponsored by the Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

Non-Endorsement of Products:
Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content by Anthony J. Jannetti Inc., AAACN, or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and AAACN.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

AAACN is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5366.


  • Describe the importance of contacting patients after hospital discharge.
  • State one strategy which can be used to increase the number of primary care patients contacted post-discharge.
  • Discuss possible reasons for why/how post-discharge contact may influence readmission and ED visits.