Preventing Unnecessary Discharges Back to the Hospital
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In today’s episode we meet Eric Harter, president of Rapid CPAP, who goes into detail on how to correct and prevent breathing and respiratory problems in short-term patients. 

It is a frustrating reality that many patients referred to Nursing Homes from hospitals will often suffer these issues in the very first days of adjustment. This may be the result of details about additional health constraints being left out of a patient’s report.

This unfortunate pattern is particularly prevalent in this new world of COVID, where many nursing home are really struggling to keep a healthy census.

Eric explains how implementing a program to address these problems will not only succeed in decreasing the rate of short-term patient returns but also demonstrate a nursing home’s proactivity and show hospitals that they are a good place to refer patients. 

Rapid CPAP programs include telehealth experts and respiratory therapists who educate nursing staff on correct procedures for respiratory equipment and write recommendations for patient care and measure outcomes of treatment. 


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