{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} Partnerships in Transitions: Acute Care to Skilled Nursing Facility


The authors describe a small community hospital's initiative to reduce readmissions of those patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities (SNF). The key to the success of the program was to collaborate with the SNFs, create a partnership and establish two-way communication. By no longer viewing each other as competitors, the institutions reduced readmissions by becoming collaborators.

Purpose of Activity

To provide information about a study designed to reduce the incidence of hospital readmissions of patients discharged to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs).

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Discern the factors that provided the impetus for the authors' study.
  2. Outline the design and findings of this study.
  3. Select implications for practice based on the study outcomes.
Price: $12.95


  • CCMC 1.0 CH

This Continuing Education (CE) activity is provided by Lippincott Professional Development and has been preapproved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) for 1.0 CE contact hours.

Professions: Case Manager
Test Code: PCM0717B
Published: Jul/Aug 2017
Expires: 7/1/2019
Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Mae L. Dizon , DNP, RN, NP, ANP-BC; Ruth Zaltsmann, MS, RN; Cheryl Reinking , MS, RN, NEA-BC