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Schedule at a Glance

Learn How to Systematically, Safely, and Successfully Discharge Hospitalized Children with Medical Complexity

Primary Leader:
Jay Berry

Co-Leaders:
Erin Stucky-Fisher
Mike Steiner
Heather Pierce

Objective 1:
1. Acquire knowledge of the components of pediatric hospital discharge care that a) matter the most to children with medical complexity and b) that are supported by research, legislation, and clinical experience.

Objective 2:
2. Learn how to adapt and use for hospitalized children with medical complexity validated and effective discharge care tools proven to optimize the quality of hospital discharge care.

Objective 3:


Summary:
There is a timely and critical need to optimize the quality of care received by children and families when they leave the hospital. This is especially true for children with medical complexity who, of all types of children, have the most complicated discharge needs and the highest likelihood of unplanned hospital readmission. In this workshop, small group discussion will be used to deduce and analyze hospital discharge care for children with medical complexity into the fundamental components that are best supported by federal law and research evidence that supports the discharge process (Objective 1). Next, workshop attendees will learn how to adapt and use the discharge care tools in Pedi-BOOST and the Institute for Healthcare Improvements STARR program for children with medical complexity (Objective 2). The workshop will conclude with workshop attendees discussing plans for how they could improve the quality of discharge care for children with medical complexity using the tools.