"This session of Schwartz Rounds will review the current structure of Department of Developmental Services (DDS) Shared Living and Group home residential care models. Barriers to effective communication between caretakers who know the patients very well are often present when patients are admitted to the hospital, sometimes dramatically and adversely affecting the management plan, the care rendered and patient outcomes. We'll raise awareness of these issues and discuss strategies to improve communication among various providers, caretakers and team members to help the overall patient experience and achieve better outcomes."
After participating in this educational activity, attendees should be able to:
1|Explain the structure of the current Department and Developmental Service Residential Care Models, including Shared Living and Group Homes.
2|Demonstrate examples of challenges in communication between outpatient caretakers and hospital staff when these residents are admitted to the hospital.
3|Raise awareness of the barriers that exist that interfere with the best patient care and the best patient experience.
4|Suggest and discuss strategies to help improve communication among providers and with the patients to overcome barriers and improve the overall care and the patient experience.
Stephen Ryzewicz, MD, FACP, DFASAM
Carla Ferreira, RN
Health Care Coordinator
DDS Holyoke/Chicopee Area Office
The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education (CE) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Any relevant financial relationships are mitigated prior to the educational activity.
None of the planners or faculty for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour(s). Nurses should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the criteria for risk management study. 1.0 hours are appropriate for risk management study.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team and learners will receive 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
- 1.00 BCIPE Risk Management
- 1.00 IPCE Credit Hour(s)