Educational Materials for Staff

 Best Practices   click here
 Powerpoint Presentation   click here
  Case Studies      
1. Anxious Resident – Possible C. Difficile
An 89-year-old post acute patient feels they should go back to the hospital. click here
2. Abdominal Tenderness
A resident with CHF, hypertension and anxiety suffers abdominal tenderness. click here
3. Pneumonia
Resident admitted after hip surgery – family feels she would be better in hospital. click here
4. Advance Directives
Resident with pancreatic cancer has change in condition. click here
5. Advanced Dementia
Resident’s son insists his 99-year-old mother go to the hospital click here
The Usefulness of the Guide   An Introduction from the
Project Director
  A Testimonial from a Nursing
Home Resident
Dr Adrienne Mims shares her perspective as a gerontologist and the family member of a nursing home resident   Dr Ruth Tappen describes the development of the Decision Guide   Paul, a rehab center resident talks about how the Guide and better information could have helped avoid an unnecessary hospital transfer.
Introduction for a new Resident
and Family Member
  Teaming with Resident to Prevent
  Engaging the Resident and
Family in the Plan of Care
A new resident and a family member are introduced to the Guide   A resident's change in condition that can be managed in the nursing home. (Pneumonia)   Resident and family learn how following the recommended diet can prevent another hospitalization. (Salty Fish)
Managing an upset resident   Decision Guide for Resident in
Palliative Care
  Decision Guide for Resident in
Hospice Care
How not to do it and how to get it right. (Including a resident calling 911.)   Offering Options: Speaking to a resident on palliative care about the Guide   A Social Worker and Hospice Nurse explain issue of hospitalization when the resident is in hospice care
The Decision Guide in Printed
  The Decision Guide in Tablet
  When Hospitalization is
A Social Worker gives the Guide to a short-term rehab resident in printed form   A Social Worker gives the Guide to a short-term rehab resident in tablet form   A resident experiences a change in condition that would best be managed in a hospital

Funding for development of original Guide provided by Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Funding for this updated Guide provided by the Eight States of CMS Region IV (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee) Copyright Florida Atlantic University