HCAHPS Series: Discharge and Transitions of Care - RD60261

HCAHPS Series: Discharge and Transitions of Care

by Deborah Zastocki, DNP, EdM, MA, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
(4.5 / 4 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (2.00 CPEU)

Price: $39.00
CE-PRO Price: $19.50


Improved preparation for discharge, care coordination, and transition of care can result in reduced adverse events and readmissions, greater adherence to the plan of care, and better patient experience, leading to increased Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems ratings and reimbursement. The patient’s experience and HCAHPS results are influenced by experiences outside of the hospital. This course educates healthcare providers about patient discharge, transition of care, and care coordination as they pertain to HCAHPS.


The goal of this continuing education program is to educate healthcare providers about patient discharge, transition of care, and care coordination as it pertains to HCAHPS. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify three HCAHPS questions related to patient discharge
  • Define the terms discharge, transition of care, and care coordination
  • Identify three strategies to promote effective care during discharge and post discharge
  • Identify the National Transitions of Care Coalition elements of a good transition plan
  • Discuss how the interprofessional (IP) team positively impacts the quality of discharge and transition of care

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, dietitians, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physicians, and social workers.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.ContinuingEducation.com or Nurse.com. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials. This is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 5010, 5390, 5400, 5410 and performance indicators of 1.2.5, 14.2.6, 14.2.7, 2.1.2.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 4/23/2018
Date of Most Recent Review: 4/23/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/30/2021

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


For Florida professionals:

If this course is approved by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition, this course completion will be electronically reported to CE Broker as required per Florida Statute 456.025(7). Click here to view your CE Broker transcript and check the status of your CE requirements with a FREE 7-day CE Broker trial subscription. It may take up to 24 hours for the course to appear on your CE Broker transcript.

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Ashten P - Portsmouth, VA  ·  Aug 01, 2019
It provided a lot of good information.
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Lindsay S - Virginia Beach, VA  ·  Jun 05, 2019
Easy to follow - straight forward
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Beth G - VIRGINIA BEACH, VA  ·  Jun 05, 2019
Good review of discharge and transitions of care
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Price: $39.00
CE-PRO Price: $19.50