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Title: Best Outcomes for Technology Dependent Patients at Home
Date / Time: Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Type: CONCURRENT
Level: INTERMEDIATE
Sponsor(s): -
Speaker(s): Mary Ellen Garofalo
Advancements in technology have given children and adults with respiratory failure due to neurological diseases, chronic lung diseases, or catastrophic injuries, an opportunity to survive. Many children, whose lives would have been cut short, are now living into their 40s and 50s. While this is wonderful news to patients and families who want to preserve life, it can be a complex nightmare for the health care team and the family to cost-effectively manage the delivery of care. Collaboratively, it is possible to bring about the best outcomes, as long as the team is on the same wave length. The case manager is key to the professional leadership of the team, family, and patient. This presentation will incorporate the three objectives that give the case manager everything they need to know to move forward with any trach-vented patient. With enough knowledge, the help of proven providers, excellence, and confidence, the case manager can assist the trach-vented individual to be a successful member of society.