Swing Bed – What You Really Need to Know

Date: Friday – June 16, 2017
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. CDT
Presenter: Carolyn St.Charles, RN, BSN, MBA, Regional Chief Clinical Officer, and Cheri Benander, RN, MSN, CHC, NHCE-C


Summary and Objectives

Many Critical Access Hospitals have a swing bed program. Navigating the regulatory requirements for swing bed including admission, care planning, continued stay and discharge criteria can be challenging.

The webinar will answer common questions such as:

  • Which patients are eligible for swing bed care? What criteria do they need to meet?
  • How long can a patient stay in a swing bed? Are there length of stay requirements?
  • What are the admission documentation requirements?
  • How do we develop a multi-disciplinary plan of care? How is it different from the acute care plan of care?
  • What policies and procedures are required?
  • How do I make my swing bed program financially viable?

We will also highlight elements specific to skilled restorative care including evidenced based research.

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