Swing Bed – Just the Questions Please!

Host:  Carolyn St.Charles, RN, BSN, MBA, Regional Chief Clinical Officer

Email: carolyn.stcharles@healthtechs3.com

Date: June 1st, 2018 Time: 12:00pm CT



Swing Beds have been around for a long time, both in Critical Access Hospitals and as Distinct Part units.   I get a lot of questions about Swing Bed — so this webinar will try to answer some of the most common such as:

  • Can you transfer a Swing Bed patient to a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF)?
  • Can you accept a Swing Bed patient if there are available SNF beds in the community?
  • Do you really have to discharge the patient from Acute and admit them to Swing?
  • How long can the patient stay in Swing Bed?
  • Can we accept a Hospice patient in Swing Bed?
  • How many Swing Bed patients can I have at one time?
  • Does a Swing Bed patient have to receive therapy seven days a week?

Upon completion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

1) Identify answers to at least two common questions about Swing Bed

2) Understand source(s) for finding answers to most common Swing Bed questions