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Clinical Education

  • Engaging Physicians to Cultivate Leadership, Change and Exceptional Performance in the Post-Acute Space

    The role of physician leaders is becoming more important than ever. Leading executives understand that local and regional physician leaders must be empowered with evidence-based literature. However, there still is a struggle with engagement.

    Listen to this podcast as Samuel Hammerman, MD, MMM, CPE, FCCP, chief medical officer at Select Medical, discusses the many facets of engaging physicians in the post-acute space.

    Acute Exacerbation of COPD (AE-COPD)

    Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a problematic diagnosis for acute care hospitals. This has been recognized since the 1990s when there was work done to define both the scope of the problem, as well as the nature of the illness and management strategies.

    Read more about COPD and things to consider when selecting an inpatient program to treat this disease.

    Heart Failure

    More Medicare dollars are spent on heart failure than any other diagnosis. Approximately five million people in this country have diagnosed heart failure. Each year, an additional 550,000 are diagnosed. Eighty percent (80%) of all patients hospitalized with heart failure are greater than 65 years of age.

    Read more about heart failure and the benefits of referral to the Select Specialty and Regency Inpatient Heart Failure Program.

    Nursing Care of the Chronic Critically Ill Patient

    Chronic Critical Illness (CCI) has moved from a nebulous clinical concept into a well-defined clinical syndrome. As patients transition from acute to chronic critical illness, their care needs change.

    Learn more about how chronically critically ill patients can benefit from the high-intensity nursing care of a Long-Term Acute Care hospital.

    Nutritional Care in Chronic Critical Illness Syndrome

    Medical Care in patients with prolonged or chronic critical illness (CCI) focuses on supportive and preventative measures to ensure the best outcomes. Adequate nutrition is a central component in the care of CCI patients.

    Part one of this two part provides an overview of nutritional status assessment.

    Part two discusses provisional nutritional support.

    Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation in the Chronic Critically Ill Patient

    The need for PMV is rarely, if ever, about management of the cardiopulmonary system. The need for PMV is a result of acute critical illness transitioning to Chronic Critical Illness Syndrome.

    Learn more about how PMV patients benefit from the care they receive in our long-term acute care (LTAC ) hospitals.