Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Jason Falvey, PT, DPT, GCS, PhD
Jason Falvey is a post-doctoral fellow at Yale University. His research training focuses on disability and recovery for older adults after acute hospitalization, and how physical function contributes to hospital readmission risk. He received his PhD in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus in 2018. He previously received a dual BS…Read full bio
Kyle Ridgeway, PT, DPT, CCS
Kyle J. Ridgeway, PT, DPT, CCS, is a board-certified clinical specialist in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy (CCS). He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience from Pomona College in Claremont, CA and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. Currently, he is a physical therapy…Read full bio
1. Operationalizing Hospital-Associated Deconditioning as a Risk Factor for Readmissions
This chapter will focus on defining hospital-associated deconditioning and laying out the framework for how to approach this problem from a rehabilitation perspective.
2. Physical Function as a Biomarker for Readmissions
This chapter will review details of research surrounding hospital-associated deconditioning, post-hospital syndrome, and function/functional trajectory in relation to hospital readmissions.
3. Rehabilitation and Hospital Readmissions
This chapter will connect current issues and research regarding readmissions to skills and potential role of rehabilitation therapists.
This question and answer session is a roundtable discussion on physical function and hospital readmissions.