In October 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services expanded readmission penalties to include those patients admitted with an exacerbation of COPD. Patient education is a key component in preventing readmission. Initial Discussion Post: What is a priority teaching intervention that the nurse must implement for these patients and how will it play a role in preventing readmission? Identify a member of the interprofessional team and a teaching point that they can contribute to the teaching plan.
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