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The Warm Handoff

August 20, 2015

Nancy Trumbo, RN, MN and Jean McCormick, RN, MSN, share information about Oregon Health and Science University's project to use tablets to aid in transitioning patients from acute care to skilled nursing facilities.

Nancy Trumbo, MN, RN, NE-BC has extensive nurse management and case management experience which includes specialization in the trauma, orthopedic, neurosciences adult population. She has been the Director of Care Management for 5 ½ years at OHSU covering both pediatric and adult populations. She obtained her Masters of Nursing in 2011 from University of Washington and has focused her work on finding progressive ways to partner with the post-acute continuum throughout Oregon. Current projects include utilizing video hand overs during the transfer of care process from OHSU to select skilled nursing facilities with an eye to expand state wide, piloting in home monitoring to reduce readmissions, development of an interdisciplinary process to develop "community safety plans" to find the least restrictive environment for patients who require long term IV antibiotic therapy and who experience substance abuse or other safety concerns (dementia), and grant funded transitional care projects: Transitional Care Nurses and Intensive Case Management for ED ultra-utilizers. Nancy has worked with OHSU School of Nursing to develop a care coordination curriculum that has been utilized in the undergrad program and continuing education presentations for current nurses. As a native Oregonian she is deeply committed to the health of its citizens.

Jean McCormick, RN, MSN is the Clinical Nurse Educator for the Telehealth Services program at OHSU. She is responsible for teaching and facilitating the technology both within the university and with the respective collaborative partners, networking with all new and partnered telehealth sites, measuring quality for the telehealth program and assisting in the development of new and innovative clinical offerings. She obtained her Masters in Nursing in 2005 from USF in California. Ms. McCormick’s prior clinical and research experiences included working as a Senior Clinical Researcher in Nephrology, a nurse in skilled nursing facilities and in the acute care medical surgical field (kidney, liver and pancreas transplant, general medical/surgical case mix and orthopedic patients). Her current projects include outreach, teaching, and quality review with regard to telemedicine in the settings of acute care, ambulatory, discharge, skilled nursing facility/long term acute care transitions and in home monitoring.

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