Kissito Palm - For the Betterment and Care of Human Life

Self Management Education

Preventable readmissions have multiple causes, but patients’ and their families’ inability to “self-manage” chronic medical problems at home is the biggest underlying cause. Patients (and their caregivers) are often deficient in four domains of self-management competence: They may lack a necessary understanding of their illness; aren’t convinced that they need prescribed treatments; don’t adequately understand their medication and self-monitoring regimens; and have serious deficiencies in their ability to communicate in an effective and timely fashion with their doctors and healthcare team.

Helping patients, families and hospitals, Kissito Healthcare has addressed this issue by implementing the Kissito Collaborative Patient Care Pathway™, a program designed to provide chronic disease self-management education and support. This new focus on patients’ and families’ ongoing disease self-management role will help return patients home armed with adequate support and essential knowledge, attitudes and skills so that they will be able to stay happy and healthy at home and not return unnecessarily to the hospital.

The Pathway addresses four domains of self-management competence during the patient’s post acute stay: Disease awareness, health care communication, treatment competence and adherence attitudes. Assessing and enhancing patient and family competency in these domains requires collaboration, coordination and partnership among patients, families, hospital caregivers and post acute healthcare teams.

The benefits of the Kissito Collaborative Patient Care Pathway™ will be reflected in better disease outcomes, smoother transitions of care from hospital to post-acute to home, reduced hospital readmissions and lower costs.



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2222 South Avenue A, Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: 928.783.8831

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