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For patients in transition, Newport Beach offers new type of health care

Posted on 8/5/2015 by NTOCC ® in Partners Council

NTOCC Partners Council member, Global Transitional Care, was recently featured in an OC Register article on care transitions.

Intro:
Registered nurse Kelly Carter entered a modest Orange County home, unsure what she would encounter inside.

Her patient: a frail woman in her 90s who suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a complex lung condition that makes it difficult to breathe.

The woman was just a few days out of the hospital, and her oxygen machine had been set to dangerously high levels. A week-old bottle of medicine was unopened on the counter, and a quick assessment revealed that the woman had gained an unhealthy amount of weight.

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