Reduce Patient Readmissions and Protect Medicare Payments

What You Need to Create Effective Patient Self-Care Plans


We know that patient care doesn’t end after discharge. The days, weeks, and months following inpatient or outpatient care can be every bit as critical as the initial treatment period.

Patients depend on you for thorough instructions and dependable healthcare supplies to ensure their conditions don’t reappear or worsen. An incomplete care plan could also result in costly readmissions, jeopardizing your Medicare payments.

We at Hopkins Medical Products tirelessly track healthcare advances and trends to bring you the latest, most effective patient self-care supplies and tools.

Here are several common conditions and injuries accompanied by CDC data, along with our most demanded transition-of-care kits. Any of them could be a major difference maker when it comes to the long-term health of your patients as well as your healthcare organization’s quality measures.

Congestive Heart Failure:

  • About 5.7 million adults in the Unites States have heart failure
  • About half of people who develop heart failure die within five years of diagnosis
  • RECOMMENDED KIT: The CHF Patient Self-Management Kit with BP Monitor focuses on two of the most important components of reducing readmissions for CHF patients — effective weight management and medication compliance. The kit includes:
    • Hopkins EZ Carry 440LB Digital Scale
    • Extra Capacity Weekly Pill Planner
    • CHF Patient Self Management Curriculum Guide
    • Hopkins IMPACT Digital BP Monitor

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease:

  • COPD was the third leading cause of death in the U.S. in 2014
  • Nearly 15.7 million Americans reported they have been diagnosed with COPD
  • RECOMMENDED KIT: The Hopkins COPD Patient Transition of Care Kit was developed and written by healthcare professionals to COPD Gold Standard Guidelines. The curriculum and kit includes:
    • Overview of COPD
    • Medication and oxygen information
    • Guides for managing stress, diet, breathing, and unnecessary movements
    • Puff countdown log book
    • Optional Hopkins The Wave Pulse Oximeter, Extra Capacity Weekly Pill Planner, Peak Flow Meter, and Hopkins 3-Pocket Zippered Tote

Hip/Knee Injury or Surgery:

  • In 2010, 310,800 total hip replacements were performed among inpatients 45 years or older
  • The rate of total knee replacement increased for men (86%) and women (99%) 45 years and older from 2000 through 2010
  • RECOMMENDED KIT: Hopkins Hip/Knee Rehab Kits can help your patients achieve maximum independence and dramatically improve their quality of life. They include:
    • Home safety checklist
    • Guide for daily activities
    • Night light whistle
    • 27” sponge on a stick
    • 26” reacher
    • Long-handled shoe horn
    • Sock aid
    • Optional walker bag

Wounds and Surgical Sites:

  • About one in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI)
  • In 2011, there were an estimated 722,000 HAIs in U.S. acute care hospitals
  • RECOMMENDED KIT: Even if your patients do not contract an HAI during hospitalization, their surgery sites and wounds are still susceptible to infection following discharge. Equip them with our Wound Care Management Kit to ensure they have all the resources they need to manage and monitor vulnerable areas. The kit includes:
    • Wound Care Guide
    • Hopkins Flex Temperature Thermometer
    • 25 Safetec Triple Anitbiotic Ointment Packs
    • 10 4x4 Sterile Gauze Sponges
    • 1 Roll 3M Micropore Tape, 1530-0 1/2"W x 10ydsL
    • 1 4oz Vionex Antimicrobial Soap
    • 6 ABD Pads 8” x 7.5”
    • 20 Adult Tongue Depressors
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