Quality 1009 - Hospital Peer Review - Sep 01, 2006

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for hospital-based quality professionals.

Accreditation:

AHC Media is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation:

This activity has been approved for 1.5 nursing contact hours using a 50-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.5 Contact Hours.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.

Faculty

Editor
Staci Kusterbeck

Managing Editor
Russ Underwood
AHC Media

Editorial Group Head
Coles McKagen
AHC Media

Board Member and Nurse Planner
Paula Swain, RN, MSN, CPHQ, FNAHQ
President
Swain & Associates
Charlotte, NC

Board Member and Consulting Editor
Patrice Spath, RHIT
Consultant in Health Care Quality and Resource Management
Brown-Spath & Associates
Forest Grove, OR

Subjects:

  • JCAHO's new credentialing, privileging standards require provider-specific data
  • Make the most of publicly reported quality data
  • Hospital program links pay to quality care
  • More care not necessarily better care, study says
  • Diabetes care program addresses specific needs
  • Achieve near-100% hand hygiene compliance
  • Ways to avert potential patient care disasters
  • Medication safety gets a close look during survey

Objectives:

  • Identify a particular clinical, legal, or educational issue related to quality improvement and performance outcomes
  • Describe how the issue affects nurses, health care workers, hospitals, or the health care industry in general
  • Cite solutions to the problems associated with those issues based on guidelines from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations or other authorities and/or based on independent recommendations from clinicians at individual institutions

Financial Disclosure:

Editor Staci Kusterbeck, Managing Editor Russ Underwood, Editorial Group Head Coles McKagen, and nurse planner Paula Swain, RN, MSN, CPHQ, FNAHQ report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study. Consulting Editor Patrice Spath, RHIT discloses she is principal of Brown-Spath & Associates.

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