Quality 1201 - Hospital Peer Review - Jan 01, 2008

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 1.25 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.25 Contact Hours.

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

Faculty

Editor
Staci Kusterbeck

Managing Editor
Jill Robbins
AHC Media

Associate Publisher
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:

  • 87% of hospitals aren't following all practices to stop avoidable infections
  • Set a goal of zero central line and VAP infections
  • CDC: Hospitals "need to do more" to control MRSA
  • Program targets uninsured, underinsured patients
  • CMS keeps emphasizing patients' right to choose
  • Core measures: Are needed changes getting made?
  • Keep digging to uncover root causes

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 or other authorities and/or based on independent recommendations from clinicians at individual institutions

Financial Disclosure:

Editor Staci Kusterbeck, Managing Editor Jill Robbins, Associate Publisher 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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