Quality 1204 - Hospital Peer Review - Apr 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

Writers
Lila Moore
Steve Lewis

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:

  • Measure quality of pediatric care or risk 'disastrous' consequences
  • Multidisciplinary peer review 'more objective'
  • Hospital revamps CHF documentation process
  • Communication barriers, lack of coordination challenge care of behavioral health patients
  • 'One-stop connection' gets technology boost
  • Heart failure deaths cut 50% using Six Sigma process
  • 'Daily rounding' checklist improves ICU compliance
  • Don't fail to communicate critical test results

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, nurse planner Paula Swain, RN, MSN, CPHQ, FNAHQ, Writers Lila Moore and Steve Lewis, 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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