Quality 1210 - Hospital Peer Review - Oct 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

Managing Editor
Jill Robbins
AHC Media

Editorial Group Head
Russ Underwood
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:

  • Using antibiotic stewardship programs to curb resistance in fight against HAIs
  • Making your doctors, PharmDs play nice
  • Reversing the trend of resistant infections
  • Pending legislation, standards on HAIs
  • Oversight group holds RCA teams accountable
  • Improving surgical outcomes with data tool
  • Getting board members on board with education
  • Is the 'Patients' Right to Know' constitutional?
  • The Joint Commission talks about pain

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:

Managing Editor Jill Robbins, Editorial Group Head Russ Underwood, 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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