Quality 1603 - Hospital Peer Review - Mar 01, 2012

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
Lisa Hubbell
AHC Media

Executive Editor
Russ Underwood
AHC Media

Associate Managing Editor
Jill Von Wedel
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:

  • Do quality indicators lead to over-intervention?
  • Surgical checklists come to ambulatory centers
  • CMS tests hospital infection survey
  • Spreading the gospel of QI one person at a time
  • Prenatal initiative yields safety improvements
  • Med rec initiative achieves 95% compliance
  • Three pharmacy safety problems solved

Objectives:

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

Financial Disclosure:

Editor Lisa Hubbell, Executive Editor Russ Underwood, Associate Managing Editor Jill Von Wedel, 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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