Hospital Peer Review (Vol. 40, No. 5) - May 1, 2015

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Release date: May 2015

Valid through: May 2017

Target Audience

This activity is intended for hospital-based quality professionals.

Subjects

  • Stage 3 EHR meaningful use proposals include eight core goals
  • Proposed: Eight Stage 3 meaningful use objectives and their measures
  • ICD-10 is finally on the horizon
  • Medication reconciliation: Make it somebody’s job
  • Successful sepsis program leads to national award
  • Alarms top safety list again
  • ICU program gets patients moving sooner
  • The Joint Commission issues Sentinel Event Alert on health IT

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.

Credit Available

Nurses

  • 1.25 ANCC Contact Hours

Sponsor

This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

Accreditation Statement

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

Credit Designation

Nurses

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 Listing

Authors

Lisa Hubbell

Editors

AHC Media Managing editor:  Jill Drachenberg

Associate Managing editor: Dana Spector

Financial Disclosure

Editor Lisa Hubbell, Executive Editor Jill Drachenberg, and Associate Managing Editor Dana Spector, 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 discloses she is principal of Brown-Spath & Associates. Nurse reviewer Kay Ball discloses that she is retained consulting editor of Hospital Case Management newsletter and contributing author to Case Management Insider. Kay Ball is also a STERIS Corp stockholder and member of AORN Speakers Bureau

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