Code Blue: Diagnostic Error in the Emergency Department
Emergency Medicine providers work in a very chaotic and transient world — multiple caregivers keeping pace with multiple patients, most of whom they have little to no history with — creating the risk of not having the right information at the right time.
Postpartum Hemorrhage - The Next Frontier in Patient Safety
Recent protocols pioneered by the Hospital Corporation of America have demonstrated the ability to dramatically impact maternal deaths due to two of the three traditional killers of pregnant women: pulmonary embolism and hypertensive disease.
Getting Started on QAPI: Practical Strategies to Develop and Implement a QAPI Plan
Quality Assurance Performance Improvement (QAPI) is an initiative undertaken by CMS to expand quality improvement activities in nursing homes. Many facilities have started work to change their organizational culture to one based on systems thinking and performance improvement.
Improving Communication with Patients and Among Health Care Teams
Diagnosis Errors Contributing Factors and Interventions: System Issues
According to the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine, diagnostic error is the leading cause of medical malpractice claims in the US, and is estimated to cause 40,000-80,000 deaths annually.
Adapting High Reliability Organization (HRO) Processes to Your Practice
High Reliability Organizations (HROs) function in high risk, error intolerant environments. One significant error can lead to catastrophic, and potentially fatal, consequences.
Early Recognition and Management of Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock
Severe Sepsis and Septic shock are associated with mortality rates nearing 50% and are one of the time critical medical emergencies similar to trauma, acute MI and stroke.
Safer Use of Narcotics in Noncancer Pain
The purpose of this presentation is to discuss issues surrounding the use of narcotics in non-cancer pain. In addition, information will be provided to assist clinicians in safer ways to care for these patients.
The Non-Technical Side of HIPAA Security: What all compliance, risk and HIM managers need to know
HIPAA Security often seems too technical and daunting to most non-IT people. The common tendency is to shrug the responsibility for security onto IT's shoulders. However, the reality is that we are increasing our organization's risk of data breach through this avoidance.
Dementia and Delirium: Managing its Impact in the Nursing Home
Given the current concern in the nursing home about appropriate and inappropriate use of antipsychotic medications, this presentation will describe an approach to effectively and safely assess and manage delirium and the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.
Effective Pain Management in the Nursing Home Setting
As many as 45% to 80% of nursing home residents have pain that contributes significantly to functional impairment and decreased quality of life. Substantial barriers and logistic problems in carrying out diagnostic procedures and pain management interventions are common.
Protecting Patient Information: Will you be ready to attest "Yes" for Meaningful Use?
Protecting Patient Information may be the last core objective listed in the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, but don't save it for last and now isn't too soon to start.
Healthy Work Environment In Obstetrics: Real Tactics To Improve Your Culture by Reducing Disruptive Behaviors
We all want to work in an environment that models compassion, dignity, integrity, and service. We recognize the negative impact that disrespectful, harmful or abusive behavior has on:
Working Together To Reduce Unnecessary Acute Care Transfers: Using the INTERACT Quality Improvement Program As A Platform To Bring Your Team Together
Reducing readmissions requires close collaboration between all members of the health care continuum — hospital, clinic, assisted living and long term care staff, physicians, pharmacists, non-physician providers and other post-acute health care professionals.
Providing Patient-Centered Care in the Nursing Home: Beginning With the End (Goals) in Mind
Providing patient-centered care is about care that works and that is important to the patient. To successfully do that, we need to understand who the nursing home patient is and what they value.
The HIPAA Tango: Choreographing Privacy and Security under the Final Rule
This webinar will provide an overview of the development and implementation of the Minnesota Time Out Process.
Root Cause Analysis - A Focused Review of an Adverse Event
Whether you work in a hospital, long-term care or clinic organization, this webinar will provide you with an overview of how to respond to an adverse event.
Documentation in Long Term Care
This webinar will update long term care nurses on their responsibility to document care provided to each resident, communicate with family and physician and assess for changes in condition.
Care Planning in Long Term Care
Safe Surgery: The Minnesota Time Out Process - Getting It Right (or Left)
Long Term Care Survey Preparedness
This webinar will educate long term care staff on how to communicate during the annual regulatory survey process.
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