Sponsored by: HealthLeaders Media
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (Eastern)
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. (Central)
11:00 – 12:30 p.m. (Standard)
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. (Pacific)
Fail to catch a preventable condition and you don't get paid
That’s a concept that CMS and other payers are driving with force in 2008 and beyond. But with a focus on so many patient safety and quality initiatives, how do hospital leaders ensure that focus goes on the list of preventable conditions without derailing the hospital’s overall quality and patient safety program?
During this 90 minute Webcast from HealthLeaders Media and Studer Group, learn how to overcome barriers, as well as establish realistic timeframes and goals to prevent errors in three crucial areas: bedsores, injuries from falls and catheter-associated infections.
By the end of this program you and your colleagues will be able to:
- Implement specific strategies that hospitals have used to combat falls, pressure ulcers, and catheter-associated infections
- Overcome organizational barriers to implementation
- Establish realistic timeframes and goals
- Set strategic goals that are aligned with national priorities
- Creating a culture of safety and accountability
- Learn specific strategies for the following preventable conditions:
- Patient falls
- Pressure ulcers
- Catheter-associated infections
- Tactics to eliminate these preventable conditions
- Hourly rounding
- Staff accountability
- Bundle implementation
Debbie Bostic, president of Sacred Heart Hospital and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) Sacred Heart Health System, in Pensacola, Florida.
Debbie is responsible for all operations of the hospital in Pensacola while also serving as the CNO for Sacred Heart Health System. After joining Sacred Heart as CNO she has also held the position of COO since April 2006. She began her healthcare career as a nurse almost 30 years ago, and has progressed in leadership roles with increasing responsibilities.
Steve Simonin, FACHE, president of Wright Medical Center (WMC), Clarian, Iowa. Steve has been the leader of WMC since 1996 and the driving force in its quest for excellence. From 1993 to 1996, he was the administrator of two hospitals in South Dakota. In recent years, Mr. Simonin has led WMC to win several national awards. Two Summit awards from Press Ganey for top inpatient scores were awarded in both 2006 and 2007. The WMC leadership team won the HealthLeaders award for Top Leadership Teams in 2007. In the fall of 2007, WMC won a bronze award from the Iowa Recognition for Performance Excellence. WMC works closely with the Studer Group and was instrumental in creating the Rural Partnership with the Studer Group.
Richard Bluni, RN. Using Studer Group Principles, Richard successfully worked with individual departments in his facilities and in many cases was able to increase their patient satisfaction by as much as 20% while simultaneously decreasing adverse incidents such as fall rates, often by as much as 50%. As a patient satisfaction initiative champion, Richard was also able to take the lead in increasing his hospital’s patient satisfaction score by nearly 20% in approximately 3 months. Most recently, Richard was the director of risk management and patient safety for a 370 bed acute care and level 2 trauma hospital, as well as an affiliated rehabilitation facility. He was instrumental in many initiatives associated with decreasing risk and malpractice costs and increasing patient safety and patient satisfaction and was one of the very few risk managers to achieve a perfect score on his state’s risk management facility survey. Richard has more than 14 years of clinical, legal, risk management, patient safety, and nursing management experience.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This educational live event is intended for hospital C-suite executives and senior-level decision-makers. Relevant titles include:
CEO, CFO, COO, CMO, chief quality officer, VP of quality, quality directors
Webcast System Requirements and Program Materials
Please note to fully benefit from the Webcast experience, you will need a computer equipped with an Internet connection, Macromedia Flash Player 6.0 or higher, computer speakers with a soundcard, the following browsers: Netscape Navigator 4.7 or Internet Explorer version 5 or higher, and a recommended screen resolution: 1024x768.
Prior to the Webcast, you will receive an e-mail with detailed system requirements, your log-in information, presentation slides, and other materials that you can print and distribute to all attendees at your location.
New Purchase Option-- WEBCAST ON-DEMAND
In addition to the regular purchase option for HealthLeaders Media webcasts- CD - we are pleased to offer a new option, webcast on-demand. When you purchase a webcast on-demand you will be able to view the program any where and any time by logging into your account on www.HealthLeadersMedia.com. It's also a perfect training tool for new staff or as a refresher for veteran staff.
Participation in the Webcast is just $379 per site. All materials must be retrieved from the Internet. Live orders are assessed a $5 processing fee. CD and combo orders are charged $18 for shipping and handling.
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