CANCELLED ICU Overhaul 2009: Strategies to Reduce Costs and Improve Quality
Reduce waste in your critical care unit.
This 90-minute Webcast will give you strategies to:
- Improve outcomes by building a stronger, more collaborative, critical care team that involves multiple stakeholders.
- Implement standards, care bundles, and protocols that can reduce length of stay and help improve patient flow.
- Solve critical care staffing shortages through the innovative use of physician extenders and teleICU programs.
- Find virtual ICU capacity by looking systemically at the movement of patients throughout the hospital in a very scientific way. In other words, how you can remove variability to route patients between units in the most efficient manner.
Learn how the 250-bed Cape Coral Hospital rebuilt its culture to support multidisciplinary rounds and rapid response teams, which has increased its survival to discharge rates after a cardiac arrest, and eliminated cases of ventilator-associated pneumonia for more than two years.
And how Christiana Care Health System introduced sepsis resuscitation and critical care management standards that led to a 49% decrease in mortality rates and a 34% decrease in average length of stay in sepsis patients. Christiana also provides intensivist coverage to community and rural hospitals in Maryland through the Maryland eCare program.
- Patient Safety and Quality
- Multidisciplinary rounds
- Rapid response teams
- Role of leadership in culture change
- Outcomes: Ventilator-associated pneumonia; Sepsis
- Protocols and care bundles
- Patient flow
- Telemedicine and tele-ICU
- Intensivist coverage
- Open ICU vs. closed ICU
- Live Q&A
Marc T. Zubrow, MD, FACP, FCCP. FCCM is the director of critical care medicine as well as the medical director for the teleICU, eCare, at Christiana Care Health Systems in Wilmington, Delaware. Dr. Zubrow has served as ACCP Governor for the State of Delaware as well as on a variety of committees at both local and national levels. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Chest Physicians, and American College of Critical Care Medicine. He has been honored with several teaching awards and clinical excellence recognition as well as being listed in the “Best Doctors in America”. In January 2009, he was named by HealthLeaders magazine, as one of their annual ‘HealthLeaders 20 people who make healthcare better’.
Annette Forlenza RN, BSN, CCRN nursing Director of the ICU, Cape Coral Hospital in Florida, a 250-bed facility located in Southwest Florida, part of the Lee Memorial Health System. Florenza has over 30 years experience in critical care as a bedside nurse, manager, and educator, with national certification in adult critical care. She is the key contact and representative for the LMHS multidisciplinary team, which has participated in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s community focused on improving care in the ICU for the past four years.
Jeff Terry, is the managing principal of the Clinical Excellence business unit of GE Healthcare’s Performance Solutions where he oversees the development and delivery of solutions that combine process change with innovative technology to address critical healthcare challenges. His focus is patient flow, patient safety and service line strategy. His insight on clinical outsourcing has been quoted in trade publications, including Healthcare Executive, and he has published articles on clinical asset outsourcing, periop optimization, radiology strategy, and patient safety. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), and the Texas Hospital Association.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
CEO, COO, CNO, Chief Medical Officer, senior VP nursing, critical care director, physician leader, chief information officer
12:00-1:30 p.m. (Central)
11:00-12:30 p.m. (Mountain)
10:00-11:30 a.m. (Pacific)
WEBCAST SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
To fully benefit from the Webcast experience, you will need a computer equipped with a Broadband Internet connection, a sound card, and speakers or headphones. Macromedia Flash player Version 8.0 or greater, a recommended screen resolution of 1024 x 768, and an Internet Browser (e.g. Internet Explorer). The use of AOL or wireless Internet connections is not recommended.
New Purchase Option–– WEBCAST ON–DEMAND
In addition to the regular CD purchase option for HealthLeaders Media Webcasts, 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 anywhere and anytime 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.
- 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.
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