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Date: February 23, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Central

Presenter: Carolyn Sanders, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Chief Nurse Executive, UCHealth, and Chief Nursing Officer,
University of Colorado Hospital

The 14th annual Vizient™ Nursing Leadership Excellence Series offers high-impact educational programming to help current, new and aspiring nursing leaders and their organizations address today’s most pressing health care challenges.

Part 1: Post-traumatic stress

How do you prepare for the unthinkable? Catastrophic events — mass shootings, bombings, even natural disasters — happen with little or no warning. How can nurses prepare for that terrible moment when victims come pouring in? In this session, a nurse leader who faced such a terrifying day shares her story. She will reveal the most important lessons learned, the decisions she confronted, the actions her team took to save lives and how they coped with the after-effects of that traumatic day.

In this session, participants will:

  • Outline strategies to prepare your unit for a catastrophic event
  • Learn how to recognize post-traumatic stress in your team and what to do about it

** See the brochure for information on CEUs

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Date: February 27, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central

Description:

In June 2016, TJC introduced an antimicrobial stewardship standard for hospitals, critical access hospitals and nursing care centers that is effective Jan. 1, 2017. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a new regulatory standard — Antibiotic Stewardship Program Organization and Policies — as part of the infection-control condition of participation (CoP) for hospitals and critical access hospitals. While the CMS CoP is not yet final, we anticipate that it will be soon. Arjun Srinivasan, MD, FSHEA, Capt. USPHS, Associate Director Infection Prevention Programs with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with subject-matter expertise in antimicrobial stewardship will provide an overview of the requirements and strategies for establishing a successful program.

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Date: March 16, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Central

Presenter:

Ann Scott Blouin, PhD, RN, FACHE
Executive Vice President, Customer Relations,
The Joint Commission

The 14th annual Vizient™ Nursing Leadership Excellence Series offers high-impact educational programming to help current, new and aspiring nursing leaders and their organizations address today’s most pressing health care challenges.

Part 2: Preventing workplace violence

Violent outbursts come in many forms — from verbal attacks to physical assaults, from gang violence to domestic abuse. Violence is a more common source of injury in health care than in any other industry. Threats alone, even when they don’t lead to physical injury, can cause significant psychological trauma and stress.

Nursing leaders must take steps to protect their teams. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) developed a road map to protect health care workers.

In this session, participants will:

  • Define workplace violence and be able to state two reasons why violence in the workplace is increasing
  • Discuss risk factors that correlate with increased workplace violence

** See the brochure for information on CEUs

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Date: March 22, 2017
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central

Description:

Please join us for the third program in our three-part series on Worker Safety: Caring for the Caregiver after an Unexpected Event, Part 1. Guests include Roger Leonard, MD, MMM, CPE, Safety Consultant at MedStar Health, Inc. and Susan D. Scott, PhD, RN, CPPS, FAAN, Manager of Patient Safety & Risk Management from the University of Missouri Health Care System, who will share important considerations related to healthcare team members involved in an unanticipated patient event, a medical error and/or a patient related injury and who experience trauma by the event.

Objectives:

After this program, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the “second victim phenomenon”
  • Identify various interventional strategies to support clinicians experiencing second victim phenomenon.
  • Determine what you can do differently to help a colleague who is suffering as a second victim.

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Date: March 27, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central

Description:

A rare and preventable event, surgical fires still occur and can be devastating.  This webinar will provide an overview of the hazards—and with an emphasis on recommended prevention strategies.

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Date: March 27, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central

Description:

The transmission of bloodborne viruses and other microbial pathogens to patients during routine healthcare procedures continues to occur because of the use of improper injection, infusion, medication vial, and point-of-care testing practices by healthcare personnel.  The Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses and the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) published a position paper in 2016 with specific recommendations for safe practice and prevention of infection. 

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Date: April 11, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Central

Description:

The organized medical staff is responsible for oversight of the provision of care, treatment and services. This webinar will review the basic CMS Conditions of Participation as well as voluntary accreditation requirements. Additionally, participants will be provided with an overview of some of the high risk and problematic areas and strategies for addressing these issues within your own organization.

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Date: May 9, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Central

Description:

Basic review of CMS Conditions of Participation and other voluntary accreditation requirements related to infection control and prevention. Compliance with the requirements for high-level disinfection and processing of scopes, surgical attire, hand hygiene and appropriate use of personal protective equipment continues to be an issue for many organizations. This session will focus on the problem areas and describe processes for meeting the fundamental intent of the requirements.

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Date: May 22, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central

Description:

Screening for suicide is a recommended practice in hospital and emergency department care as well as behavioral health care. Participants will learn how healthcare organizations are utilizing screening and assessment tools to detect suicide ideation, to address related safety issues, to provide appropriate treatment when necessary, and to educate staff about how to identify and respond to patients with suicide ideation.

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Date: June 13, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Central

Description:

Basic review of the CMS Conditions of Participation and other voluntary accreditation requirements related to the rights and responsibilities of the individual. Critical topics will include the complaint and grievance process, and restraint use and management. Problematic issues will be discussed as well as processes to meet the fundamental intent of the requirements: positioning organizations for effective and reliable delivery of safe, high-quality care.

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Date: June 26, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central

Description:

USP standards serve as a professional guide for compounding practices and medication administration. USP standard 797 will be finalized in February 2018 and will be used for survey purposes. USP standard 800, which was finalized in February 2016, is focused entirely on employee safety when handling hazardous medications. Katrina Harper, Pharmacy consultant with subject matter expertise in compounding medications outside the pharmacy will provide an overview of the recommended strategies to do this safely and successfully.

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Date: July 11, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Central

Description:

Sustaining an environment that is safe, functional and supportive of patient care is a foundational requirement of CMS and all other voluntary accrediting organization. This program will provide an overview of the requirements for healthcare buildings, use of space, equipment and strategies for ensuring the people within the building have knowledge of their role within the environment of care. Participants will review models for planning, implementing and evaluating the environment of care requirements.

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Date: July 24, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central

Description:

Despite national voluntary preparedness efforts, after comprehensive analysis, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services concluded that “current requirements are not comprehensive enough to address the complexities of actual emergencies.” This resulted in the proposal and subsequent finalization of a rule for emergency preparedness conditions of participation. The rule became effective November 16, 2016 with an implementation date of November 16, 2017. Participants will be provided with an overview of the requirements included in the new rule as well as a cross-walk to existing TJC requirements under Emergency Management.

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Date: September 12, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Central

Description:

CMS Conditions of Participation and other voluntary accreditation requirements related to the provision of care will be reviewed. Assessment, reassessment and discharge planning will be covered as well as issues such as the requirements for documenting the multidisciplinary plan of care.

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Date: September 25, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central

Description:

The federal EMTALA law and the accompanying regulations are complex. Participants will receive an overview of the requirements including necessary policies and procedures, training, practice requirements such as the medical screen exam and process for determining what constitutes an emergency medical condition.  Mary Ellen Palowitch, CMS EMTALA technical lead and hospital analyst will lend her expertise to the topic to address challenging requirements within this act.

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Date: October 10, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Central

Description:

CMS Conditions of Participation and other voluntary accreditation requirements related to the provision of care relating to sedation and anesthesia will be reviewed.

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Date: October 23, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central

Description:

As many of the Vizient healthcare organizations are involved in mergers and acquisitions growing their single entities to systems, the avenue for bring the system together can be a challenge.  There is no one size fits all approach. This webinar will include a panel presentation and discussion on tactics that a few of our members have used to develop and implement a solid, system approach to addressing quality and safety. The goal of each of these programs is to ensure continuous patient readiness across the continuum of care.

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Date: November 14, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Central

Description:

This program will provide a basic review of the CMS Conditions of Participation and voluntary accrediting bodies requirements for the complete medical record. No matter what type of electronic system your organization uses or if your organization is still using paper records, the requirements are the same. Participants will gain an understanding of how the accuracy (or inaccuracy) of the record can actually impact care.

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Date: November 27, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central

Description:

Participants will receive a review of the 2017 accreditation and regulatory challenging standards as evidenced by Vizient member organizations across the country as well as reported by the voluntary accrediting organizations. Diana Scott, Senior Director of Accreditation Advisory Services will not only provide details on the issues but also best practices and recommended strategies for successfully preventing and addressing these issues.

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Date: December 12, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Central

Description:

It is essential to ensure that employed or contracted individuals who provide care, treatment or services to your patients are qualified and competent. This webinar will help you understand the requirements for the human resources function.

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Date: December 4, 2017
Time: 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Central

Description:

Participants will receive a review of the 2017 a Home Care Program accreditation and regulatory challenging standards as evidenced by Vizient member organizations across the country as well as reported by the voluntary accrediting organizations.

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