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HIIN Huddle

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
"Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." --Mattie Stepanek
Upcoming Office Hour Topics:

Performance Improvement Series
February 15 - If You Cannot Measure It, You Cannot Improve It
February 22 - The Right Data, In the Right Format, At the Right Time
March 1 - Engaging the "Smart Cogs" of Healthcare

Sustainability and Community Integration Series
March 8 - Overview of Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA)
March 15 - Meaning and Value of Community Collaboration
March 22 - Adding Value to Your Community Outside of Your Hospital Walls
Community of Practices (CoPs)

Falls Prevention

3rd Tuesday of Every Month at 11:00 AM

These webinars engage collaborative efforts to share strategies on the implementation of best practices, provide information from hospitals and subject matter experts, and review falls measures

Next Webinar: February 21 - Importance of Collaboration with Discharge Planning to Prevent Falls & Reduce Readmissions

Register Here

Lana Comstock

Readmissions & Care Transitions

4th Tuesday of Every Month at 11:00 AM

These webinars will go over readmissions and care coordination measures, hear from hospitals and community partners, and collaborative to share best practices to improve care transitions.

: February 16 - Project RED (Re-Engineered Discharge)
                     March 28 - Patient Centered Medical Home

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Kolton Hewlett

Hospital Acquired Infections

1st Tuesday of Every Month at 11:00 AM

In Collaboration with IDPH and Telligen, these webinars will work through the HAI HIIN measures, provide new information regarding HAIs, and review various tips and tricks.

Next Webinar: March 7

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Erin Hansman

Person & Family Engagement

2nd Thursday of Every Other Month at 11:00 AM

This education series will focus on implementation of best practices to achieve PFE goals. Each webinar will focus on a specific PFE metric and share a success story.

Next Webinar: March 16

Register Here

Kady Reese

Medication Safety

Current Focus: INR Greater than 5

The next INR QI Project, provided by our faculty Pharmacist Dr. Brian Isetts, will be Thursday, January 19, 2017. The webinars are 30 minutes followed by coaching for a limited amount of hospitals.

Next Webinar: February 23

Register Here

Jennifer Creekmur

To register for a Community of Practice, visit the "Events" tab in HIINnovation!

HIIN Virtual Learning Community

Please register below for our January Virtual Learning Community!

When: Feb 28, 2017 8:30 AM to Noon

Person and Family Engagement: National Strategies
Tom Workman,
PhD, Principal Researcher, American Institutes for Research, Chapel Hill, NC

Patients and their families are important partners who can help you achieve your hospital’s quality care and patient safety goals. Engaging patients and families as partners at all levels – direct care, policy and protocol and hospital governance – can help reduce safety problems ranging from falls to readmissions. 

Medication Safety and Effectivement
Brian Isetts,
PhD, Professor, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Minneapolis, MN, and
Faculty, Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, Des Moines

The purpose of this interactive session is to provide an overview of national and HIIN-wide medication safety and effectiveness goals related to opioid use, anticoagulation safety and VTE prophylaxis,
medications and antimicrobial stewardship. Strategic aims and measures of success will be presented, as well as approaches and resources for achieving aims. 

Fall Prevention: Addressing Alarm Fatigue
Sarah Brown, RN, LNHA, BS, Executive Director,
Empira, Eden Prairie, MI

This session will provide an overview of audible alarm elimination as a means to fall prevention. The intent of this session is to explain why using audible alarms causes more harm than help.
• Explain the inappropriateness of using personal alarms and their impact on the safety and wellbeing of an individual.
• Recognize evidence that indicates that elimination alarms can lead to an increase in clinical outcomes including fall reduction.

Healthcare-Acquired Infections: Collaboration with Long-Term Care
Sheryl Marshal, RN, Telligen, West Des Moines

This session will explore outpatient antibiotic stewardship initiatives and provide an overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Core Elements of Outpatient Antibiotic Stewardship.
• Present an overview of the CDC Outpatient Core Elements.
• Discuss opportunities to reduce antibiotic use/misuse within a variety of outpatient settings.

Building a Community Coalition: The Dating Game?
Kate Lafollette, RN, Program Specialist, Telligen, West Des Moines

This session will look at the key elements and actions needed for developing a sustainable, high functioning community coalition. It will also discuss how to identify and achieve the coalition’s goals and produce results.
• Outline the essential elements that are needed to start and build a healthcare community coalition.
• Identify organizations, key leadership and participants for a healthcare community coalition.
• Create a plan for next steps to coalition building.

Please register and add the event to your calendar! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Register Here

Click here to view the brochure!

*If you would like CEUs for this event, please provide your nursing license number upon registration.

IHA District Meetings

Here are the dates for the first round of IHA district meetings:

  • February 23—District C, Waverly Health Center in Waverly
  • February 24—District A, Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee
  • March 1—District G, To be announced
  • March 2—District F, Jefferson County Health Center, Fairfield
  • March 3—District D, Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic

All meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. Hospital quality leaders are invited to attend these meetings. Please talk with your CEO about inviting members of the quality team to your respective district meeting.

Upcoming NCD HIIN Pacing Events
NHSN Annual Training

All sessions will be available to view via live web-streaming March 20-24, 2017. No registration is required for web-streaming.

Web-streaming links and information will be posted on the CDC website prior to the week of training. Click here for more information!

INR Greater than 5 Survey

A survey monkey was sent out to all HIIN quality leads this week regarding the INR Greater than 5 Quality Improvement project. We would appreciate it if you could take five minutes to complete the survey as soon as possible. If you have any questions, contact Jennifer Creekmur. 
Register for IHC's Patient Safety Conference

This conference will bring together healthcare professionals from across the state to learn about current patient safety topics prevalent in today’s healthcare environment. Best practices will be shared and discussed to increase knowledge of those in attendance. This conference will feature keynote speaker Helen Haskell.

Helen Haskell, MA, is president of the nonprofit patient safety organization Mothers Against Medical Error. Since the medical error death of her young son Lewis in 2000, Haskell has worked to improve healthcare safety and quality in the areas of medical education, patient-activated rapid response, infection prevention, medical error disclosure, and patient empowerment, among others.

Additional offerings at this year’s conference include: 
Responding to Unanticipated Outcomes - A Comprehensive Approach 
Seth A.
Kervat, MD, FACP-Assistant Vice President, Safety, MedStar Health

Panel Discussion: Role of Patients and Families in Advising Healthcare Organizations Around Patient Safety 
Helen Haskell, MA-Mothers Against Medical Error
Seth A. Krevat, MD, FACP-Assistant Vice President, Safety, MedStar Health

The Emily Jerry Story – From Tragedy to Triumph - Preventing Future Tragedies Through the Adoption of Technology and Best Practices!
Chris Jerry-Patient Safety Advocate, Speaker, and Founder of The Emily Jerry Foundation

Rapid Cycle Quality Improvement to Achieve Anti-Coagulation Goals Through Collaboration Among Providers 
Brian Isetts, PhD-Professor, University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy and Faculty, Iowa Healthcare Collaborative

The event promises to be a full day of engaging content and information sharing that you will not want to miss!

Click here to register today and access the agenda!
Survey for IHC Compass HIIN Contacts

In an effort to streamline communications on HIINnovation, IHC will be developing groups/pages for each of the core HIIN focus areas. Rather than everyone posting all topics to the Open Forum page, HIINnovation members will post to the focus area page(s) their posted topic is most pertinent to. Members will then only receive notifications for the topics that they have subscribed to.

The purpose of this survey is to gather your hospital's most current contact/leads for the identified HIIN focus areas. Please provide the names and emails for all contacts relative to the listed focus areas. IHC will use this information initially to add the given contacts to the corresponding focus area groups on HIINnovation rather than having each person subscribe individually.

The survey was sent out several weeks ago. If you did not receive the survey via email or would like to have the survey sent to another member of your team for completion, please contact a member of your Compass HIIN team.
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