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Thank you for attending the HEN Learning Community and 10th IHC Annual Conference!

Recent Spotlights/Resources/Videos/Best Practices:
There has been a great amount of invaluable resources shared this past month. Take a few minutes and browse through some of these shared resources below.

- Great River Medical Center is using their HEN newsletter to create the “3 Ps Bulletin Boards” (Patient Safety, Patient Satisfaction and Performance Improvement) in each of their units/department areas.  The newsletter is provided to the management staff in an effort to raise awareness on the initiatives that incorporate the 3 Ps.  With a Joint Commission survey approaching in November, they will have staff lead the surveyor to the board and discuss the 3 Ps.  They developed the patient satisfaction newsletter and a core measure newsletter to provide information quickly to managers to discuss at staff meetings.   Click here to download an example of a GRHS Newsletter.

- Cleveland Clinic Video shared by John Nance at Annual Conference:

- Grundy County Memorial Hospital Video Extreme CARE Make-Over shared at breakout at IHC Annual Conference:

- IHC Webcasts: Choosing Wisely Webcast - OB/EED Webcast 

- Fierce Healthcare: Just Say 'HEY HAC NO!' Video

- HEN & Quality Campaign in Florida Report & Video

- Indiana Hospital Association: One Death is Too Many Video

- American Hospital Association: A Leadership Resource for Patient & Family Engagement Strategies

- AHRQ A Guide for Patient & Family Engagement (Great Resources!)

- JCR VTE Prevention Webinar by Dr. Maynard

- JAMA - Meta-analysis of HAI Costs

- AHRQ: Understanding the Role of Healthcare Facility Design in the Acquisition & Prevention of HAIs

- CDC: Evidence Rated Guideline for use of Foley Catheters on CAUTI Prevention

- Fall Prevention Awareness Day on September 23rd: Download Flyer

- IDPH Events to encourage community discussion about the importance of the direct care workforce. All events are Free and from 8-9:30 am. No RSVP needed. Email for more information. Upcoming events: Dubuque - 9/17: Northeast Iowa Community College Town Clock Center; Davenport- 9/18: At the Eastern Iowa Community College West Davenport Center; Atlantic - 9/26: Cass County Community Center 

HEN What's Up Conference Call Tomorrow

The monthly HEN Whats Up Call addresses any questions your team may have on the HEN.  Join Dr. Evans and others at tomorrow's September 10th HEN Whats Up Call.  For dial-in information, contact

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