Excellence In Clinical Care Series — Quality Improvement, Infection Prevention

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Seminar

Date:9/27/2018
Start Time:12:00 AM
End Time:12:00 AM
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This educational activity is jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and MHA Health Institute.
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Sponsored by Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders

Supported by an educational grant from APS


Dates & Location

Wednesday, Sept. 26, to Friday, Sept. 28

Camden on the Lake
2359 Bittersweet Road
Lake Ozark, Mo.
573/365-5620


Register on or before Wednesday, Sept. 12.


Registration Fees

Wednesday, Sept. 26 – Quality Improvement Only — $299 per person
Thursday-Friday, Sept. 27-28 – Infection Prevention Only — $375 per person
Wednesday-Friday, Sept. 26-28 – Quality Improvement & Infection Prevention — $475 per person

Registration includes continental breakfast, refreshments, lunch and program materials. This seminar is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals because of a contribution from MHA Management Services Corporation. Coupons were mailed to MHA-member hospital CEOs in mid-December.

Hotel Reservation

Request the MHA Health Institute overnight room rate: $128 + tax
Group code:  MHAI0918
Hotel cut-off date: Saturday, Aug. 25
Hotel cancellation policy: Must cancel room four days before program date.

Wednesday, Sept. 26 — Quality Improvement

Purpose

This program will provide key updates regarding quality reporting, pay-for-performance programs, and legislative and regulatory changes critical for health care providers and staff to be successful in the rapidly evolving health care environment.


Objectives

Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • identify the key components for developing an organization-wide approach to improving patient safety culture
  • discuss how quality reporting and improvement efforts will impact the Medicare pay-for-performance systems
  • discuss the importance of quality reporting, whether required, strongly encouraged or voluntary
  • discuss population health perspectives and activities
  • identify federal and state regulatory and legislative changes that will impact quality assurance and improvement in hospitals
  • describe the importance of quality transparency

Audience

This seminar is aimed at individuals focused on health care quality improvement, including executive leaders, quality department staff, front-line patient care managers, front-line staff and process improvement team leaders.


Agenda

8 a.m. — Registration Opens/Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. — Opening Remarks
Alison Williams, MBA-HCM, BSN, R.N.
Vice President of Clinical Quality Improvement
Missouri Hospital Association
Jefferson City, Mo.

8:45 a.m. — Safety Culture Strategy: Making Measurable and Meaningful Improvement: How to use your Results and Drive Sustainable Change
Daniel Baily, M.S.
Cofounder and CEO
Beterra Health, Inc.
Newnan, Ga.

This session will focus on the key components of developing an organization-wide approach to improving patient safety culture. Far too frequently we measure safety culture through surveys simply to fulfill regulatory requirements. In this session, we will cover how leading organizations lay out strategies to accelerate improvement and integrate efforts with other organizational goals.

10 a.m. — Break

10:15 a.m. — Medicare Pay-for-Performance, (MACRA/MIPS) Tying Quality to Finance
Andrew B. Wheeler
Vice President of Federal Finance
Missouri Hospital Association
Jefferson City, Mo.

Understanding how quality reporting and improvement efforts impact the Medicare pay-for-performance systems is becoming more important as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services continues to implement and expand their pay-for-performance systems. This session will focus on the latest updates regarding the finance-quality link, innovative models being used in Missouri, and cast an eye to the future on what may come with a new government administration.

12:15 p.m. — Lunch (provided)

1 p.m. — Opioid Crisis:  From Shock to Solutions
Shawn W. Billings
Project Manager
Missouri Hospital Association
Jefferson City

Opioid misuse and dependence — including prescription analgesics, heroin and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl — is a prevalent national crisis affecting public health, as well as social and economic welfare. Nearly 80 percent of individuals with Opioid Use Disorder do not receive treatment. Social bias and a pervasive view of addiction as a moral failing has limited access to effective, evidence-based treatments. The use of medications — in combination with behavioral therapies and recovery support services — provides a comprehensive, individually-tailored program to address patient needs. This presentation will address Missouri efforts to integrate a medication-first model to improve patient survival, decrease illicit opiate use, increase retention in treatment and improve birth outcomes among pregnant women who have OUD.

2:15 p.m. — Break

2:30 p.m. — Federal and State Legislative and Regulatory Update: Key Highlights
Sarah M. Willson, MBA, BSN, CHPCA
Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs
Missouri Hospital Association
Jefferson City

Learn what federal and state regulatory and legislative activities will impact hospitals. The latest developments in policy impacting hospitals will be explored. Be part of the conversation around how local and statewide initiatives and collaborative efforts are shaping the health care landscape.

3:15 p.m. — Using Transparency to Drive Quality Improvement — Panel Presentation
Debbie A. Siler BSN, R.N, CRRN
Director of Continuous Quality and Performance Improvement
Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Springfield
Springfield, Mo.

Leigh-Ann White, MSN, R.N., CPHQ, CSSBB(ASQ)
Director of Quality & Performance Improvement
Saint Francis Healthcare System
Cape Girardeau, Mo.

This presentation provides guidance to health care leaders on how they can elevate quality improvement outcomes through transparency. It is nearly impossible to improve what you don't have visibility around.

4:15 p.m. — Closing Remarks
Alison Williams, MBA-HCM, BSN, R.N.

4:30 p.m. — Adjournment


Faculty

Daniel Baily is cofounder and CEO of Beterra Health, a health care improvement company based in Atlanta, Ga. In his current role, he leads the consulting team and the development of SafeCulture, Beterra’s analytics platform. Baily has focused most of his career on the measurement of quality and safety, and developing ways to simplify improvement for health care leaders.

Baily is an international speaker on the topic of patient safety culture measurement and improvement. He has worked with more than 250 organizations across the U.S., Africa, Asia and the Middle East to measure and improve performance. Before founding Beterra, Baily was the director of analytics for Synensys – a global consulting company focused on quality and safety improvement.

Shawn Billings is a project manager for the Missouri Hospital Association and is responsible for the Missouri State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant. Previously, Billings was employed as a Treatment Court Administrator for the 31st and 39th Judicial Circuits for Missouri state courts. He has more than 10 years of experience managing local, state and federally-funded programs to enhance and expand behavioral health treatment services for high-risk and high-need populations in both rural and urban settings. Throughout his career, he has served as adjunct faculty at Drury University teaching in the behavioral sciences and business administration departments. In addition, he also has served as an elected Alderman in Battlefield, Mo., and as a federal grant peer reviewer for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration. Billings has a Master of Science in criminology and criminal justice from Drury University and holds a certification in Court Management from the National Center for State Courts.

Debbie A. Siler is the director of continuous quality and performance improvement at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital in Springfield, Mo. She has more than 25 years of health care experience. Siler has worked as a director of quality for the last four years, and she helped open the only freestanding rehabilitation hospital in Southwest Missouri in 2014.

Andrew Wheeler is the vice president of federal finance for the Missouri Hospital Association. He specializes in federal advocacy and Medicare payment and regulatory compliance. Wheeler has more than 17 years of experience in the hospital setting, working in hospital operations, finance and strategic planning. He has provided briefings to the Missouri U.S. congressional delegation, served as a governor appointee for a Missouri General Assembly committee and provided testimony about proposed statutes.

Leigh-Ann White is the director of quality and performance improvement for Saint Francis Healthcare System in Cape Girardeau Mo. In her role, she is accountable for the quality outcomes and performance improvement efforts of Saint Francis' 308 bed acute care hospital, as well as their 31 provider clinics. She is a registered nurse with more than 15 years of health care experience. In addition to serving as a leader in health care, she served in a variety of other nursing professional roles, including cardiac bedside nurse, care coordinator, risk manager, infection preventionist and quality improvement specialist. She also holds certifications as a Professional in Healthcare Quality and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Sarah Willson is the vice president of clinical and regulatory affairs for the Missouri Hospital Association. Willson has worked in health care for more than 20 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing in Columbia, Mo, and a master’s degree in business administration healthcare from William Woods University in Fulton, Mo. Willson’s background includes varied areas of clinical practice and more than 15 years of health care leadership and operational design experience. She is certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.


Continuing Education

Participants must attend the program in its entirety to receive a certificate of completion and continuing education contact hours.

Accreditation Statement
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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and the MHA Health Institute. AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation

Nursing — AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 6.0 contact hours.
Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

Quality Professionals — This program has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality for 6 continuing education credits.

Requirements for Credit:

  • Attend/participate in the educational activity and review all course materials.
  • Complete the CE Declaration form online by 11:59 p.m. ET Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Instructions will be provided. If you do not enter the online portal by the above date, you will not be able to retrieve your statement of participation.
  • Upon successful completion of the online form, your statement of completion will be presented to you to print.

AXIS Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program please contact AXIS atinfo@axismeded.org.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
AXIS Medical Education requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by AXIS for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

 Name of Faculty or Presenter  Reported Financial Relationship
 Daniel Baily, M.S.  Nothing to disclose
 Andrew B. Wheeler  Nothing to disclose
 Sarah M. Willson, MBA, BSN, CHPCA  Nothing to disclose
 Shawn W. Billings  Nothing to disclose
 Debbie A. Siler R.N, BSN, CRRN  Nothing to disclose
 Leigh-Ann White, MSN, RN, CPHQ, CSSBB(ASQ)  Nothing to disclose

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

 Name of Planner/Manager  Reported Financial Relationship
 Rita F. Kay  Nothing to disclose
 Holly M. Hampe, D.Sc., R.N., MHA, MRM  Nothing to disclose
 Dee Morgillo, MEd., CHCP  Nothing to disclose


Disclaimer
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Americans With Disabilities Act
In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request. For any special requests, please contact the MHA Health Institute at 573/893-3700 before the meeting dates.


Thursday, Sept. 27 – Friday, Sept. 28 — Infection Prevention

Purpose

This conference will build on the knowledge and experience of managers who are responsible for the infection prevention program in their facility and will emphasize evidence-based interventions aimed at decreasing hospital-associated infections. Discussions will include a review of current sterilization and disinfection practices, as well as strategy development for product recalls, outbreak investigations and program implementation. Expert guidance in utilization of National Healthcare Safety Network reports and reporting will be offered. This program will benefit acute, long-term, residential, ambulatory care, public health, rehabilitation, home health and mental health disciplines.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on case study group review activities and applications of user-friendly tools to enhance infection prevention programs and goals.


Objectives

Upon completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • identify the regulatory and legislative changes impacting infection control in hospitals
  • discuss how to create advanced analytic reports using NHSN to verify and troubleshoot CMS-required HAI measures
  • review and discuss the appropriate methods for sterile technique, environmental disinfection and equipment sterilization
  • discuss multidrug resistant organisms, prevention and control
  • summarize the main divisions of responsibility of employee/occupational health professional
  • discuss assessing for risk and setting infection prevention goals based on risks
  • review tools, protocols and interventions that can be implemented to achieve infection control goals

Agenda

Thursday, Sept. 27

8 a.m. — Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. — Opening Remarks
Toi D. Wilde, MBA, BSN, R.N.
Program Manager
Missouri Hospital Association
Jefferson City

8:45 a.m. — Federal and State Legislative and Regulatory Update: Key Highlights
Sarah M. Willson, MBA, BSN, CHPCA
Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs
Missouri Hospital Association
Jefferson City

9:45 a.m. — Break

10 a.m. — National Healthcare Safety Network Training: Using Advanced Analysis Features to Meet Reporting Requirements and Identify Opportunities for Improvement
Robert L. Geist, MPH, CIC
Epidemiologist, KDHE Healthcare Associated Infections Program
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Topeka, Kan.

11:30 a.m. — Lunch (provided)

12:30 p.m. — Sterilization and Disinfection
Jo Micek, R.N., CIC
Infection Prevention and Control Department
Liberty Hospital
Liberty, Mo.

2 p.m. — Break

2:15 p.m. — Multidrug Resistant Organisms
Vicky Ferris, R.N., CIC

3:15 p.m. — Occupational Employee Health: The Other Side of Patient Safety
Jan Wesselmann, B.S., R.N.
Consultant
Kansas City, Kan.

4:30 p.m. — Adjournment


Friday, Sept. 28

7:30 a.m. — Registration/Continental Breakfast

8 a.m. — Tools, Protocol and Intervention Implementation
Vicky Ferris, R.N., CIC
Jo Micek, R.N., CIC

10 a.m. — Break

10:15 a.m. — Tools, Protocol and Intervention Implementation (continued)

  • review risk assessment
  • product recall management
    • case study/group work
    • tool examples

  • moving results to the bedside
    • CLABSI example/group work
    • outbreak management

11:15 a.m. — Lunch (box lunch provided)

11:45 a.m. — Using Daily Tools
Vicky Ferris, R.N., CIC
Jo Micek, R.N., CIC

  • protocols
    • team/project management
    • communication, facilitation and structure

  • tool examples
    • how-to leadership
    • reporting

1:15 p.m. — Closing Remarks
Toi D. Wilde, MBA, R.N.

1:30 p.m. — Adjournment


Faculty

Robert Geist is an advanced epidemiologist serving the health care-associated infections and antimicrobial resistance program, and the Infectious Disease Epidemiology Response Group at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Geist joined the state health department in 2010 during the initial implementation of the state’s HAI program. In 2012, he became board certified in infection control, and in 2016, was honored to become a Fellow of the Association of Professionals in Infection Control.

Vicky Ferris is a registered nurse, infection preventionist and consultant. She has diverse work experience in implementing infection control programs in community hospitals, academic medical centers and long-term care facilities. Ferris is certified in infection control and is pursuing fellowship in infection prevention. She is active in her local APIC chapter and national infection prevention programs. Ferris currently is a partner in a health care consulting company.

Jo Micek is a registered nurse, infection preventionist and consultant. Her work experience includes oversight of acute care, home health, long-term care and clinics. Micek has maintained certification in infection control since 1988 and is active in APIC activities on a local, state and national level.

Jan Wesselman has more than 35 years of experience developing and managing large hospital employee health programs and working with IPAC on post-exposure management.

Sarah Willson is the vice president of clinical and regulatory affairs for the Missouri Hospital Association. Willson has worked in health care for more than 20 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing in Columbia, Mo. and a master’s degree in business administration healthcare from William Woods University in Fulton, Mo. Willson’s background includes varied areas of clinical practice and more than 15 years of health care leadership and operational design experience. She is certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.


Continuing Education

Participants must attend the program in its entirety to receive a certificate of completion and continuing education contact hours.

Accreditation Statement
image001
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and the MHA Health Institute. AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation

Nursing — AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 10.75 contact hours.
Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

Quality Professionals — This program has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality for 10.75 continuing education credits.

Requirements for Credit:

  • Attend/participate in the educational activity and review all course materials.
  • Complete the CE Declaration form online by 11:59 p.m. ET Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. Instructions will be provided. If you do not enter the online portal by the above date, you will not be able to retrieve your statement of participation.
  • Upon successful completion of the online form, your statement of completion will be presented to you to print.

AXIS Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program please contact AXIS atinfo@axismeded.org.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
AXIS Medical Education requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by AXIS for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

 Name of Faculty or Presenter  Reported Financial Relationship
 Sarah M. Willson, MBA, BSN, CHPCA  Nothing to disclose
 Robert L. Geist, MPH, CIC  Nothing to disclose
 Vicky Ferris, R.N., CIC  Nothing to disclose
 Jo Micek, R.N., CIC  Nothing to disclose
 Jan Wesselmann, B.S., R.N.  Nothing to disclose

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

 Name of Planner/Manager  Reported Financial Relationship
 Rita F. Kay  Nothing to disclose
 Holly M. Hampe, D.Sc., R.N., MHA, MRM  Nothing to disclose
 Dee Morgillo, MEd., CHCP  Nothing to disclose


Disclaimer
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Americans With Disabilities Act
In compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request. For any special requests, please contact the MHA Health Institute at 573/893-3700 before the meeting dates.