Excellence in Clinical Care Series — Quality Improvement, Infection Prevention

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Date:9/25/2019
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 and Missouri Association for Healthcare Quality
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Supported by an educational grant from APS


Dates & Location

Wednesday, Sept. 25, to Friday, Sept. 27

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


Register on or before Wednesday, Sept. 11.


Registration Fees

Wednesday, Sept. 25 – Quality Improvement Only — $299 per person
Thursday, Sept. 26, to Friday, Sept. 27 – Infection Prevention Only — $375 per person
Wednesday, Sept. 25, to Friday, Sept. 27 – 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 thanks to a generous contribution from MHA Management Services Corporation. MHA Health Institute mailed coupons to MHA-member hospital CEOs mid-December. One coupon may be applied toward your registration fee either for the Quality Improvement day, Infection Prevention days or the entire program.


Hotel Reservation

Request the MHA Health Institute overnight room rate: $128 + tax
Group code: MHAI0919
Hotel cut-off date: Sunday, Aug. 25


Wednesday, Sept. 25 — Quality Improvement

Purpose

This program will challenge what ‘high reliability’ means and how a high reliability organization operates. You will receive essential updates regarding quality reporting and pay-for-performance programs, opioid stewardship, patient and family engagement, as well as legislative and regulatory changes fundamental to your success in the rapidly evolving health care environment.


Objectives

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

  • differentiate between significant versus nonsignificant opportunities in process improvement utilizing statistical analyses
  • identify regulatory and legislative changes at the federal and state level that will impact quality assurance and improvement in hospitals
  • identify alternatives to opioid-free chronic pain management
  • discuss the critical issues that contribute to health and the overall health care experience that advance achieving the quadruple aim

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


8:45 a.m. — Averages are so Average! Solve Healthcare's Biggest Challenges by Looking at Your Data Differently
Erin R. Zeringue, FACHE, CPHQ
President
A3 Healthcare
Baton Rouge, La.

Health Care organizations often boast about “nearly perfect” data. We win awards and celebrate achievement for 90th percentile and 95 percent reliability. Would anyone board a plane if we knew the airline was 95 percent reliable upon take-offs and landing? What about purchasing a vehicle that started nine out of 10 times? For every average we calculate in health care, there is a lower and a higher value. And patients don't feel our averages – they feel the variation in our processes. The application of Six Sigma has transformed the way many hospitals view high reliability. Is 95 percent really good enough? Or can we actually design processes that produce consistent results for all of our patients? In this session, quality leaders and executives will acquire the tools to examine their data differently.

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.

Mathew C. Reidhead, M.A.
Vice President of Research and Analytics
Hospital Industry Data Institute
Jefferson City

Understanding how quality reporting and improvement efforts affect 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 and innovative models being used in Missouri, as well as 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 Stewardship Programming and Use of Alternatives to Opioids
Angeline Stanislaus, M.D.
Chief Medical Director – Adult Services
Missouri Department of Mental Health
Jefferson City

In this presentation, Dr. Stanislaus will discuss the physiology of pain, the mechanism of action of opioid pain killers, the pros and cons of using opioid pain killers, and the alternatives to opioid-free chronic pain management.

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 which federal and state regulatory and legislative activities, including the latest developments in policy, that will impact hospitals. Be part of the conversation around how local and statewide initiatives and collaborative efforts are shaping the health care landscape.

3:15 p.m. — Patient and Family Engagement as a Strategy to Improve Health
Alison Williams, MBA-HCM, BSN, R.N.

This presentation will outline why patients and families as health care consumers hold the keys to achieving health, increasing the success of the health care experience and promoting the quadruple aim. Patient and family engagement is often referred to as a “soft topic” in a very technical, scientific-based health care industry; however, health care providers who embrace the critical voice of the patient and family see gains not easily quantifiable via general accounting tools. This presentation will discuss incorporating PFE into the design and delivery of health care that not only better serves the consumer, but also supports the strategic outcomes of the health care industry.

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

4:30 p.m. — Adjournment


Faculty

Mathew (Mat) Reidhead has worked in health care analytics and research since 2006. Currently, he is the vice president of research and analytics at the Hospital Industry Data Institute, the data company of the Missouri Hospital Association. In this role, he specializes in the development of risk-adjusted outcomes modeling for the purposes of empirical policy support, evaluative analyses and risk prediction. Reidhead’s work has placed MHA at the national forefront in readmissions research with a focus on social determinants of health. His work has been published in JAMA-Internal Medicine, Health Services Research, Health Affairs, The Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, New England Journal of Medicine-Catalyst, Modern Healthcare and Readmission News.

He also specializes in small-area population health estimation, health policy analysis and prescriptive policy development with empirical support from various data sources. Reidhead’s focal areas have included Medicaid expansion, simulations of repeal and replace legislation, and risk-adjustment for Medicare’s value-based purchasing policies and star ratings program.

Reidhead serves as president of the Board of Directors for the Hermann Area District Hospital and is a member of the All-Cause Admissions and Readmissions Standing Committee at the National Quality Forum.

Andrew Wheeler serves as the vice president of federal finance at the Missouri Hospital Association, specializing in federal advocacy, Medicare payment and policy, and regulatory compliance. Wheeler has more than 16 years of experience in the hospital setting, working in hospital operations, finance and strategic planning. He holds a Bachelor of Science in public administration from Harding University and a Master of Business Administration from Lindenwood University. Wheeler is a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional and Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Dr. Stanislaus, in her current role as the chief medical director for the Missouri Department of Mental Health, plays a key role in Missouri's efforts in managing the opioid-related overdose death crisis. She is instrumental in promoting the Medication-First approach to treatment and management of patients with opioid use disorder, and in developing and implementing empirically based treatment guidelines for OUD. She currently works on bridging the gaps in care of patients with OUD across the various community and hospital systems. Simultaneously, she addresses ways to decrease excessive opioid prescriptions and explores alternatives to opioids for chronic pain management. Dr. Stanislaus regularly shares her knowledge by presenting at various state and national conferences.

Alison Williams has more than 19 years of experience in clinical and hospital operations, with a knowledge base in multiple facets of the health care continuum, including successful facilitation and team management skills, and a broad understanding of the importance of quality and safety as a key tenet of the industry. Williams leads and oversees quality and safety improvement contracts and grants, along with MHA-based improvement projects and collaboratives. She facilitates multiple health care-focused workgroups, educational offerings and action networks. Williams presents on a wide variety of health care topics and serves on multiple advisory boards and steering committees, both at the state and national level. She received a certification as a Professional in Healthcare Quality through the National Association for Healthcare Quality.

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.

Erin Zeringue is the president of A3 Healthcare, a performance improvement consulting company specializing in the health care industry. She is a General Electric Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and partners with organizations across the country, including large health systems, university -wned medical centers, state-funded mental health clinics, physician practices, ambulatory surgery centers and payers, leading them in cultural transformation by training and coaching on principles of high reliability and change management. She has more than 20 years of health care executive experience, including positions as vice president of quality, patient safety and performance improvement, and roles in health care consulting, managed care, strategic planning and business development. Zeringue is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Health Forum National Patient Safety Leadership Fellow and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality. She earned a master’s in healthcare administration and a masters’ in business administration from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.


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 6.5 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 6.5 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. 25, 2019. 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
 Erin R. Zeringue, FACHE, CPHQ  Nothing to disclose
 Andrew B. Wheeler  Nothing to disclose
 Sarah M. Willson, MBA, BSN, CHPCA  Nothing to disclose
 Angeline Stanislaus, M.D.  Nothing to disclose
 Alison Williams, MBA-HCM, BSN, R.N.  Nothing to disclose
 Mathew C. Reidhead, M.A.  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. 26, to Friday, Sept. 27 — 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 sharing updates in national standards, addressing emerging infections, and practicing risk assessment and outbreak analysis skills. 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 affecting infection control in hospitals
  • discuss how to create advanced analytic reports using NHSN to verify and troubleshoot CMS-required HAI measures
  • discuss what is added and removed to the newest AORN surgical attire guideline
  • review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for candida auris
  • discuss recent literature pertaining to Clostridioides difficile
  • outline strategies to successfully manage the challenges and recent changes in occupational health
  • discuss which AAMI standards are important to health care facility IP
  • discuss the intentions of a risk assessment in managing standard compliance
  • discuss tips for outbreak and cluster investigations
  • describe the phases of change, the emotional impact of change, and techniques to manage change


Agenda

Thursday, Sept. 26

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.

This educational session covers the advanced analysis features of the CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network for tracking healthcare-associated infections and other infection prevention processes. Participants will learn how to run reports using advanced analysis techniques that can help them verify and troubleshoot the CMS required reporting measures. Learn how to interpret these reports using statistical methods and how to use the data for identifying actions needed to address identified issues.

11:30 a.m. — Lunch (provided)

12:30 p.m. — NHSN: Updates to Definitions and Other Happenings
Kathleen M. McMullen, MPH, CIC, FAPIC
Manager of Infection Prevention, Occupational Health and Wound Care
Christian Hospital and Northwest Healthcare
St. Louis

1 p.m. — Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses: Updates to Surgical Attire and Standards
Kathleen M. McMullen, MPH, CIC, FAPIC

This session will review the methods for facilities to implement changes and learn what is added and removed to the newest AORN surgical attire guideline.

1:30 p.m. — Candida auris
Kathleen M. McMullen, MPH, CIC, FAPIC

This session will discuss how Candida auris is unique from other Candida species, as well as lessons learned from recent clusters of C. auris. The CDC guidelines for prevention and control of C. auris also will be reviewed.

2 p.m. — Break

2:15 p.m. — C. diff: A Continued Problem
Becky Smith, MSN, R.N., CIC
Infection Prevention and Control Director
North Kansas City Hospital
Kansas City, Mo.

This presentation will highlight recent literature pertaining to Clostridioides difficile and share an example of a process improvement plan for decreasing healthcare-associated C. diff infections.

3:15 p.m. — Occupational Employee Health
Veronica Murray, BSN, R.N.
Occupational Health
Christian Hospital and Northwest Healthcare
St. Louis

The presentation will provide updates to the challenges, the opportunities and recent changes in occupational health.

4:30 p.m. — Adjournment


Friday, Sept. 27

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

8 a.m. — AAMI Standards: Which Ones Apply to Health Care Facilities, How to Interpret and Use Them, and Recent and Planned Updates
Kathleen M. McMullen, MPH, CIC, FAPIC

This session will discuss which Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation standards are important to health care facility IP. Participants will understand the newest updates coming for AAMI ST 91, along with other topics AAMI is addressing.

8:45 a.m. — Risk Assessment Activity: Related to AAMI Endoscope Standard
Kathleen M. McMullen, MPH, CIC, FAPIC

During this session, participants will review the intentions of a risk assessment, share suggested materials for completing a risk assessment and how to plan a risk assessment as a table activity.

9:15 a.m. — Being a Change Agent
Becky Smith, MSN, R.N., CIC

This session will describe the phases of change and review the emotional side and techniques for influencing the changes.

10:15 a.m. — 4 p.m. on a Friday: Late–breaking Phone Calls of Horror
Kathleen M. McMullen, MPH, CIC, FAPIC
Becky Smith, MSN, R.N., CIC

This session will explain outbreak investigation, provide tips for calming the fears and describe rallying the resources.

11:30 a.m. — Lunch (box lunch provided)

Noon — Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Organizational Updates
Hilary M. Babcock, M.D., MPH, FSHEA, FIDSA
President, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, Board of Trustees
Medical Director, BJC Infection Prevention and Epidemiology Consortium
Medical Director of Occupational Health (Infectious Diseases)
Barnes-Jewish and St. Louis Children's Hospitals
Professor of Medicine, Infectious Disease Division
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis

Kathleen (Kate) A. Gase, MPH, CIC
Director, Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Board of Directors
Director of Patient Safety & Quality
Barnes-Jewish St. Peters and Progress West Hospitals

Participants of this session will receive an update on current activities at the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America and the Association of Professional in Infection Prevention and Epidemiology, including highlights from National APIC 2019; the importance of Mega Survey 2.0; and collaborative efforts between APIC, SHEA and others.

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

1:30 p.m. — Adjournment


Faculty

Dr. Hilary Babcock is a professor of medicine in the Infectious Diseases division at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, and medical director for the Infection Prevention and Epidemiology Consortium of BJC HealthCare, a multihospital system in St Louis. She also is an associate hospital epidemiologist at Barnes Jewish Hospital and the medical director for Occupational Health for Infectious Diseases for Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St Louis Children’s Hospitals.

Dr. Babcock completed her master’s degree in public health from St. Louis University. She is a fellow of both IDSA and SHEA, and she is the current president of SHEA. She is a member of CDC Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. Her research interests include healthcare-associated infections, transmission of pathogens in health care settings and protection of health care personnel.

Kate Gase is the director of patient safety and quality at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters and Progress West Hospitals. Before taking on her current role, Gase was the group manager of clinical epidemiology for BJC HealthCare with responsibilities in infection prevention, surgical quality improvement and evidence-based care. She has previous work experience at the New York State Department of Health and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Gase earned her undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, her master’s in public health at Hunter College in New York City, and returned to Washington University to complete her MBA. She is certified in Infection Prevention and Epidemiology, is a Fellow of APIC, and is a member of the APIC Board of Directors.

Robert Geist is an advanced epidemiologist serving the healthcare-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.

Kathleen McMullen received a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s in public health concentrating in epidemiology and biostatistics from St. Louis University. Currently, she is the manager of infection prevention, occupational health and wound care at Christian Hospital, a 300-bed community facility in St. Louis. McMullen is board certified in infection prevention and control and a Fellow of APIC. She currently serves as the vice-chair of the Practice Guidance Committee on APIC and as a liaison to AAMI Standards Committees. McMullen has been a presenter at APIC, SHEA and ID Week national meetings and is the author of many IP-related papers and abstracts.

Veronica Murray is an occupational health nurse at Christian Hospital, part of BJC HealthCare in St. Louis. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from St. Louis University. Murray’s nursing experience includes 24 years in med-surg, orthopedics, cardiology and neurosurgery, and she has spent the last nine years in occupational health. Her job duties include management of occupational injuries and exposures, worker’s compensation case management, and employee wellness, including vaccination compliance for 2,400 employees, volunteers and physicians.

Becky Smith received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing. Her master’s degree was completed with an emphasis in nursing administration. She currently is the director of infection prevention and control at North Kansas City Hospital, a 451-bed community hospital located in North Kansas City, Mo. Smith is board certified in infection prevention and control. She has experience in both the acute and long-term acute settings as an infection preventionist. Smith is active with APIC and has served as the Greater KC APIC President. She has presented both locally and nationally on infection control topics.

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 11 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 11 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. 25, 2019. 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
 Kathleen M. McMullen, MPH, CIC, FAPIC  Nothing to disclose
 Becky Smith, MSN, R.N., CIC  Nothing to disclose
 Veronica Murray, BSN, R.N.  Nothing to disclose
 Hilary Babcock, M.D.  Nothing to disclose
 Kathleen A. Gase, MPH, CIC  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.