National Learning & Action Network Series: August 2016

Topic: Driving Safer Care

Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2016


Audience:

This event was open to beneficiaries, families, health care providers, practitioners, partners, and Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations (QIN-QIOs).

Event Description:

This event focused on “Driving Safer Care” by aligning with the CMS Quality Strategy goal to make care safer by reducing harm caused in the delivery of care. Click here for the informational flyer.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe at least three ways that deaths are caused by antibiotic resistant infections.
  • Describe at least three ways that deaths cause by antibiotic resistant infections, bacterial disease, and sepsis can be prevented.
  • Identify at least two resources that can be utilized by providers to drive safer care.
  • Explain how you can be participant in the appropriate use of antimicrobials in infection control, in vaccinations, and in the food you eat.

Slides & Recorded Presentation:

  • To view the slides for this event, click here.
  • To view the recording for this event, click here.

Meet the Speakers:

Melissa Dorsey, MHA
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

 

Carole Moss
Nile’s Project

 

Jason Newland, MD, MEd
St. Louis Children’s Hospital & Washington University

 

Pre-Work:

Supplemental Resources:

  • Learn more about Nile’s Project here.
  • Listen to and learn about the inspiration behind the Wear a Scrub Song “Mind, Body, and Spirit” here.
  • Learn about "CDC Vital Signs: How Three States Tackled Sepsis" here.
  • See a complete list of resources from this call here.

Outcome Statement:

The purpose of this session was to prepare health care quality improvement professionals to implement effective and safer care strategies by exploring promising practices that prevent antibiotic-resistant infections.

This experience helped participants demonstrate and promote successful delivery of care practices and identify opportunities for improvement, all of which may promote advances in care that impact the Medicare beneficiaries served by the work of the QIO Program.


National Learning & Action Network (LAN) Follow-up Details:

Topic: Driving Safer Care

Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Event Description:

This session is a follow-up event to the August 2 National LAN Event: “Driving Safer Care.” It will feature Carole Moss (Nile’s Project) and Dr. Jason Newland (St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University) who presented during the August 2 event, and highlight Dr. Sharon Eloranta with Qualis Health. This call is open to QIN-QIOs, providers, partners, and beneficiaries.

Slides & Recorded Presentation:

  • To view the slides for this event, click here.
  • To view the recording for this event, click here.

Meet the Speakers:

Sharon Eloranta, MD
Qualis Health

 

Outcome Statement:

The purpose of this event is to follow-up with how participants left the August 2 session in action and to generate discussion between participants and speakers on making care safer by reducing harm caused in the delivery of care.