Quality and Patient Safety Conference

April 25-26, 2017
Embassy Suites San Marcos
Hotel, Spa and Conference Center

This activity is jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and The Texas Hospital Association.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify actionable methods that can be used to provide care to patients.
2. Review barriers to quality improvement.
3. Clarify common reporting complexities.
4. Define adequate measurement outcomes.
5. Describe the effects of patient aggression of both patient and staff safety.
6. Demonstrate how to use data to identify health disparities.
7. Identify features of a high reliability organization.
8. Discuss four guiding principles of Patient and Family Centered Care and their use in quality improvement.
9. Identify solutions to prevent medical errors.
10. Discuss best practices that are proven to minimize the “human error” component of medicine.
11. Identify three frequently reported preventable adverse events in Texas.,/p>

Continuing Education

Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and The Texas Hospital Association. 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 for Nursing
AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 5.75 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 (NAHQ) to provide 7 CPHQ continuing education hours.

AXIS Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program please contact AXIS at 954-281-7524 or info@axismeded.org.

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
Rosanna Barrett Nothing to disclose
Lisa Bonneau Nothing to disclose
Marjorie Quint-Bouzid Nothing to disclose
Tiffany Christensen Nothing to disclose
Monica Cooke, RNC Nothing to disclose
Mary Cooper, M.D. Nothing to disclose
Angela Davis Nothing to disclose
Cyndy Dunlap, D.N.P, RN, FACHE Nothing to disclose
Vickie Gillespie Nothing to disclose
Patti Grota Nothing to disclose
Chris Jerry Nothing to disclose
Karen Kendrick, RN Nothing to disclose
Dedra Kolkhorst Nothing to disclose
Marsha Nichols Nothing to disclose
Katy Weyand 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
Lindsay Thompson Nothing to disclose
Ann Pargac, CMP Nothing to disclose
Dee Morgillo, MEd, CHCP Nothing to disclose
Holly M. Hampe, D.Sc., RN, MHA, MRM Nothing to disclose

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.

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request. For any special requests, please contact Texas Hospital Association at 512-465-1000 or servicecenter@tha.org before the meeting dates.

Requirements for credit:

  • Attend/participate in the educational activity and review all course materials.
  • Complete the CE Declaration form online by 11:59 pm ET May 31, 2017. 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.