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Aug. 2-3, 2018

Austin, Texas
Texas Hospital Association

Jointly provided by:

Axis Medical Education Texas Hospital Association
Agenda – Day 1

12:45 p.m.
Registration

1 p.m.
Welcome and Overview
Julie Thomas, DNP, RN, CPHQ, NEA-BC, JHT Consulting; Karen Kendrick, RN, MSN, director, clinical initiatives & quality, Texas Hospital Association Foundation

1:15 p.m.
Overview of Performance Improvement: Bringing Concepts to Reality and Using Performance Improvement to Advance Organizational Excellence
Julie Thomas, DNP, RN, CPHQ, NEA-BC, JHT Consulting

2:15 p.m.
Updates from ARCHI
Tammy Wagner, RN, CPHQ, IQCI, director of quality assurance/patient safety, Rural and Community Health Institute, Texas A&M University Health Science Center; Bari Kotwal, data analyst, Rural and Community Health Institute, Texas A&M University Health Science Center

3:15 p.m.
Break with Snacks

3:30 p.m.
Quality Director Toolkit
Julie Thomas, DNP, RN, CPHQ, NEA-BC, JHT Consulting

4:15 p.m.
Announcements for Friday’s Session/Adjournment

Agenda – Day 2

8:30 a.m.
Review of Infection Prevention Best Practices
Sheila Dolbow, BSN, RN, CFN, project improvement manager, Texas Hospital Association Foundation; Julie Thomas, DNP, RN, CPHQ, NEA-BC, JHT Consulting; Karen Kendrick, RN, MSN, director, Clinical Initiatives & Quality, Texas Hospital Association Foundation

9:30 a.m.
Break

10 a.m.
Reporting on new measures: CAUTI and CLABSI
Sheila Dolbow, BSN, RN, CFN, project improvement manager, Texas Hospital Association Foundation

10:30 a.m.
Overview of Antimicrobial Stewardship Program and New Reporting Requirement
Julie Thomas, DNP, RN, CPHQ, NEA-BC, JHT Consulting; Karen Kendrick, RN, MSN, director, Clinical Initiatives & Quality, Texas Hospital Association Foundation; Sheila Dolbow, BSN, RN, CFN, project improvement manager, Texas Hospital Association Foundation

12 p.m.
Lunch

1 p.m.
Workgroup Reports: The Four Domains

Influenza Workgroup
Goals of IMM and OP
Best Practice Engagement: Facility A

EDTC Workgroup
Goals
Best Practice Facility
Using Technology to Advance ED Turn-Around Times (Dumas and Vendor)

HCAHPS Workgroup
Improving Response Rate
Facility Report

OP Workgroup
Parmer Medical Center Best Practices: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Performance Improvement

2:30 p.m.
Evaluations/Announcements/Adjournment

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Accreditation Statement

Jointly Accredited ProviderIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and 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 7.25 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 7.25 continuing education credits.

AXIS Contact Information

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

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 September 7, 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.

Click here for conference learning objectives, faculty/planner disclosures and requirements for credit.