2022 Stronger - P146 - Reducing Mortality Index at a Level 1 Trauma Center - On Demand

We employed a team approach to reduce mortality index at our high-volume Trauma 1 facility using data from a clinical database to quantify opportunity in both expected and observed mortality. We leveraged imported analytics to determine high-yield risk variables within the trauma service line, along with clinical documentation improvement registered nurse involvement and team mortality review. Our organization specifically focused on observed mortality involving earlier palliative considerations and decisions to admit. The clinical documentation improvement team worked to identify trauma patients in real time and increased its review of records from negligible to 84% of total trauma adult volume.

Target Audience

  • Healthcare Quality Professionals
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Other Healthcare Professionals

Learning Objectives

Discuss the rationale and importance of a team-based approach to reducing mortality index.

Explain the importance of identifying highly weighted risk variables specific to the trauma service line in order to focus clinical documentation improvement and coding work.

Outline the role of a quality improvement team in mortality analysis to identify opportunities for improvement and clinical engagement.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 ANCC
  • 0.50 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
  • 0.50 General CE – Attendance
  • 0.50 New Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)
Course opens: 
09/14/2022
Course expires: 
09/21/2023

Faculty

Andy Tang, MD, Trauma Medical Director, Banner University Medical Center – Tucson, Tucson, AZ

Denice Piwowar, BSN, RN, CCDS, Associate Director, Clinical Documentation Improvement, Banner University Medical Center – Tucson, Tucson, AZ

Gordon Carr, MD, Chief Medical Officer – Clinical Outcomes, Banner Health University Medical Center Tucson and South, Tucson, AZ

Hanna M. Minehart, RN, BSN, CPHQ, CCRN-K, Quality Improvement Director, Banner University Medical Center – Tucson, Tucson, AZ

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Credit Types

Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)

This activity was planned by, and for, the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.5 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

 

Nurses (CNE)

Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 ANCC contacts hours.

Physicians (CME)

Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Healthcare Quality Professionals (CPHQ)

This activity is approved by NAHQ® for 0.50 CPHQ CE credits.

Other Healthcare Professionals (General CE Credit)

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Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 0.50 ANCC
  • 0.50 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
  • 0.50 General CE – Attendance
  • 0.50 New Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)
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