2022 Stronger - P155 - Life after Death: Use of a Mortality Screening App - On Demand

Mortality screening is a process in which the events leading to an inpatient death are objectively and methodically evaluated in a peer review process that can illuminate quality-of-care challenges associated with mortality. Patients transferred to the organization are in the final stages of their disease processes and have a high relative expected mortality rate. The mortality screening tool app is designed to: (1) provide a standardized approach to improve patient outcomes by identifying clinical practice opportunities to prevent variances in care delivery; and (2) help reduce total mortality reviews by 10% by highlighting mortality cases that need in-depth peer review to improve patient outcomes. The app also minimized and optimized total physician and quality specialist time required to review cases.

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

Utilize a mortality screening tool application to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of mortality-related peer reviews.

Discuss interprofessional collaboration between a quality team and physician domain leads to improve workflow processes.

Outline the benefits of developing a mortality screening process to improve the quality of in-depth peer reviews.

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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

Lisa Johnson, DNP, RN, CENP, CPHQ, Associate Administrator – Quality & Outcomes, Keck Hospital of USC, Los Angeles, CA

Tusdi Rodriguez, MSN, RN, PCCN, Manager – Quality & Outcomes, Keck Hospital of USC, Los Angeles, CA

Tarina Kang, MD, MHA, FACEP, Medical Director of Quality, Keck Hospital of USC, Los Angeles, CA

Disclosure

As an accredited provider of continuing education, Vizient, Inc. is dedicated to ensuring this activity presents learners with only accurate, balanced, scientifically justified recommendations, and is free from promotion, marketing, and commercial bias. In accordance with The Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all planners, faculty, and others in control of the educational content have disclosed the absence or existence of all financial relationships (of any dollar amount) with ineligible companies within the past 24 months.
 
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It is Vizient’s policy that owners and employees of ineligible companies, and any individuals who refuse to disclose the absence or existence of financial relationships with any ineligible companies are disqualified from participating as planners or faculty.
 
FDA Off-Label Use
 
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Disclosure Statements
 
Absence of Relevant Financial Relationships
 
None of the planners, faculty, or others in a position to control content for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. 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 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)

Vizient, Inc. will award a maximum of 0.50 contact hours to all other healthcare professionals who successfully complete the activity. These individuals will receive a Certificate of Participation indicating the maximum credits available.

Many state licensing boards and credentialing bodies accept certificates of participation from accredited CE activities to meet CE requirements for license renewals and re-certification. It is the responsibility of the participant to contact their state licensing board and/or certifying body for verification on credit eligibility reciprocity.

 

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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