2022 Stronger - P157 - A Multidisciplinary QI Project Improves Inpatient Stroke Rate Accuracy - On Demand

Academic medical centers often care for high-acuity patients who experience high complication rates. The inpatient stroke rate in the cardiovascular population was identified as an opportunity for improvement within our hospital. A multidisciplinary group, including an analyst, the coding team and a nurse practitioner specializing in stroke, was formed to manually audit charts. This collaborative approach informed stakeholders on all sides and resulted in a gradual reduction of inpatient stroke rates from 22 complications per 1,000 cases to 12 complications per 1,000 cases between March 2020 and May 2022.

Target Audience

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

Learning Objectives

Discuss a quality improvement method to review the inpatient stroke rate among cardiac patients.

Explain the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to quality improvement projects.

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 CEU – Attendance
Course opens: 
09/14/2022
Course expires: 
09/21/2023

Faculty

Randi Toumbs, DNP, AGACNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX

Son Hoang, MS, Analytics Manager, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX

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Credit Types

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 Professional (CPHQ)

Vizient, 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 CEU – Attendance
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