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.
- Healthcare Quality Professionals
- Other Healthcare Professionals
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.
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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Healthcare Quality Professional (CPHQ)
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Other Healthcare Professionals (General CE Credit)
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- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
- 0.50 General CE – Attendance