2022 Stronger - PH401 - Decreasing 30-day Readmissions for Pleural Effusions Post-Lung Transplant - On Demand
Pleural effusions (PEF) after lung transplant (LT) are a common cause of early readmissions, leading to patient suffering and increased costs. We conducted a quality improvement intervention to reduce 30-day readmissions for PEF after LT by 50% over six months. We determined the baseline conditions of 30-day readmissions using a database analytic platform for PEF among 2018 and 2019 patients transplanted at our institution. We then analyzed clinical, laboratory and radiological data and interviewed LT providers to identify root causes. Finally, we explored countermeasures, implemented targeted interventions (from March 2020 to September 2020) and tracked monthly performance.
- Other Healthcare Professionals
- Identify key strategies to improve patient outcomes and reduce or prevent 30-day readmissions.
- Describe methods used in identification, early detection and treatment of pleural effusion post-lung transplant.
Nataliya Budanova, RN, Senior Quality & Performance Improvement Specialist, Department of Quality & Safety, University of California San Francisco, Brisbane, CA
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.
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 ANCC contacts hours.
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professionals (General CE Credit)
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- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 General CE – Attendance
- 0.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)