2023 Together - P444 - Data Analytics in Action: Tackling the Blood Shortage Crisis - On Demand
The COVID-19 pandemic caused a surge in demand for blood transfusions, which led to increased hospitalizations and more critically ill patients. At the same time, the Red Cross reported a 25% decrease in the number of blood donors compared to the prepandemic level. These factors emphasized the importance of optimizing blood utilization practices to reduce waste and improve patient outcomes. Loyola University Medical Center developed an analytics dashboard that uses the electronic medical record and data from the Vizient Clinical Data Base to analyze blood utilization practices. The use of analytics in blood management has the potential to improve patient outcomes, reduce waste and conserve blood supply.
- Healthcare Quality Professionals
- Pharmacy Technicians
- Other Healthcare Professionals
Apply data analytics to identify clinical guidelines for blood transfusion protocols.
Develop a data dashboard to view blood ordering and transfusion trends.
Distinguish between surgical services and by case mix index.
Nasir Khan, MBBS, MPH, Regional Director, Clinical Quality Analytics, Loyola Medicine, Maywood, Ill.
Kevin Smith, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill.
Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)
This activity was planned by, and for, the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 ANCC contacts hours.
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 contact hours for Pharmacists.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-23-226-H04-P
Pharmacy Technicians (CPE)
Vizient, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 contact hours for pharmacy technicians.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-0000-23-226-H04-T
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.
- 0.50 ACPE Pharmacist
- 0.50 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 0.50 ANCC
- 0.50 CPHQ – Certified Professional Healthcare Quality
- 0.50 General CE – Attendance
- 0.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE)