2023 Together - P456 - A Multidisciplinary Approach to Decreasing Clostridioides difficile Events - On Demand
Clostridioides difficile is a life-threatening disease that can lengthen and complicate a patient’s hospitalization. Parkview Health, a hospital system in Northeast Indiana, is on a journey toward zero harm and high reliability. From 2017 to 2019, Parkview Health noted an increase in the number of C. difficile events and the standard infection ratio (SIR). In 2019, the organization convened a multidisciplinary task force to address increases in C. difficile events. Rapid process improvements using plan-do-study-act (PDSA) methods were deployed from 2019 to 2022. Results during this time period showed an 81% decrease in C. difficile events and a 76% decrease in the SIR.
- Healthcare Quality Professionals
- Pharmacy Technicians
- Other Healthcare Professionals
Explain C. difficile infections and how they impact hospitals.
Identify three process changes used to decrease C. difficile infections.
Michelle Charles, MSN, RN, Chief Nurse Informatics Officer/Virtual Care, Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Peggy Brown, Parkview Health, Fort Wayne, Ind.
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:JA0006103-0000-23-248-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: JA0006103-0000-23-248-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)