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Upcoming Events

HRET HIIN PFE Fellowship | Making the Connection: PFE Strategies Part 2

March 22, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT

PFE is often conceptualized as an individual strategy to achieve many different goals. However, PFE is the concept of engaging patients and their families both at the bedside and within the organization, utilizing many different strategies. This session will continue to explore specific PFE strategies and how they can be used to improve hospital acquired conditions (HAC) and patient satisfaction surveys.

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HRET HIIN MDRO | The Basics

March 28 2017 | 11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. CT

Multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) are defined as microorganisms, predominantly bacteria, that are resistant to one or more antimicrobial agents, and are usually resistant to all but one or two commercially available antimicrobial agents (CDC, 2006). Common examples of MDROs of clinical concern include methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Staphylococcus aureus with resistance to vancomycin (VISA/VRSA), vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE), extended spectrum beta-lactamase-producing gram-negative bacilli (ESBLs), multidrug-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae (MDRSP), carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE), and multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter.

Antimicrobial resistance has become widespread over the past several decades. Preventing MDRO transmission and resulting infections requires a comprehensive approach based upon a hospital's individual infection risk assessment. The prevalence of MDRO burden varies across geographical regions, by size and type of hospital, and even within settings. An integrated systems approach that encompasses both MDRO prevention and a strong antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) will allow hospitals to quickly identify new emerging MDRO strains, as well as to address the challenges of increased resistance patterns in the hospital and surrounding communities.

Does your hospital have a comprehensive approach to tackle MDROs? Join us on Tuesday, March 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to hear more about key drivers in MDRO reduction and strategies you can implement in your facility.

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HRET HIIN Foundations for Change | Empower Teams to Engage in Improvement

March 29, 2017 | 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. CT

Now that you have an aim, some ideas regarding tests of change and some thoughts of appropriate measures, you need a team! Whether you are gathering a new team or working with an existing one, we will be discussing ideas that will assist you in driving improvement. Allowing the team to test change ideas and coaching them through the process can be very empowering to the staff as they work to improve their own work. Improvement teams are often small and agile, focusing on the aim, while testing small and quickly. We will discuss key roles and activities that will assure that your team stays focused and is moving forward.

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HRET HIIN PFE Fellowship | When the Rubber Hits the Road: Action Planning

April 5, 2017 | 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. CT

PFE is often conceptualized as an individual strategy to achieve many different goals. However, PFE is the concept of engaging patients and their families both at the bedside and within the organization, utilizing many different strategies. This session will continue to explore specific PFE strategies and how they can be used to improve hospital acquired conditions (HAC) and patient satisfaction surveys.

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HRET HIIN Readmissions Virtual Event

April 6, 2017 | 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. CT

As we work to further reduce readmission rates in HIIN, the need to evaluate current approaches stands before us. By engaging our patients, learning what their goals are and why they believe they are readmitted, we can design tailored programs.

Dr. Mark Williams, a national leader in readmission reductions and one of the developers of the Better Outcomes by Optimizing Safe Transitions (BOOST) program, will share the results of his national patient survey during this event. Additionally, a HIIN hospital will describe their approach to including the patient voice in their project design.

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HRET HIIN | What's New in ICU for Sepsis, CAUTI and CLABSI: Less May be Better

April 11, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT

Intensive Care Units (ICUs) are busy environments with complex patients and each patient’s care plan is unique. Join us on April 11 for the virtual event, “What’s New in ICU for Sepsis, CAUTI and CLABSI: Less May be Better,” to learn strategies to improve patient care in the ICU. This kickoff ICU virtual event will begin with a review and discussion of the 6-hour septic shock bundle and the 2016 changes. Our fellows from HEN 2.0 who worked on ICU-harm reduction will be on hand to answer questions and provide implementation ideas. We will explore and challenge our thinking about the care in the ICU and discuss if less could be better. How can we provide care with fewer lines and fewer catheters?

Please join us for this ICU virtual event on April 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. CT. Invite your ICU team: nurses, physicians, therapists and your sepsis team along with your infection preventionists, educators and quality leaders.

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HRET HIIN Foundations for Change | Working Styles, Know Yourself, Know Others

April 12, 2017 | 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. CT

How well do you know your working style? We spend a good portion of our day at work but likely haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about how we work. Understanding our own working styles as well as the working styles of our colleagues is important to develop a high functioning improvement team. Come prepared to learn how to identify your own working style, assess the working styles of your colleagues, and how to ensure an optimally functioning improvement team when comprised of members with different working styles.

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HRET HIIN Accelerating Change | Diving Deep into Data and Measurement

April 12, 2017 | 12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. CT

How do you know that a change is an improvement? This is the second question of the Model for Improvement and the most critical for measuring whether changes you make will actually bring about improvement. A “family of measures” are critical to track progress towards the achievement of your aim. We will dive deeper into the different kinds of measures (outcome, process, and balancing measures) and discuss why collecting data over time using run charts helps us to understand “the story” our data is telling us: a change in the system (improvement) or not.

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HRET HIIN PFE Fundamentals | Finding the Right Advisors: Application Process

April 18, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT

Where do you find former patients and their family members to serve as advisors to your organization? The answer can be overwhelming, especially if this is a new concept to the organization. The recruitment and application process should be developed as part of the PFE structure that has been determined. This session will discuss detailed recruiting techniques as well as a variety of application processes to find effective advisors.

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HRET HIIN ADE Fishbowl Series 1

May 2, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT

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HRET HIIN PFE Fellowship | Getting to Work: Implementation and Trouble Shooting

May 3, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT

PFE strategies sound great and it is easy to see on a theoretical level how they will work and transform care. However, when trying to implement them in a real world setting, issues, questions and barriers may arise. Sometimes there is a need to modify what is considered a best practice so that it works within your organization’s culture. PFE methods are easily adaptable for many different situations and settings. This session will explore how to accomplish PFE strategies in every setting.

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HRET HIIN PFE Fellowship | Preparing Patient and Family Advisors: Orientation

May 23, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT

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HRET HIIN Readmissions Fishbowl Series 1

May 25, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT

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HRET HIIN ADE Readmissions Fishbowl Series 2

June 15, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT

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HRET HIIN ADE Fishbowl Series 2

June 22, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT

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HRET HIIN ADE Readmissions Fishbowl Series 3

July 13, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT

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HRET HIIN ADE Fishbowl Series 3

July 20, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT

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HRET HIIN ADE Readmissions Fishbowl Series 4

August 10, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT

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HRET HIIN ADE Fishbowl Series 4

August 24, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT

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HRET HIIN ADE Readmissions Fishbowl Series 5

September 14, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT

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HRET HIIN ADE Fishbowl Series 5

September 26, 2017 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT

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