Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence
The platform focuses on the following areas of hospital care and operations that have proven to yield some of the greatest opportunities for improvement:
Health care-acquired infections
All hospitals are encouraged to share their own quality improvement experiences. By sharing best practices, all hospitals can improve the level of care that millions of US citizens count on everyday. Submit your case study today.
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Safeguarding Your Organization Against Serious Medication Errors
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:00 – 3:00 pm CDT
As hospital and health system leaders look to identify new ways of organizing care delivery more efficiently and improving overall value, such core patient safety issues as medication safety continue to be vitally important. This webinar will discuss what hospital leadership should focus on to ensure the safe use of medications within their organizations. This includes utilizing external information for internal surveillance and the establishment of safeguards for the use of the anticoagulant heparin, one of several “high alert” medications that has gained national press for causing patient harm. It will also feature a case study on how one hospital has implemented “smart pump” technology to prevent medication errors with intravenous medications, including the use of intravenous heparin. This is a “must see” presentation for hospital leadership seeking high level recommendations for safeguarding against serious medication errors in their organization. A question and answer session will follow the presentations.
- Allen J. Vaida, PharmD, Executive Vice President, Institute for Safe Medication Practices, Horsham, PA
- Ronda Lehman, PharmD, MBA, Executive Director, St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, OH
This webinar is available free of charge, but advance registration is required. To register, simply click here to complete a brief on-line registration form. If you should have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com.
HPOE Live! is an American Hospital Association webinar series that highlights leading strategies and innovations in performance improvement that are being championed today in America’s hospitals and health systems. It is sponsored by Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence, the AHA’s strategic platform that provides field-tested practices, tools, education and other networking resources to accelerate performance improvement in the nation’s hospitals and health systems. Keep an eye out for future emails announcing upcoming webinars in the series.