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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182303
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Heart Failure at the Forefront: Strategies to Improve Heart Failure Performance Measures
Author(s):
Novosel, Susan
Author Details:
Susan Novosel, RN, BSN, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA, email: susan.novosel@advocatehealth.com
Abstract:
Heart failure at the Forefront: Strategies to Improve Heart Failure Performance Measures Heart failure (HF) is a major public health concern. As health care costs continue to increase, the quality of health care has become a focus in both the public and private sectors. Data reveals that patients do not consistently receive care that is appropriate, timely, or evidence-based, which may lead to adverse outcomes. Health care accreditation agencies use performance measures as a way to assess quality in healthcare. The agencies identified HF as a key area for improvement in hospitals. At the end of the fourth quarter 2006, a large Midwestern medical center had a 76.1% compliance index with medications at discharge at 71.8%. In 2007, the compliance index reached 87%, and medications at discharge was at 89.7% compliance. The compliance index by third quarter 2008 reached 96%, surpassing the system goal of 92%, and medication at discharge was at 97%. Achieving adherence to the HF Core Measures required a multidisciplinary approach. It was through collaboration with the performance improvement coordinator, Advanced Practice Nurses, staff nurse, physicians, and nurse who specialize in outcomes that the inpatient HF team continued to ensure 'Perfect Care' for the HF patients. Initiatives involved throughout the continuum of care from the emergency department to post-discharge along with the documentation driving improved clinical outcomes will be presented.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Description:
"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHeart Failure at the Forefront: Strategies to Improve Heart Failure Performance Measuresen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNovosel, Susanen_US
dc.author.detailsSusan Novosel, RN, BSN, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA, email: susan.novosel@advocatehealth.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182303-
dc.description.abstractHeart failure at the Forefront: Strategies to Improve Heart Failure Performance Measures Heart failure (HF) is a major public health concern. As health care costs continue to increase, the quality of health care has become a focus in both the public and private sectors. Data reveals that patients do not consistently receive care that is appropriate, timely, or evidence-based, which may lead to adverse outcomes. Health care accreditation agencies use performance measures as a way to assess quality in healthcare. The agencies identified HF as a key area for improvement in hospitals. At the end of the fourth quarter 2006, a large Midwestern medical center had a 76.1% compliance index with medications at discharge at 71.8%. In 2007, the compliance index reached 87%, and medications at discharge was at 89.7% compliance. The compliance index by third quarter 2008 reached 96%, surpassing the system goal of 92%, and medication at discharge was at 97%. Achieving adherence to the HF Core Measures required a multidisciplinary approach. It was through collaboration with the performance improvement coordinator, Advanced Practice Nurses, staff nurse, physicians, and nurse who specialize in outcomes that the inpatient HF team continued to ensure 'Perfect Care' for the HF patients. Initiatives involved throughout the continuum of care from the emergency department to post-discharge along with the documentation driving improved clinical outcomes will be presented.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:18:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:18:17Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationLouisville, Kentucky, USAen_US
dc.description"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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