Improving Compliance with CMS Global Immunization Measure in the Pediatric Population

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308384
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Improving Compliance with CMS Global Immunization Measure in the Pediatric Population
Author(s):
Anderson, Katherine D. K.; Sackinger, Denise A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Katherine D. K. Anderson, RN, BS, MS, CNL, kdanders@lhs.org; Denise A. Sackinger, MN, RN, CNS
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013

Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel (RCH) is a large not-for-profit facility serving patients from across the Pacific Northwest. Patients have varying medical and surgical diagnoses requiring hospital care. As part of a quality improvement initiative RCH has sought to improve compliance with the CMS Global Immunization Measure in the pediatric population. This measure focuses on screening and immunizing children ages zero to eighteen for the influenza and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccinations. In the United States on average 20,000 children under the age of five are hospitalized for influenza related complications and likewise pneumococcal disease is responsible for over 100,000 hospitalizations annually with young children and high-risk pediatric patients having the highest incidence of serious disease. This project firstly focused on standardizing, streamlining, and simplifying the screening process done by the bedside nurse. The second focus was on the ordering and administration of the immunizations when deemed appropriate for the patient. Staff education, tracking, and a multidisciplinary approach were used to evaluate and improve on the processes. On-going work is being done with a multidisciplinary team to include, nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, case management, and leadership to ensure that our patients are not only being properly screened but also to allow healthcare providers to feel empowered to provide these vaccinations to the pediatric population we care for.
Keywords:
Pediatric; Immunization; Leadership
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
This 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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImproving Compliance with CMS Global Immunization Measure in the Pediatric Populationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Katherine D. K.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSackinger, Denise A.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen_GB
dc.author.detailsKatherine D. K. Anderson, RN, BS, MS, CNL, kdanders@lhs.org; Denise A. Sackinger, MN, RN, CNSen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308384-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013, Saturday, November 16, 2013</p>Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel (RCH) is a large not-for-profit facility serving patients from across the Pacific Northwest. Patients have varying medical and surgical diagnoses requiring hospital care. As part of a quality improvement initiative RCH has sought to improve compliance with the CMS Global Immunization Measure in the pediatric population. This measure focuses on screening and immunizing children ages zero to eighteen for the influenza and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccinations. In the United States on average 20,000 children under the age of five are hospitalized for influenza related complications and likewise pneumococcal disease is responsible for over 100,000 hospitalizations annually with young children and high-risk pediatric patients having the highest incidence of serious disease. This project firstly focused on standardizing, streamlining, and simplifying the screening process done by the bedside nurse. The second focus was on the ordering and administration of the immunizations when deemed appropriate for the patient. Staff education, tracking, and a multidisciplinary approach were used to evaluate and improve on the processes. On-going work is being done with a multidisciplinary team to include, nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, case management, and leadership to ensure that our patients are not only being properly screened but also to allow healthcare providers to feel empowered to provide these vaccinations to the pediatric population we care for.en_GB
dc.subjectPediatricen_GB
dc.subjectImmunizationen_GB
dc.subjectLeadershipen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:30:38Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:30:38Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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.en_GB
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